Percy Harvin Expected to See Limited Action Against the Vikings


May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) participates in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Is there anyone left who doubts that Percy Harvin will be on the field Sunday when the Seahawks take on the Vikings? I think everyone believes Percy is itching to stick it to his former team, and will do anything to get out there. The only question is how much Pete Carroll will actually allow Harvin to play.

If you believe Adam Schefter, Seattle’s plan is to get Harvin on the field for his first action of the year this Sunday but limit his participation. This makes sense given the huge investment the Seahawks have made in Harvin, both in terms of money and the draft picks they traded to acquire him.

If Seattle were struggling, maybe they would push it with Harvin. But at 9-1 they can afford to be cautious. So if Harvin is looking for payback against Minnesota, he’ll have only a small number of snaps to get that accomplished.

The Vikings should be less concerned about Harvin right now than some of Seattle’s other weapons. Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin both have over 500 receiving yards, and Jermaine Kearse has become a legit big play receiver too with 246 yards and 4 TDs on only 13 receptions.

Oh and they still have that Marshawn Lynch guy. And I don’t need to mention that the quarterback is pretty good. So yeah, let’s not get too hung up on Percy. He’ll have an impact on the game most likely, but those other guys are way scarier right now.

And I didn’t even mention that defense.

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