09-27-2012, 08:34 AM #1
Greenway: Harvin's the best player in the NFL right now
Chad Greenway on Vikings WR Percy Harvin: ‘He’s the best player in the NFL right now’
Chad Greenway on Vikings WR Percy Harvin: ‘He’s the best player in the NFL right now’ - The Washington Post
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Percy Harvin would be the best wide receiver in the NFL if he had the height of Calvin Johnson.
But let's really compare the arguably greatest wide receiver in the game today, Calvin Johnson, to Vikings' Percy Harvin.
The Megatron definitely is the best outside receiver. Has the better hands, and by far the better range.
As for speed they both are world class. Johnson probably has faster top end speed, but Harvin has one of if not the most explosive first steps in the league.
Here comes the interesting part! Harvin is one of the best kick returners in the league. Not only that, he can line up in the backfield and play as a top running back. I think Harvin might be the pound for pound strongest wide receiver in the NFL. Like I have said before, Harvin is like a mini-Adrian.
I think as a football player overall, Percy Harvin is better than Calvin Johnson. Are there really anyone else in the league who can play THREE different position and be on of the top guys at each position?
09-27-2012, 01:48 PM #3
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He's a change of pace guy when he lines up, but he COULD NOT be relied on as a full-time back if needed. If AP goes down, Gerhart and not Harvin would get the bulk of hte carries. Harvin gets reps to change things up.
As for receiver, he might be one of the best guys in the game this year. He's leading the league in receptions. He doesn't drop the ball much, and once he has the ball, it's almost a guaranteed 5-7 YAC.
I honestly believe Harvin could be a pretty damn good halfback.
Just imagine him on a pass happy team like the Patriots. Percy would be a star running back! Just imagine his versatility. They could motion him out to the slot and BAM they would have one of the best slot receivers.
09-27-2012, 04:06 PM #5
He might be the best receiver for his size, but I would much rather have a Megatron, Fitz, or Andre Johnson type receiver who are always open.
At his current pace he will have 144 catches and 43 carries, over 1700yds and Zero tds this year.
09-27-2012, 05:57 PM #6
Percy can do it all, at times he is the ONLY offense we can truly rely on. He's also a blast to watch. Love me some Harvin!
09-27-2012, 06:12 PM #7
I have been saying since about halfway through his second season that Percy Harvin is not just a very good football player ... but he is a SUPERSTAR with hall of fame talent.
It seems that the offensive minds with the Vikings are starting to realize it as well. Harvin needs the ball in his hands as a receiver, returner and running back as often as possible. He is too explosive and too dynamic not to be something that defenses seriously fear.
I am all for trying to give him rest here and there since we like using him in so many different ways, but the offense should have a heavy heavy Harvin focus ... and it seems everyone is starting to notice.
I have to admit that I ragged on the thought of drafting him running up to and after the draft, but I was wrong and he is a great player. I actually think he could be a better all around running back that Peterson because of his pass catching ability and his burst to the hole. Glad they are finally starting to use him as a featured player.
09-27-2012, 06:43 PM #9Asst. Coach
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I'm not sure if he's the best in the league, but he's certainly the hardest WR to bring down. I've never seen a WR constantly move piles the way he does. I bet he leads the league in YDDAC (Yards Dragging Defenders After Catch).
At his current rate of use, I don't think Harvin is going to last the whole season though, and ofc we always have to worry about when his next migraine will strike. Hopefully now that Simpson is back, we won't have to rely on Harvin to carry as much of the load and he'll probably last much longer.
09-27-2012, 06:53 PM #10
I love the analogy Greenway uses. Let's focus more on his context than our opinions for just a moment. He made some powerful statements about Percy's approach, passion, dedication, and play to Bob Sander's...we simply cannot appreciate the nuances of the commentary.
I recall Cris Carter endorsing Percy Harvin just before his rookie season...his commentary was something like, "Percy Harvin is my vote for ROY. I have scouted talent for Urban Meyer throughout the Southeast, I have helped Florida's and several other other WRs in my Camp. I have seen Percy since he was in grade school, high school, and college. I can say that whether on the practice field, in training, or, in a game, Percy Harvin was always the best player on the field."
I certainly hope he is a Viking for many years to come...an inspiring talent indeed.
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