Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hughes: Bills look to keep Harvin in front of them


Percy Harvin will take the field Sunday for the first time since joining the New York Jets via a trade last week.

Gang Green fans aren't quite sure how exactly the former Seattle Seahawks wideout will be utilized against the Buffalo Bills, and neither are the Bills.

One thing is certain, however: the Bills' defense will be highly attentive when Harvin lines up.

“You just really have to be alert when he’s on the field, where he’s at, his alignment, just making sure we always pay attention to that,” Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes said, via The Buffalo News. “And then, after that, it’s just everybody running to the football."

Harvin is expected to be used as a field-stretching deep threat with the Jets, something the team severely lacked prior to his joining on. However, Seattle used him primarily as a short-route catch-and-run receiver, so he should see a variety of routes in Marty Mornhinweg's system.

"We know he’s an explosive guy with a lot of speed," Hughes said. "What we’ve got to do is get all 11 guys flying to the football, rallying around him, keeping him contained and in front of us.”

Harvin joins Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley in New York's starting receiving corps.

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