Bucs Were In The Mix For Harvin

October 20th, 2014
Report claims Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Reports claim Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Yes, it was a stunner that a defending Super Bowl champion in the throes of a playoff run would trade one of its best receivers.

Even more stunning? A team that will likely fire its coach and is out of the playoffs would trade for such a wide receiver.

Goes to show how badly the Seahawks wanted to get rid of Harvin. But apparently, the Bucs were in the mix to trade for Harvin, as well. This came from Peter King of theMMQB.com Saturday night.

The Bucs didn’t miss out. Harvin simply cannot be counted on, not to mention reports of his fighting with teammates, including a hassle at halftime of the Super Bowl, his constant whining, and his alleged run of migraines that knock him out of the lineup.

Some players are worth the hassle. Harvin is not. It speaks volumes to Joe that Seattle washed their hands so quickly of him. Good teams in playoff runs just don’t unload talented players unless there is a damned good reason.

19 Responses to “Bucs Were In The Mix For Harvin”

  1. Mike10 Says:

    Only thing worse than no voice in the locker room is a bad voice.

    Gonna have to agree w you on this one Joe..

  2. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Joe, we talked about this on twitter yesterday. This team does NOT need another $9 mil W/R. And one who is ALWAYS hurt, and as dependable as a wet tissue in a flood. Why on earth would L&L even THINK of that move is beyond me. Maybe the ” metrics” told them it was a good move right? They are NOT 1 w/r away from contending, so I am glad this move didn’t happen. So they are talking calls for VJAX( drops aside) plays hurt, great team mate and never misses games, but tried to bring in the goober? WTF are they thinking?

  3. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    I read the story headline, then read “Even more stunning? A team that will likely fire its coach and is out of the playoffs would trade for such a wide receiver.” and somehow assumed we were still talking about the Bucs.
    With a defense on pace to set records in futility I’m not sure why Lovie and Licht would be looking to aquire Harvin unless they are closer to trading VJax then publicly acknowledging?

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    Yeah that would make Lovie and Licht look mighty desperate right away to go after such a headcase. Would have been a total panic move.

  5. Rachel Watson's thong. Says:

    And yet we are too good for Incognito.

  6. Chef Paul Says:

    It’s not like L&L went to Seattle and begged to get Harvin. Seattle probably called us and we kicked the tires, and gave them a low ball offer. Fortunately an even more dysfunctional organization over paid for a malcontent. We didn’t. Nothing wrong with that at all.

  7. Ray Rice Says:

    Hold on…. I think Harvin just got a migraine and concussion. He will be out 4-6 weeks. Lol

  8. passthebuc` Says:

    The only sure thing guaranteed with the Bucs was that they were not going to lose yesterday.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Harvin and the Bucs! What a joke! Must of thought the Bucs braintrust was dumb enough to bite.

  10. ItsDookie87 Says:

    Harvin is a monster with the ball in his hands. He would have solved our return issues and given us a real weapon on the out side. He can also make the Benn’d around work which never seems to leave our play book. His speed alone helps open the running lanes because LBs won’t cheat up knowing if he gets open behind them, it’s over. The in house fighting sucks but it’s not completely out of the norm. All these reports of him fighting players last year sure hurt Seattle didn’t it.

    It’s all a matter of risk vs. reward, if we actually had mid round draft picks this year then he might be a Buc but I believe this year we go from the 3rd round to the 6th round. He’s expensive and can get hurt but when he’s healthy he can be one of the best in the league (not Calvin or Dez but he also adds with his return ability). His last year in Minn, halfway through the season he was in MVP running until he got hurt and that was with Ponder throwing to him. But he did get hurt which is a knock.

    The Jets got a game changer….if he can stay in the game. If he can keep it together, we will be wishing the Bucs took the risk. If he gets injured early in his Jets time then we can all point and laugh. Time will tell.

  11. bucrightoff Says:

    ^ But the Seahawks made the SB last year with Harvin playing like 75 snaps all season. He was at best a minor contributor. Everyone remembers the SB performance but the Seahawks win that game with or without him. Last thing this team needed after eliminating cancer Josh Freeman last year is adding cancer Percy Harvin. Very little upside there.

  12. Waterboy Says:

    Glad that trade didn’t happen!

  13. crazy Says:

    What do you wanna bet SEA wanted V-Jax?

  14. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    There were reports of Harvin fighting a coach in Gainesville. I can’t see him changing at this point….Bad, but talented, egg.

  15. ItsDookie87 Says:

    I wasn’t saying he was a contributer last year but he was a distraction based on getting in fights with teammates yet they still won it all. My point is some of that fighting BS is just that as we all have heard 100 times that it happens all the time just isn’t reported. I mean look, we had no idea about it until he got traded because they let it out. Now Seattle is a better led team so they were able to handle it but it’s not that big of a deal. I would have been fine getting him and I’m fine not. He’s a me guy and if we could have handled that and if he could have stayed healthy then he would have a game changer, that’s a big if though. Like I said, if we had all of our draft picks then there is more of a chance he could be here. We just weren’t willing to give a 3rd and probably for good reason. But if Percy can keep his head on straight then a 3rd would be a steal.

  16. bucrightoff Says:

    But Percy can’t keep his head on straight and that’s been proven at UF, Minnesota and now Seattle (and inevitably, the Jets). Some guys are just bad guys, Percy is one of those guys. Very high risk, minimal reward (because even if he keep his head straight, he’s as fragile as they come)

  17. j moné Says:

    He slept with russle Wilson wife caused their divorce

  18. buctebow Says:

    I have heard he had several locker room fights, he often gets injured, has headaches, overall production for the team has been average (22 catches this year), but has splash plays on occasion…I’m glad we did not get him, he would not solve our problems, unless he can play guard as well.

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The thing that amazes me is that Percy hasn’t had his butt kicked yet. I did notice he fights mainly fellow wide receivers. I guess Golden Tate is no tough guy. I mean really. Who would want to admit having their butt kicked by Percy?