Go West, Young Men: A Heartfelt Welcome to Anquan Boldin and Percy Harvin

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by Sammy Emerald

Northwest Correspondent, White Cover Magazine

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Welcome back, Anquan Boldin. The NFC West sure missed you when you traded one bird for another, and I’m sure you really regretted it. I mean, the Cardinals are on the upswing. What have you done recently?

So, you’re a 49er now?

That should work out. They almost came back in that Super Bowl last year. Did you see it? Jacoby Jones was really good.

Here’s the good news: San Francisco will erupt. They have more talent on the wing than anyone else in the NFC. Frank Gore is still (maybe) the most underrated running back in the NFL. Colin Kaepernick seems destined for greatness.

Here’s the bad: Seattle’s keeping up.

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Percy Harvin. He’s certainly not the first slotback to march from Minny to Seattle (right, Nate Burleson? Eh, Sidney Rice?) but he’s now the most important. Without a doubt.

Rice had a fantastic finish for the ‘Hawks last year, although much of that was Russell Wilson.

But, for Harvin, this is fantastic. There’s no pressure for him to stay healthy while catching every single ball “thrown” by Christian Ponder. He has lost Adrian Peterson, but he’s gained Marshawn Lynch. He’s gone from the most exhausted team in the nation to (just maybe) the most talented.

Percy Harvin is one of the best receivers with the ball after the catch is made. The Seahawks are physical, and they need to learn how to win on the road.

And, best of all, they have Russ.

Welcome to Seattle, Percy Harvin. Welcome to the NFC West.

Remember when that division used to suck?