It would seem Percy Harvin’s appearance against the Vikings two weeks ago was not a sign that he was 100 percent. The explosive wide receiver, who has missed almost the entire year due to a hip injury, is listed as doubtful for Monday night’s game against the Saints.
The Seattle Seahawks have done just fine without him, and indeed Harvin only had one reception on offense two weeks ago, but going into a playoff preview against the other team vying for home field advantage, an extra weapon would only help Seattle.
Seattle gave up three draft picks when the team traded for Harvin, and it must be somewhat frustrating for Seahawks’ fans to have only seen him for a game. What accentuates the frustration is how much fun Harvin was to watch against the Vikings.
Harvin ran a kick back fifty yards, and he made a spectacular grab to convert a third and long. It was such a small sample of what Harvin can bring to this team, but it was still a potent one. Golden Tate has done an excellent job in punt returning, but kickoff returns haven’t been as effective. Harvin showcased how he can give Russell Wilson great field position to open a game, half, or right after an opposing score. Wilson has been lights-out as it is, and great field position almost every time he takes the field would be fantastic, especially going into a tough game on Monday.
But what’s important to keep in mind is that Harvin’s contract will have him in a Seattle uniform for several years to come. So however disappointing it may be for Seattle fans to not have their new star out on the field every week, particularly this upcoming game, Seahawks fans can find some solace in the fact that the three draft pick investment will pay off in due time. Harvin is here to stay, and when he’s completely healthy and raring to go each Sunday, Seattle will be even more explosive and potent.