Undrafted rookie receiver Andre Holmes was matched up against a smaller cornerback in a training camp practice, went for a jump ball, and the ball ended up hitting the grass incomplete.
“Hey 1-5!” barked Percy Harvin as Holmes jogged to the sideline. “1-5!”
Harvin, age 23, pulled Holmes aside and had a short, private conversation with the young receiver.
“A lot of those guys want a jump ball instead of running underneath it so that’s just one of the little things I know I did a lot,” Harvin said after that practice. “You always want to jump because you feel like you can get it. So just the little things that I struggled with to help those guys and make it smoother. I want these guys to be around. I want them on this team bad.”
This is the type of thing a coach hopes to see of a veteran player after their fifth or sixth year in the league… not their second.
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