We reported in the wake of Monday’s stunning decision by the Vikings to cut receiver Randy Moss that talented second-year wideout Percy Harvin was “livid” over the development. And with coach Brad Childress taking a “go ask them” approach to media questions about whether the players had concerns regarding the departure of Moss, some in the media decided to do just that.
Harvin spoke with Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Though Harvin apparentlky chose his words carefully, it was clear that he’s not happy with the situation.
“We kind of looked at him kind of like, ‘Are you serious?‘” Harvin said of the team’s reaction to the news. “It came out of nowhere. It caught a lot of us off-guard. But that’s
coach’s decision. If he felt that was for the betterment of the team,
then that’s what it is.”
Asked if he was disappointed or angry about the move, Harvin said, “For me it’s a little bit of both, but
it’s part of the business. I just have to move on and
this team has to move on. We’ll be fine.”
So what did Childress say about the decision?
“The explanation, we really didn’t get one,” Harvin said. “I’m just
not trying to feed into it too much. It is what it is. This team has to
move on. This offense has to move on. We’ll just take it as that.”
The possible bad news for the Vikings is that Harvin has spoken to Moss “several times” in recent days.
friends and we’ll remain friends The things he taught me I’ll continue
to use that to elevate my game,” Harvin said. “The only thing that’s changed is we’re
not teammates but we’re still in contact.”
Why do we have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before Harvin isn’t playing for the Vikings, either?