Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Quite frankly, Harvin cant hold Boldin jock when it comes to receiving.
Sure he is more versitile, and sure he is younger, and Boldin is getting up there in age, But all one has to do is look at the receiving stats to see who the better WR is.
Harvin has never even broken 1000, Boldin has 5 1000+ yard seasons. Boldins average the last two seasons alone are higher than Harvin has ever had in his career. Harvin has a career average of 11.8 to boldins 13.2. Boldin has two 100+reception seasons.
Boldin has 10,000+ career receiving yards.
Its unlikely that Harvin, unless he for some reason dominates in the seahawk offense, ever even comes close to sniffing the #'s boldin has put up in his career.
Call me a homer, whatever, but Harvin, strictly speaking in terms of receivers, will never be the player Boldin is.
Well, I'm not sure we're comparing apples to apples here...
Aside from the obvious age difference (not surprising that a player who's played 10 years has more impressive numbers than one who's played only 4) seems like they are different types of WR's or at least have used differently on their respective teams.
In Minny's run heavy offense, Harvin might not have had as much chance to rack up yards (although the year AP got hurt, he certainly stepped up and nearly made that 1000 yard milestone ). Also, seems Harvin has been used quite a bit (and quite effectively) on ST (another possible factor in his lack of "regular" receiving yards).
As for the "off the field issues" that others have raised...
Seems he's past the migraines, or at least has found a way to deal with them.
I doubt he'll cause any trouble in the locker room - Pete has that pretty well under control (Lynch and Irvin were rumored "malcontents" as we'll) Also, Harvin will have a bit of familiarity - he played with Rice and had Bevell as his OC in his first two pro seasons.
It'll all be extremely interesting to watch unfold.
Hurry up September :)
[ Edited by LisaTwelve on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:30 PM ]