Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) carries the ball past Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) after making a reception during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Green Bay 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
“Okay class, your word for today is Aquarius Remigis of the family Gerridae: This creature, otherwise known as a ‘Pondskater’, is characterized by good vision and continual movement in order to avoid being eaten by predators. It moves quickly in all directions over the surface of ponds, lakes and slow moving rivers.”
Now substitute ‘football field’ in place of ponds, lakes and slow-moving rivers and you have the perfect description of Percy Harvin, a.k.a Mr Pondskater. Yeah, this new moniker doesn’t sound too threatening but it is a very good description of his skills. He has great vision, great change of direction, great speed and is the catalyst for the rest of the Seahawks offense.
Harvin was omnipresent in the game against Green Bay; he was in the slot, wide out, running back, sweeping left/right, bubble screen, kick returner…heck, I think I saw him in the booth calling plays and bringing water on the field…all at the same time. I don’t know, it was all a blur, kind of like he was to Green Bay all night.
It was nice to see such a balanced offensive attack. At any given point the Packer’s defense didn’t know if they were chasing, being chased or standing on their head. The offensive play-calling was so varied and unorthodox that Dom Capers didn’t have much a chance.