Percy Harvin's Heel Won't be Devastating to Gator Offense

Nobody NobodyContributor IAugust 23, 2008

The most electrifying player in college football is suffering from a minor injury and everybody seems pretty excited about it.

By everybody, I mean everyone outside Gator Nation.

The heel of Harvin has been bothering him since surgery in April.

The media seems to believe that this will hurt Florida's offense dramatically. 

I find the media's reaction quite humorous.  I guess they forgot about Tim Tebow and the majority of his offensive line returning. 

Does the media realize that Percy missed two games last season, Florida won both, and played unhealthy for about 75 percent of last season?

Do the names Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey, Louis Murphy, and Deonte Thompson ring any bells?  All four of these players run under a 4.3 in the 40.

I guess that's considered fast since three of those 40 times beat Harvin's.

Not to mention Florida has the best depth chart, as far as running backs, since Urban Meyer has been at Florida.

So to all of the skeptics and Defensive Coordinators in the SEC, let me put it in perspective for you.

There is a chance that Florida's offense may struggle due to this off-season tragedy, but it's not good in your favor.

Remember the comedy classic "Dumb and Dumber" with Jim Carey as Lloyd Christmas. 

Put yourself in Lloyd's shoes when he asked Mary Swanson what the chances were that they "got together."

Mary responded with the answer of "one in a million." 

We all knew Lloyd didn't have the qualities to get a girl like her, and I believe that SEC coaches will realize that Florida just has too many offensive playmakers to be stopped.

Here are a couple other names on the Florida offense that will do some damage.

Brandon James(WR), Riley Cooper(WR), Kestahn Moore(RB), Aaron Hernandez(TE), Carl Moore(WR) and Emmanuel Moody(RB).

If Percy does miss playing time this season, Offensive Coordinator Dan Mullen has at least eight solid playmakers to give the rock to.

Overall, Percy may miss the Hawaii opener, possibly the Miami game.  But he will still make an impact on this offense and will make SEC coaches lose sleep whether he is healthy or not.

If Percy is on the field, he will produce big plays.