Seattle Seahawks have had a bad couple of weeks. The Super Bowl XLVIII champions have lost back to back games in the NFL and made the brave decision to trade arguably their best playmaker on offense in Percy Harvin.
The decision to let go of the star of the last Super Bowl, Harvin, was not one that the Seahawks did lightly. But Seattle head coach Peter Carroll explained on Monday that the decision to let go of the live wire was the only decision the Seahawks could make.
Not working out
According to reports, Percy Harvin gave former Seattle wideout Golden Tate a black eye in the lead up to the Seahawks 43-8 Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos in February. Harvin went on to play a starring role in the game with an epic 97-yard kick return touchdown.
But Pete Carroll has revealed that the Seahawks got tired of Harvin, with the Seattle boss saying that he couldn't make it work for the team and its players.
Time to move forward
“I couldn’t make it work for our team and our players,” Carroll told the Seattle Times. Carroll remained coy on the reports that Harvin came to blows with Tate in February “to keep us team-oriented and moving ahead."
The Seahawks head coach revealed that he talked with Harvin last Friday before he told the wideout of the World Champions' decision, with Carroll explaining that Percy took the decision well.
"He [Harvin] accepted it and I think he was looking forward to the next challenge already," Carroll added. "It was about the team moving forward and about us and the group and how we do our work and how we carry ourselves. We could see what we needed to do. We just needed to get it done.”