Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
UPDATE: Percy Harvin will NOT play against the Rams on MNF.
We have watched as the Seahawks have weathered a storm of injuries, a suspension and a tough opening schedule on the road…but isn’t that what birds are supposed to do? They rise above the storm clouds and sail to calmer skies. So here they sit, seven weeks in, preparing for a shot of adrenaline, in the way of new and returning players, to carry them through the rest of the season.
Michael Robinson, a mainstay for Seattle over the last three seasons and an anchor in the locker room, was released in the preseason due to budget considerations and a lingering health concern. It was a sad day for the players to see one of their own being shown the door. He provides the maturity, leadership and comic relief (Realrobreport) that any team would love to have.
And now the Prodigal son has returned. I am glad that he didn’t harbor any resentment or bitter feelings toward the Seahawks and realized that it is a business. But he is here and is ready to take up the mantle of blocking and carrying this team to victory. His locker room presence can not be overlooked; it can be described as the glue that holds the team together.
When I was young, Christmas always seemed so far away, especially as it drew chronologically nearer on the calendar. Percy Harvin’s return has felt much like Christmas. I knew that it was going to happen at a certain time, but the closer the time came the further away it seemed.Well folks, it looks like we are on the verge of Christmas eve and it feels great.
There is talk that he may take the field this Monday night against St. Louis, although nothing definite has been said. At the very least he should see action against Tampa Bay the following week. Now, you and I know that the Seahawks are well enough equipped to beat both of these teams, but it is imperative to get Percy on the field in game time situations so that he can get his timing, pacing, tempo…and swagger, in peak performance. Looking forward to Darrell Bevell’s creative ways for Mr. Harvin to get the football.
There is no new news on the injury front with Breno Giacomini, Spencer Ware and Russell Okung still out. It has not hurt us too much with these guys being out only because the backups are good at stepping in, but there is a reason why these guys have won the starting job and it would be so much better having them on the field. We did receive good news that Bobby Wagner was able to participate fully in practice on Friday; this paves the way for his return potentially on Monday. We don’t know for sure at this point if this will be the case, but that is a huge step in the right direction.
All in all it has been a happy reunion of missing players. The Seahawks, already an extremely talented team, has just upped the ante, and in so doing have proved themselves every bit fowl-like and have risen to loftier heights. The other teams look good from above. Go Hawks!