So, the Harvin trade made me wonder - are we changing philosophy on offense?
Lynch is definitely at his prime right now but one has to wonder how much more will he sustain with his playing style. Turbin has been great when given the opportunity but he's not the same style of back. Wilson has obviously showed he's got it in him to take control over games and over the team in general.
Investing those draft picks and the big contract we're probably gonna give Harvin would make sense only if:
A. We part ways with either Tate or Rice, at least after this season. Both of them are outside guys though and not really on the same spot as Harvin, but we're not throwing the ball enough to make it worthwhile keeping all of them.
B. We're going to increase the amount of overall targets to make optimal use of all of them. This means though straying away from Pete's very loved philosophy on offense of building on the run game. I'm not saying the running game won't have an impact, but we're gonna put it more on Russel's shoulders probably. With the way the game is played right now I really think that's the right thing to do. Running backs, even as tough as Lynch is, have a short lifespan and are prone to injuries. Building on the run was obviously the best thing to do with T-Jack at QB and probably also while Wilson was acclimatizing to the game. But as he progresses and continue to prove himself, I see putting more on his shoulders a good thing. I think this trade is a big vote of confidence in him and his potential. What do you think?