Thursday, June 4, 2009

Percy Harvin from Gator to Viking

There is no doubt that Minnesota Vikings fans will be keeping an eye on Percy Harvin this season. The Florida Gator is excited to join the NFL Vikings and had some interesting things to say about him that has this Vikings Vixen pretty excited:

“Anyone who watched Percy Harvin play while he was with the Florida Gators knows how hard it is to contain him. Yes, he’s quicker than the eye and possesses an extra gear to burst away from defenders. But he’s also difficult to corral because he’s hard to locate – he never seems to line up in the same spot twice.

Perhaps the best way to describe Harvin is by calling him dynamic. He can line up out wide by the numbers, or in the slot, or in the backfield or even at QB. You can shift the formation with him, send him in motion or even snap the ball to him.”

And a little nervous:

“He’s struggled a little bit,” Bevell admitted. “And again, it’s not something that we didn’t expect because we’ve really put a lot on his plate. There was one pass (play) that he was blocking on. He just needs to get used to the terms…he heard one term in the play that means one thing but there’s another term that changes it. So he’s swimming a little bit but that’s to be expected.”

And excited:

“I look at that guy as a playmaker,” Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson said. “I look at him as a guy that once you get the ball in his hands he can definitely make a play and take it to the house. Opposing defenses are definitely going to have to respect that.”

“We’re throwing in some new plays and different looks out there,” Peterson said. “I’m sure he’s exhausted. I’m exhausted for him with all the running around he’s doing. But he’s a tremendous athlete and he has a lot of ability.”

Bevell offered a similar sentiment, saying that there are “20 to 30” plays designed to get Harvin the ball, with 15 to 20 of those that are new to the playbook since Harvin’s arrival.

I am sure Percy Harvin helped sell plenty of Florida Gators Football Tickets and I bet he will sell some extra Minnesota Vikings tickets, too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Percy Harvin is a brash punk...i dont know if anyone watched the last pre-season Viking game..when Percy short-armed that touch down pass from Favre. He pushed a camera-man for no reason.The guy was just standing there minding his own business. Percy Harvin is a straight punk who needs a beating!!!