The Seahawks are already 6-1 for the first time in franchise history and in the top three or four of every power poll available. They’ve done it all without their new, not-so-secret weapon, Percy Harvin.
The Seahawks are beginning to think he’ll be back in the next couple weeks, possibly as soon as next Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. What would it mean to Seattle to get him (back) ?
Well first, it will mean even more room for Russell Wilson and his legs. Seattle’s dual threat is already leading the league in rushing yards from the quarterback position and Seattle is only second to Philadelphia in overall rush yards. Adding another deep threat to the corps takes another defender out of the play in the scramble game.
That’s another thing for Wilson, Harvin’s deep threat ability, or even big play ability when throwing short to him. The fact that #DangerRuss could throw 5 yards or 55 yards to him and have him score, that’s tough to discredit for how important he becomes to the offense.
It will change the way defenses have to line up. Golden Tate is turning into a solid player, but he doesn’t scare defenses to where they want to know where he is on every single play. Not sure what defenses would change to or from as far as game plan is concerned, just know that they will have to change and become aware of Harvin’s presence.
Harvin’s attention-grabbing will also be huge for Marshawn Lynch, who has seen some stacked defenses already this season in the box. Seattle still runs against the fronts because that’s who they are, but one less guy in the box is a likely scenario when you have a Percy Harvin on the field. Lynch is second in the league with 578 yards on the ground and he becomes even more dangerous against one less guy.
Percy Harvin could do a lot for Seattle when he returns. We didn’t even mention the return game that he brings with him, a return game that has been far from explosive so far this season.
The Seahawks are about to become a lot more dangerous.