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Percy Harvin: It's been a 'weird, frustrating' year

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Percy Harvin has the opportunity Sunday to make his offseason trade to Seattle look like a thing of genius for the Seahawks.

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Confined to just 40 snaps all season, Harvin hasn't been a factor on the heels of August hip surgery. Thrilled with the opportunity to contribute in the Super Bowl, the dynamic receiver told Around The League on Thursday that the game itself looms as a bright spot in an otherwise trying campaign.

"Man, it's been weird, it's been frustrating, it's been all the above, man," Harvin said. "I had a tough time, and it weared on me a little bit, but like I told the others, my teammates have been A-plus-plus-plus. This whole organization has been top of the line."

The Seahawks have found ways to thump teams on both sides of the ball and dominate their conference without Harvin's contributions. Adding him to the lineup represents a pounding on-field headache for Denver's defense, but also for their coaching staff: With so little tape on Percy, the Broncos can only guess how he'll be used.

Harvin called himself just "another playmaker," but he operated at an MVP level last year with the Minnesota Vikings and comprehensively alters what Seattle can do through the air.

"You know, we already have three, four good receivers," he said. "I'm just adding to the mix. We just think with all of us collectively on the field together along with trying to stop the Beast Mode, we just feel it will be a tough time for the defense."

Before parting ways, I asked Percy for some tangible hint at how Seattle plans to dip him into the offense against Denver.

"You know I can't answer that," he laughed.

Like the Broncos, we'll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

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