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Continued: Hartman: Saunders says be patient with Rubio

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 12, 2014 - 10:46 PM

The Vikings traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seahawks last March, then traded up for an extra first-round draft pick that landed Cordarrelle Patterson.

Harvin caught one pass for 17 yards in the regular season for the Seahawks, after having offseason hip surgery, then grabbed three receptions for 21 yards against the Saints in an NFC playoff game Saturday before suffering a concussion. The odds are he won’t play in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, according to reports out of Seattle.

Compare that to Patterson, who had 45 receptions for 469 yards and four touchdowns to go along with three rushing TDs and two kickoff returns for scores this year and is one of the more promising parts of the Vikings’ future.

Former Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice, also with Seattle but out for the season after tearing his ACL in October, caught 15 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns before the injury. In three seasons in Seattle, he has had 97 career receptions for 1,463 yards and 12 touchdowns. By comparison, Rice caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns for the Vikings in 2009 alone.

Jottings

• That was Twins owner Bill Pohlad on stage at the Golden Globes when “12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture in the drama category Sunday night. Pohlad was one of the main producers on the film. It was the second film produced by Pohlad to win a Golden Globe for best drama; he also won for “Brokeback Mountain” in 2006.

• Indications are that Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague will not hire a replacement deputy athletic director for David Benedict, who is going to Auburn, but instead will turn some of Benedict’s duties over to one or more staff members, with some promotions coming.

• Saunders was in East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday for the Gophers-Michigan State game. Even though Minnesota lost in overtime, he thought the team’s performance was the best he has seen by the Gophers in a long time. … Still, it won’t help the Gophers to face Ohio State here Thursday after the Buckeyes have lost two consecutive games for the first time in a long time — at Michigan State in overtime and then to Iowa at home on Sunday. The Buckeyes will be determined not to lose three in a row.

• Twins President Dave St. Peter was asked if the addition of Paul Molitor to Ron Gardenhire’s staff will be a big plus this year. “I know Gardy feels really good about having him on his coaching staff, and having him in the dugout with him will make an impact,” St. Peter said. “Paul is a unique guy in that he’s one of the greatest players to ever play the game, but he’s also a great teacher. We’ve seen that up and down our minor league system for many, many years. So there’s no doubt in my mind that Paul should bring a level of leadership and also competitiveness that any club could benefit from. We’re excited to have him back in our dugout and back on the field.”

 

Sid Hartman can be heard weekdays on 830-AM at 7:40, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. shartman@startribune.com

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