You already know the Minnesota Vikings traded receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, pretty much handing them a Super Bowl spot in the process, but you probably don’t know just how pissed off Vikings players are.
And why would you care? Well, you wouldn’t unless it was hilarious and believe you me, it is!
Here’s running back Adrian Peterson taking the news well.
The best all around player I ever seen or you'll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) March 11, 2013
Then there’s defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who admitted he couldn’t name a receiver on his own team. Now, no one will probably ever use the word “smart” and Kevin Williams in the same sentence, but as they say, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
“I can’t tell you one receiver that’s on the team right now,” Williams said on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, Monday.
And neither can we! But we don’t play on that stain of a football team, either.
We would say Jerome Simpson, but he’s a free agent (and also a criminal). So is former Bear Devin Aromashodu (not a criminal, a free agent). That leaves Jarius Wright and Stephen Burton.
Wright actually had 22 catches for 310 yards in 2012, but clearly that was not enough to make an impression on Williams. Burton had five for 35.
So you say you want $14 million a season, huh, Greg Jennings?
Easy on the “handed them the super bowl” talk. #1, their coach is Pete Carrol. That guy is a douche, and I really can’t believe that a dude like that can coach in the NFL long term. I remember similar comments when the Eagles made all the off-season moves a couple years ago. If history tells us anything, the teams making splashes in the free agency and trade markets do not usually get to the super bowl. Maybe I’m wrong, but we’ll see.
I can’t think of a single team that acquired a WR in the offseason and then won the Super Bowl.
WRs are the most overrated position in football. Acquiring them normally does not make a big impact on a team’s fortunes.
The Bears without question improved their WR core by signing Brandon Marshall. Hell, they even got a good season out of him.
In 2011, without him, they finished 3rd in the division and missed the playoffs. In 2012, with him, they finished 3rd in the division and missed the playoffs.
It doesn’t matter how all-around talented a guy is if he is rarely on the football field. All those talents don’t do any good standing on the sideline in street clothes or sitting the bench.
Hmm…Packers acquired Andre Rison mid-season didn’t they. Beebe had been there a while…hadn’t he?
ha, was going to say rison.