January 06, 2010

WR/KR Harvin is top offensive rookie: The Little Phenom is the NFL's top offensive rookie.

Percy Harvin used his versatility and intelligence to win The Associated Press 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

posted by jjohn24680 to football at 10:48 AM - 5 comments

FYI, the "Little Phenom" comment above is from the article.

Being a Vikings fan, I'm happy to see that Percy was recognized for this play this year. There was a lot of hype going into the season about how good he was and how much effect he would have on the offense. There was also a lot of talk about is off-the-field issues during his college days. It was a lot of fun watching him play and it was also nice to see that he didn't put himself in situations that gave him issues in Florida.

He was a solid contributor to the Vikings this year. The only thing that slowed him down were the migraines. I hope that he stays around a while and keeps playing to the standard that he set this year.

posted by jjohn24680 at 10:54 AM on January 06, 2010

The Vikings's drafts have been really excellent during the Childress era. Greenway, Peterson, and Harvin have been the three first-round picks, and the other was traded for Jared Allen. They've done pretty well further down the draft as well. Harvin was exceptional this year, and deserved this honor.

posted by TheQatarian at 12:06 PM on January 06, 2010

Greenway, Peterson, and Harvin have been the three first-round picks

And two of them were Rookie of the Year (Peterson, too). I'm not a big fan of Childress as a coach, but he's got a great eye for talent.

Brett Favre gets an assist for this award. He took Harvin under his wing and they developed a great rapport. Even if Favre leaves after this season, he's shown guys like Harvin and Sidney Rice the full range of their abilities, and I hope that holds over after Favre leaves.

posted by kirkaracha at 05:19 PM on January 06, 2010

I love it, simply because nobody is named Percy any more. I'd vote for anyone named Percy.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:42 PM on January 06, 2010

Mercy mercy, Mister Percy.

This had to have been a slam dunk for the AP Voters, though. Harvin's had a tremendous year. You could tell how good of a season he was having without watching a single Vikings game when midway through the NFL season, all of the college commentators started referring to the athletic jack-of-all-trade types as the "Percy Harvins" of their team.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:26 PM on January 06, 2010

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