Filed under "Topics I Can't Believe I Still Have to Slow-Talk to your Morons About," people are apparently still discussing whether or not the Minnesota Vikings should trade wide receiver Percy Harvin. I know. It's god damn ludicrous. You know what someone asked me the other day in regards to this? They asked, "But if we sign Percy long term, how are we going to be able to re-sign Phil Loadholt?!" The answer is no one gives a shit, because passable right tackles are more common than Prince going down on your mom in 1983. Why would you even ask this question?
The best player in the history of the NFL and Jesus Christ reborn, Adrian Peterson, agrees with us. In an interview this week with KFAN radio, he had the following to say:
Peterson made his comments Tuesday in an interview with KFAN-FM in Minneapolis when he was asked whether he thought the Vikings would deal Harvin this offseason.
"To be honest with you, I don't know if we will or not. But me, individually, and giving you my opinion, I wouldn't trade him for nothing," Peterson said.
Now, I know ... Who ever listened to Jesus when he was alive, right?! I mean, let's just stone this Adrian Peterson and hang him to a cross, or something. What a bunch of wackadoo ideas this guy is espousing! What has he done, just ran for 1,598 yards this season with a sports hernia? Why would we want to take his opinion on player talent and roster moves?!
Oh wait, there's more:
Peterson, who won the MVP award after his 2,097-yard season, said Harvin is too special a talent to trade away.
"To do the the things that he's able to do, I don't think there will be a player able to do it better than him. Ever," he said.
So, you have the best football player to ever play the game talking about a player that is currently on the Vikings roster, saying there will never be another player than this player in question, and YOU WANT TO TRADE THIS PLAYER?!
Honestly, what the hell is wrong with you people? I mean, I always knew I hated a certain percent of Vikings fans that were out there, but this is getting ridiculous. I call you morons the "Moss-assins", or, people who drove public opinion in favor of trading Randy Moss out of town during his prime because he was right about how stupid this team was then. You assholes also cheer for Matt Birk, spilt your seed in your pants when Brett Favre signed, and now want Percy Harvin off the roster. Have you yet realized that every side of an argument you take concerning the Vikings is the wrong side? Because it is, and you are, and you need to shut your mouth holes.
I swear to God, if this team trades Percy Harvin because the majority of Vikings fans get all up in arms about it, I will straight disown this team. I will personally hunt you down in every corner of the internet and lambaste you all for being morons detrimental to Vikings fandom and society in general.
In conclusion, Percy stays, you GTFO.
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I hope that when we DO trade Percy Harvin, we get a draft pick back so we can pick an impact player to make up for his production like the last time we did this, and get Troy Williamson again.
COME ON FRAZIER! look at the talent yo have! PULL the team together sign a deep threat reciever to pull the 9 guys out of the box. and win the NORTH, WIN the divisiuonal round and play in the NFC championship! stop whining about how a star player cant be coached!
I bet if Chris Carter was a coach for Harvin, next year we see him in the running for player of the year, and maybe taking a step closer to the Superbowl!
Ziggy If you are reading this, CONSIDER removing the coaches who cant control the player, rather than trade the under coached TALENTED player. COACHING has cost this franchise way too much!
First off, the Prince comment made this worth the read, nicely played sir. Second, the Vikings spent way too long building an offense around ADP and PH to trade one away and restructure the offense. If one person tells me that Jarius Wright and Greg Childs will......that's all the further I will go with that statement b/c you can complete the dumbass statement from there and punch yourself if you believe it. PH is about to enter his prime and will dominate his position for the next 5 years. MN would be stupid to trade him, if it's an attitude issue, get him some attitude readjustment therapy. Do not let a dominate receiver go, not even for Larry Fitzgerald who is heading to a decline in production (drafted 9 years ago, he's 29, his contract is HUGE, how much longer does he dominate?)......father time wins every time and the Vikes couldn't afford him anyway.
been a VIKING fan since Bud Grant, we have had championship teams that were out coached, under coached horrible coaching in clutch situations. THIS more than anything has cost us Championships
The fact that Bill belichick might want him might indicate that with solid coaching an discipline . his off field, and locker room problems can be corrected. We sent Randy Moss to NE and well... belichick did wonders with him.Im not in the locker roomso I dont know. But Im leaning towards the problem beein lack of coaching discipline, verse an unsalvageable player.
You are right. It's the fans who actually think about Salary Cap issues instead of their heart who are the problem. Your right, though, let's pay two guys 10+mil to provenly cut into each other's production. I love Percy Harvin. I think he is phenomenal and we won't get equal value back for a guy this talented. That being said, as long as AD is here, we are a traditional running team. Percy's skill sets will forever be underutilized in MN, an underutilization I'd be willing to pay $3mil for, or $7mil for. Not $10+ mil for. Who actually thinks paying Percy 4x the money as last year (as much as AD) is a good idea long term and will get us closer to the Super Bowl? We still don't have a true #1 WR then.
We trade Percy for anything less than a Larry Fitzgerald type #1 receiver, and the only thought that would come to mind is DEVASTATION. Don't be stooopid, people.
(Stabs self in eyeball repeatedly.)
@pillowporkers While interesting points, keep in mind that Ponder's numbers were far better WITH Percy than without Percy last year. I'll do a post this week that shows this. The record was probably better too, but it's hard to say since Adrian Peterson decided to use his God-powers and break space-time.
Absolutely they were, but keep in mind out of Percy's 677 yards receiving, 531 were after the catch. We use Percy more like a Darren Sproles. If people don't want to accept my word look at Darren Sproles numbers over the past couple years. I can assure you he isn't making 10mil (around 3.5 mil). The vast majority of "pass" plays to Percy are actually more of extensions of the run game. There are no reads, or 1st option, 2nd option, etc. It's a "this play is going to Percy". This, in a way, hurts Ponder's development as true QB, and makes us more predictable because we already have 25-30 of those plays per game going to Adrian. I don't think people realize how much $10mil is. I'm not paying $10mil for versatility. The reason Calvin, Bmarsh, and Adrian make that much is because you know what they can do and can't stop it. They are elite at one thing. They make plays on 3rd and long (regarding the first two). I can mask versatility that with multiple players. You need a slot guy? Danny Amendola (5 mil). You need a guy who has great YAC and can make plays? Reggie Bush (4 mil). You need a good KR/PR? Draft Honey Badger. I just replaced Percy with 3 different players for the same price, on top of added depth at RB and helped our secondary (not that these are anywhere near the signings I'd want the Vikings to make, just using them as examples in this year's FA class). Not to mention the whole "eggs in one basket" theory, of when Percy gets hurt, we get affected in all 3 of these areas, compared to only one. This has nothing to do with any off-field issues either. We would be making a big mistake having two non-QBs on offense getting paid $10+mil per year sucking up 20%+ of our cap. If Percy is willing to come down into the $7mil range, that's what he's worth and now we can talk. Percy DOES NOT DESERVE Adrian money.