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Harvin says Jets have told him to be himself


Jets receiver Percy Harvin met the New York media for the first time on Monday. And while he wasn’t pressed as aggressively as the New York media’s reputation would suggest, Harvin elaborated much more on his circumstances than when he faced a strong of slo-pitch softballs from the media operation owned by the Jets.

Harvin opted not to delve into the events that resulted in the stunning trade that sent him from Seattle to New York. “All I am is I’m moving forward,” Harvin said. “I’m leaving what’s in the past in the past.”

On whether he’s a good teammate, Harvin said, “All I can say is judge me off of what you see.”

So what will we see? Harvin said that management “told me to just come here and be myself.” (Which reminds me of Bill Cosby’s take on cocaine.)

“I’m definitely not a perfect person,” Harvin said. “I have a lot of things I wish I would have done a little differently. I’m moving forward. I’m learning from those lessons.”

He hopes to put the lessons to use for more than the next nine games. “It’s definitely a place I want to be for a long time,” Harvin said.

“I just feel good here. I feel welcome. I’m ready to go.”

He’s ready to play for coach Rex Ryan. “I love him,” Harvin said. “Love him, love him.”

That’s good news for Rex. Because Harvin reportedly has had multiple confrontations with coaches he didn’t love, love.