The Seattle Seahawks are skating on ice that is thinner than they thought it would be at this point in the year, given all the things they’ve accomplished. Despite boasting the league’s best defense and an offense that can blow opponents away, the Seahawks may end up being the No. 3 seed in the postseason and could still lose out on a first-round bye.
A lot of things need to happen on Sunday for Seattle to miss a first-round bye, chief among them being Seattle losing to the St. Louis Rams, but it’s a distinct possibility. Another possibility for the Seahawks is placing wide receiver Percy Harvin on IR, a move that would render him ineligible for the postseason and effectively end his 2013 campaign.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke about the possibility of placing Harvin on IR and said nothing more than it could happen.
This doesn’t mean anything is imminent with Harvin heading to IR, but it’s something that is truly discouraging to Seattle fans still hoping for a postseason return for Harvin. He’s played one game for the Seahawks since being traded in the offseason from the Minnesota Vikings and he’s hardly left an impression on Seattle. Seahawks fans would love to swap Harvin for Cordarrelle Patterson — a guy they could have drafted had they kept their first-round pick — but Harvin’s present setback only ensures his chances at a healthy long terms future in Seattle.