Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. I didn't really think it was a contract issue - not last offseason and not now. Yes, Harvin wants to be paid, but that isn't what this is about. He was frustrated with his role in the offense last offseason and he is frustrated by the QB this season. What is he going to be frustrated with next season?
Hey Percy, there are other ways to show your frustration...grow up young man, please. You are certainly a contrast of good and bad, I will give you that.
Here's one fan that loves your play on the field, your heart, abilities, tenacity, playmaking...but, I'm frustrated too. Frustrated that we are subject to watching you yell at the coach and that you chose to leave the Team for whatever fucking reason. Take a page from Adrian Peterson's book, or even Terrell Suggs' book...vs, taking a page from Dwight Howard's, Chad or Keyshawn Johnson's book. When you realize that life is bigger than you, the sky is the limit...I'm hoping that happens whilst you are a Viking. But, I'm getting frustrated waiting.
At no time ever did I say the sideline blowups were about money or contract. I told you that before & you ignored it & bring it up again. The sideline blowup was about receivers getting open & the ball not getting thrown to them. Iíve been citing that statement by Harvin since November.
Harvinís quote that I posted the article to last November;
And here is the link of the thread after the sideline blow up that only 1 person replied to;Quote:
"The plays are there. We look on film, and guys are open. We're not clicking at the same time."
Nothing there about contract or Spielman.
Even back when Harvin blew up in training camp I felt a huge part of it was about Ponder & the offense;
If this last article is true, then I would be wrong about his last tirade, but I still feel something was promised to him back at TC & that contract extension issues are & have been part of the frustration.
Trouble with trading: As Vikings ponder Harvinís value, big-name NFL deal-making remains rare
Trouble with trading: As Vikings ponder Harvin’s value, big-name NFL deal-making remains rare - The Washington Post
The optimum word here is "intent". That could easily mean, "I didn't have any intention on trading Harvin, but I'm trading him because he's forcing my hand."Quote:
ďAgain, there is no intent to trade Percy Harvin,Ē Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Friday. ďHe is a very good football player.Ē
Pelissero: Percy Harvin's contract demands have Vikings in tough spot | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities ? Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers) | Sportswire: Minnesota Vikings
that sums it up pretty well...tho I still think he's worth a lot more than a 2nd!
"He's got more versatility and big-play ability than Bowe," the personnel director said. "He's younger than Jennings. He can get vertical like Wallace can, but Wallace is a real straightline (player) and Percy's got a whole lot more wiggle to him. He's got (Wes) Welker's quickness, but far better speed. Arguably, you can say he might be the top guy of that group."
So, the Vikings figure to bide their time if they're not blown away with an offer, although they have plenty of reason to want resolution one way or another before April's draft.
The only other option is playing a game of chicken, betting that Harvin would sooner show up and play to prove everyone wrong than risk significant fines for holding out during training camp and eventually having to choose between showing up at midseason or having his contract tolled.