Harvin, who missed the bulk of the season recovering from hip
surgery and the NFC title game with a concussion, has played briefly
in two games since signing with the Seahawks after four seasons as a
big-play threat with the Minnesota Vikings.
He and the Seahawks are hoping his first breakout game for Seattle
comes on Sunday in the NFL title game against the Denver Broncos at
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
"I feel great. I'm feeling fine. I feel normal," Harvin said during
the indoor Media Day at the Prudential Center where players and
reporters escaped the 18 Fahrenheit (-8 Celsius) bitter cold.
Geared up to play in his first Super Bowl, Harvin said: "It's an
awesome feeling. It's a blessing to even be here and healthy and
able to play. I can only say that I'm blessed and just ready for
Harvin said he felt he certainly could contribute.
"I'm always confident. Anytime I'm on the field, I feel like I can
make a play," he said. "To that degree, I'm not worried at all. As
long as I'm on the field, I am going to make a play."
After four successive seasons with at least one kickoff return for a
touchdown, and receptions for 50-plus yards in each of his first
three seasons and a 45-yard catch last year, Harvin missed the first
10 games recovering from hip surgery.
After aggravating his hip in his first game back, he was sidelined
again until the second-round of the playoffs against the Saints, in
which he suffered a concussion.
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"It was definitely a trying year for me. I had ups and downs," he
said. "It was frustrating for a lot of people — me, my teammates,
the front office, but we all stuck together and hopefully in this
game it will all pay off."
Harvin sees himself having an impact in the return game as well as
receiving and running the ball.
"In the special teams game I can really be a factor during the game,
just being another threat on the team. The four of us wide receivers
on the field plus (running back) Marshawn Lynch is going to be pick
The speedster said his legs might even be fresher considering the
light workload this season.
"A lot of different people were coming to me giving me different
scenarios and that is one of the topics we talked about," he said.
"It's just a blessing to be able to play the game with not a lot of
contact and wear and tear on my legs. I'm feeling really good about
that, so we'll see how it plays out."
(Editing by Frank Pingue)
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