I’m sure it won’t be very comforting for their rivals to hear but Seattle will get even better this week as they welcome offseason acquisition Percy Harvin into the active roster for the first time this season.
If he can get back to his best form that we saw at Minnesota for four seasons then Seattle will have an explosive offensive threat.
With all Seattle’s quality they seem to lack a downfield threat and a player that could provide spectacular kick returns, Harvin gives you both of these.
Don’t get me wrong, players like Sidney Rice and Golden Tate are excellent at what they do but neither has the ability to stretch defences. It will allow Seattle to attack teams in yet another way; they already can run the ball effectively with Marshawn Lynch and they use short to intermediate routes very well.
Add that to Russell Wilson’s running ability then you have yourself a complete football team and one that I can’t see many teams beating.
Their divisional rivals the 49ers can expect this kind of boost when they get Mario Manningham and Michael Crabtree back from injury.
Harvin’s impact can’t be expected to be immediate after you consider he hasn’t played football since the end of last season but if Pete Carroll handles him well and introduces him into the offence correctly then it could the key factor if they want to go all the way to New York for the Super Bowl.
It will be fun to watch the Seahawks play over the next few months whatever happens but the presence of Harvin could make it spectacular.
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