The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl last year because they had a legendary defense. It’s not like their offense was bad, but it wasn’t even close to being on the same level as the defense.
This season, that elite defense should be nearly as good as they were last year, as nearly every starter is returning. But with another year under quarterback Russell Wilson‘s belt and a player named Percy Harvin healthy, this year’s offense should close the gap on that legendary defense.
When receiver Golden Tate left for the Detroit Lions this offseason, people suddenly started forgetting that Harvin hardly played for Seattle last year. How are the Seahawks going to replace Tate’s contributions? Harvin will do that and then some.
If he stays healthy, he’s capable of being one of the best players in the league. Harvin was arguably the MVP through nine games of the 2012 season, before he got injured, when he had 62 receptions for 677 yards and another 345 yards rushing for the Minnesota Vikings. Now with the Seahawks, he is at full strength for the first time since the middle of that 2012 season.
When he touches the ball, magic happens; but what makes a player like Harvin so dangerous is that he doesn’t even have to touch the ball to be effective. As long as he is on the field, he has to be accounted for, which opens things up for the rest of the offense, including Seattle’s incredible rushing attack. Harvin will make other players better, and that is why he is such a difference-maker in games.
Last year, Seattle’s receivers were continuously criticized by NFL analysts for being “pedestrian.” While this was a debatable topic with last year’s receiving corps, replacing Tate with a healthy Harvin is an upgrade and should put those remarks to rest. Seattle also targeted two receivers through the draft who should see some playing time: Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood. Add another year of experience for Wilson, and this passing game should see massive improvement from a year ago, when they were 26th in the league in passing yardage per game.
Make no mistake: the Seahawks are still a run-first team and always will be as long as Pete Carroll is coach. However, this year’s offense will have a different look. In the past two years, the offense has largely been run through Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch. Add Harvin to that mix this season, and it’s a three-headed monster.
Remember the Super Bowl? Good luck trying to take that away from the defending champs.
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