Earl Thomas on Percy Harvin: ‘One player can just energize the whole stadium’

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) runs a route against New Orleans Saints defensive back Trevin Wade (30) during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver Percy Harvin has been cleared from his concussion and will be able to play in what should be a Super Bowl for the ages against the Denver Broncos. While the Seahawks are such a great team that they could beat the Broncos without Harvin and never needed Harvin this season, he is such a talented player that having him back would be huge and make a great team just that much better. Harvin’s explosiveness, agility, and speed in the open field strike fear in the heart of defenses, and his special teams ability cannot be ignored. His impact as a playmaker is also huge when he doesn’t have the ball in his hands, because the Broncos know they have to gameplan for his speed and use resources on defense in order to keep him in check.

Percy Harvin also seems to have an uplifting impact on his teammates, and Seahawks star free safety Earl Thomas gave him plenty of praise, via the Tacoma News Tribune’s Todd Dybas, “You have to take in the fact that if they throw him a quick screen, he makes one guy miss, and he’s (gone). You see him in that one game he had against Minnesota — his old team. You saw how much he brought everybody up to their feet.

“One player can just energize the whole stadium. So me being a player and just being there, it gave me a lift. When you see a guy that explosive, I think he looks like me on offense. He’s playing faster than everybody out there, and it’s fun to watch.”

Harvin is certainly an electrifying player who is fun to watch, and the hip and head injuries have undoubtedly been frustrating for him. In fact, Harvin used the word “frustrating” several times in quotes recently, so he’s obviously itching to get back on the field and showcase his explosiveness on the biggest stage in football. And his teammates like Thomas are just as excited to see him out there as Seahawks fans and neutral observers, such as myself, alike.

Topics: Earl Thomas, Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks

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