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Wideout Percy Harvin was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets for a conditional pick, in what was a stunning league transaction Friday.
Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who worked with Harvin back in Minnesota, expressed his displeasure with said outcome.
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“I was disappointed,” Bevell said, per the Seattle Times. “I did have a history with him, and I thought it would be a different outcome, but I guess it’s just the way it went. I think we have a phenomenal atmosphere here led by Coach [Pete] Carroll. He gives the guys great freedom to be who they want to be, and I think he kind of sets the tone for the whole program.
"It’s an upbeat program, obviously we’re very positive here, so it’s just disappointing.”
Attitude problems, hostility between Harvin and his peers, and a frustration with his role on offense have all emerged as reasons for the split.
Harvin admitted to being upset with how Bevell had used him in Seattle's system, telling the New York media, "I just wanted to do a little more as a receiver. I wanted to just get downfield, just a little bit more than what I was doing, so that definitely caused frustration a little bit."
Upon learning of Harvin's comments, Bevell was taken aback.
"I had many conversations with [Harvin] about it; just about his role and the things that we would ask him to do. He never articulated that to me," Bevell said.
Harvin had 150 receiving yards and no touchdowns in six regular season games for the Seahawks.