On his regular Monday appearance on ESPN Seattle 710, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he doesn’t know of Percy Harvin will practice today but that “he is getting very close … everybody should be very encouraged that he’s not too far off now.”
Harvin is eligible to begin practice today, but Carroll noted that it is a strange week for the Seahawks with having to travel on Wednesday to get to Phoenix on Thursday. Because of that, Carroll said the team’s workouts this week are basically just walkthroughs to prepare for the game.
Carroll said Harvin ran well in workouts last week and again on Sunday prior to the game and that he will be examined again today by team doctors to see where he is physically.
Harvin has been rehabbing his hip since having surgery in late July. Initial reports had Harvin out through maybe the end of November, but it appears now he is likely to beat that timetable.
Seattle will have 10 days off after Thursday before playing against the following Monday in St. Louis.
Carroll also said he did not yet have any specific timetable on defensive end Chris Clemons, who suffered a hyperextended elbow late in Sunday’s game —- the only new injury.
Carroll said results of an MRI were not yet back. Carroll said Clemons was hurt when he got stuck in a pile late in the game.
In a few other notes. …
— Carroll called it “an unusual game the way things kind of unfolded. We just couldn’t get in control of it and they are a better football team than maybe we want to think.”
— He said the Seahawks went in with a plan to run the ball more than they had been and he also said he thought the pass protection was “really solid. … we just couldn’t separate on the score.”
— Asked about the fumbles, he said the worst one for him was the one by receiver Sidney Rice, where he tried to stretch for an extra yard, calling it “a hard one for me to take now. He’s lunging with the ball. We just don’t do that.”
— He reiterated what he said after the game about the decision to go for the field goal, saying he “shouldn’t have put them out there” but he was being optimistic and thought it would be cool for Jon Ryan to have the chance to make a field goal.
— Carroll said the interception by Richard Sherman came on a play that the Seahawks saw coming. He said defensive backs coach Kris Richard was yelling to Sherman to expect the deep pass and that the Titans tried it on both sides of the field. “We were looking for them to take a shot and we wanted to be in position for it,” he said.
— He said the decision to take out Brandon Browner for a time in the first half was in part because the Titans were looking his way a lot and that in his past experience sometimes teams go away from what they have been doing when they see a change in personnel. He said that’s what happened. Browner returned to the game in the third quarter and Carroll said “he played a great game” from there.