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Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

Posted on: February 22, 2009 3:44 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2009 4:00 pm
 

Percy Harvin ran a 4.3 40 at the combine this week.

If Harvin raced the Flash, it'd be a tie. If Harvin raced around the world, time would move backwards.

Just kidding but I'm going to keep touting Harvin until people start listening.

Harvin is going to be a big-time wide receiver in the NFL for years to come. He's that talented and his ability combined with that speed is a stunning combination.

I can hear my boy Prisco now: Mike, you idiot, he can't run routes.

Trust me: some coach in the NFL will teach him to run routes.

Harvin will be a dangerous offensive weapon and if somehow he ends up on a good team, he'll be frighteningly good.

 

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Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2009 12:33 am
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

Harvin has been good this year when healthy. He will continue to be a hand full for years to come and just think he is just getting started.



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2009 4:17 pm
 

Percy Harvin = John Capel

Rocket Ismail

Desmond Howard

Peter Warrick

Michael Crabtree

Charles Rogers

Ted Ginn

Derrick Williams

Jeremy Maclin

Roy Williams

Rae (the killer) Carruth

Michael Westbrook

Donte Stallworth

J.J. Stokes

Joey Galloway

O.J. McDuffie

Randall Hill

Anthony Carter

Tim Brown

See, tis not that hard. All recievers, all better college football players than Percy, I can't run a route and have hands of stone Harvin.

 




Since: Nov 22, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2009 4:57 pm
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

I agree. I think Percy will electrify the NFL.

He's a powerful runner with acceleration second to none.

I don't recall seeing a better player in college football.




Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2009 12:34 pm
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

So calling dump passes had nothing to do with Harvin's 16 ypcatch average? Maybe some of those "dump passes" qualified as runs? There's a 9.4ypcarry average there too. "Propping up" Tebow's numbers has nothing to do with this, it was all about getting yardage with what they had. Harvin touched the ball, he got yards, and it was done with a relatively safe play call. Why go with riskier plays when you are getting the job done by just putting the ball in your playmaker's hands?




Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2009 11:44 am
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

No, the reason so many dump passes were called for his is because he can't run routes or catch the football. Oh, and Tebow's passing skills are the not the greatest so they needed to prop his numbers up with a pile of safe throws that he can actually make.




Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2009 9:20 am
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

UF has had nothing but misses with WRs in the NFL... Anthony, Hilliard, Jackson, Jacobs, Gaffney, Caldwell are all players that delivered in college and have been nothing short of mediocre in the pros. For the most part, these players were products of the fun-and-gun offense of the Old Ball Coach, a man who knew how to exploit most defenses (save FSU and their NFL caliber secondary of the mid and late 90s... which explains a lot when you consider it). With that said, I'm sure Percy is different. First of all, projecting him as a WR is a little much because the kid embodies what every coach envisions as a scat back and second, I'd compare him to a bigger, stronger Leon Washington before I compare him to Steve Smith or Reggie Bush. Harvin has an incredible first step and elusiveness that isn't captured in the 40. It's almost as if he knows what tackle the defender is going to make before the defender knows and I wish I had a "broken tackles" ticker to reinforce this statement, but all I have is my testimony in watching him play for 3 years. When he is given a little room to wiggle his hips and stick his cleats in the ground, he can turn any small pass into a huge gain. That is why so many dump passes were called for him at UF. He'll pick up and polish his route running in the NFL... I just hope he'll heal because what scares me the most are his injuries. Harvin is a playmaker, wherever he gets the ball, and I want to be watching him on Sundays for a long time.




Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2009 9:04 am
 

Ignore posts from Gators Haters.

Openmindedness  just doesn't seem to exist once a Team starts to become a dynasty. Comparing todays Fl receivers to those of the Spurrier era is not an acurate comparrison, calling the Fl playbook "gimmick plays" is not an accurate decription, and calling Harvin injury prone because he had migranes, the flu, and a sprained ankle is like saying your vehicle doesn't run well because the wiper blades streak.

Once you combine Percys blazing speed with the top level coaching in the pros who can teach route running and and expanded playbook you will see that the potential is there for a remarkable nfl career. He will have the best medical attention to be had, he wont be asked to run the football 10-15 times per game, and he will embarrass a few corners at the next level.

Funny how most of the negative comments about Percy or the Gators in general tend to come from disgruntled, overated, and forgotten buckeye fans.




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2009 4:10 am
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

Can we at least wait and see if the guy can get off the line of scrimmage first before we annoint him a Pro Bowler?  Prisco is right and you are basing your opinion of potential.  I bet you were a big fan of Ryan Leaf too.  Freeman, the more I read your stuff the more I think that you are a mongoloid.




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2009 12:42 am
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

Harvin reminds me of a couple of different players in today's NFL: Reggie Bush and Steve Smith. If he can stay healthy I think he can be a special player, for sure. Anyone in need of a playmaker will get one with him. I think he'll have a bigger impact as a rookie than Desean Jackson.




Since: Dec 6, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2009 10:23 pm
 

Percy Harvin = Pro Bowl Player

I don't feel like reading the rest of the posts, but I'm sure someone mentioned this, Mike.  Percy Harvin's downfall will not be his own fault.  It will be the fact that he went to UF.  That gimmick system destroys a WR.  I feel bad for the kid because he's so damn talented, but he won't amount to anything in the NFL.  No Florida WR ever does.

Personally, I'd take Louis Murphy over Harvin, but I'd stay the hell away from UF WRs altogether.



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