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Should the Pats go after Vikes Percy Harvin, ...

Posted: 2/14/2013 10:51 AM

Should the Pats go after Vikes Percy Harvin, ... 



Percy Harvin

Brace Hemmelgam – USA TODAY Sports

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The New England Patriots have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to their free agent wide receivers. Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and seldom used Deion Branch are all free agents. The Patriots also may decide to cut Brandon Lloyd after the receiver had a disappointing season in 2012, catching 74 passes for 911 yards and just four touchdowns. The Patriots will likely bolster their receiver core via free agency, the draft or perhaps a trade. One interesting name to consider is Percy Harvin, who the Minnesota Vikings have made clear it wants to trade after the troubled wide receiver had a tirade with Head Coach Leslie Frazier.
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Percy Harvin appeared in just nine games for the Vikings this year but was still able to put up some incredible numbers.  Harvin had 62 receptions for 677 yards and three touchdowns and added 22 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Harvin excelled in the slot position at wide receiver last year, catching 74.3 percent of the passes thrown his way, according to Pro Football Focus. Harvin also dropped an NFL best one pass in 80 targets this year, proving he is a reliable wide-out with great hands. Harvin is also reliable in special teams as he has returned at least one kickoff back for a touchdown in all four years he has played in the NFL.
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Trading for Harvin is not a risk financially as he is set to make $2.9 million this year in his final year of his four-year contract. But Harvin’s behavior issues could make the trade a hazard. Harvin disrespected his coach Frazier last year in what was described as an “embarrassing tirade”, angering his fellow teammates. The Vikings subsequently put the embattled receiver on injured reserve, ending his season abruptly.
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Bill Belichick has been able to straighten up troubled players in the past such as Randy Moss, Chad Johnson and just recently cornerback Aqib Talib so taking on Harvin might not be that much of a burden for Belichick. The question then, is whether the Patriots want to trade away its draft picks to the Vikings in exchange for Harvin. The Vikings will likely want a first round pick in return or the combination of a second round and third round pick for Harvin. Percy Harvin, who could make the Patriots no-huddle offense he even more versatile, may be worth trading away future draft picks, especially if Wes Walker decides to leave via free agency.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 1:11 PM

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I`d love for the Pats to get this guy, because he`s so dynamic and would relish in the Pats offense. McD would go crazy using him and Hernandez in the backfield together in different situations. However, I wouldn`t spend a first round pick on him; especially if he`s in the final year of a contract.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 2:03 PM

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Harvin has said he wants Megatron kind of money, so that all but rules him out for the Pats.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 2:06 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: Harvin has said he wants Megatron kind of money, so that all but rules him out for the Pats.

There goes the dream of seeing him in a Patriots uniform.

Chance favors the Prepared Mind.

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Posted: 2/14/2013 2:20 PM

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I'm not too bummed. I didn't like that he showed his HC no respect or his mysterious migraines whenever he didn't get his way. Still - you never know what kind of weirdness BB/RK will pull - never say never.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:18 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: I'm not too bummed. I didn't like that he showed his HC no respect or his mysterious migraines whenever he didn't get his way. Still - you never know what kind of weirdness BB/RK will pull - never say never.
"Weirdness" sez 'da Dok ! Well, how's this for drulers(sp).
Straight up swap for Wes "No longer da man" Welka'. One year deal then, you can discuss contract. Some would call this publish or perish.biggrin

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Posted: 2/15/2013 11:44 AM

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Better yet, welker and management reach a sensible agreement, you propose a trade a 2nd rounder then see how PH pans out. I see a 2007 scenario all over again. 
usernameNEP wrote:
dokgonzo wrote: I'm not too bummed. I didn't like that he showed his HC no respect or his mysterious migraines whenever he didn't get his way. Still - you never know what kind of weirdness BB/RK will pull - never say never.
"Weirdness" sez 'da Dok ! Well, how's this for drulers(sp).
Straight up swap for Wes "No longer da man" Welka'. One year deal then, you can discuss contract. Some would call this publish or perish.biggrin
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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:47 PM

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My gut says they reach a deal with Welker - he's just too productive to let go. Plus he's durable at a position where few players are.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:16 PM

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If those migraines are real and that's a big IF.... But if they are, that is nothing to mess around with. They are unpredictable and devastating, unfortunately I know.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:54 PM

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I have no idea what to expect from the Welker situation.  I suspect he really wants to stay with the Pats, but other teams are likely to offer him big money.  The deciding factor for him could be the length of the deal he can get.  The Pats seem to be willing to give him money, just not a long term deal.

But back on topic, if they do lose Welker, then Harvin would be about as ideal a replacement as you could get.  Don't know what he would cost.  He'd be worth similar money to what Welker wants and he's a lot younger.

But the big BUT is the injury history.  I'd be very concerned with the fact that he misses so much time.  The Pats already have far too many players on their roster who can't play a full season.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 8:16 AM

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patbobby wrote: Better yet, welker and management reach a sensible agreement, you propose a trade a 2nd rounder then see how PH pans out. I see a 2007 scenario all over again. 
usernameNEP wrote:
dokgonzo wrote: I'm not too bummed. I didn't like that he showed his HC no respect or his mysterious migraines whenever he didn't get his way. Still - you never know what kind of weirdness BB/RK will pull - never say never.
"Weirdness" sez 'da Dok ! Well, how's this for drulers(sp).
Straight up swap for Wes "No longer da man" Welka'. One year deal then, you can discuss contract. Some would call this publish or perish.biggrin
patboddy ~ Sure and I agree however, it has gone a way too long and I suspect there is some bitterness on both sides. Welker more than likely wants 3 or more years and the 11.5M that would go along with it. Double wammo for Wes should he and his agent man get both. New England has had serious problems in the past, once negotiations start to go south.
I  have no problem with a swap for equal value from a team who has not won a SB in a long time. What are they protecting?  
They are good players but, isn't it time to re-tool? Abysmal(sp) AFCCG.

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Posted: 2/16/2013 8:25 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: My gut says they reach a deal with Welker - he's just too productive to let go. Plus he's durable at a position where few players are.

Doc ~ I choose not to open up a can of worms but, they had no problem parting with Moss. Randy got disenfranchised when Mr. QB1 went down and the "new" plan was to have Cassell throw less than 20 yards for the first half of the season. Eventually Randy started to become Randy. Moss was not expected to catch the long balls rather, he becams a 100 yard sprinter on the team. His record will stand for a long time. How can you let a HOF' go under those conditions. Thje Pats have not been the Pats, since.

 

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Posted: 2/16/2013 8:30 AM

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Percy for Welker. Throw in lloyd. Work the deal out or call me and I will do it for you. Year one, incentive laden contract. Lets see what he can do in cold weather.

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Posted: 2/16/2013 12:23 PM

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Pass.The fact that this guy wants megatron money is ridiculous.He is not that great!He is a good player when healthy but not worth megatron money. I am curious to see if the steelers will let Mike Wallace walk into free agency.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 1:39 PM

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Moss was let go because he was turning into Dr. Strangelove. He then proceeded to further melt down in Minny and was thrown out of town as a result. Harvin sounds like another fragile, big-ego WR - not what they need.
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Posted: 3/11/2013 3:15 PM

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Being traded to the Seahawks..

Man that team is going to be a handful if Wilson doesnt slump.
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Posted: 3/11/2013 9:52 PM

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Yeah I see that the cheap brass is at it again! Why are the PATS not going after these guys!
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Posted: 3/11/2013 10:05 PM

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Harvin has never managed to get through a full season.
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