At the top of the very short list of things that went wrong for the Seahawks last year was the hip injury that kept wide receiver Percy Harvin out of all but one regular season game and two postseason contests.
The Seahawks traded for Harvin and gave him a new contract in hopes that he would be a major player in their passing attack, but things didn’t turn out that way because of his hip. Listening to Harvin discuss his condition heading into this season should give the team some optimism that the desired impact has just been delayed by a year.
Harvin, who the team’s website calls the most impressive player at training camp, says he’s feeling great, practicing every day when the plan was for him to be on a more limited schedule and finding new parts of his game.
“You have no idea,” Harvin said. “My body is feeling tremendously good. I’ve actually reached some gears that I didn’t know I had. I’m feeling very, very fast right now.”
Harvin showed what his speed brings to the table in the Super Bowl with a kickoff return touchdown and a pair of big gains as a runner, a group of plays that has to whet appetites in Seattle about what an increased Harvin presence can provide them in 2014 at any gear.