Seattle Seahawks News: Percy Harvin Is Playing


Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) catches a pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin is going to play against the New Orleans Saints. At least, that is what the Seattle Seahawks are hoping will happen as the playoffs get into the divisional round.

According to various reports, tweets and interviews, Harvin feels great. Looks great. All signs point to a triumphant return.

Is this really happening? Will Russell Wilson finally have the most dangerous weapon in the offense at his disposal? Will Marshawn Lynch have all kinds of running room because the defense has to account for the electric receiver?

Fans have seemingly been waiting for Harvin to debut…for real this time.

Obviously Harvin was on the field against the Minnesota Vikings, and he was impressive in limited plays. However, that game did not provide an accurate representation of what would happen in the weeks ahead. In other words, no one knew at the time that Harvin would not return.

If he returns, will he slide seamlessly into the offense as if he had been there all season? Will he change the look and effectiveness of the Seattle offense? Will Golden Tate be wide open all afternoon? These questions will not be answered until Harvin actually takes the field and starts running around.

To this point, the trade for Percy Harvin has not been particularly beneficial to the Seahawks. If Harvin can come back and have a big performance in the playoffs, the cost of the deal will be quickly forgotten.

This is a big moment for Harvin, and it would be great to see him make a splash. It is probably safer to have low expectations, but wouldn’t it be exciting to see Harvin lead the Seahawks to victory?

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