OTA’s for the Seahawks have started, which means we are really into the thick of the offseason. This time of year is a little less exciting than full-blown training camp. Still, there are things to watch for as the ‘Hawks get things going as a team again for the first time post-draft.
People are obviously going to be interested in seeing what Terrelle Pryor does, as well as the new rookie signings, but the passing game should be the number one thing to pay attention to all summer long.
Last season two of Seattle’s biggest receiving threats, Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, were essentially lost for the season to injuries. Both men are back and ready to go now. Rice is a more familiar face amongst Seahawks fans. We know what he brings; steady hands, good clean routes, and a big frame for Russell Wilson to throw to during the game. Harvin, on the other hand, is still the secret weapon. He teased us during the Super Bowl, displaying his super-human speed and ability to play multiple roles on offense. His performance left us all thirsty for more, drooling over the idea of having him for the entirety of a season.
Having these two on the field, healthy, at the same time seems like an absolute dream come true for Russell Wilson. And then of course, adding the speedy rookie Paul Richardson to the mix will make things that much more interesting. In addition, let’s not leave out Doug Baldwin, who is as consistent a WR as any.
The Seahawks receiving core didn’t turn any of the NFL media insiders heads…at least not yet. If you are a fan of Seattle, however, you have to love what could be this season. With a beefed up offensive line and an even more polished Russell Wilson under center, it’s safe to say that the sky is the limit for this offense.