Harvin's fire fuels his game and his grumbling

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER
  • Updated: March 24, 2013 - 8:55 AM

His explosiveness made it tough for the Vikings to give him up, but tougher to keep him.

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bolock54Mar. 23, 13 6:43 PM

Done.....Overwith....Gone......Move On....... Enough is enough with this guy.....they did real well WITHOUT him last year.......

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purplewvMar. 23, 13 7:14 PM

This isn't a guy who we didn't have the cap room to sign. We did not get outbid in FA. This guy just plain did not want to be here. This has been brewing since his buddy for Florida [NE's TE Hernandez] got a re-structured deal after his 2nd season with Patriots. He has threatened to hold out. Has been a nightmare to coaches, and staff. Was publically outspoken about his unhappiness with things. Weather it was money, Ponder, Spielman, Musgrave, Frazier, or the shade of purple on the Team's uniform. Was he a good player, did he make great plays ? Sure. Is he a Team guy that was willing to do whatever it takes to make the Vikes better ? NO! This guy couldn't even hobble his way down to the side lines to show support when the players could have used it the most. Like him or not. Frazier said it best- "He is a Seahawk, and no longer a concern." Can we move on from this guy. If there is nothing new to write about, at least re-hash a story about someone who is on the team . GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pelican54Mar. 23, 13 7:21 PM

I still think trading Harvin is going to come back and bite the Vikings. You trade a proven commodity for three maybes in draft choices. Harvin wasn't a Randy Moss..when he was on the field he gave it everything he had. Don't think many would dispute that. Doesn't sound like he was a locker room problem. Sounds like his beef was with management. If that's the case, Spielman/Frazier need to learn to deal with issues like that. Harvin isn't the only high strung player in the NFL...teams want ultra competitive players. It just seems that some teams are better at dealing with it than others. It looks like the Vikings aren't one of them.

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gunflintmamaMar. 23, 13 7:26 PM

It's too bad, but there you go. Glad the Vikes had the guts to take a chance on Percy. Glad Percy is now gone. Glad we have two chances in the first round to grab a #1 WR. Glad management is giving Ponder some weapons and another year to prove himself. Glad fans won't forget that this team made the playoffs last season. The feature looks bright, if not spectacular. Glad I don't live in Jacksonville.

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kennyrogersMar. 23, 13 7:33 PM

If the first rounder doesn't pan out, it's a major mistake that ranks right up there with the Randy Moss/Troy Williamson Debacle and the Herschel Walker Catastrophe. The pressure is on Speilman to draft well. As for Percy, let's face it, he's giddy because he's making 10 million bucks now and was making only a million here, nothing else. It would be appreciated if he wouldn't badmouth the team that went out on a limb to draft him when he has the history of migraines and is so effin stupid he can't pass the drug test at the Draft Combine. There, I said it!

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tafknatMar. 23, 13 7:44 PM

Why are we writing about an employee of the Seattle Seahawks?

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ladykasMar. 23, 13 8:35 PM

A mistake too trade him??? It was never going to work out here. He may have been great in the locker room, but that was before he disappeared the 2nd half of the season and didn't even support his teammates in the playoffs. I suspect that had he somehow come back, the locker room situation would start to deteriorate. A great player, but it wasn't going to work here and blaming management for not being able to "fix" it is really short sighted. If Harvin couldn't get along with Frazier, there was no hope. His trade might come back to bite us, but there was really no other choice.

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zatawayMar. 23, 13 9:10 PM

Insightful article. Harvin's obviously got some issues, and while he was a great performer for the Vikes, I'm glad he's gone. It's not as though Harvin was always a great guy and his issues only came about with the Vikes . Clearly his history of behavioral problems goes way back, and it wasn't going to end now. It wasn't about Frazier, Ponder, money etc... In fact I'm sure one of the problems Frazier had with Harvin was figuring out just what would please Harvin. And the sad truth is I'm sure Harvin couldn't identify what was going to make him happy. Whatever, I hope he figures it out one day, but not on Carroll's watch. I hope he regrets the day he ever made the trade for Percy. If there's a prima donna in the bunch it's Carroll.

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pondertimeMar. 23, 1310:36 PM

Harvin is right in a way. He clearly out played his contract do u think the vikings tore it up and payed him no, but they cut winfield cause his cap number was to high. Cant have it both ways. I dont blame a player for being upset about not getting a new contract cause the team will cut a player and not feel bad about it.

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govikesgo28Mar. 23, 1310:47 PM

Who cares. Lets hear some more about Greg Jennings.

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