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Amid the scrutiny of the Percy Harvin trade is the lingering question of what really caused general manager Rick Spielman to go back on his previous statement that he would not trade Harvin.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that final straw or main reason for moving Harvin was his lack of confidence in his quarterback.
According to two sources, the straw that broke the Vikings’ back with Harvin is when he bemoaned the fact that quarterback Christian Ponder, a 2011 first-round pick, was not good enough. That came even though Ponder consistently fed Harvin the ball.
Harvin will now play with Russell Wilson, and even though Wilson is considered one of the top up and coming young quarterbacks in the game, what will Harvin say or do the first time Wilson doesn’t feed him the football enough to Harvin’s liking.
What does it say that Ponder and the Vikings got better with Harvin out of the lineup? This will be a telling off-season for both clubs.
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Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter said he believes the team "did the right thing" and is "better off" shipping the disgruntled Percy Harvin to Seattle.
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Percy Harvin has had a number of problems with the Minnesota Vikings over the past couple of seasons, many of which have remained behind closed doors and others that were well-publicized. Over the weekend, a report surfaced indicating that Harvin had told the Vikings he no longer wants to play with them. Just a few days later, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, wide receiver Percy Harvin told the Minnesota Vikings that he needs a better quarterback throwing him the ball than Christian Ponder. This is reportedly the main reason the Vikings decided to finally trade him.
According to two sources, the straw that broke the Vikings’ back with Harvin is when he bemoaned the fact that quarterback Christian...
The Minnesota Vinkings have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer reports.
The deal is contingent upon Harvin passing a physical and signing a new contract with Seattle. He will fly to