Percy Harvin Upgraded From “Long Shot” to “We’ll See”


Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) looks on prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The Vikings will have about zero shot of beating the Lions this weekend if Percy Harvin can’t go. This explains why Leslie Frazier is keeping things optimistic on the Harvin front. He doesn’t want to face the possibility of not having Percy until he absolutely knows they won’t have Percy. Cause the thought of not having Percy would probably drive him stark raving mad.

Things looked bad for Percy on Monday. He was hobbling around on crutches and in his own words looked like a “long shot” to play. But things have improved since then. On Wednesday Frazier said Harvin has a chance to get on the field. “Percy is doing better,” Frazier told the media. “He won’t practice (Wednesday). We’ll take it day to day, see how he feels (Thursday).”

So what’s the plan if Percy can’t go? Besides sacrificing a goat to the gods in order to gain their favor. Well, for one thing the Vikings might activate Jarius Wright. Try not to get blown over by the shock. Jarius Wright in an actual football game?

Frazier said the Vikings will get Wright ready “just in case” Harvin can’t go. Now that’s where I’m different from Leslie Frazier. If it were me I’d get Jarius Wright ready just because the Vikings really need to add something new to the mix. I’d get him ready even if Harvin can go. Cause he can run fast and stuff. That’s not something you can say about Jerome Simpson who apparently is still being bothered by that weird back issue.

Some teams consider speed to be a virtue, especially in a wide receiver. Maybe the Vikings disagree, I don’t know. Anyway, enthusiasm for this upcoming game is already pretty low, and if Harvin can’t play? Flatline.

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