Two days is a ridiculously short time to judge how a new and extremely controversial, teammate is going to fit in with his new team. But based on newest Jet Percy Harvin’s informal post practice press conference earlier in the week Harvin and the Jets are off to a smashing start.
Harvin, so far, loves his new team and loves his new head coach, seems genuinely happy to be with the Jets, and grateful to be there.
The former Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings kick returner, occasional running back, and wide receiver also seems genuinely grateful that the Jets have Michael Vick on the team. Harvin said he has stayed in touch with Vick throughout his whole career, and sometimes gets advice from. The Jets have former Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini, whom they signed in the offseason for $18 million over four years, including $7 million in guaranteed money. And Harvin also said having faces on the team – such as Giacomini – who he knows and who welcome him, “means everything.”
Giacomini, for his part, reportedly indicated that in no way was Harvin a bad influence on the locker room, and suggested: “I’m not concerned how he fits in here. I just know he’s going to help us out immediately, he’s an explosive player and I’m glad we have him……I love the way he plays.”
Whether what seems right of the bat to be an improved fit for Harvin continues, remains to be seen. But an earlier analysis on here of the original trade that sent Harvin to the Jets for a far lower complete price tag than the Seahawks gave up for Him in trade well before the start of last season, suggested the following:
Rex Ryan has a particular way of connecting with players, and he may smooth out Harvin’s temperament. And, although this seems to work better with attempts to accomplish something, not change seeming character issues, it’s also possible that the “third time’s the charm.”
Players seem to generally love playing for Ryan. If the Jets get lucky and this goodwill continues with Harvin, then they made a heck of a pick up.