Peterson on Harvin trade: 'I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!'


There's been mixed reaction after the Vikings traded Percy Harvin to the Seahawks for draft picks on Monday, but none more clearly stated than Harvin's former teammate Adrian Peterson.

One month ago Peterson told KFAN Radio that he was against trading Harvin.

"I wouldn't trade him for nothing. To do the things that he's able to do, I don't think there will be a player that will be able to do it better than him. Ever. He does so much and there will never be a player that can do it better than him. You gotta' count your losses if you do that."

Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams didn't like the trade, either. He told Sirius XM radio that he "can't tell you one receiver that's on the team right now."

Sidney Rice posted a picture of a direct message from Harvin on Twitter saying, "What up big bruh ... Lets finish what u started this time."

Ex-Vikings running back Robert Smith disagrees with Peterson's take on the trade.

Star Tribune writer Patrick Reusse sees Harvin's departure as a failure for the Vikings organization. In his words: "A team doesn't get better in any sport by trading its second-best player."

At the Pioneer Press, Tom Powers says the trade is logical -- and wrong. As he puts it: "The Vikings are going to regret getting rid of Percy Harvin."

Bob Sansevere writes the trade looks good for Harvin, and good enough for the Vikes. In his words: "If Harvin shows up in Seattle with an adjusted attitude, it's a great deal for the Seahawks."

Over at the Daily Norseman blog on SBNation, Ted Glover says the trade is a case of Minnesota making lemonade out of lemons. His take: "If a trade was inevitable, GM Rick Spielman got about the best deal possible."

At, NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert says there must be more to the story after Minnesota shipped out one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers. Seifert writes: "To justify (the trade) internally, the Vikings would have had to conclude Harvin was an incorrigibly lost cause who was hell-bent on disrupting the franchise until it finally granted him leave."

FOX Sports North's Brian Hall says the trade had to happen because the off-the-field distractions had become too much.

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