Fact: Percy Harvin is the NFL’s most dynamic offensive threat. He can play wideout, he can play in the slot, he can run out of the backfield, and he can return kicks. You can draw up sweep plays for him, screen passes, misdirections, and draws. There is nothing the guy can’t do.
Seahawks fans are still drooling over the talents this young man possesses. We really didn’t get a chance to see him fully utilize them during this last season since he was only able to play one full game, which happened to be the biggest game of his life, the Super Bowl. It was his absence from the regular season that gave a lot of fans and critics a reason to completely shrug Harvin off.
Harvin didn’t make the NFL Top 100 list, he missed receiving the Super Bowl MVP honors (although I think that’s who really earned it) and there is no way he didn’t see the hundreds of memes that were made, poking fun at his injury-riddled year.
Once upon a time Japan bombed the U.S.A., more specifically Pearl Harbor. The attack was devastating to the United States at the time, but Japan’s then Emperor Yamamoto said, “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” You always have to be very careful about making parallels between war and sports, but as a general idea I believe this quote applies to the dangerous Percy Harvin, who showed us a preview of what he will do throughout the 2014-15 season during Super Bowl 48.
Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) strides up the sideline in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Harvin heard the internet jokers, he has heard the NFL analysts, and he has seen his stock drop amongst his peers. You had better believe that Harvin is not just looking to return healthy for next season, he will be looking to wreak havoc.
He will be looking to put on a display that cannot be ignored, to silence the nay-sayers and to show all of the ‘Hawks fans why it was wise for Pete Carroll and John Schneider to pursue him.
Not only is Percy Harvin angry, but he is on the angriest team in the league. You have to believe that Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman have been in Harvin’s ear all summer long, just getting his blood boiling, getting him mentally ready to destroy opposing defenses.
It is fair to predict that this will be Harvin’s best year in the league, and that the Minnesota Vikings will regret having let him get away. The sleeping giant lives, and he is very much awake.