Skip ahead to Friday afternoon before week 7 of the 2014 season and the Seahawks pull the surprise trade of Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional pick. The first opinions on the wire were shock and disbelief that Seattle's most dynamic player, went for a ridiculously cheap price. Now, with perspective, you could say at least they got a pick for him, remember, the Eagles couldn't get anyone to take Jackson.
The similarities are remarkable. Both players have had a big impact on the offense, well, Harvin did when he was healthy. They are both WRs that have a little 'me complex' going on. Both teams have been offensively productive and have winning records with those players. Neither team has had rumors of 'toxic' locker rooms or personnel conflict. Both teams have built a strong culture that Harvin and Jackson seemingly did not embrace. Both teams believed that culture was more important than an individual player or scheme.
Without Jackson, the Eagles only loss has been to the Niners. How will Seattle fare without their deep threat? Since it's nearly a third of the way through the season, there aren't a lot of speedy WRs waiting in the wings ready to jump in at a moments notice so it will be a challenge but Seattle has won without him before, and will do so again. No one in the NFC west will relax by any means, but one less weapon on the offense is still one less weapon.