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Percy Harvin asks the Vikings to trade him

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Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin hinted on Tuesday that he’s not happy in Minnesota, and now he has asked to be traded.

The Associated Press reports that Harvin has requested a trade from the Vikings. However, the report says the Vikings don’t expect to grant that request because the team still views Harvin as one of its most talented players, despite the occasional headaches (literal and figurative) that his presence brings.

Harvin arrived in Minnesota as a first-round draft pick in 2009 and has shown great playmaking ability as a receiver, runner and return man, although he has also been an unhappy camper at times, and he’s been hampered by migraine headaches. Harvin has two more years left on his contract and is scheduled to make $915,000 this year and $1.5 million next year, and he likely views himself as underpaid, although he declined to get into specifics about whether his contract is the reason he’s unhappy.

Ultimately, it seems likely that Harvin will play this season in Minnesota, and will do so under his current contract. And will remain unhappy.

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  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 9:37 AM

    It wouldn’t be the Vikings if there weren’t some controversy.

  2. cserisey says: Jun 20, 2012 9:38 AM

    Diminishing skills. He was only good at returning kicks. Don’t forget the headache problems too. I am a Browns fan, and although we need help, I wouldn’t want him…………..

  3. bucrightoff says: Jun 20, 2012 9:40 AM

    Smoke a few doobies and chill out Percy.

  4. darthsaint says: Jun 20, 2012 9:40 AM

    Must not be enough good migraine doctors or QBs in MN.

  5. milhousemn says: Jun 20, 2012 9:40 AM

    On behalf of Vikings fans everywhere, **** you.

  6. lbpackfan says: Jun 20, 2012 9:41 AM

    Smart man…get outta there while you’re still young. Give yourself a chance to play on a winner. Good luck, Percy! You’re one heck of an athlete…you deserve better than what that brutal purple armpit franchise has to offer.

  7. darocnessmonsta says: Jun 20, 2012 9:42 AM

    Here’s and idea Dallas need a third reciever and Vikings need a cornerback Jenkins for Harvin even trade they both are first round picks so it would work!!!

  8. angrycorgi says: Jun 20, 2012 9:44 AM

    Underrated receiver, IMO. He was a MUCH bigger part of Florida’s success than most give him credit for. If Tebow weren’t around soaking up all the credit for their success, Harvin would have been viewed differently. He made Tebow look good.

  9. kyledunivan says: Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM

    Dallas needs to jump on this guy he would fill a major need for a third wide receiver maybe w wn swap Jenkins for harvin Vikings suck at cb and we need depth at receiver the nfl is evolving and Jenkins would finally be happy if we traded him

  10. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM

    wow. What is with receivers not being happy any more? You not happy? Ask TO and Ocho what complaining gets you.

  11. vincentbojackson says: Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM

    No surprise. Heard horror stories about this guy’s actions while at Florida.

  12. shiftyshellshocked says: Jun 20, 2012 9:46 AM

    Percy Pringle

  13. inallsincerity says: Jun 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    In my very humble & honest opinion, I think that he’s unhappy with his QB situation. He feels, as I do, that Joe Webb gives them a better chance to win. At the very least, Webb should be given the opportunity to compete for the starting job and that’s not happening. I think Percy has reviewed film from last year and has come to that conclusion.

  14. muskyhunter2542 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    Looks as if you have a little Javon Walker goin on up there?!?!?

  15. cash804 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    He can’t win a championship in MN, why would he want to go to Dallas where he can’t win one either?!

  16. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    Maybe he could “retire” then unretire to go to the team he thinks will be better for him..but that would be circumventing the free agency rules right?..Or not?

  17. joetoronto says: Jun 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    It seems to me that the Vikings signed up for a full time player, but received a part time player.

    It should be the Vikings complaining, not Harvin.

  18. muskyhunter2542 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    He would be the 4th or 5th reviever in GB

  19. farty5 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:49 AM

    A Florida player who is a whiner? You don’t say…

  20. muskyhunter2542 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:49 AM

    Reciever that is…

  21. fwippel says: Jun 20, 2012 9:49 AM

    Not going to happen. Harvin is under contract. He can hold out for a new contract, and if the team is smart, they’ll work with him on it.

    Harvin was the team’s offensive MVP last year. The Vikings should re-do and extend his contract. But trade him? No way.

  22. bigzant82 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    CLEVELAND MAKE THE TRADE AND GET HIM A HEADACHE SPECIALIST ASAP HE’s WHAT WE BEEN WAITING FOR. PUT CRIBBS BACK AT RETURNS PUT HARVIN AS THE #2-3 SPOT
    PUT LITTLE AND MO-MASS ON THE OUTSIDE OR SWITCH IT UP

  23. purpleman527 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:50 AM

    I just lost any respect I had for Harvin.

    He has never even stated or expressed being unhappy with the Vikings. Maybe its because the Vikings actually drafted several wide receivers this year?

    The Vikings ought to sit on him and make him stay for two years.

  24. trollhammer20 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:51 AM

    What is it with wide receivers?

  25. mankato98 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:52 AM

    Fine. Screw him. Let’s trade him to NE for Welker and a 4th-rd pick…

  26. specialteamsposter says: Jun 20, 2012 9:53 AM

    Harvin seems very integral to Minny’s ability to put up points. Those contracts numbers listed seem a bit low for someone as key to team’s production as he is. When on the field he is always a threat. That being said the migraine issue always raised red flags for me about a possible link to concussions, but I’m just speculating on that front. Hate to see what Minny looks like without him, and this is coming from a Lions fan.

  27. zn0rseman says: Jun 20, 2012 9:53 AM

    Perspective.

    While he is underpaid at just under a million dollars in salary, Harvin should consider two things.

    1: 1,000,000.00 is a heck of a lot of money. Most people make less than 10% of that.

    2: The reason he is only making 1,000,000.00 this year is because he smoked pot right before the NFL combine. That caused him to slide to late in the first round of the draft. The Vikings took a big chance on him, drafting him in the first round and taking a firestorm of abuse from the sports media as a result. If he is unhappy with the contract that resulted from that, he has only to look in a mirror to find the person responsible.

  28. dexterismyhero says: Jun 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    Add him to the concussion lawsuit shortly.

  29. Nikhil Balakumar says: Jun 20, 2012 9:54 AM

    if he’s gone you can kiss christian ponders career goodbye

  30. ishallcomment says: Jun 20, 2012 9:55 AM

    ohhh *****!

    as a Packer fan I hope he IS traded… to us.

    sadly..it…will…never…happen :(

    Percy has earned more $$$, he is a damn good player.

    they’ll work it out.

  31. bhindenemylines says: Jun 20, 2012 9:57 AM

    Trade him to Dallas straight up for Mike Jenkins.

    Dallas needs another proven WR, Vikings need a good CB.

    Win/Win for all parties.

    Get it done.

  32. voiceofrealism says: Jun 20, 2012 9:57 AM

    Harvin,
    Don’t blame you for wanting leave. But play out your contract, and sign somewhere else. You don’t get to leave just because your team isn’t as good as you’d like.

  33. subzero00 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:58 AM

    Thanks Chilly! You thoroughly assessed this guy’s attitude to warrant a 1st round pick, just like you said. Argh!

  34. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    Can you blame him?

  35. tjacks7 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    darocnessmonsta says:

    Here’s and idea Dallas need a third reciever and Vikings need a cornerback Jenkins for Harvin even trade they both are first round picks so it would work!!!

     ———-

    Here’s another idea: the Vikings do a sign and trade with Troy Williamson for Jenkins. They were Borg 1st rounders so it would work!!!

    But seriously, I think his unhappiness can be associated to the poor coaching staff, play calling, questionable deviation making; ie, pulling Harvin from the game half of the offensive snaps.

  36. lolb23 says: Jun 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    LOL @ Vikings

  37. benjgold12 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    I would rather have him than Adrian Peterson, Pay this man ASAP. Percy is the guy that you watch play with your jaw wide open. He cannot be tackled by a Cornerback. Once Christian Ponder pans out (obviously praying for this), Percy will be an elite Pro Bowl slot receiver which this day in age is a lot more important than a Runningback that just came off of a groosum leg injury. They gave a runningback a dumb long term contract in a passing league. It is getting harder and harder to be a Viking (Minnesota) fan by the minute. Go Lynx I guess!

  38. shawon0meter says: Jun 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    Probably shouldn’t have signed his contract in the first place then. Did he plan on not being good or something?

  39. tombradysponytail says: Jun 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    Maybe they should just eliminate all professional sports in Minny. It just seems so pointless.

    Well, I guess they could keep the Lynx…

  40. lgw91s says: Jun 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    The solution to all his problems? Same as always. $$$.

  41. mataaaa says: Jun 20, 2012 10:01 AM

    this news just ruined my day

  42. upyoursnfu says: Jun 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    Future NY Jet

  43. jimr10 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    Percy… first thing is…another team has to want you….

  44. Patskrieg dot com says: Jun 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    I would almost always side with the team/fans on this one, and call Harvin a baby.

    But given the way Frazier used him last year, and the Vikings lackluster rationale for keeping their best receiver on the bench half the time I’m really hard pressed to blame Harvin for wanting out.

  45. threedeep1998 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    cserisey – you brown fans aren’t too smart huh? Guy is a top WR in the league. Runs, takes returns, and is the most explosive WR in MN.

  46. bdickey33 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:04 AM

    lbpackfan says:Jun 20, 2012 9:41 AM

    Smart man…get outta there while you’re still young. Give yourself a chance to play on a winner. Good luck, Percy! You’re one heck of an athlete…you deserve better than what that brutal purple armpit franchise has to offer.

    From 1968 – 1981 the Packer had 3 or 4 winning seasons in 23 years. Once the Vikings hit a mark like that you can describe them as an armpit franchise. For now it seems they are in a rebuilding phase.

  47. kidpresentable says: Jun 20, 2012 10:07 AM

    He has no leverage here. If the Vikings were close to being a playoff caliber team, and he was the difference between them finishing 10-6 or 9-7, then he has some power. He’s maybe the difference between them finishing with 5 wins instead of 4. Let him pout, it will only cost him money when teams don’t offer him as much in the future because they view him as a potential cancer.

  48. packhawk04 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:11 AM

    Good luck with a pissed off diva.

  49. dvoxrox says: Jun 20, 2012 10:11 AM

    Oh what a Percy.

  50. conormacleod says: Jun 20, 2012 10:13 AM

    Nothing to see here. Another athlete that likes to make noise. He will play, and play well. We all make the mistake of listening to these guys too much. Just play the damn game and shut up.

  51. thegrey7 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    The Vikings went out of their way to draft Harvin when most other teams wouldn’t touch him because of his behavior in colllege.

    They’ve been extremely supportive of him and his health issues, even though he has not even come close to playing a full season.

    And this is how he repays them?

  52. mediasloppy says: Jun 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    This guy needs to explain himself, before I get just as frustrated as him. What’s he want? He’s had the best doctors money can afford. Has missed more practice than any player I know. And even missing those practices he is put in as a play-maker in WR & RB. That takes trust and he has used that trust by causing penalties and being lined-up wrong. Percy would be the first Jersey I’d buy, so I’m a bit disappointed in how things are going.

  53. bigmike7914 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:17 AM

    I can never understand why teams keep guys around that don’t want to be there, if he asks for a trade trade him to the highest bidder no matter where that is, cause at the end of the day all they’re going to be is a distraction and a terrible disgruntled teammate…see TO, Randy Moss, Desean Jackson, Ocho Cinco, Albert Haynesworth

  54. trojan33sc says: Jun 20, 2012 10:19 AM

    Percy was a HUGE part of the offense @ Florida averaging over 10 yards per reception AND over 10 yards per carry. Tebow and Florida would not have had their success without him, however he needs to demonstrate that he can remain healthy for a full season “then” ask for a pay raise. Unfortunately WR “Diva-Itis” is on display here. Shut your pie hole and play Percy !!

  55. cantonbound13 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:19 AM

    If Rick Speilman was my boss I’d want to be traded too.

  56. jwreck says: Jun 20, 2012 10:20 AM

    cserisey says: Jun 20, 2012 9:38 AM

    Diminishing skills. He was only good at returning kicks. Don’t forget the headache problems too. I am a Browns fan, and although we need help, I wouldn’t want him…………..
    _____________
    Really? Really? I don’t want to seem like a Cleveland-basher here, and I’m sorry if it comes off that way. But the Browns? Don’t need Percy Harvin? Yes, he has the migraine problems and some off field issues. But the Browns are planning to start Travis Benjamin this year.

    Most draft experts predicted the oft-suspended Benjamin, clearly a much larger threat off the field than on, would not be drafted. Do you know what you have to do to get suspended at the U? I don’t, and I don’t think I want to. No disrespect to Greg Little, who should be the next T.O. (hopefully only in terms of skillset, not mindset), but the Browns are in no position to say no to a receiver of Harvin’s caliber right now. In fact the only team in the league who might need Harvin more than Cleveland is Minnesota.

  57. jolink653 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:20 AM

    if the vikings do put him on the block i wouldn’t be surprised to see the patriots make a run at him…BB was really big on harvin and he was disgusted when the vikings grabbed him one pick before the patriots had a chance so he traded out of the first round…don’t really need another receiver but still wouldn’t be crazy to think that they would find room for harvin

  58. vikingssoxfrustration says: Jun 20, 2012 10:22 AM

    ::facepalm::

  59. mnomalley says: Jun 20, 2012 10:22 AM

    I can see where Percy is coming from here. The Vikings have him lined up at RB at least 5 times a game and he does KR’s too and goes 100 every time. He deserves a better contract with how much of a load he carries.

  60. chillyp says: Jun 20, 2012 10:25 AM

    Percy, once you get out of Minny you’ll become the Elite Receiver that dominates the game for years, just like me.

    ~Sydney in Seattle.

  61. glenne81 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:26 AM

    Viking fan here.

    this is not a me first issue.

    this is a clear cut example of a player knowing the team, system and coach are not going to take him anywhere. would you want to get killed every week for nothing???

    jerrad wasnt at OTA’s either. there is a problem here and it aint going away.

  62. jamesneuf says: Jun 20, 2012 10:29 AM

    He’d be a GREAT fit for the team that I support!

  63. insanelomein2 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:30 AM

    threedeep1998 says:

    cserisey – you brown fans aren’t too smart huh? Guy is a top WR in the league. Runs, takes returns, and is the most explosive WR in MN.
    ———————————————-

    He’s a #1 on a bad team with receivers like Greg Lewis and Greg Cammarillo, he’s a #3 on 80% of the NFL rosters.

  64. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jun 20, 2012 10:31 AM

    S’funny – I remember Vikes fans saying (not very long ago) good riddance to Sidney Rice as they only needed Percy Harvin. Who are you claiming you only need this time?

  65. kennyfukinpowers says: Jun 20, 2012 10:31 AM

    Congrats to Viking fans! Minn is now a bigger embarrasment than the Deadskins!

  66. drexelvol says: Jun 20, 2012 10:32 AM

    Did doctors diagnose the root cause of his migraines to be the Vikings themselves?

  67. supermariojosh says: Jun 20, 2012 10:33 AM

    mankato98 says:
    Jun 20, 2012 9:52 AM
    Fine. Screw him. Let’s trade him to NE for Welker and a 4th-rd pick…
    —————————————
    Yeah because Harvin’s way better than Welker so NE would need to sweeten the pot.

    Might as well trade Ponder for Brady and a third rounder while you’re at it.

  68. jgedgar70 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:34 AM

    If this article had been published 2 months ago, I’d be screaming for the Panthers to go get him. But we drafted Joe Adams, who is a Harvin clone (although we’ll have to wait and see if Adams produces like Harvin).

    I think Harvin should chill out. The Vikes just drafted a stud O-lineman, Peterson will be back eventually and both of the QBs have some potential. They probably won’t win much this year but if they have a good draft next year, things could be on the upswing.

  69. dstep24 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:36 AM

    Cue the Pete Carroll-to-Vikings phone call.

  70. inallsincerity says: Jun 20, 2012 10:36 AM

    “Overall, just breaking down game film and breaking down quarterbacks, breaking down myself, defenses I may face that I faced last year, things like that.”

    I could see him scrutinizing himself and breaking down opposing defenses but why quarterbacks??? It didn’t help that Musgrave pulled him from the game in certain formations because he has to be on the field at all times if they want to win. As I stated in the post above, I don’t think he’s sold on Ponder and feels that Webb should at least be given an opportunity to compete for the starting job. Just sayin’…

  71. shiftyshellshocked says: Jun 20, 2012 10:39 AM

    Use him like Wes Welker and we’d be stylin!

  72. inallsincerity says: Jun 20, 2012 10:40 AM

    There are a lot of Christian Ponder fans on here. HA!

  73. jimmysee says: Jun 20, 2012 10:42 AM

    Send him to Green Bay where he could be like #7 on the wide receiver deth chart!

  74. antalicus says: Jun 20, 2012 10:42 AM

    If he doesn’t want to be on the team then trade him but if its money issue then pay him. Hes a great player but I can see us getting a good trade for him. I also believe TO would be a good addition to the Vikings and hes available. Before his ACL injury he had a great year and he may be a good temporary player for the year.

  75. cuda1234 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:42 AM

    Harvin was a problem in high school and a such a problem at UF that many teams took him completely off their draft boards. This should not surprise anyone.

  76. antalicus says: Jun 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    If the Vikings become known as a team that people don’t want play on, it wont help them in the long run so they need so change that image.

  77. pskotte says: Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    bdickey33 says:
    From 1968 – 1981 the Packer had 3 or 4 winning seasons in 23 years. Once the Vikings hit a mark like that you can describe them as an armpit franchise.
    ———————————————–
    If you do the math correctly that would translate to 3 or 4 winning years out of thirteen. Plenty of teams have done much worse than that.

  78. brenenostler says: Jun 20, 2012 10:53 AM

    I would be upset if I had to play for the Vikings too.

  79. Grulks says: Jun 20, 2012 10:58 AM

    darocnessmonsta wrote:
    Here’s and idea Dallas need a third reciever and Vikings need a cornerback Jenkins for Harvin even trade they both are first round picks so it would work!!!
    =============
    Apples and oranges. I’m a Dallas fan, but there is no way either tream would commit to this trade:

    Harvin is under contract for two more years, Jenkins is a FA after this year.

    Harvin currently has a clean bill of health, Jenkins is still recovering from surgery.

    Harvin is a more explosive player than Jenkins.

    In Jenkins, Dallas has insurance in a starting level DB at a relatively cheaply price (his salary this year in peanuts). They’re likely to get some sort of compensatory pick when he walks.

    In Harvin, Minnie has a well rounded player who arguably is one of the best slot receivers in the game (even if he doesn’t figure to line up there this year).

    Bottom line, Minnie would want more than a 1 for 1, and Dallas wouldn’t give up what Minnie likely would ask.

  80. vikingdoode says: Jun 20, 2012 11:01 AM

    This guy plays bigger than he is and he’s an impact player. He’ll be out of Football in 5 years but this guy has out played his rookie contract. The team should take care of him…I like the dudes play when hes on the field i surely dont blame him what hes doing he needs the straight cash homie.

  81. shl4vikes says: Jun 20, 2012 11:03 AM

    Say it ain’t so Percy, say it ain’t so…

  82. gorms3308 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:05 AM

    What is up with people wanting the Vikings to trade Percy for Mike Jenkins…Since when has Jenkins been considered a good CB? Last time I checked teams don’t trade up into the top-10 to get a CB, if your team already has sufficient talent at that position…

  83. marshmellon says: Jun 20, 2012 11:08 AM

    Go to Houston. We need a slot receiver and good return man that doesn’t catch footballs with his face mask.

  84. andresthedragon1234 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:09 AM

    Any viking fan saying they dont need/want harvin, is clearly uneducated for the simple fact that the vikings NEED harvin more than he needs the vikings. Look at the division u play in (bears- hester marshall bennet, Lion- megatron nuff said, packers- do i really need to go there). He is your only vertical threat and the dumb browns fan that said his value is only kr/pr is wrong. Ask any fantasy owner that had him or played against him. He was a rb at times and a great wr esp down the field. Its not his fault he wants to be with a winner and in that division the vikes are far from it. Aside from the occasional migraine (which anyone who knows anything about migraines u dont know til the dayit comes up and its very painful!) he is very skilled and great at running slants. As a niner fan ill throw in manningham and maybe if i feel generous, ill throw in Moss lol. Actually i don’t think moss would wanna go there.
    Be careful AP maybe next when hes coming back from injury and everyone is stacking 8 in the box.

  85. chatham10 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:11 AM

    This once again the agent wanting him to get more money so once again “follow the money”.I love the one post who said “Harvin watched tape and does not like the qb situation”, the only film Harvin has watched is in a movie. He is a very good player but this stuff happens every year and for most teams, just keep checking NFL and remember today how many running backs are also holding out. I is and always will MONEY.

  86. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    pskotte says:Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    bdickey33 says:
    From 1968 – 1981 the Packer had 3 or 4 winning seasons in 23 years. Once the Vikings hit a mark like that you can describe them as an armpit franchise.
    ———————————————–
    If you do the math correctly that would translate to 3 or 4 winning years out of thirteen. Plenty of teams have done much worse than that.
    _______

    He meant 1968 – 1991. They made the playoffs twice in that stretch and one of those was the strike season.

  87. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    Well, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the Vikings. That 1998 team was something special. First, Christian Ponder has to be the QB of the future, not Joe Webb, no matter how bad Ponder is. Second, I really can’t stand GB fans any longer. The #4 that went to the Purple and Gold revitalized your franchise, stop making it seem like GB has always been God’s gift to the NFL, because it hasn’t been. I’d bet that without Favre you wouldn’t have, A.) At least 1 superbowl Trophy in the last 20 years, and B.) AAron Rodgers, so shut it. Third, Percy harvin puts up solid number with a poor supporting cast, put him on a team with weapons like the Pats, Texans, Cowboys, Saints or even the Bills, and his number would explode, he’s a Top 20 WR, which means he will be a number one on many teams, and much better than what they have. To be honest though, I’d trade him. If you give him a raise, but he feels he outperforms it in a few years, it will be the same song and dance. (I.E. D.Revis.) As a team, you can’t worry about a player whose going to dislike his contract every few years, it causes internal tension. They could easily get a few picks for him, maybe a 1st, or a package of 2nd’s and late rounders. If Ponder can progress, and I think he can, he can live without Percy as long as he has AP.

  88. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    muskyhunter2542 says:Jun 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    He would be the 4th or 5th reviever in GB

    muskyhunter2542 says:Jun 20, 2012 9:49 AM

    Reciever that is…
    ______

    I love how GB fans correct their typos and still misspell the word.

  89. moagecu says: Jun 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    bdickey33 says:
    From 1968 – 1981 the Packer had 3 or 4 winning seasons in 23 years. Once the Vikings hit a mark like that you can describe them as an armpit franchise.
    _____

    So, atleast we know you can’t do math. How long did it take you to find the most random years to use to try and make the Packers, one of the greatest NFL franchies in the NFL look bad.

    Not a packers fan.

  90. antalicus says: Jun 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    Im starting to think it has to do with them not playing Webb at QB the more I think about it.

  91. 2ruefan says: Jun 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    You folks posting that he has “diminishing” skills or is “Only good at returning kicks”, etc. really need to get me some of what you are smoking.

    I can understand it due to their poor back to back seasons, but you MUST not have been watching any footage of Vikings games.

    He is extremely talented, and very versatile and very fast. He is a sold runner, receiver and is one of the most talented players on the team if not in the NFL.

    That being said, as a long time Vikings fan, I am EXTREMELY disappointed in his “asking to be traded” crap.

    Another “Oh, I”m underpaid” crybaby.

    Dang it we Viking Fans can NOT catch a break…..

  92. jimnsota says: Jun 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Personally I think he’s pissed because the Vikings gave John Carlson 5 mil a year.

  93. moneey31 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    Best slot receiver in the league and a great kick returner who has clearly out played his contract. Outside of A.P, he is the biggest offensive threat and he isn’t even getting a million dollars this year. I doubt they do trade him, but like others have said, I hope he gets traded for Mike Jenkins ( you can throw Felix Jones or Kevin Ogletree in the pot also) I strongly believe Percy is a top 100 player if stays healthy and gets a real quarterback

  94. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    antalicus says:Jun 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    Im starting to think it has to do with them not playing Webb at QB the more I think about it.
    ________

    If you check the stats, you’ll see that Percy had his best games when Ponder was the quarterback. Webb is not a good passer so I don’t know why Harvin would prefer Webb.

  95. whitemike55 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    I can only the Texans offense and how dynamic it would be to have Andre Johnson out wide, Percy in the Slot, Owen Daniels at TE, Foster in the backfield, Schaub under center.

    Not to mention Houston had the #2 ranked defense last year.

    I’d say Superbowl Contenders for sure.

    I’d like for the Texans to atleast make a call.

  96. rmfp1978 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    He deserves the $ let’s underpay him cause he got busted smoking weed in college. He’s a outstanding athlete that is used as a rb, wr, kr. I think the rams should go 4 him trade one of their picks and get rid of one of the terds they have playing in their wr corp already like brandon gibson

  97. jwreck says: Jun 20, 2012 11:44 AM

    insanelomein2 says: Jun 20, 2012 10:30 AM
    He’s a #1 on a bad team with receivers like Greg Lewis and Greg Cammarillo, he’s a #3 on 80% of the NFL rosters.
    _________

    No matter how you view receiver depth, this comment is just absurd. Perhaps in Green Bay, New England, and New Orleans, Harvin might be considered the third best receiving option, but there isn’t a team in the league with two WR’s (as in WR’s, not TE’s) inarguably superior to Harvin.

    However, the important issue here is the changing nature of the receiver position and terms like #1, #2, and #3 receiver becoming increasingly outdated. How exactly do you compare a Wes Welker to a Vincent Jackson or a Santana Moss to a Calvin Johnson? The receiver role is diversifying from a numerical hierarchy into a hierarchy of roles. Slot guys, speedsters, YAC guys, red zone targets, are all different kinds of wideout. In today’s NFL it’s getting increasingly hard to say “he’s a #1″, “he’s a #2″, and so on. Instead coaches look at receivers and say, he’s a slot guy who’s better at YAC than our current slot guy, let’s bring him in.

    Returning to Harvin, he’s a slot receiver and a speedster/downfield threat. That doesn’t mean he’s a worse receiver than a YAC/Red Zone guy like Victor Cruz, just different. If Ray Lewis were asked to play safety, he would, without a doubt, struggle in coverage. However, does this mean Ed Reed is a better player? No, they are just different.

    In summary, while Harvin is not the greatest thing since sliced bread; he’s certainly in the top half of receivers in the league regardless of specialty, and it’s stupid to oversimplify NFL offenses and athlete’s abilities by labeling guys as 1’s or 2’s or 3’s. Receivers should be categorized by their strengths and weaknesses and how that relates to other receivers in the league with similar skillsets.

  98. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:50 AM

    the vikings already made taxpayers foot half a billion dollars for a new stadium, so why cheap out on the teams best player?

  99. moagecu says: Jun 20, 2012 11:54 AM

    I’d bet that without Favre you wouldn’t have, A.) At least 1 superbowl Trophy in the last 20 years,
    ____

    Well thats 1 more Super Bowl Trophy than and 10 more NFL Championships than than the Vikings. I think the Packers fans would still be proud of that.

    Are you also using IFs to try and prove Packers fans wrong?

    If thats what we are doing, IF the colts never left Baltimore Peyton Manning may have never won a super bowl.

  100. rgi22 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:00 PM

    The Niners would love to take that headache off your hands vikes

  101. adamg1230 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:01 PM

    Joe Webb is an athlete nit and NFL QB, they need to find a way to get him on the field. That being said, Harvin wants more money which I’m ok with, just work with the team don’t turn into a diva right away

  102. klunge says: Jun 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    I hate these deceiving statements about players’ salaries, attempting to show how they are underpaid as the reason for their unhappiness. So his salary is allegedly $915K this year and $1.5M next year which is the final year of his rookie deal. Subtract that from the $14.7M contract and it would seem he got a front-loaded deal, being paid close to $13M already. His AVERAGE salary on this deal is close to $3M per year, which is not unreasonable for a guy who is talented but misses alot of time for health issues.

  103. fourthandafoot says: Jun 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    On draft day it looked like the Eagles made a wise decision taking Jeremy Maclin over the pothead. Still seems like the right decision.

  104. cannonballdookie says: Jun 20, 2012 12:06 PM

    He knows he’s injury prone and can’t see himself performing great for 2 more years to get a long term deal I guess?

    With that said, I think he’s an amazing WR when he’s on the field and every other team in the league would want him. Minnesota needs to keep him happy because he’s the only receiving option they got.

  105. glac1 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:20 PM

    I’m not a viking fan but I’d try to get rid of the spoiled brat. He’ll be a cancer for this team that is in a rebuilding mode. If he was an “every down player” it would be different but history shows this isn’t the case.

  106. mnvikes7897 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    I like him, but trade him while we still can get something, we’re not going anywhere anyway. Peace out Percy

  107. blockedshotnyr says: Jun 20, 2012 12:31 PM

    The Vikings will not trade Harvin now – they’ll either let him play out the year and extend him or trade him then. To those of you saying Harvin is only a third, you are nuts. To the Cowboys fans who think Jenkins for Harvin is fair – are also nuts.

    Although it’s always fun to speculate on potential trade destinations:

    1. St. Louis – I think St. Louis would be an ideal fit for Harvin – given the excess picks St. Louis possesses and the need for a playmaker at WR.

    2. Miami – The Dolphins have zip at WR (aside from Bess, who is a nice slot option) and Harvin would give them a sorely needed playmaker at WR and is an great fit for the offense Sherman is looking to run.

    3. Cleveland – Certainly could use some playmaking at WR – would open up the middle of the field with his speed for Little and keep defenses honest dealing with Richardson.

    4. Indy – Harvin’s a young wideout who could pair with Reggie Wayne and give the Colts a nice two TE, two WR look for Luck right from the start (although I doubt the Colts are looking to make this deal – looking to keep the picks).

    5. NY Jets – relying on a 2nd Rnd pick as your #2 WR is always a risky proposition – would open up the middle for Keller and Holmes, could also help on punt returns.

  108. fanz928 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    If he’s got the skill you guys should criticize something he lacks

  109. worldofwinning says: Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM

    I suggest trading him to the Patriots. He would fill in well when they most likely release Welker at the end of this season and the Vikings could get at least a 2nd for him

  110. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 12:44 PM

    I love how GB fans correct their typos and still misspell the word

    Riight…and I love how the Viking fans are soooo obsessed with GB. You guys are like stalkers.

  111. waxthat says: Jun 20, 2012 12:49 PM

    To the Niners for Tedd Ginn; 2nd & 3rd round picks

  112. vikesfansteve says: Jun 20, 2012 12:50 PM

    Trade him to Pittsburgh for Mike Wallace & Ike Taylor since Wallace needs to be signed long term & Taylor is near the end. The Steelers will then have a great receiver who is coming into his prime & the Vikings will have a true #1 receiver and sign him long term. Harvin throws weights at coaches. Doesn’t practice well at all. He is great in games but his practice habits a atrocious. Then Harvin can complain to the Steelers about a new contract and they will tell him to go #### himself just like most of the Vikings fans probably feel like telling him right now. Oh yeah did the Vikings ask him for a million dollars back when he fumbled in the NFC Championship & sat out practice the whole week prior to the game?

  113. myspaceyourface says: Jun 20, 2012 12:52 PM

    Mike Wallace

    for

    Percy Harvin

    Get it done.

  114. shaggytoodle says: Jun 20, 2012 12:53 PM

    Years after his retirement Favre’s influence can still be seen on those young Minny players.

    This guy isn’t close to being worth the headache.

    He misses practice, He doesn’t have over a 1000 recieving yards. He is solid, nothing more nothing less.

  115. mwindle1973 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:57 PM

    Yeah nice thinking….they’ll never trade him…not this year. But on another subject…this is the 3rd player I’ve read about suffering from debilitating migraine headaches. Not like most people suffer from migraines, but like they have them off and on for days, weeks or months at a time. Bengals rookie Donte Moch missed most of last season with this problem. I’m just wondering, because I know someone who had a head injury and they suffer from a debilitating migraine condition, where they sometimes have a seizure with the migraine. And it wasn’t a major, major blow to the head. It was a broomstick from a defective factory stamping machine. It spit out and smacked them flush from the top of the forehead to the jaw. Now granted it’s a shot. Probably like some hitting you flush in the face with broomstick. But not much different than some of the brain trauma an NFL player might experience many times in his career. And this person took one shot just right, and it still effects them 20 years later, and will forever.

  116. spartan822 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:58 PM

    Maybe they can trade him for Larry Fitzgerald.

  117. ernie ernie says: Jun 20, 2012 1:06 PM

    I posted yesterday (IMH))anytime that an athlete says he is unhappy its about da mooooooooony.
    Apparently he is in the last year of contract and there has been no talks to renew it at this time and he wants a new one now and the big bucks.

    Sure one more big concussion and he may be gone and not worth a hoot to anyone else. His agent told him that, thus he should be unhappy.

  118. mediasloppy says: Jun 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    One problem he might have is that last year when he wanted to get on the field he was sidelined, because he missed so many practices they left him out of certain packages.

    It’s hard to say what the right call was. Like I said above. The Vikings did put trust in him to play in packages he had limited practice in and he lined up wrong causing penalties or a breakdown of the play call.

  119. yourwhathurts says: Jun 20, 2012 1:13 PM

    If they decide to trade him, which they will not do because money solves all problems, how about to Pittsburgh for Mike Wallace?

  120. minnyfan4life says: Jun 20, 2012 1:15 PM

    I really think if he would have been patient the Vikings would have paid him well. I don’t remember the last time that the Vikings had problems with paying their players. Look at AP, Greenway, Sullivan, etc. they pay well to the guys that earn it and Percy has earned it so if he would have been patient I’m positive the Vikings would have rewarded him with a new contract.

  121. cpo187 says: Jun 20, 2012 1:50 PM

    If the Vikings used him (and their other weapons) correctly, there is no reason Harvin shouldn’t have at least 1300 yards and 8 TD’s every year for them. He is like a much stronger and more talented Victor Cruz.

  122. tecmobowl34 says: Jun 20, 2012 1:57 PM

    Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Eden Prairie, MN should have sympathy with Harvin. 3 years was all I could take too. But the ladies at the Starbucks there are awesome.

  123. veence69 says: Jun 20, 2012 2:01 PM

    pskotte says:
    Jun 20, 2012 10:49 AM
    bdickey33 says:
    From 1968 – 1981 the Packer had 3 or 4 winning seasons in 23 years. Once the Vikings hit a mark like that you can describe them as an armpit franchise.
    ———————————————–
    If you do the math correctly that would translate to 3 or 4 winning years out of thirteen. Plenty of teams have done much worse than that.

     ————–
    He didn’t do the math right. It was 68-91. And half of their home games each season were played in Milwaukee because no one wanted to drive to GB to see their shhhty team.

  124. vikings1976 says: Jun 20, 2012 2:12 PM

    He’s still under contract for two more years with the Vikings. Once his contract is up, they could franchise him if they so choose, so if the Vikings wanted to make him honor his contract, he’s locked up for 3 years minimum.

    Under the new CBA any player under contract that refuses to report to training camp it’s going to cost him $30k per day. Considering Percy’s contract is only $915k this year, I doubt he’s going to be holding out for very long.

    If he decides to hold out next year, his option year, not only will he lose $30k per day that he doesn’t report to camp, but he will lose the equivalent of a game check for each preseason game that he misses as well.

    Percy deserves more money than he is currently getting, no doubt about it. But his hand isn’t very strong in the negotiations. Especially with a team that is in rebuilding mode.

  125. hbdbrowns33 says: Jun 20, 2012 2:25 PM

    Those few don’t speak for browns fans…anyone who has seen Harvin play knows he’s a playmaker and any team that needs a WR would want him.

  126. jaypace says: Jun 20, 2012 2:27 PM

    Any gm who trades Percy harvin for mike Jenkins should be fired and beaten with a water hose. Those of you suggesting that trade put the bong down.

  127. ruvelligwebuike says: Jun 20, 2012 2:50 PM

    Harvin isn’t happy in Minnesota? Imagine that.

    Google: I hate Minnesota.

    You will find pages and pages of blogs and support groups providing a shoulder to lean on. It’s true. There are literally support groups for people forced to relocate to Minnesota. It’s the most God forbidden state full of the most despicable people on Earth. No one who isn’t from there could ever hope to comprehend them.

  128. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 3:49 PM

    cobaltdriver says:Jun 20, 2012 12:44 PM

    I love how GB fans correct their typos and still misspell the word

    Riight…and I love how the Viking fans are soooo obsessed with GB. You guys are like stalkers.
    ________

    Isn’t this a Viking story?

  129. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 4:37 PM

    Why yes..last I checked it was a Vikings story but that still doesn’t stop the envious morons posting something about GB..never fails. And please don’t tell me they keep flooding your blogs, I’ve never read such vile and immature crap written by Viking fans everytime there is one article about GB…and it’s all irrlevant crap, Aaron Rodgers girlfreind, Aaron Rodgers roommate, Clay Matthews hair, Donald Driver dancing..leave it alone already…you Viking fans are making us Bear fans actually like the Packers more and more..that is , as a RESPECTED rival.

  130. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 4:37 PM

    Why yes..last I checked it was a Vikings story but that still doesn’t stop the envious morons posting something about GB..never fails. And please don’t tell me they keep flooding your blogs, I’ve never read such vile and immature crap written by Viking fans everytime there is one article about GB…and it’s all irrlevant crap, Aaron Rodgers girlfreind, Aaron Rodgers roommate, Clay Matthews hair, Donald Driver dancing..leave it alone already…you Viking fans are making us Bear fans actually like the Packers more and more..that is , as a RESPECTED rival.

  131. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 20, 2012 4:57 PM

    I love how GB fans post the same comment twice, misspell the same word each time, and pretend to not be GB fans.

    Anyone who thinks the crap written by Viking fans is more vile or immature than the crap written by Packer fans has not been paying attention.

  132. covercorner says: Jun 20, 2012 5:25 PM

    Harvin wants to go to a team a real QB.

  133. shaggytoodle says: Jun 20, 2012 9:17 PM

    I think its funny that, the Viking fans would rather bash GB fans or whomever, over typoos and what not, instead of being worried about thier 2nd (accoridng to them)best offensive weapon wanting out.

  134. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 9:49 PM

    Riiight….just goes to show all you hillbillies need serious help,GB fans with their “the game is about us” superiority complex..and the Viking fans with thier “poor us..the league , Vegas, Bush ,Obama, everyone is against us” inferiority complex…I think that movie the Hatfields and Mcoys was really about the hillbilly Vike and Pack fans..LOLROLMFAO!

  135. cobaltdriver says: Jun 20, 2012 9:53 PM

    He didn’t do the math right. It was 68-91. And half of their home games each season were played in Milwaukee because no one wanted to drive to GB to see their shhhty team.

    WRONG…the Packers played in Milwaukee while Lambeau was being built, then they made a deal with the city of MKE to play 3 games a year there until County Stadium was torn down..typical Viking fan..knows nothing about NFL history. Try reading once.

  136. mostepicgnar says: Jun 24, 2012 10:15 AM

    Great talent, terrible attitude, immature little snot.

  137. tluke25 says: Jun 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Nobody wants to be on that team now that Favre is retired.

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