The Seattle Seahawks could be in a tough situation on offense pretty soon. With Sidney Rice now out for the season due to a torn ACL, quarterback Russell Wilson’s number one target might have to return to action sooner rather than later. Wide receiver Percy Harvin has still yet to play this year, but has been practicing as of late and just may get his first game action rather quickly.
With Rice out, the Seahawks aren’t necessarily in trouble this week as they face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they definitely need some help on offense nonetheless. Against the St. Louis Rams in week eight, Wilson and his crew only mustered 135 yards of offense. Now, they’ll be missing a key player going forward, making the return of Harvin all that more important.
Last week, Harvin and Wilson did many individual drills together and the quarterback is excited about the potential return of Harvin here pretty quickly.
“I feel very comfortable with him already,” Wilson said according to ESPN. “We talk about game stuff all the time. He’s up here all the time just getting ready. So I think the biggest thing is just continuing to throw to him, continue to just do what it takes to have that chemistry.”
“He’s a great football player,” Wilson said. “He’s one of the best in the National Football League and he will bring electricity to our offense when he is able to come and play. We’re excited about that opportunity. But the great thing is we have so many other guys that have stepped up this season. Just to be able to add Percy, whenever that opportunity comes around, we’re excited about that.”
Harvin will undoubtedly add another dimension to the Seahawks’ game plan, having the ability to break a game open at the drop of a hat. Whether it be on a kickoff or punt return, or in the passing game, or even on an end around, Harvin is a special player with multiple facets to his game.
His return very well could be accelerated by Rice’s injury. Don’t be shocked if you see him on the field by week 10.