After so much was made of the Percy Harvin signing this off-season for the Seattle Seahawks and how it would affect their chances of being one of the best teams in the NFL this season, Harvin suffered an injury, that we all know now, and didn’t make his debut until week 11 where he was largely ineffective.
Harvin finished his first game of the season with just one catch on one target and 17 yards receiving. No one really expected Harvin to have a monster game as this was, more or less, a game for him to get the feel of the league back and get his legs back under him.
Now the Seahawks are in their bye week, sitting at 10-1 on the season, and await their final five games of the season in which they’ll finally have Harvin ready for. In actuality, the bye week could not come at a more ideal time for the Seahawks and for Harvin.
Though people expected Harvin to be a big part of the Seahawks before the season began, Seattle hasn’t had much of an opportunity to draw up game plans that not only utilize Harvin’s immense talents at the position, but also that utilize the attention that Harvin’s talent demands in the passing game.
Now that they have two weeks to draw up plays with Harvin involved in the offense, we could see an even more impressive Seahawks team. Though they have only one loss, they’ve been somewhat wishy-washy at times this season on both sides of the ball, but largely in the passing game. Adding a dynamic player like Harvin and giving Pete Carroll and his staff time to plan for that is certainly something that you have to believe works in this team’s favor.