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Frazier: “Hard to say” if Harvin’s season over

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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier didn’t sound particularly optimistic Wednesday when asked if wide receiver Percy Harvin’s season was over.

Hard to say,” Frazier replied, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “Hard to say.”

There was some thought Harvin might test his left ankle today, but that didn’t happen. Harvin suffered a torn ligament in his ankle on Nov. 4 against the Seahawks, and hasn’t completed a practice since then.

Frazier didn’t offer many specifics, or even rule out that Harvin would play this week against the Bears, saying only he’d know more on Thursday.

But that seems like a stretch at this point.

The Vikings clearly miss him, as their offense has no other significant downfield threat. He leads the team with 62 catches despite missing the last three games, with Michael Jenkins second with 30.

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22 Responses to “Frazier: “Hard to say” if Harvin’s season over”
  1. apooster says: Dec 5, 2012 3:12 PM

    Zygi & Mark need to fire these clowns – Frazier, Spielman, Frazier’s staff and especially Ponder. They have no cluet what they’re doing.

  2. gergie1957 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:17 PM

    He is a Warrior, but don’t rush him back.

  3. steelerben says: Dec 5, 2012 3:22 PM

    It might be hard to say it, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

  4. themagicman1223 says: Dec 5, 2012 3:31 PM

    Their playoff hopes are done too, can’t win with a guy like Ponder. They just wasted 2 years on a useless noodle-armed QB. It’s a shame that Adrian Peterson will be coming off a career year and in the end it they won’t have anything to show for it.

  5. shaggytoodle says: Dec 5, 2012 3:35 PM

    @apooster

    I think they have a clue what they are doing, its just executing that week in and out is hard.

    It also doesn’t help that it has been a long time since the Vikings have developed a franchise QB.
    The last one they did have set records for fumbles. Even longer before Culpepper came along.

    Would you rather have Mr. Childress back?

  6. ImproperRedskin says: Dec 5, 2012 3:38 PM

    Minnesota is an interesting team. Do they tear it all down and start over, maybe try to trade Peterson, or do they give this crew another crack at it?

  7. fwippel says: Dec 5, 2012 4:00 PM

    Sure sounds like Harvin isn’t play this Sunday, which is bad news for the Vikings. Best shot the Viking have is to put Jarius Wright out there and at least try to get the ball into his hands.

    Too bad those multi-million dollar signings of John Carlson and Jerome Simpson haven’t paid dividends yet. These two were signed to enhance the Viking passing offense, and haven’t done squat all year. At $11 million guaranteed, John Carlson looks like a bigger waste of money than Dimitrius Underwood.

  8. mnwildfan15 says: Dec 5, 2012 4:05 PM

    Harvin will not play another game for the Vikings until the whole coaching staff is gone.

  9. calbsure says: Dec 5, 2012 4:05 PM

    Hard to say? Hmmmm. Sounds like more disinformation, which is understandable.The guy should have been a politician. Nice enough person, but just tired of his half speak. He doesn’t take a stand on anything. Need to get a coach in there that stands for something at least. This Ponder situation was manageable and cried out for a decisive move, as in showing him some pine and learn from the sideline, if he can learn at all. Ponders a smart enough guy but it just doesn’t translate into real-time on the field. Please don’t bring up he needs WRs, he just isn’t good While I’m at, Spielmen needs to quit comparing Ponders stats at this point and time in his career to QBs that have become successful, rather compare those stats to those young QBs who flamed out. That is more realistic when watching Ponders play. Wishful thinking never gets you no where.

  10. hurrayforyogapants says: Dec 5, 2012 4:13 PM

    Sit him for the rest of the year, hire a new coaching staff, and trade Adrian — IF you can get a Herschel Walker-like bounty for him and start re-building for real.

    This coaching staff completely ignored AD in the 4th quarter of the Packers game when they still had a chance to save the game. Clearly, they have no clue as to how to coach an NFL team. Even though the defense was so bad that they allowed the packers to run an 11 minute drive, there was still time to steal the win if they put the ball in AD’s hands. They didn’t. They should all be fired.

  11. veence69 says: Dec 5, 2012 4:22 PM

    Tell me more about how Minnesota should “trade Adrian Peterson”.. That’s why you’re not running a franchise , you’re just another anonymous fool in the comments section of a website.

  12. bigpap says: Dec 5, 2012 4:24 PM

    Leslie, sometimes ya gotta know when to say when… It’s that time son. Youe team aint going anywhere. Let Harvin have the rest of the year off and heal properly. No need to rush him and his gimpy wheel back onto the field for a go no-where season.

  13. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Dec 5, 2012 4:29 PM

    fwippel says:Dec 5, 2012 4:00 PM

    Too bad those multi-million dollar signings of John Carlson and Jerome Simpson haven’t paid dividends yet. These two were signed to enhance the Viking passing offense, and haven’t done squat all year. At $11 million guaranteed, John Carlson looks like a bigger waste of money than Dimitrius Underwood.
    _______

    Carlson was a terrible signing, but that $11 million isn’t all really guaranteed. I think they can cut him and only be out about $5 million of that. Simpson signed a one-year $2 million deal, so that was a risk worth taking.

  14. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 5, 2012 4:32 PM

    If harvin misses the rest of the season, I don’t think the Vikings will win the Super Bowl.

  15. hurrayforyogapants says: Dec 5, 2012 4:43 PM

    @veence69

    The same way the cowboys traded Walker to my squad in the 90s. Maybe not that one-sided but certainly along those lines. If you can’t make a blockbuster deal, don’t do it. If the Cards will give up a stud cornerback and a 2nd round pick for Kevin Kolb, I think you could probably get a bevy of riches for AD. Why keep him if you have no shot at making a run while he is in his prime? But, like I said if you can’t get a windfall, keep him, but the current coaching staff/GM have to go either way. They are terrible.

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 5, 2012 4:45 PM

    I think the Viking season pretty much ended Sunday in Lambeau.

  17. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 5, 2012 4:45 PM

    Apparently, I can’t say “maybe so, but it ain’t hard to say that the vikes season is over.”

    I’m sorry, but is it hard to say the Vikes season is over? Cuz it’s not hard to say at all.

  18. bleedinpurple says: Dec 5, 2012 5:50 PM

    The problem isn’t Spielman, he had a good draft.

    The problem is Frazier, Musgrave, & Ponder.

    We have so much talent! Just seems like the coaches have no idea what they are doing out there half the time.

    You know it’s bad when the fans watching on TV know what plays are being called and what bonehead mistakes not to make before they are made!

  19. bobnelsonjr says: Dec 5, 2012 6:13 PM

    If harvin misses the rest of the season, I don’t think the Vikings will win the Super Bowl.
    *****************************************
    In the last 36 years the vikings have won only 2 playoff games, in the same season., 25 years ago.
    The vikings have never won the George Halas trophy.

    Just calm down.

  20. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Dec 5, 2012 6:37 PM

    “The vikings have never won the George Halas trophy.”

    What are you talking about, they have won it three times.

  21. bobnelsonjr says: Dec 5, 2012 9:22 PM

    Use a search engine before uttering something foolishly inaccurate, ice.

    You cannot name a year or ever find a picture because it never happened.

  22. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Dec 6, 2012 10:24 AM

    You are kidding me right?

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