The Seattle Seahawks are off to a tremendous start in 2013. Through six weeks there’s only one blemish on their record and that was a tough road loss against a strong Indianapolis Colts team. With a stout defense and a ridiculous secondary, the Seahawks are going to be able to hang with anyone in 2013. The Seattle offense isn’t quite as elite, but the unit is certainly capable of putting a respectable amount of points on the board. But even as good as Seattle has looked so far this season, we can’t forget that they have an ace in hole – Percy Harvin.
The speedy wide receiver is course recovering from hip surgery, but is slated to return at some point to give the Seahawks a new weapon. It was originally thought that he would be out until the last quarter of the season, but now there’s word emerging from Seattle that Harvin could grace the field in the near future. The word is coming from a reliable source in the form of head coach Pete Carroll:
“He really ran well last week and ran well in pregame, I don’t know if you guys saw that. He’s fast and moving at a good clip. He’s getting really close. I know he’s wanting to do it, so we’ll see where it is. Very, very encouraged by what he’s doing right now, and everybody should be very hopeful that it’s not too far off now.”
By these estimates, Harvin could be back in time for week 10, or possibly even week nine. This would be well ahead of the week 12 projection that was laid out following his surgery. But even though he seems to be ahead of schedule, there’s still no reason to rush his return. The Seahawks are getting along just fine without him. He needs to truly be 100 percent before stepping back on the gridiron.
Regardless of what week he comes back, it’s a near certainty that he will make this Seattle team much more dynamic on offense. For the rest of the NFC, that’s not good news.