Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by SFrush:
Really don't like this comparison because they'll have Harvin a lot longer than we'll have Boldin. I'm just glad Boldin cost us next to nothing.
I am just glad they paid him like he was a real WR like Crabtree is. It is good that they tied that much long term money into a 5'11" WR when I know for a fact he is nothing like the next Marvin Harrison. BTW I think our pass catchers learn a good bit from Boldin this season. They need to learn how to win under duress and in tight quarters. Imagine if Vernon learned some more of this
You're way too down on Harvin, saying he shouldn't be paid like a "real" WR or that he's not as valuable as Crabtree. Harvin is an extremely dynamic player. Let me guess, you're one of the 99% of Zoners with a draft crush on Tavon Austin? Well, Harvin is Austin with bigger muscles.
Harvin comes with a lot of risk, and they paid a draft premium to get him, but the bottom line is if the change of scenery keeps his attitude problems in check (and I suspect playing on an elite team will do that) he will be worth his contract numbers. Let's not forget how well he started 2012, and that was with Christian Ponder. After a few weeks, he was being bandied about in MVP discussions because of his versatility, and he was suddenly top 3 on everyone's fantasy WR rankings, which is a testament to his production.
You're right that Crabtree is a more traditional WR and has the potential to join the elite group this year. I expect both Harvin and Crabtree will be considered top 10 at their position.