If you were looking for some type of hard-hitting interview that focused on Percy Harvin’s time with the Seattle Seahawks, you will be predictably disappointed with Harvin’s interview with a New York Jets employee on Saturday.
The interview was conducted by Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com and did not address a single question regarding all the reports that have come out in the last 36 hours or so.
Q: What was your reaction to the trade that was finalized between the Jets and Seahawks?
PH: Very excited (then a bunch of rambling about how he was a good fit for the Jets when he came out of Florida and still thinks he’s a good fit.)
Q: Percy, why do you say this is a great fit for you know?
PH: I just think they got a lot of the pieces here. I mean, you got Geno with a great veteran (Michael Vick) behind him. You got Decker, two great running backs and they have always had a great defense here. So that’s all exciting stuff to me. All I remember is them being a very tough team. I know they have a few losses on their hands, but they was in every single game. I definitely think this team has all the pieces, so that’s what excited me.
Q: What’s the last 24 hours been like for you? And specifically, when you came here to the complex today?
PH: It’s all been fairly smooth. I got the news yesterday, informed all my family members and immediately got in contact with many in the Jets administration. I got my flight here…it’s all be smooth. I have just been putting it in my head to make the most of my opportunity.
You get the gist…hard hitting journalism right here.
But as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio points out, there was a little something missing from this interview.
Percy, what happened?
Percy, how shocked were you by Seattle’s decision to trade you?
Percy, did you ask to be traded?
Percy, did you ask to not be traded?
Percy, there are several reports of arguments and fights with teammates. What do you have to say in response to that?
Percy, did you body slam Golden Tate the night before the Super Bowl?
Percy, who do you think wanted you out?
Percy, aren’t you worth more than a sixth-round draft pick that could become a fourth-round draft pick?
Maybe Harvin will decide to actually sit down with a journalist that will ask him real questions at some point in the future. After all, it would make sense for him to address all the reports that have come out since he was traded away from the Seahawks.