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Thread: Percy Harvin's Future in Minnesota

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    He missed 3 prior to this year. 2 His rookie year, and 1 the following year. Played every game last year. Is that injury prone?

    Countless practices? I'm not sure if I really care or not? Seems like AP usually practices once a week because of various strains and what not during the season? I dunno.
    You are correct, tooshay... But either way, if you have a guy holding out that is not good for the Vikings as a team and their chemistry. I don't see Peterson ever doing that, he's all about loyalty, only if the vikings royally effed him somehow.

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    Last year they scaled back Percy in the offense to keep him on the field. He didn't like that so they centralized him and now he's hurt. He appears to make it to most games, but he has a hard time staying on the field. It's a significant concern for a guy with his style of play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Last year they scaled back Percy in the offense to keep him on the field. He didn't like that so they centralized him and now he's hurt. He appears to make it to most games, but he has a hard time staying on the field. It's a significant concern for a guy with his style of play.
    If you had to guess, how much does Christian Ponder have to do with his high ankle sprain? Now, I realize KFAN is junk a lot of times, but I think Paul Allen knows football pretty well and the guys he has on his show know the locker room pretty well. When this entire situation was going on Ben Leber was on his show, and was talking about how Percy is one of the toughest players in the NFL. They didn't go into his demeanor much, but Leber had said that Percy is the type of person that wouldn't sit out because of money. Leber did say he was a different breed though.

    I doubt they trade Percy for anything but a 1st. They can go Carson Palmer on Percy, and that is the last thing Harvin and his agent would ever want going into the prime of his career.

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    I'd have a tough time stomaching the trade of a first round pick for anything less than another first round pick. Percy hasn't exactly been a bust either. If they think the problem is Percy and it's worth not having him, then just play it year to year and frachize the guy if they decide they want to work something out.

    Personally, I think Percy wouldn't be nearly as difficult if the QB situation was a bit better. AP is the show on this team, but the QB needs to be good enough to get the ball out. I shutter to think what AP could have done had someone like Matt Stafford been manning the helm. I think getting Alex Smith this offseason would be very wise, especially since his value is low enough that they won't likely have to give up their first rounder.

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    I doubt anyone would be able to keep from laughing if you told them Percy for a first rounder straight up. He only has one cheap year left and that is the value of the first round. Get an impact player that keeps you under the cap. I do think you could gain a very valuable pick if you were willing to move back in the first round and add a second rounder. The other scenario is to use Percy to move up in the first round but I doubt you would be able to move up past slot 7-8 even with Percy and the Vikes first rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diehardtwinsfan View Post
    I think getting Alex Smith this offseason would be very wise, especially since his value is low enough that they won't likely have to give up their first rounder.
    Oh god, can we just stick with Ponder if that's the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Oh god, can we just stick with Ponder if that's the case?
    Derp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    If you had to guess, how much does Christian Ponder have to do with his high ankle sprain? Now, I realize KFAN is junk a lot of times, but I think Paul Allen knows football pretty well and the guys he has on his show know the locker room pretty well. When this entire situation was going on Ben Leber was on his show, and was talking about how Percy is one of the toughest players in the NFL. They didn't go into his demeanor much, but Leber had said that Percy is the type of person that wouldn't sit out because of money. Leber did say he was a different breed though..
    I think Ponder has a lot to do with it. Percy has had a taste of what a real, good QB can do for him and he knows Ponder ain't it. Hell, part of his injury I believe is because of how they consistently made him do 99% of the work for what he gained. Many WRs have great QBs that help them look great, Percy was doing it all on his own. I feel like I've said it before, but part of my dislike for Ponder is that he's wasting the prime of guys' careers like Allen and AP and that he's driving our second most dynamic weapon out of town. Now you can add on a defense playing well above it's talent level too.

    I'll keep my Paul Allen thoughts to myself, suffice to say his level of annoyance makes me genuinely wish harm upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Derp.

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