Jun 19, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) kneels during practice at Vikings minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Today could have been a slow news day in the world of football, but then Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin went ahead and stated that he is not very happy in his current situation with the team. That opened the floodgates for fans of every team in need of a wide receiver to ask, "should we take a flier on him?" Let's look at the Browns' situation:
-Could Cleveland use some upgrades at wide receiver? Yes.
-Does Harvin fit the "elite speed" role that Mike Holmgren said he thinks a team should have to stretch the field? Yes.
-Has Harvin proven he can be a pretty good threat at the receiver position in general? Yes.
Should Cleveland be interested? Maybe. Will they be interested? I doubt it, and a big reason for that is the rumored rift he previously had with current Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress:
"Also worth remembering how closely Percy Harvin stays in touch with Randy Moss, who is no stranger of going public to get his way," Pelissero continued. "I'd heard from multiple sources that after Moss got cut in 2010, he called Percy daily, telling him, 'You need to get [then-head coach Brad] Childress fired.' Five days after the cut, Harvin and Childress got into it, had to be separated, and Harvin ended up chucking a weight at him."
Yep. I would not be too surprised if Childress declined to make a sales pitch for the team to go out and get Harvin, and based on Harvin's attitude, Cleveland does not seem like a team he'd be interested in playing for either. Nonetheless, feel free to vote in the poll below as to whether or not you think the Browns should pursue Harvin.
Should the Cleveland Browns pursue WR Percy Harvin?
Yes (382 votes)
No (401 votes)
783 total votes