In the middle of the 2012 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks‘ biggest issue was at wide receiver as they were depleted by injury. Doug Baldwin, Ben Obumanu and Braylon Edwards were all supposed to be factors in 2012, but missed time at crucial points in the season.
Months later and the new concern is whether or not the Seahawks are going to be able to keep all of their wideouts happy. Percy Harvin is coming from the Minnesota Vikings and is getting off to a rough start with Golden Tate already showing his dismay. Pete Carroll will have his hands full supplying all of his wideouts while keeping a running game going that was absolutely phenomenal last year with Marshawn Lynch rushing for 1,590 yards.
Carroll has experience managing egos as he was the head coach for the USC Trojans when the likes of Mike Williams and Reggie Bush were on campus. Sidney Rice, Baldwin, Tate and Harvin are all prone to controversy as players who don’t respond well when the ball isn’t being thrown their way.
The biggest worry for Seahawks faithful is that the move to bring in Harvin will stunt the growth of Russell Wilson and cause the team to move away from their bread of butter which is the running game. Seattle’s offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell needs to focus this offseason on getting all of the play-makers on the same page for 2013.
On a running team like the Seahawks, there are only so many passing touchdowns to go around. Carroll will have to find a way to keep all of the wideouts happy in Seattle.