Vikings' Harvin a Bears nemesis

Vikings' Harvin a Bears nemesis

Posted by Bob LeGere on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:42
Vikings head coach and former Bears cornerback Leslie Frazier says he and his offensive staff tread a fine line deciding how to best utilize dual-threat WR-RB Percy Harvin, who caught 87 passes for 967 yards last season and rushed 52 times for 345 yards, a 6.6-yard average. “The workload (last season) was probably what we could afford with him,” Frazier said. “We’re always conscious with Percy of overusing him. He’s such a main factor in our offense, but also on special teams. He’s such a threat every time he touches the football, and one thing that I talked about with him is being able to stay on the field a little bit longer, even when he’s not touching the football. “When we were at the Senior Bowl, a lot of coaches came up to me and they were telling me how they fear Percy Harvin. So we have to find a way to keep him on the field, even when we’re not using him and let him get his reps.” The Bears are well aware of how dangerous Harvin can be. In two games against them last season, Harvin caught 17 passes for 193 yards and rushed six times for 18 yards and 1 TD.
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