Rumor is that Percy Harvin will be available for trade at a reasonable price, and a number of people have - speculatively - linked him to the Patriots. Then again, all available players always get linked to the Patriots.
Hell yeah it would definitely be a great move. The only question is will another team loosen up the purse strings by such an amount that Harvin won't even think NE. Our Pats aren't exactly known for over paying their receiving corps.
duh, i worded that like a moron as sometimes my brain works alot faster than my typing skills. Point is that he only has a year left in his contract so then what? What would a trade cost us for a season's rental?
Harvin is headache and BB wont bring in someone like that. He's also going to want top WR money something BB and the Patriots wont offer either. This whole idea will never happen. You can say BB brought in Moss and Talib, but they needed those guys at the time. The Pats don't need Harvin. He would help, but if they bring back Welker they don't need him.
his migraines cause a great deal of concern for me. However, if he can remain remotely healthy I'd say go for it Patriots... This way they will have a legite (when healthy) threat at a punt returner! That way no more welker returning punts and kick offs! Also, Mccourty wouldn't be forced into that role!
Are they head cases? Are they fast? Are they tough? Are they elusive? Do they have good hands? How much do they want to be paid? How many years do they have left?
Looking at Welker...
No, never a head case, diva, never an off field or on field issue. Maybe a little sarcasm... Fast, no. Tough...Even Logan Mankins wished he was as tough as Wes. Elusive, yes to a degree. Hands, usually. Money, remains to be seen but they all want top dollar. Wes is getting older but probably has a few good years left.
Now looking at Harvin
Head case, Yeah a bit. but nothing major. He wants out of Minnesota. But thats Minnesota. Harvin wants to play for a contender. Fast, Yes. Tough, questionable. At best. Illnesses, ankles, ribs. Migranes haven't been an issue since '09 though. Elusive, Yes. Good hands, yes usually. Money, probably looking for a top dollar. Years left, maybe 8 if he can stay healthy.
Advantage; Mental stability - Wes Speed - Percy + Toughness - Wes ++ Elusivness - I'll give it to Percy by a slim margin. Hands - Draw ? Money - Draw Longevity - Percy.
So who is out there that is not a head case, is as fast, elusive, and young as Percy Harvin for equal money? Or tougher than Wes?
I said Welker, for no other reason than he is a free agent.
I thought Harvin was listed at like 5' 11 1/2" or something close. Not exactly a smurf.
Jennings is listed at 5' 11", Cruz is 6' 0".
Jennings was injured this past year and only played 8 games, 2011 he missed 3 games as well. Is he injury prone too? Jennings is not quite as fast as Harvin, Cruz, I could not find a 40 time. Didn't look too hard either.
Cruz is a homie though, bring him in for a tryout.
Don't get me wrong UCONN, A deep threat has been a need since Moss was traded.
Lloyd is not the deep threat receiver that is needed. Neither is Branch. Or Edelman, or Welker.
Stallworth? Uhmmm.....Two plays, one catch, done, no.
Branch, Edelman and Welker are all free agents, if they all walk (stranger things have happened) who handles the slot?
Lloyd? Doubt it. Gronk? Tough to cover when healthy AND Welker is out there. No slot guy, Gronkowski is no longer as hard to cover.
All I'm saying is he also brings versatility. He goes deep than Welker, runs the slot better than Lloyd, returns better than both although Edelman was off to a good start last year, and does everything better than Branch if only because of age.
Lost with the best deep threat ever, lost again without the best deep threat ever.
I agree, and i understand the concern if all the slot recievers walk. But the Vikings are going to want alot if they are going to trade him. I just don't think he is going to be worth giving up what the pats would have to to get him. Other teams are going too offer A lot for him. And if the pats win a bidding war they lose. Unless they get him for something reasonable he just isn't worth what he is going to command.