Created on Aug 15, 2013 11:26 PM EST
The injury to Percy Harvin was a bad hit to the Seahawks' offense. But there is a player on the roster who could make people forget about Harvin’s injury completely. Fourth-year wideout Golden Tate has developed a more professional mentality towards the game.
With Sidney Rice still recovering from non-invasive surgery, Tate has the chance to become Russell Wilson's favorite target. The two connected 19 times for 209 yards in the last five games of the 2012 season. He has been impressive in training camp by showing an improved mobility and an increased desire to get better. Even with Harvin missing most of the season, he will see competition from Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and especially rookie Stephen Williams.
Tate was good but not great last season. Now, he has the chance to leap forward and be one of the NFL's best receivers. With defenses focusing more and more on Seattle's rushing attack, Tate could just be the weapon that will bring them to the Super Bowl.