Right now on the home page the fan poll is set up for you to vote for the Vikings 2009 Special Teams Play of the Year. There are 4 options and all are quite worthy of earning the distinction as the top play of the year on special teams.
But I have an opinion on which one is just a little better than the rest.
Percy Harvin was named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, but there’s no doubt a big part of Harvin’s impact on the Vikings in 2009 was with the special teams unit, specifically as a returner. It’s fitting, then, that Harvin has 2 of the 4 plays that are up for special teams play of the year.
My vote for Vikings Special Teams Play of the Year is Harvin’s 101-yard kickoff return TD in the 3rd quarter against San Francisco in Week 3. That play gave the Vikings a 20-17 lead over the 49ers late in the 3rd quarter and ultimately helped set the stage for the Vikings most dramatic play and win of the season, when QB Brett Favre hooked up with WR Greg Lewis in the back of the endzone with just 2 seconds to play in the game.
Harvin’s return gave him his 3rd career TD and also a TD in his first 3 NFL games. It also was instrumental in the Vikings moving to 3-0. It’s my pick for Vikings 2009 Special Teams Play of the Year.
Do you agree or disagree. Let us know in the comments below but also remember to back to the home page and cast your own vote. Also remember to stay tuned to vikings.com for more voting on Vikings plays of the year.
Tags: Greg Lewis, Percy Harvin
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