Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) avoids Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington (58) en route to a 14 yard pass play in the second quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin To The Miami Dolphins?


 

When reports circulated that the Minnesota Vikings would be shopping star wide receiver, Percy Harvin, many sites, including nfl.com, linked the Miami Dolphins as a possible suitor for the speedy wide receiver. Given the Dolphins “need for speed”, it is not surprising that the Dolphins have been linked to one of the National Football League‘s top speedsters – not to mention Miami’s glaring need at the wide receiver position.

Harvin, a former Florida Gator, had some-what of a break out year before injuries shortened his to season just nine total games ( 62 receptions/85 targets, 677 yards, 3 touchdowns, 36 first downs). The 24 year-old speedster, who was quite a viable option through the air last season, also contributed out of the back field – 22 attempts, 96 yards, 1 touchdown. No questions asked, he is the ultimate wild-card on offense. But the Vikings will find that his inability to stay healthy – injuries and migraines – will really hamper his market.

 

Terribly sorry to “be that guy” Miami Dolphin’s fans, but as College Football analyst Lee Corso says, “FORGET ABOUT IT!”

 

Although the Miami Dolphins are one of the league’s most desperate teams for a wide receiver, the front office will not risk damaging QB Ryan Tannehill’s development with a diva receiver such as Harvin. Miami has shown their no tolerance policy with “me first” wide receivers such as Chad Johnson – formerly known as Ochocinco (sorry, I had to), Brandon Marshall and Braylon Edwards – was only brought in for a work out – in the past. It is hard to see Jeff Ireland and company cave in this time around, even if Harvin is one of the league’s most versatile players.

 

Percy Harvin would be an interesting option for a tough head coach such as Bill Belichick (hate to say it). Belichick has shown his ability to tone down diva players in the past, WR Randy Moss and the late-great LB Junior Seau come to mind. If CEO Robert Kraft and Head Coach Bill Belichick  are willing to send some draft picks Minnesota’s way (likely a 1st and more), the Patriots could add quite an explosive play maker to their offense.

 

Although this will be quite an interesting story to follow throughout the remainder of the offseason, mark my words, Harvin will not be a Miami Dolphin.

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  • miamid5454

    where do you idiots come up with this sht? If you are going to report on a team don’t you think you should report only things that have a chance. there is 0% chance this guy plays in miami in the next 10’000 years. so to make a post about the dolphins trading for him is not only just stupid it shows how little you know about the miami dolphins and about football……………………………………………..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-J-Bailey/1055197089 Matthew J Bailey

      It was a “whaaaa!” headline designed to get people to read it. It makes a solid and likely accurate argument against its own headline. Kind of a cheap way to gin up interest, but if I were a sports writer I’d do likewise. Who would get excited to read “Harvin An Unlikely Fit In Miami”?

    • TylerMcMullen

      Thank you for your constructive criticism. If you understood the point of journalism, it is to report on a certain topic. The Miami Dolphins have been linked to a possible Harvin trade. This was written to shoot down any thoughts behind a possible trade. Or, to prove why Harvin is not a good fit in Miami….Thanks for the read and the comment, though.

      • miamid5454

        the miami dolphins have not been linked to anyone yet. they can’t because it would be called tampering and they would lose draft picks. also any real dolphin fans know this team is not going to sign freeagents this off season. do some reserch and you will see in the last like 10 years the packers only have signed 3 guys out of 53. that means that 50 of there guys where drafted by the packers. if you seen what the dolphins did in free agency last year then you can see where this team is going. 95% of free agents are other teams trash.

        the last thing this team is going to do is trade a draft pick for a WR that has health isues and is getting ready to hold out.

        Like i said before there is 0% chance he will sign with miami in the next 10’000 years. so to make a story about it is not only pointless it is just stupid from a stupid person.

        • miamid5454

          Sorry LOL

  • Jcartwright67

    Journalism is correct. Tyler reported on speculation from other sources and provided his opinion…which is a good one….he’s a real fan folks and a young talent. Don’t go to Vegas with his picks on Sunday though!!! Ha! He’s convinced Cincy has a football team.

    I personally don’t see the Phins TRADING for anyone. I’m hoping we keep some of our own FA’s on O and D, and add a few. I’d personally like to see Wallace and the best available TE added. With Hartline and Bess on the team we have very good options in the short to medium range, Wallace opens the top up. An athletic TE that attacks the seams (not cleaver enough to know what that means…but everyone says its a good thing). I just know we don’t have a TE capable of doing it. Love this time of year…reading about all the “what if’s”. Go Phins.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Hahah thanks mann! Didn’t do tooo bad this season with my picks though! Who knew Minnesota had a team, though? :) I agree 100%. I’d love to see the regime bring in Wallace and Cook, while bringing back Hartline and Starks. Although I am a little hellbent on the team bringing back Jake Long, also. I think letting Long sets us back a year or two from play-off contention! Thanks again for the read and the comment, my dude!

      • miamid5454

        um i picked the vikes to do good. i also picked the bears to miss the playoffs and the pack to win the div. i also pick miami to be 12 and 4 next year. i also picked the last 11 Superbowl winners.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.shephard.18 Steve Shephard

    A Scott pioli ant been n new england n a min ………n ur reportin what to who about wha??????