Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

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Should Percy be the primary KO Returner?

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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by JonPurpleHaze » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:09 pm

NO, I really don't think his returns are worth the risk this year, we should wait for a couple seasons or find another one.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by Purple Rage » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:14 am

Primarily....no but definately in certain situations. I think Harvin is to talented to be just part of the wr core, but i think having him 100% on special teams might take away from his success in the passing game. Mainly just because of fatigue.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by bigskyeric » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:10 pm

Percy is a Jack of all trades, and he thrives on it. Why wouldn't we want him on Kick off duty? Last I checked, being closer to the end zone is a good thing.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by hibbingviking » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:21 pm

No. percy needs to be used more like desean jackson is being used in philly.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:42 pm

hibbingviking wrote:No. percy needs to be used more like desean jackson is being used in philly.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:41 pm

Mercy Percy wrote:
I agree with you too but I think Patrick Peterson is actually better than Hester and Percy at the return game.

You could be on to something there. I honestly haven't seen him much...but there is definitely a buzz about him to go with his stats. I forgot about him
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by CalVike » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:00 am

BGM wrote: I honestly still say no. The force at which ST players collide and the angles they hit seem tailor-made to increase the chance of injury. Of course, I have no hard data with which to support that position, but those hits, even in limited action, take their toll. There are other players with speed and agility who could help provide that spark as well, and if that is the goal, why not have AD return kicks? :wink:
I totally agree.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by Demi » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:33 am

why not have AD return kicks?
I remember having this same discussion his first couple years! And my response is the same, get them off special teams. Percy needs to be on the first for 100% of offensive snaps. Exhaustion, injuries, exhaustion leading to injuries. I'm sure there's someone else on the roster at a backup receiver or corner spot that could do the job, maybe not as well, but close enough to make up the difference.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:30 am

Demi wrote: I remember having this same discussion his first couple years! And my response is the same, get them off special teams. Percy needs to be on the first for 100% of offensive snaps. Exhaustion, injuries, exhaustion leading to injuries. I'm sure there's someone else on the roster at a backup receiver or corner spot that could do the job, maybe not as well, but close enough to make up the difference.
I remember AD returned a kick against Chicago in his first season and nearly took it all the way. I wouldn't mind seeing him do that.
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Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by CalVike » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:09 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: I remember AD returned a kick against Chicago in his first season and nearly took it all the way. I wouldn't mind seeing him do that.
Way too risky. No point now that it is a touchback league. You cannot put your 2nd best offensive player and far best WR on kickoffs in the regular season. Maybe in the playoffs for punts. Never kickoffs.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by saint33 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:20 pm

No, not the primary kick off guy, returners take far too much of a beating and Percy hasn't exactly proven to be made of steel. He needs to be used on offense more, STs less. However, he is a threat to take it the distance everytime, and kickoff TDs can provide a spark for a team that can often change the game, so I do think he should be put in from time to time when the team needs a lift.
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Re: Percy Harvin Kickoff Returns

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:06 pm

You put your best players in the positions where they can do the most good. For PH thats returning kicks. Hes one of the best. You cant play to think your going to get hurt on a play. He takes more damage playing returner then SLOT. YOU PLAY TO WIN. Something I hope the Vikings realize one of these years.
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