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02/22/2014: Vikings expect Adrian Peterson to be ready for first minicamp
Norv Turner wants to spread field for Adrian Peterson
"He's run the ball in closed-in quarters with a lot of defenders there and he makes a lot of long runs, making people miss or running over people," Turner said, via ESPN. "It's hard to do, but we would like to get him in space and getting the field spread a little bit better for him."
01/29/2014: Adrian Peterson: I Have 'Wolverine Blood' in Me, Will Break Rushing Record
01/23/2014: Vikings announce Adrian Peterson’s surgery by Dr. Meyers “successfully repair(ed) his adductor muscle while doing compartmental release.” Six-week rehab for Peterson. Statement from the Vikings
01/19/2014: Minnesota halfback Adrian Peterson may require groin surgery later this offseason. SOURCE: Tom Pelissero, USA Today
11/15/2014: Via @RavensInsider "Eddie Lacy replaces Adrian Peterson in Pro Bowl, Packers announce"
12/30/13: Adrian Peterson plans to talk with Wilfs on Monday
12/25/13: Adrian Peterson wants to play in the MetroDome finale
12/23/13: Adrian Peterson Wants Leslie Frazier Back, But Keeping Him Doesn’t Make Much Sense
: Adrian Peterson is questionable but it appears he will be able to play despite a foot injury.
12/16/13: Adrian Peterson Sucks At Giving Gifts - Video
12/09/13: Monday (The frustration of Adrian Peterson) edition: Wha' Happened?
12/08/13: Adrian Peterson not happy with Balitmore fans, goes to twitter to
announce his displeasure
Stay classy Baltimore.
12/05/13: Adrian Peterson: 'Cool to play' in Texas He says he would love to play for 1 team his entire career, then again, playing near home in Dallas or Houston sounds ok to him.
12/01/13: Adrian Peterson had 211 yards rushing on 35 carries in the Vikings OT
victory over Chicago Bears today
@StaceyDales now I asked Adrian Peterson what it's like to see 9, 10, 11 defenders in the box. His response: "Just another day".
Adrian Peterson: All Day piles up 146 yards, TD in MIN-GB tie
11/25/13: How Adrian Peterson Copes With Severe Food Allergies
11/25/13: Eddie Lacy watched video of Adrian Peterson to see how to handle eight-man boxes.
11/21/13: "Now let’s really annoy one-twelfth of the readers by noting that Peterson is 28 years old with nearly 2,000 carries and currently is averaging the lowest yards per carry of his career." Has AD lost a step? Yahoo Fantasy Football article
Adrian Peterson, will play his 100th career game on Sunday
11/20/13: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: NFL rules designed to ‘baby’ quarterbacks
“You think about Drew Brees and the hit he took (against the 49ers). I love Drew Brees. He’s one of my favorite guys to watch, but that hit he took wasn’t a penalty,” Peterson said to FoxSports.com. “So they kind of baby the quarterbacks, but the running back, we’re like every other player. We get hit, and that’s what it is.”
11/20/13: Eric Dickerson thinks 'Adrian Peterson needs a quarterback'
"He really needs a quarterback; that would make it a lot easier on him. [The Vikings' quarterback situation is] terrible. I've been there. I mean, I've been so frustrated that when we completed a pass downfield I wanted to be like the people in the stands, jumping up and down and saying 'Way to go'," Dickerson told the St Paul Pioneer Press.
All-22 Film Breakdown: Adrian Peterson 18-Yard Touchdown Run
Look at the crevice AD had......
Jason Garrett lauds Adrian Peterson
11/04/13: Peterson returns to MVP form with 25 carries, 140 yards
11/04/13: Vikings loss leaves Adrian Peterson with sour taste despite sweet personal stats
11/04/13: NFL Week 9 as told by Twitter: Adrian Peterson can't be stopped
Adrian Peterson somehow scored on this run
Heading home and relatively healthy, Adrian Peterson wants to emphasize the run
Peterson reveals he's had hamstring tightness.
When Vikings trail, Peterson disappears
The Vikings are not turning to Adrian Peterson to help them climb out from deficits this season.
10/31/13: Peterson backs run game in Texas schools
10/25/13: Hamstring injury made Peterson 'hesitant'
Ray Lewis: Adrian Peterson will have to make Barry Sanders decision
“Me going out on that field tonight and me looking at Adrian Peterson’s eyes, it’s something that I want to bring up that I don’t want to see happen to this young kid. Because we saw it happen to a great one one time before, which was Barry Sanders,” Lewis began.
“If he keeps going down this road, he’s going to have to make a business decision just like Barry Sanders made a while ago. He plays the game with so much passion and so much love, and he plays it so hard … and to do him like that, to surround him with a team like that … I don’t like to see great people go through things like that.
“I think they have to figure it all out organizationally to figure out what is going on with the Minnesota Vikings.”
10/23/13: Ponder will start Sunday, Freeman has a concussion, Albert Breer jokes on twitter that the Packers will put 14 in the box vs Peterson
10/4/13: Vikings need Peterson to carry them once more
10/01/13: Adrian Peterson took his time to make his mark as the NFL returned to Wembley Stadium last night, but it was worth the wait. Read More “The atmosphere was electric. Coming out of that tunnel, looking at all that purple yellow, I feel like we trumped them a little, and all that energy it felt like a home game.”
9/30/13: Adrian Peterson showed once why he is the best running back in the NFL when he broke a long 60-yard touchdown run as the Vikings play the Steelers in London.
It was a classic Peterson touchdown run. He made some defenders miss, broke through the tackles of other defenders, and then finished the touchdown run with pure speed, out-running the defense…
9/27/13: William Gay on talks about getting trucked by Adrian Peterson
9/27/13: Adrian Peterson riled after chat with Jim Schwartz
9/23/13: Adrian Peterson's daughter "I can't
believe you lost to the Browns Daddy!"
Adrian Peterson not worried about Minnesota Vikings’ 0-2 start
"Sitting at 0-2 now, the mindset is just to continue to push. We know that we’re able to do what we want to do as an offense, and just as a team, and we can do that if we be ourselves, so that’s really the mindset right now. Continue to take it one week at a time and take away the things that hurt us, you know, the turnovers, the missed opportunities, and things like that. Start doing the normal things better and we’ll be okay. So that’s the vibe I’m getting. Guys are not holding their head down at all. We understand what we need to do and we just need to get it done. It’s simple. That’s when the leadership group steps up. The small group that we have. Just keeping our team together and knowing that this is the National Football League. There’s no championships won here in this month, September, so just staying focused and understanding what we need to do, and making sure that those young guys understand that leading those guys, you know, and getting back on track. That’s going to be the biggest thing for us."
9/19/13: Adrian Peterson mention in an article on
the Trent Richardson trade that I found amusing
"Richardson was averaging just 3.5 yards a carry this year, so, it's not like they just traded away Adrian Peterson." LOL
9/16/13: Updated Adrian Peterson Stats 100 yards rushing on 26 carries, one fumble lost, that's only his 4th in past 4 years.
9/11/13: How did the Lions shut down Adrian Peterson after his 78 yard run? 15 yards on 17 carries. Link
9/09/13: Updated Adrian Peterson Stats and Adrian Peterson video with the 78 yard td run vs Detroit yesterday.
9/01/13: Woke up this morning to see
Adrian Peterson: In my mind, I’m getting younger
“I feel like me not realizing that helps me,” Peterson said, via Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Me not thinking about, ‘Well, my clock is starting to tick, getting older and older.’ That’s not doing nothing but hurting me. So I’m thinking in my mind that each year I’m getting younger. Any way I can look at it with the most positive view that’s going to help me, that’s the way I’m looking at it.”