New Jets WR Percy Harvin has already met with their offensive coaches. He planned to speak more with them Monday, after his first practice with the Jets, who on Friday traded a conditional draft pick to Seattle for him. By Wednesday, he expects to have a better feel for his role in Sunday’s home game against Buffalo, and beyond.
It is safe to say, though, that Harvin wants a somewhat different role than the one he occupied in Seattle’s offense. Harvin said Monday that the way Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell used him became a source of frustration.
“It definitely was,” Harvin said. “Not that I didn’t like what I was doing. I just wanted to do a little bit more as a receiver. I wanted to get downfield just a little bit more than what I was doing. That definitely caused frustration a little bit.”
Harvin, in five games this season, had 22 catches for 133 yards (6 yards per catch) and 11 rushes for 92 yards (8.4 yards per rush), with a long run of 51 yards. The Jets are in need of a playmaker like Harvin so it could be a good fit. A healthy WR Eric Decker (hamstring) on the other side will be a big help too. A big key, however, will be QB Geno Smith getting him the ball. At this point, owners can at least be optimistic Harvin could be getting the ball in his hands more than he did in Seattle.