It's go time—
Percy Harvin(@Percy_Harvin) November 12, 2013
Welcome to another edition of #HawksMailbag here on Seahawks.com, where we take the time to answer your questions about the club.
Yesterday, wide receiver Percy Harvin was added to the Seahawks 53-man roster from the team's physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Needless to say, the 12th Man had some questions about what exactly that means moving forward. So, here we go.
Monday's roster move with wide receiver Percy Harvin signifies the Seahawks expect him to play at some point this season, but when that is will fully depend on how Harvin responds to the week of practice. Head coach Pete Carroll said Harvin needs to show he can sustain through each practice session this week and prove that the rehab from his August 1 hip surgery has paid off before the club will throw him into game action.
"To us, it’s not a pressure decision," Carroll said of Harvin's status for Week 11 against his former team - the Minnesota Vikings. "We’re going to try, again, to consider all the factors and make sure we’re doing it right and make a real good choice as we get our information."
Also of note, the Seahawks have a bye week after Sunday's game against the Vikings that could further sway their decision to utilize Harvin, as holding him out this week would effectively give Harvin two full weeks of preparation heading into the team's Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 13.
We'll know much more on Harvin's status for Sunday as the week rolls along, so please continue to bear with us. After all, patience is a virtue, right?
@Seahawks Who will return punts now that Percy Harvin has returned?— Brian Scott (@Brisco811) November 11, 2013
Percy Harvin never returned a single punt in his four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, so it's likely fellow wide receiver
Harvin is more likely to see opportunities in the kick return game in place of second-year wideout
It looks like it. Head coach Pete Carroll shares your sentiment on Alvin Bailey's performance in Sunday's game against Atlanta, calling Bailey a "tremendous asset" to the team's offensive line. For a rookie, Bailey's ability to pick up key blocks in pass protection at left tackle and swing over to the opposite side of the line to play right guard in the same contest stood out.
Even with left tackle
"Just because those guys come back doesn’t mean that they have to play the whole game," Carroll said of Okung and Giacomini. "They haven’t played in a while, so we can easily see rotations to keep those guys fresh. We’re fortunate that we might be able to do that."
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"The way it was described to me again was that if you’re on the ground you can wrap the quarterback up, but you can’t lunge at him," Carroll said. "That was the decision, that we lunged at him. Michael [Bennett] wrapped him up if you look at the tackle. So I’m anxious to see what the league says because we need to know."
Christine Michael did play well in clean-up duty last Sunday in Atlanta, spelling running backs
"The most difficult challenge for the running backs is just knowing who to block and the confusion of the pass protections," Carroll told reporters on Monday. "But in reading the running game, he just needs reps. He just needs turns. He’s going to be an effective player. He’s got a lot of juice when he gets the ball in his hands.”
Carroll went on to note that he would have said the exact same thing about the now-second-year Turbin a year ago, making it clear that Turbin came on quicker than most in terms of picking up the calls in pass protection - a trait that factored into his role within the offense during his rookie season.