So I'm re-watching the Panthers game and noticed a type of play that I think we will see quite often when Harvin gets back. In this case, it was a completion to Golden Tate (complete with his usual tackle breaking artistry).
For those that still have it recorded and care to check it out - with 3:51 left in the game, we have the ball on our own 29 1/2 yd line on 2nd and 8. We have trips left with Baldwin split wide, Tate in the slot and Sidney Rice in close to the hash marks. Tate motions into the backfield about 4-yards behind Carpenter, then on the snap runs a quick hook out of the backfield, taking the space on the field vacated by Rice who is running a clearout post. Tate makes an easy catch for a short gain, then breaks three tackles and turns it into a an 18-yard pick up for a clutch 1st down.
Great play design as it gives the ball to the receiver in space and is ideal for a guy like Tate .... and certainly Harvin. It's also the kind of "tree" play with many branches, so if defenses recognize it and start trying to defend it we can employ the read-option or running routes off it not to mention a variety of other passing options. Defenses will HAVE to account for Harvin every time in a situation like this...so it's pick your poison.
Harvin can't get on the field soon enough. The possibilities with him in the line-up are going to be incredible.