Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was “livid” when the team cut receiver Randy Moss. And with all evidence pointing to coach Brad Childress as being the guy who wanted Moss gone, it looks like the relationship between Harvin and Childress has been significantly damaged.
Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune report that player and coach got into a “heated argument” at practice on Friday. Per the report, Childress questioned Harvin’s effort in practice.
Harvin sprained an ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. Since then, he hadn’t practiced until Friday. In his first session back, he was limping and limited.
Apparently, Chilly smelled a rat, essentially accusing Harvin of embellishing his injury.
“He’s a tough guy,” Childress said after practice. “Let’s face it, he injured that foot
on his first catch of the game and still
was very productive. I would just say he’s tough.”
In other words, Childress thinks Harvin is a lot tougher than what he showed on Friday, and with Childress’ job likely on the line against the Cardinals, Childress wants Harvin on the field.
Meanwhile, it’s a good thing that Childress explained to the media on Wednesday that he doesn’t know what it means to lose a team. If he knew what it meant, he’d possibly realize that it has happened to him.