The years before Percy had Rice, Shank, Berrian (iffy), Favre
Last year was the first year he didn't really have anything. His numbers over three years have gone up 80 yards. He only improved on rushes because Peterson was out and they had to try and find ways to get more yards.
History over 3 years of injuries and health concerns. You guys act like this isn't anything. Yes, he can play, but that's not the only considerations that go into NFL contracts. stop being Rubes for a second and understand the NFL and how things go down. Just because Percy is the 3rd best player on the team, doesn't give him the right to out of no where tell reporters he isn't happy. He should talk to his team first. Reporters don't pay his contract.
Percy Harvin is overrated, mostly by Viking fans.
Spielman says Vikings have no interest in trading Harvin
Posted by Mike Florio
June 20, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin wants a trade, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be getting one.
G.M. Rick Spielman said Wednesday that the team has “no interest at all” in dealing the 2009 offensive rookie of the year.
“We drafted Percy Harvin here,” Spielman said, via ESPN.com. ”He’s a key part of our organization. He’s a key part of our football team. Any issues that are out there or reported, we always handle those internally and continue to handle those internally.”
But that won’t necessarily be the end of it. If Harvin wants out, and if he’s willing to become sufficiently disruptive, he may get his way.
The Vikings set the precedent in this regard last year by cutting long-time left tackle Bryant McKinnie loose, after he showed up for training camp overweight and out of shape.
“In Bryant’s case, he’s been a terrific player for the Vikings,” coach Leslie Frazier said last August. ”I love him as a person. We’ve gotten a great relationship together. But at this point, for all parties involved, I just thought it was the right thing to do, and I’m sure he’s going to catch on with a team and he’s going to do well. He’s a terrific player right now, but for where we are right now and where we’re trying to go to, it just wasn’t the right fit for the direction that we want to go.”
So at what point does Harvin do enough to allow Frazier to reach the same conclusion?
Though there’s no reason to believe Harvin would go T.O. on the Vikings, trying deliberately to get traded by becoming openly insubordinate, Harvin reportedly hasn’t been a model teammate in the past. He reportedly “chuck[ed] a weight” at former coach Brad Childress in 2010, in the days after Childress cut receiver Randy Moss. The alleged move capped a “heated argument” that arose after Childress questioned Harvin’s effort in practice.
At Florida, Harvin reportedly grabbed an assistant coach by the neck and threw him to the ground.
So just because the Vikings don’t want to trade Harvin doesn’t mean Harvin will quit trying to get traded. The question is what else will he do to try to get what he wants?
Here is my take on it. First of all, he is not going to be traded unless we got some offer that was to good to pass up, but that is any player. Percy clearly deserves more money. The Vikings tend to give extensions when there is 1 year remaining, not 2. Harvin saw Peterson get his money and then get hurt, he is trying to protect himself and now is his best opportunity to do that. Some of the other WR's are getting paid more than him, Carlson as well as someone mentioned. With Peterson hurt, he is our only true weapon, he is just taking advantage of our current situation. Very smart by his agent. We are not going to trade him considering we have a top 15 playmaker for two more years for cheap and then can tag him for a 3rd year if an extension isnt given by than. He is obviously not happy about only playing 58.8% either.
Bottom line, don't worry, he will not get traded, the agent and Percy are just trying to get their money while they can.
**** him. What has he done to deserve a trade. Don't get me wrong I'm pissed at the coaches too for letting it come to this, he should've been playing every snap last year but he doesn't deserve this kind of demand to ask to be traded. What has he even done in the NFL yet? He's a glorified slot receiver who can't stay on the field. Immensely talented but he has no right to ask for a trade. I hope we play him like San Diego played Vincent Jackson. Sure we may not get anything for him then but it's proving a point to these young guys who think they own the world just because they play in the NFL. I'de rather watch him rot for two seasons then see him traded to a team and do good. Of course I'de rather them work it out and see him play for us but I think he's the type of guy who just wants out and isn't willing to work to make the team better.
Last edited by JA22; 06-20-2012 at 05:54 PM.
Vikings Roster thread
WE TRUST V4LB!!! HE IS THE GREATEST GUY IN OUR FOURM.
WITHOUT HIM OUR FOURM WOULDNT BE EXCITING.
HE GETS ALL THE WOMEN!!!!
HE IS NEVER WRONG!!!
WE TRIED TO VOTE FOR HIM FOR PRESIDENT BUT HE IS SO GREAT THAT HE WOULDNT RUN FOR OFFICE
My take on this is at that we need to give into Percy and what I mean is we need to put him on the field more. He wants to play and he wants to prove his value. He had 87 catches for 967 yards and 6 tds plus another 345 rushing yards and 2 tds. Those stats were accumulated only playing only 58% of offensive snaps. I understand why we would be a little cautious with him because he does tend to get nagging injuries, like the rib injury he had last season but he's only missed 3 games in his career. I think he is more durable than most people think. Besides A.P. Percy is by far the next best play maker we have and his skill set is pretty rare. He is a very dynamic play maker and needs to have the ball in his hands double digit times per game. The more times the ball is in his hands the more production we get out of him and the better this offense is. This is pretty much a no brainer situation. Put the guy on the field more. I feel like this shouldn't even be in question because a guy with his skill set should be on the field a lot more than he is.
As for his contract I think he should be forced to play out his contract just like every other player. If he wants to be a pouty baby like DeSean Jackson then fine but it isn't going to get him his money any sooner. If I'm Rick Spielman and the rest of the FO, I treat Percy's contract situation the same way the Eagles treated Jackson. The Eagles handled Jackson the right way and showed the rest of the team that being a cry baby and pouting on the sidelines isn't going to get you money. Playing your *** off and working for every penny, like LeSean McCoy did, is the way to go if you want to get your big pay day.
There is a right and a wrong way to handle things and Percy needs to realize that.
PSD Mock Draft Vikings:
RD 1 (#11): DeVante Parker WR Louisville
RD 2 (#45): P.J. Williams CB Florida State
RD 3 (#76): Stephone Anthony LB Clemson
RD 4 (#107): Jeremiah Poutasi G Utah
RD 5 (#129): Mike Davis RB South Carolina via Buffalo (Matt Cassel)
RD 5 (#141): traded to Miami (Mike Wallace)
RD 6 (#172): traded to Buffalo (Matt Cassel)
RD 7 (#203): Frank Clark DE Michigan
RD 7 (#207): Bobby McCain CB Memphis via Miami (Mike Wallace)
UFDA Bryan Bennett QB SE Louisiana