Tom Pelissero speaks to Schneider on Percy

July 28th, 2013 | Written by Rob Staton

More good work from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero today.

6 Responses to “Tom Pelissero speaks to Schneider on Percy”

  1. Aaron says:

    Interesting that Pete Carroll backtracked yesterday on his previous statements about surgery definitely meaning that Harvin would be out for the entire season:

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130727/BLOG06/130729850/1004/SPORTS#Carroll-says-surgery-would-not-necessarily-be-season-ending-for-Harvin

    “And on surgery, Carroll said, “It wouldn’t necessarily be season ending. ‘That’s one of the scenarios it could be, but the likelihood of getting back just depends on what they have to do. There’s a whole array of different circumstances—some guys make it right back, some guys take longer. That’s a possibility, but we’re hoping that’s not the probability, we’re thinking it’s going to be better than that.’”

    So much for, “Hip surgery = end of season. Simple as that.” It seems that reporters are not the only ones presenting conflicting information. We’re just going to have to wait and see. Overall, I’m optimistic based on everything I’ve read. But that could change very quickly starting Tuesday.

    Regarding this latest USA Today story, I wouldn’t expect JS to say anything different. (And aside from being shocked, I’d be very disappointed if he did.) I think it’s way too early to say whether the signing will ultimately be viewed as a mistake. I certainly wouldn’t second-guess it at this point.

    Good angles as always Rob.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Personally I think the situation lent itself to that back track. But I think we learnt the truth about the situation on Friday. If he has to have surgery for a torn labrum – and a serious tear – it seems almost certain they’ll just shut him down rather than try and rush him back for the playoffs or last few weeks.

      • DJ says:

        What are the financial implications if he sits for a year? Can the team recoup anything in cap space or is it spent money regardless of playing time?

  2. Aaron says:

    Here’s maybe the best argument that I’ve read so far in support of the optimistic point of view :

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/peter_kings_believes_percy_harvin_will_play_through_hip_injury/14161958