Super Bowl XLVIII: Percy Harvin The Difference For Seattle Seahawks

By Ryan Wenzell
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Percy Harvin was the Seattle Seahawks‘ secret weapon. He was deadly on screens, short passes and most importantly in the return game. His kickoff return to start the third quarter broke the game wide open and the Denver Broncos simply couldn’t recover.

This is the same guy who was only healthy enough to start two games throughout the season with hip surgery and a concussion. You wouldn’t know it by the way he played. Harvin was simply on a different gear than everyone else. It was as if the Broncos’ defenders were going in slow motion when taking him on.

The Seahawks’ offense lacked any sort of explosion throughout the regular season and in the playoffs, especially in the downfield passing game. Boy, did Harvin change that in this one. The added rest seemed to really benefit him as he looked like the freshest player on the field.

The Broncos’ defense and special teams simply had no answer for the dynamic athlete, especially in the open field. The Seahawks are a scary force with Harvin at 100 percent health, especially with the defense and running game they have.

When this team is firing on all cylinders, they are the closest thing to an unstoppable force that the league has to offer. They truly do have all of the necessary weapons to dominate: a solid running game,  a dynamic athlete in the passing game, and a stifling ball-hawking defense that was on display all night.

America better get used to this Seahawks team. They will be playing in January and February for years to come.

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