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Retired_Member_001
11-06-2007, 07:23 AM
The Adrian Peterson Show


There is no defensive player, no matter how hard you look, who isnít terrified of Adrian Peterson now. No player will admit it, but they are definitley scared of him. Just watch the Vikings to see why.

At this rate, Adrian Peterson will rush for more yards than the legendry Barry Sanders did in his first year. Itís not often that a team stumbles upon such a hot prospect. The Vikings definitley werenít expecting Peterson to fall to them, but boy are they glad he did.

Just as the Patriots @ Colts game was the battle of the Quarterbacks, the Chargers @ Vikings game was the battle of the running backs. Adrian Peterson outshone last seasons MVP Ladainian Tomlinson by miles. Adrian Peterson ran for 256 yards more than Tomlinson did, Peterson made Tomlinson look like the rookie. Peterson made the 7th best rush defense, look like the Broncos run defense.

Peterson rushed for 296 yards on 30 carries (9.9avg), thatís an NFL record for rushing yards. Tomlinson ran for 40 yards on 16 carries (2.5 avg), those are horrible numbers even against the 2nd best rush defense in the NFL.

Petersonís senstational Sunday display proved he is possibly the best running back in the NFL, people usually donít like to call a rookie the best anything, but how can you honestly deny it? Adrian Peterson is 268 rushing yards clear of second place rusher, Willie Parker. But forget stats, Peterson is probably the most creative running back in the NFL, as well as being as hard to tackle as anyone you could mention because of his quick feet and mind blowing moves. If he get's to the second level, the defensive players from the opposing team should just go and sit down. But Peterson has been working on something else, setting up his blocks, which he did an absolutetly astonishing job of against the Chargers.

"I really studied it and looked at the other things I can do better," Peterson said after the game.

"It did seem like he was more patient," center Matt Birk said Monday. "It was not only letting us get on our blocks, but also helping us set up our blocks. It just felt like at some points he was a little bit more patient."

"Even this year [as a rookie], you don't know what the kid is going to do next," safety Darren Sharper said Monday. "Every time he touches the ball, you don't know. It could be the play of all time that you might watch."

Adrian ďADĒ Peterson also gives his teammates confidence, he is a true leader.

"He's a separate entity, but to say that Adrian gives you that swagger," coach Brad Childress said on Monday following Minnesota's 35-17 victory over San Diego. "It gives you a swagger when you can beat people up and win, no matter how you are doing it."

Letís not forget the men behind Petersonís success, the Vikings offensive line. Although having a weaker right side, the Vikings have possibly THE best left sided offensive line in the NFL. At left tackle, the Vikings have previously controversial behemoth Bryant McKinnie. At left guard the Vikings have 4 time Pro Bowler Steve Hutchinson and at center the Vikings have 5 time Pro Bowler Matt Birk. These three linemen provide brilliant run blocking for the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings use the same zone block scheme as the Denver Broncos do.

The main problem with Adrian Peterson early on was that he was taking unnecessary hits, and after being labeled ďinjury proneĒ by various scouts, this was a worry for those associated to the Minnesota Vikings. But after sitting down with head coach Brad Childress and talking about Peterson's errors, Peterson has learnt from some of his mistakes.

There is absolutely no team in the NFL who doesnít want Peterson. Teams would most probably take Peterson over Tomlinson, mainly because Peterson is just as impressive and he is younger.

"So it's good that he pretty much dropped to us at No. 7. And I can say 'dropped' now, because you know those guys before us would love to have him." said Darren Sharper after the game.

Peterson will have the chance to triple his record breaking performance numbers when he plays the Denver Broncos on the last game of the season, that is if there are any healthy Broncos playing by then.

As long as Adrian Peterson keeps learning, he could become one of the greatest running backs of all time.

Retired_Member_001
11-06-2007, 07:25 AM
Quotes taken from The Minnesota Star Tribune and The Canadian Press.

Please feel free to comment.

Cleveland Rocks
11-07-2007, 11:17 PM
Peterson made the 7th best rush defense, look like the Broncos run defense.

Wait till Week 17

BaiLeY324
11-08-2007, 12:18 AM
Wait till Week 17

When he runs for 600 yards

Retired_Member_001
11-08-2007, 06:53 AM
Wait till Week 17

Look what I wrote at the end of the article.

MTBroncoGal
11-08-2007, 09:19 AM
After week 17, I'm not going to hear the end of it until next season, my husband is a Viqueen fan :eek:

Retired_Member_001
11-08-2007, 09:22 AM
After week 17, I'm not going to hear the end of it until next season, my husband is a Viqueen fan :eek:

Yikes.

Come here if you need support. :laugh:

Medford Bronco
11-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Wait till Week 17

That could be the week that he gets 300 :eek:

Cleveland Rocks
11-08-2007, 10:04 PM
That could be the week that he gets 300 :eek:

I, personally, couldn't be happier that Peterson has that record. I was tired of seeing Jamal Lewis at #1.

Medford Bronco
11-08-2007, 10:06 PM
I, personally, couldn't be happier that Peterson has that record. I was tired of seeing Jamal Lewis at #1.

If their coach let him have 1 more carry he probably
would have had 300. Mind boggling

It was fun to watch though I say

BaiLeY324
11-08-2007, 10:37 PM
I, personally, couldn't be happier that Peterson has that record. I was tired of seeing Jamal Lewis at #1.

Especially against the Browns lolz

Watchthemiddle
11-11-2007, 04:45 PM
Green Bay didn't seem to terrified of him today on the way to holding him to 11 carries for 45 yards...and a shut out to boot...:laugh:

No picking at ya.....I love watching this kid. Its scary what he might do agains the Broncos.

Retired_Member_001
11-12-2007, 10:01 AM
Green Bay didn't seem to terrified of him today on the way to holding him to 11 carries for 45 yards...and a shut out to boot...:laugh:

No picking at ya.....I love watching this kid. Its scary what he might do agains the Broncos.

I say Romo is a great Quarterback and then he throws 5 picks against the Bills.

I hyped up the Steelers defense and our offense played well against them.

I say Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he get's shut out. :laugh:

I stand by all of my opinions, it's just the following week I seem to jinx whoever I am raving about. They usually come back to have a great week the week following the jinxed week though.

I think I should write about Vince Young for tommorow. ;)

eessydo
11-13-2007, 10:03 AM
I say Romo is a great Quarterback and then he throws 5 picks against the Bills.

I hyped up the Steelers defense and our offense played well against them.

I say Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the league and he get's shut out. :laugh:

I stand by all of my opinions, it's just the following week I seem to jinx whoever I am raving about. They usually come back to have a great week the week following the jinxed week though.

I think I should write about Vince Young for tommorow. ;)

No need, write about the Titans defense or the running game, Vince is not our problem. He is far too overrated.

Lonestar
11-13-2007, 03:11 PM
No need, write about the Titans defense or the running game, Vince is not our problem. He is far too overrated.

I suspect after this week you may wish to change that comment..

omac
11-14-2007, 07:45 PM
I suspect after this week you may wish to change that comment..

If Young does well, then that would indeed be a surprise. If you've seen his games this season, he hasn't played well, and was actually outshined by his backup Kerry Collins. Most people have such bipolar views on Young; he's both overated by a lot and underrated by a lot. He's a very good football player and leader who finds ways to win, but it's his underdeveloped basic quarterbacking skills that's holding him back. Hopefully, that will come in time.

eessydo is right; it's the Titans defense and their juggernaught running offense that could create big problems for Denver; if Young does well, it could very well be off of that, the same way Rivers passing effectiveness was a result of LT and a great defense to back them up.

Lonestar
11-14-2007, 07:47 PM
If Young does well, then that would indeed be a surprise. If you've seen his games this season, he hasn't played well, and was actually outshined by his backup Kerry Collins. Most people have such bipolar views on Young; he's both overated by a lot and underrated by a lot. He's a very good football player and leader who finds ways to win, but it's his underdeveloped basic quarterbacking skills that's holding him back. Hopefully, that will come in time.

eessydo is right; it's the Titans defense and their juggernaught running offense that could create big problems for Denver; if Young does well, it could very well be off of that, the same way Rivers passing effectiveness was a result of LT and a great defense to back them up.

Young is a huge part of that great running game. Well maybe not huge but 217 yards so far this year is not chopped liver. it keeps the defense honest..

omac
11-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Young is a huge part of that great running game. Well maybe not huge but 217 yards so far this year is not chopped liver. it keeps the defense honest..

139 passing yards per game and 27 rushing yards per game for a quarterback? A QB who has the 3rd worst passing yards per game in the league (only over Alex Smith and Kyle Boller), and makes the rushing yardage of a backup runningback, while handling the ball 100% of the time?

By his poor passing, he doesn't fully utilize his receivers. And I'd rather see him rush for 27 yards a game, than their runningbacks.

If he plays that way against us, it will be their defense and rushing offense by their RBs and offensive line that could beat us, not Young. He must play better in order to make a difference. As it stands, he's been outplayed by his backup. If he could play at least as well as Kerry Collins did, then he would be more effective.

Lonestar
11-16-2007, 12:17 AM
139 passing yards per game and 27 rushing yards per game for a quarterback? A QB who has the 3rd worst passing yards per game in the league (only over Alex Smith and Kyle Boller), and makes the rushing yardage of a backup runningback, while handling the ball 100% of the time?

By his poor passing, he doesn't fully utilize his receivers. And I'd rather see him rush for 27 yards a game, than their runningbacks.

If he plays that way against us, it will be their defense and rushing offense by their RBs and offensive line that could beat us, not Young. He must play better in order to make a difference. As it stands, he's been outplayed by his backup. If he could play at least as well as Kerry Collins did, then he would be more effective.

While 27 per game may sound paltry I'd guess the others are getting yards because they are spying on him..

He is not Jay and probably never will be throwing the ball but he is someone they have to game plan against getting out and running. I'll guess he will have a Field day against us or the other RB's will because we are paying a lot of attention to him.

I have not seen him play at all this year saw quite a few of his games @ TEXAS and a few last year.. Believe me if they do not spy him he will eat us alive.

omac
11-16-2007, 02:58 AM
While 27 per game may sound paltry I'd guess the others are getting yards because they are spying on him..

He is not Jay and probably never will be throwing the ball but he is someone they have to game plan against getting out and running. I'll guess he will have a Field day against us or the other RB's will because we are paying a lot of attention to him.

I have not seen him play at all this year saw quite a few of his games @ TEXAS and a few last year.. Believe me if they do not spy him he will eat us alive.

If he raises his game, then yes, but if he continues to play the way he's been playing, then no. What you haven't seen this year is that he's been trying hard to be a pocket passer, so he's tried to choose passing over rushing when the opportunity to run is there. He's not running with confidence, because he's been trying hard to look to pass first. Furthermore, what Jacksonville did was give him places to run for short yardage; in so doing, the passing game wasn't there, and they'd rather he run the ball than the runningbacks.

If Young has a good or great game, it will likely come off of their constantly pounding running attack by their line and runningbacks.

Retired_Member_001
11-20-2007, 03:25 PM
Hello there my dear fans. :rolleyes: :laugh:

I will have an article out in the next few days.

Retired_Member_001
11-22-2007, 10:41 AM
The chances of me having the time to write an article are low for this week. Hopefully next Monday I'll have something out.

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