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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Percy Harvin named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month Reply with quote

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#Vikings WR/Returner Percy Harvin was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.


http://twitter.com/NFL_RealUpdates/statuses/253877730125422593

Harvin returned 9 kicks back for 345 yards [38.3 average] including a 105 yard touchdown against the Lions. His efforts helped the Vikings reach a 3-1 record.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, I think Blair Walsh or Greg Zurlein are probably more deserving. Harvin, outside of his two 40+ returns, has largely been contained.Though I guess 2 40+ yard returns in 9 total returns is still impressive.

Nevertheless, I think Walsh has had a bigger impact on special teams for the Vikes than Harvin due to his high number of touchbacks and reliability on FGs.

Congrats to Harvin though!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think touchbacks will typically be used as a significant factor in determining this.

I agree that Young GZ could have won this.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that people have underestimated what Harvin has done outside of the TD return, and I'm glad to see he got recognized, take that out of his returns, and he is consistently getting 25+ yards, which basically means anything in the front half of the endzone he returns as good or better than a touchback, and there have been a number of returners this year who have been taking those kicks out and consistently been getting tackled inside the 20.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help but think they might have factored Harvin's presence on the field on offense as well. I don't think he deserved it over Walsh or Zuerlein.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if Harvin keeps this up all year, which is of course just an if, he'll have to be considered for MVP actually.

but i don't care a lot about individual awards. i care about individual accomplishments, like Brees setting his record last year, but not so much awards.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if Harvin keeps this up all year, which is of course just an if, he'll have to be considered for MVP actually.

but i don't care a lot about individual awards. i care about individual accomplishments, like Brees setting his record last year, but not so much awards.


MVP only goes to the top QB of the season. Unless a RB has a historically elite season. Harvin may be MVP of the team, and he could even push for the offensive player of the year award, but he doesnt stand a chance at being MVP.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just said he'll have to be considered for it.
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i just said he'll have to be considered for it.


I think they would consider the top 10 statistical QBs before they even consider Percy, unfortunately. Its an award intended for QBs, barring a historically elite season by a RB (and even more rarely, a defensive player).

I dont think a WR has ever won the award.

Since 1986, a QB or RB has won the award. Lawrence Taylor was the last non QB/RB to win.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

let me have my dream!!
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vike daddy wrote:
let me have my dream!!


The last non QB/RB to win offensive player of the year was Jerry Rice in 1993. Laughing
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party pooper.
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Fran Tarkenton, gushing: "I think Harvin is the greatest non-quarterback offensive threat in the NFL today. Seeing him on the field in the same game as the great Calvin Johnson for Detroit actually helped make that clear. Johnson is an unbelievable talent, but Harvin can do so many things. Even in a game when he never quite got going in the passing game, Harvin was able to make a huge difference. Whether it's in the passing game, the running game or special teams, he has more opportunities to make dynamic plays than anyone else in the league."

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_21693496/fran-tarkenton-minnesota-vikings-are-doing-little-things
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Detroit’s dreadful kick coverage units gave up four return touchdowns in September, and two of the return men who scored against the Lions — Tennessee’s Darius Reynaud and Minnesota’s Percy Harvin — were named the AFC and NFC special teams players of the month.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/04/with-help-from-lions-reynaud-and-harvin-win-player-of-the-month/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
if Harvin keeps this up all year, which is of course just an if, he'll have to be considered for MVP actually.

but i don't care a lot about individual awards. i care about individual accomplishments, like Brees setting his record last year, but not so much awards.


I agree. Vikingsrule didn't take into account how many WR's have been considered for the MVP award when blasting your dream. This man isn't just a WR, he's a weapon. The guy needs to be in the running, as he's helping return Minnesota to the top.
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