Percy Harvin, he of the unparalleled athleticism and what-will-he-do-next playmaking ability, is not a happy camper wherein his relationship with the Vikings is concerned.
However, the outstanding receiver isn’t saying what’s got him so worked up. Apparently, he’d rather everybody just guess — married men the world over are shaking their heads. Is it financial, meaning Harvin wants a revamped deal that better aligns with his on-field contributions? Is it an unease with quarterback Christian Ponder or a general dissatisfaction with the direction of the team’s offense? Does he hate the color purple? Is he upset that Joe Mauer is being out-homered by vagabond ballplayers and utility infielders?
What’s the deal, Percy?
Here’s what Harvin, who’s entering his fourth NFL season, told the Associated Press on Tuesday:
“I just put it this way, there’s a lot of different things that have to be sorted out,” Harvin said on the first day of a mandatory minicamp. “Just haven’t been really happy lately. We’ve got a couple of things to work on. I’m here in the classroom. We’ll go from there.”
“I don’t get into specifics,” Harvin added. “Just overall haven’t been really happy. But we (are) here, hopefully we can get things worked out and go from there.
“We’ve got a lot of time between then, hopefully a lot of conversations. It’s just a couple different issues. It’s hard to try to tell you guys without telling you guys. I just keep it as that.”
Clearly Harvin has the science of speaking without ever saying anything perfected.
For their part, the Vikings don’t sound overly concerned, with coach Leslie Frazier saying he believes healthy dialogue between the two can resolve any issues.
In an unrelated story, why are wide receivers always so mercurial (looking at you, Randy)?