News of the Minnesota Vikings entertaining a possible trade involving electric receiver Percy Harvin perked my ears this morning.
Harvin finished last year on the injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury against Seattle last season. But the reason he finished 2012 on the shelf has more to do with a blowup with head coach Leslie Frazier in front of teammates, according to the report.
The 24-year-old Harvin is entering the final year of his rookie deal. He’s an explosive playmaker who has a history with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and receiver Sidney Rice from their time in Minnesota. But he’s also a bit of a malcontent, as ESPN’s Kevin Seifert spells out here.
I think Harvin is the type of explosive playmaker Seattle is looking to add offensively, and could be work the risk of giving up a second-round pick. Harvin’s injury issues could be lessoned by the fact that he would be more of a complementary player for Seattle, and therefore won’t be used as much.
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He could also give Leon Washington a blow in the return game.
And Seattle also has another chip – quarterback Matt Flynn. The Vikings are looking for competition at quarterback, with Joe Webb’s struggles in the playoffs against Green Bay exposing the team’s lack of depth at that position. Flynn could go to Minnesota and compete with Christian Ponder for the starting job, and provide more depth at that position for the Vikings.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports says the Seahawks are the team to beat in 2013 in the video below.
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Pro Football Weekly discusses possible destinations for Matt Flynn via trade in this video link.
Russell Wilson says GO HAWKS! – over and over again Groundhog Day style – in he video below.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post talks to former Indianapolis general manager Bill Polian, who suggests widening the field like in the CFL in attempt to improve player safety. Warren Moon thinks it’s a bad idea. Rob Rang, senior draft analyst with NFLDraftScout.com, begins a position-by-position look at the NFL Scouting Combine with a thorough look at the top offensive line prospects.