Having read more posts than I would care to really admit, I can't help but wonder if anyone else had the same take that I had on Farve's pass to Harvin in the corner of the endzone on Monday night.
The pass ended up being about 10-12 inches too far -- or, perhaps more accurately, Harvin ended up being about 10-12 inches short of where he needed to be to make an easy and beautiful TD catch. Why was that?
Was it because Harvin is a rookie, as many have posted ("he'll learn...")? Was it because Farve, the ego-driven prima donna, skipped OTA's and training camp and thus is not familiar with his receivers yet? Was it because Harvin is not as tall as Randy Moss? Was it because Harvin had "alligator arms"?
Heck no!! Harvin was held by the DB just as Farve was releasing the ball!!! The DB grabbed Harvin's jersey and slowed him up about half a step (10-12 inches??) out of his break to the corner of the endzone. Had the DB not grabbed the jersey, can there be any doubt that the pass would have been PERFECT and Harvin would have looked like a seasoned, lightening quick, game-breaking veteran?
In any endeavor, when you get to the very top of those who compete, the best in the world, the difference between being adequate, good, and great is so small. Farve is a great QB. By any objective measure, that fact is undeniable. It portends a great year for the Vikes!