One of Percy Harvin’s fellow Seahawks receivers says losing him for most of the season to hip surgery is not a reason to lose hope.
Seattle receiver Golden Tate told Josina Anderson of ESPN that the Seahawks still have confidence in their offense, even without the player who was expected to provide a major infusion of speed and playmaking ability.
“As a professional football player injuries are part of the game,” Tate said. “So when a team signs a guy they know they’re taking a risk that could happen. Obviously we would be more dangerous with Percy, but with or without him I still feel like we have enough playmakers to succeed this year.”
Tate said coach Pete Carroll will have the team ready, no matter who’s sidelined.
“I think coach Carroll has done a great job of building up this team good enough that if one of the main guys goes down we still have a chance to compete,” Tate said. “That being said, we are going to miss him. He’s a huge playmaker and we had big plans for him in this offense, but we’re not going to be weeping without him.”
The good news for the Seahawks is that they’re expecting Harvin back late in the season. If Tate is right, the Seahawks will be in a playoff race when Harvin returns.