Seattle is a team that many already consider to be the favorites to win the Super Bowl, and now they might be on the verge of adding one of the most dynamic offensive weapons in the NFL back into their lineup.
Percy Harvin, who came to Seattle this offseason, has missed nearly the entire year due to a hip surgery he had over the summer. Though his status for Saturday’s game is still up in the air, the fact that he participated fully in Tuesday’s practice is a hopeful sign. If he does end up playing, expect him to have a big impact on the game.
“If (Percy’s) playing, that means we’re going to do whatever we planned to do with him,” said Coach Pete Carroll. While this is great news for the Seattle and their fans, it is going to come as a major disappointment to the Saints and anyone else who stands in the way of a Seahawks’ championship.
The only real weakness the Seahawks have had all year was in their passing game where they ranked 26th. They fell in the top-ten for essentially all other offensive and defensive categories. On a team where either Golden Tate or Doug Baldwin is your best wide receiver, the return of Harvin would prove invaluable. The Seahawks are clearly a Superbowl contender, possibly even the favorite, but a healthy Harvin could just make them a lock.
UPDATE: Percy Harvin spoke with reporters at VMAC this afternoon and said he “absolutely” will play Saturday!
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