Percy’s Legacy Continues On Sunday

Percy Harvin has done nothing but earn praise from everybody all year long.  He was rookie of the week like 27 times in a 16-game regular season, he won the AP’s offensive rookie of the year award, he won the prestigious Vikings Gab rookie of the year award, he’s up for Pepsi’s rookie of the year award, he earned a Pro Bowl spot, and he has draft “experts” apologizing to their readers for making fun of the Vikings for selecting Harvin in the first round.

Now, Harvin has a chance to truly shine and further his legacy in a big way.

As Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune points out, Harvin will have a favorable matchup for much of Sunday’s game.

Orlando Scandrick is the Cowboy’s nickel back and has struggled ever since losing his starting job after being a big part of why the Eli Manning threw for 330 yards in week 2.

Profootballfocus.com also has Scandrick rated as the absolute worst pass defender on the Cowboys, and has a tendency to whiff on tackles at a rate that is right up there with a certain former-Vikings corner that may, or may not, rhyme with “Fled Scoot.”

Inconsistent tackling is something that can be very dangerous against a tough, head-strong runner like Harvin.

When you combine the always present possibility of Harvin making a difference on special teams with Harvin’s saliva-producing matchup, one can’t help but wonder if he’ll steal the show and lead the Vikings to victory.

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12 Responses to “Percy’s Legacy Continues On Sunday”

  1. [...] just read a good article at Vikings Gab entitled “Percy’s Legacy Continues On Sunday“, and I wanted to share it with any of you guys who don’t make a regular habit of [...]

  2. Cslinde says:

    Chili just got absolutely MURDERED on ESPN’s First Take. I hope the team rallies behind him and puts a size 12 in the mouths of all of these fairweather what-have-you-done for me lately ‘analysts.

  3. starrc10 says:

    One man will lead the Vikings to Victory, and his name is “Bretdrianercy Kevinandpatandjared Farvinersonanko”, thats his full name of course. Maybe Russian?

  4. CO Vike Fan says:

    How dare you question the tackling ability of the Smooter. An extra Colt 45 is going to be crushed

  5. PJD says:

    Great post. Everything I’ve read anywhere has said that the Vikings have no matchup advantage anywhere, but you make a strong case clearly otherwise. Percy is going to go beast mode this weekend and I’m looking forward to it.

    • CalVkg says:

      i think people don’t understand what an emotional, sociological game football is

      if one big group goes beast badder then the other, they’ll usually win cuz they just plain kick their asses and the other team wimps out. course, if both teams come out shiattin’ tacks, then we’ve got a good brawl on our hands

      our lines need to rape, pillage and burn, baby

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    “whiff on tackles at a rate that is right up there with a certain former-Vikings corner that may, or may not, rhyme with “Fled Scoot.”

    Cruel, just plain cruel. I expect that kind of back stabbing from Coach Buds, but come on now!!!

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