kearly wrote:What I find the most impressive about Harvin is how powerful he is as a runner. If we lined him up at RB he'd probably be at least 75th percentile among NFL RBs for yards after contact per rush. I think that is where Harvin will be most deadly for us next year, when he lines up as a RB. Not only does he have legit ability as a RB, but Seattle was pretty deadly on play action passes to running backs last year, and that was throwing passes to guys like Robinson and Lynch who had 20 yards of green grass ahead of them. Imagine Harvin with that kind of space to work with.
Yeah, he's way more powerful a runner than I remember him being at Florida. Another thing I love about him is that just when you think he's in top gear, he hits another gear and somehow gets even faster. At the 1:13 mark in the video, the kickoff return against Indy, he takes it up the left side and someone (the kicker maybe?) takes the proper angle to cut him off at the sideline. Percy shows great vision and sees this happening, and bursts into the next stratosphere of speed and NEARLY Houdini's his way through traffic and down the sideline for the touchdown. He can't stay in bounds though and instead it's just a 40 or 50 yard kick return. Still great.
I like the comment that he's Golden and Leon put together. Good one, very true.