At this point, it seems fair to assume we’re not going to really understand the Percy Harvin situation without crawling around inside his head, John Malkovich style.
Ponder said he was caught off-guard by Harvin’s initial volley on Tuesday, especially in light of their conversations about meeting in Florida, where both spend time in the offseason.
“I haven’t really thought about it,” Ponder said when asked if he was worried about Harvin showing up for training camp. “I just assume that he’ll be here. It’s not my job to handle it. The front office will handle it, and they’re going to do a great job.
“We know that Percy’s a heck of a player and we like being around him and he’s been out here practicing like nothing’s wrong. That’s what we like to see.”
As rapidly as things have changed this week, it’s impossible to handicap how the next month’s going to go. Or whether or when Harvin shows up in Mankato, or where his head will be when he gets there.