Was listening to Mike and Mike. Even with the Boldin trade, Niners remained at 5:1.
The Seahawks entered yesterday at 10:1 and with the Harvin trade moved up to 5:1. Both teams' odds are tops in the NFL just ahead of Denver and NE.
They went on to say that even though Ron Jaworski said we overpaid for Harvin, it was worth it because of the explosive addition to our offense and because its the type of move that can "put them over the top" for the SB.
This is why I love the trade. IMO, even though this trade was for this year, it also sets us up for the bulk of Harvin's prime, which will be spent with RW. Harvin and Dangeruss can comPete for playing the hardest because both of them play with 100% intensity and desire.
Even with a slight overpay, JS will recoup a few picks and this is precisely the time to overpay for a nice turbo charge to the team's engine. Harvin's presence will lift this entire roster by making life easier for RW and our defense. He is a playmaking, TD monster.
As a sidenote, when PCJS took over who would have imagined the Hawks would acquire, with only modest overpays for FA money or picks:
Leon Washington: return man extraordinaire, scatback. Trade w/ Jets (5th rounder)
Michael Robinson: fierce, savvy FB, FA Niners
Zach Miller: playmaking, dominant blocking TE, FA Raiders
Sidney Rice: 6'4" speedy, acrobatic, clutch WR, FA Vikings
Marshawn Lynch: BeastMode, sets team identity, trade w/ Bills (4th, 5th rounder)
Percy Harvin: explosive, top flight speed, physical YAC machine, Trade w/ Vikings (rumored 1st, 7th, 2014 mid rounder)
These were all players that before PCJS I would watch NFL games and see them dominating and think "why can't the Hawks have guys on Offense like that?" And now all are members of the Seahawks. That is some serious firepower at WR, TE and RB. Interestingly, they makeup most of the only trades, and big $ FA spending by the team.
Each was a calculated move that took advantage of other team's problems to acquire. It's moves like these that have made the Hawks the envy of the NFL. I'm excited to see the sculpted final roster after FA, the draft, training camp and preseason. There is talent up and down the roster and now, year 4, it's SB or bust!