Pete Carroll is about to get really creative! I’ve just finished reading one of many reports to come (this one from 12th Man Rising) that PERCY HARVIN is headed Seattle’s direction and I must say I am jacked up at this very moment. If you thought Russell Wilson was dangerous before, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Via the report, it’s been confirmed by John Clayton of ESPN that the Hawks have given up their first round pick (25) and possibly other compensation for the 24 year old speedster out of the University of Florida. Instantly I don’t really care what the “other” compensation is because I feel we can afford to lose whoever it is. Then I read that it could be Golden Tate or Sydney Rice, which totally bums me out because a guy like Harvin is supposed to add to the core, not switch it up. So I go to Twitter and I read this from G.T.:
Last year people said we had one of the worst WR cores. Less than a year later people are eating there words. We have weapons everywhere!
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 11, 2013
Phew, if Golden’s headed somewhere he doesn’t know about it, which probably means he’s staying. Reading into that a little bit I don’t see Rice out either. Regardless if his contract is a little bit high (there’s a reason) Rice is still our #1 after a fully healthy season and Harvin can go everywhere so Rice only improves his value to the Seahawks offense.
The other thought was that Brandon Browner might be headed out. And suddenly Richard Sherman lobbying for another top corner all offseason doesn’t seem so disrespectful. Maybe he knew his buddy was on the chopping block? If Browner goes (and it’s purely a speculation at this point) it will be tough as I’ve grown to love the ex-Oregon State product over the last couple years, but I think Carroll feels really confident that Jeremy Lane can step in and start. He was really high on the kid during his play while Browner was suspended towards the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Ex-Coug Marcus Trufant could be on the block too though and headed out. He’s still a value but the Hawks are looking to get younger at the position and honestly Tru is more of an outside corner than a nickel back. He’s done a nice job in the package for Seattle but really just isn’t meant for it. But now it’s definitely not looking like the Seahawks will look for a top flight corner in free agency for sure.
They’ll have to shell out some $$$ for a new contract to lock up Harvin and are already low on cap space. Speaking of which, this could be bad for Leon Washington, as few teams can afford to have a superstar receiver that returns kicks AND a kick return specialist on the team. I suspect Washington is cut and/or Browner was part of this deal.
Anyways, I’m sure Russell Wilson started doing pushups just a little bit ago as soon as he saw or heard Harvin was on board. He has a cannon but Harvin is blazing fast and will outrun anyone Wilson has ever thrown to. Talk about lacking a deep threat no more Hawk fans! In a day that has Anquan Boldin heading to SF, we counter with an even bigger trade!
It’s time to start gearing up for a Super Bowl run, the Seahawks are!
UPDATE: According to additional reports from NFL Analyst Jay Glazer and others, FanSided is reporting the Seahawks send this year’s 1st and a 7th along with a mid-round next season. No players were involved in this particular trade but as I’ve been speaking to Keith Myers on Twitter, we think that it’s possible the Seahawks are now in a position to trade and move back up, or make the necessary cuts to save their cap space. With Harvin’s new deal something has to be done there. Everybody I mentioned is probably still on the block, but at least for now, Trufant and the others are Seahawks.