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TDmvp
11-04-2007, 06:48 PM
jeez

-Slap-
11-04-2007, 06:53 PM
I have him on three fantasy teams.......:)

Garcia Bronco
11-04-2007, 06:59 PM
You mean the rookie record? He broke Mike Anderson's Record?

Orange_Beard
11-04-2007, 07:00 PM
You mean the rookie record? He broke Mike Anderson's Record?

Both.

Garcia Bronco
11-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Yep...I looked it up. I had intially though Lewis got over 300. WOW

scorpio
11-04-2007, 07:06 PM
I snagged him on my fantasy team after his first big game... it's paid dividends

Goobzilla
11-04-2007, 07:11 PM
Just wait until he plays us at the end of the year. He'll go 300 easy.

Broncoman13
11-04-2007, 09:05 PM
Crown Him!!!

WestFan
11-04-2007, 09:08 PM
I saw that game and give AP all the credit for setting the single game rushing record.

However, the Chargers did have 4 defenders injured in the game, all of them run-stoppers. They were down to 3rd stringers towards the second half. Nevertheless, the depleted defense combined with a lot of missed tackles allowed AP to run all day long.

BMF Bronco
11-04-2007, 09:09 PM
Against that stupendous bolts defense too

Vegas_Bronco
11-04-2007, 09:14 PM
And I was sooo proud of this HOF moment....

-Slap-
11-04-2007, 09:32 PM
He probably would have broken the record a few weeks ago, but dead coach walking Brad Childress thought it was wise to limit him to ten carries a game.

OBF1
11-04-2007, 09:36 PM
In spite of the piss poor coaching, AP breaks the record and is just plain sick. Congrats.

boltaneer
11-04-2007, 09:53 PM
Not taking anything from AP. The guy is a stud and a beast! But the Vikings o-line was impressive.

Injuries on the Charger's d-line didn't help at all and though Cesaire and Bingham aren't good enough to be starters both have starting experience. Minnesota's o-line was dominating the LOS today.

gunns
11-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Congrats to AP and one of my fantasy football teams!

Loved the side notes by the Charger fans too regarding injuries. Whatever makes you feel better.

boltaneer
11-04-2007, 09:58 PM
Congrats to AP and one of my fantasy football teams!

Loved the side notes by the Charger fans too regarding injuries. Whatever makes you feel better.

It's not about injuries. Vikings DOMINATED the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball regardless if it was a starter or a backup. Can't win too many games when that happens.

MechanicalBull
11-04-2007, 10:00 PM
What's worse? Getting blown out by the Lions or the great SD rushing D giving up a record 296 yds to Peterson.

Rock Chalk
11-04-2007, 10:03 PM
In spite of the piss poor coaching, AP breaks the record and is just plain sick. Congrats.

Werd.

OBF1
11-04-2007, 10:46 PM
Could you imagine what this man child could do if the Viking had a NFL caliber quaterback and a WR or two???

Rock Chalk
11-04-2007, 10:57 PM
You know, you'd think ESPN would be all over Adrian "All Day" Peterson. He is everything and then some of what they WANTED Reggie Bush to be.

TOo bad he is stuck in Minnesota. Might as well be stuck in Denver for all the love he will get.

MechanicalBull
11-04-2007, 11:30 PM
You know, you'd think ESPN would be all over Adrian "All Day" Peterson. He is everything and then some of what they WANTED Reggie Bush to be.

TOo bad he is stuck in Minnesota. Might as well be stuck in Denver for all the love he will get.

I was thinking that earlier. A couple hours ago I turned on espnnews and the breaking news on the bottom was Pats win and then a little while later it was Jimmy Johnson wins a race. Now I'm sure they probably had it earlier in the day but if he was Reggie Bush or on the Pats,Colts, Major Market team they would be all over it.

400HZ
11-04-2007, 11:43 PM
AD is a great player. Maybe even better than LT. Minnesota's O line deserves some props too. I haven't seen run lanes that wide since we had to play Roaf and Shields.

-Slap-
11-04-2007, 11:45 PM
If Reggie Bush racked up that much yardage in a two game stretch, ESPN would devote unlimited coverage to the event, including interviews with local residents about how Reggie takes their mind off the pain of rebuilding.

-Slap-
11-04-2007, 11:48 PM
AD is a great player. Maybe even better than LT. Minnesota's O line deserves some props too. I haven't seen run lanes that wide since we had to play Roaf and Shields.

You must be a huge Charger fan to sell your man short for a kid who started the day with 128 pro carries.

razorwire77
11-04-2007, 11:52 PM
I just saw the highlights and AP is ridiculous. It was like he was running against high schoolers.

He basically has TD's power and vision with greater acceleration and top end speed.

I am legitimately concerned if he's healthy, that he might break that record against us.

chaz
11-05-2007, 12:46 AM
I was at the game...free ticket! It was an unbelievable performance...beyond words. Everytime it looked like he was bottled up he would find a lane and blaze through it or just run through someone. I've never seen a RB run like he did today.

400HZ
11-05-2007, 12:55 AM
You must be a huge Charger fan to sell your man short for a kid who started the day with 128 pro carries.

He hasn't blown your defense apart yet, but when he does you will understand how dominating he is. He has a much different style than LT, but he is no less devestating. He needs to learn how to run block and run routes though. He put up 296 yards on a defense, which despite some injuries and ****ty play still has a good front seven. I can't wait to see what he does against Denver.

rovolution
11-05-2007, 12:59 AM
Peterson is already at 1000 plus yards.

like some said earlier, he could break the 2000 mark against us.


6.1 YPC not counting todays #'s i believe.

Simply amazing...and hes only a rookie....havent seen a rookie back run like this since Eric Dickerson

lazarus4444
11-05-2007, 01:05 AM
That would be pretty amazing if a rookie rushed for 2000 yards! A couple more games like this (Almost guaranteed 200 yards against our D) and he will break the single season rushing record, not just get 2000 yards.

Bronco LB 59
11-05-2007, 05:17 AM
Dear God,

Thank you for giving us Adrian Peterson.

Signed,

The Football Universe

(Jae)
11-05-2007, 06:32 AM
Can Mcfadden do this for us?
http://footballspeech.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/mcfadden.jpg

400HZ
11-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Can Mcfadden do this for us?
http://footballspeech.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/mcfadden.jpg

Minnesota has a good offensive line, too.

Raiders Rock
11-05-2007, 09:41 AM
If Reggie Bush racked up that much yardage in a two game stretch, ESPN would devote unlimited coverage to the event, including interviews with local residents about how Reggie takes their mind off the pain of rebuilding.

Thats funny..... REP

cmhargrove
11-05-2007, 10:58 AM
Can Mcfadden do this for us?
http://footballspeech.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/mcfadden.jpg

McFadden is a tremendous athlete, but doesn't quite have the power of Adrian. Even in college, commentators always remarked at how Peterson ran like he was "angry." The guy is just one of the best conditioned and gutsiest Rb's we have seen in a long while. He deserves the accolades, hope he can stay healthy.

BlaK-Argentina
11-05-2007, 11:00 AM
I was watching that game and the guy is simply All-World. I have no doubt in my mind that he will be the best RB the NFL has seen in a loooong time. He's already better than almost everybody, if not everybody. It was a pleasure to watch, even more so considering how the Broncos were doing.
I can't wait to watch him again... and if he's anywhere close to 2000 when he plays us he could easily break the season rushing record.

Drek
11-05-2007, 11:03 AM
Don't worry SD fans, he'll break 300 on our defense when week 17 comes around.

Peterson will have a big sophomore slump just because he won't get to play the AFC West next year.

SoonerBronco
11-05-2007, 11:30 AM
Its funny...I've been on hear for several years telling you guys how great this guy would be...I even started this thread... http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=34978&highlight=Adrian+Peterson

It's funny to see the responses of some who are singing his praises now....

I don't know how many times someone called me a homer, or how I had a man crush, or how many times someone asked me if I was done humping his leg...

Would have much rather had this guy than our pot smoking, Sean Kemp of a running back we have now.

SoonerBronco
11-05-2007, 11:38 AM
This is my favorite post from OSKIE on that thread...
I get to watch plenty of OU football and I'm actually an Adrian Peterson supporter, but if you think for one minute that Peterson is faster than Bush you need to have your head checked! Lendale White might be faster than Peterson!!!

AP has the potential to be a player in the mold of Ricky Williams or Deuce McAllister. Both good players mind you. Reggie Bush will be better than LT and has the potential to be the best this game has ever seen. You want to see records... think what Bush's #'s would look like if he didn't give up carries to White.

Put simply, what would Peterson have if he avg. 15.5 carries per game?

Peterson put up 15 more carries than Bush and still came up 600 yards shy of him. We're talking just Rushing... nothing else! RUSHING YARDS.

You want to use injury as an excuse... when have you ever seen Bush miss action from injury.

rbackfactory80
11-05-2007, 12:08 PM
I always thought he would be the best player out of that draft but still a lot of time to determine it.

epicSocialism4tw
11-05-2007, 01:05 PM
He probably would have broken the record a few weeks ago, but dead coach walking Brad Childress thought it was wise to limit him to ten carries a game.


Way to hop on the bandwagon there, fella.

Remember when we had that conversation where I said that AD had the brutish force of Campbell to go with blazing top-end speed? Remember when I said that he had the tools and faculties to be one of the best of all-time?

It was really cool how you went out of your way to post about how stupid you thought that opinion was.

Another classic foot-in-mouth moment of Slap.

Do you enjoy being such an unapologetic jerk?

Drek
11-05-2007, 01:19 PM
Its funny...I've been on hear for several years telling you guys how great this guy would be...I even started this thread... http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=34978&highlight=Adrian+Peterson

It's funny to see the responses of some who are singing his praises now....

I don't know how many times someone called me a homer, or how I had a man crush, or how many times someone asked me if I was done humping his leg...

Would have much rather had this guy than our pot smoking, Sean Kemp of a running back we have now.
I honestly believe that if Shanahan could've cracked the top 10 and gotten Peterson or one of the two DEs he would have. It just wasn't an option last year, the top handful teams knew they were in the good spots and that everyone picking behind SF were getting players who could go anywhere from 15 to 35 indiscriminately, the second tier of talent was that close.

We almost got lucky by getting Matt Millen to play ball, but at the last minute he realized that even he wasn't that stupid. So we settled for what we could get, a pot smoking, bastard rearing moron, but one who took a contract with plenty of protection for us and fits well in our system (when healthy).

That said, if we finish poorly enough this season, and the failures of Arkansas as a whole push McFadden down enough we should go full speed ahead after him. He doesn't run with quite the power of Peterson, but he's a little more shifty and he's a better receiver. He's basically a Peterson/Bush hybrid, which would be just the right addition to take our offense to the next level. We've got talent at receiver (a lot of it when healthy), QB, and a young OL that I think will gel very well over the course of this season. You throw in a stud RB like McFadden and this is a 30+ points a game offense (assuming we stop running offensive equivalent of the prevent defense, too safe to get it done).

Traveler
11-05-2007, 01:25 PM
Don't worry SD fans, he'll break 300 on our defense when week 17 comes around.

Peterson will have a big sophomore slump just because he won't get to play the AFC West next year.

The way things are going, our only hope is that the Vikes have solidified a playoff spot and sit Peterson out the game.

Rohirrim
11-05-2007, 01:56 PM
The way things are going, our only hope is that the Vikes have solidified a playoff spot and sit Peterson out the game.

That's what I was going to say. Unfortunately, given the way this season is going, we all know what's really going to happen: We go into that game with AP needing 200 yards to break Jamal's record. :oyvey:

Drek
11-05-2007, 02:05 PM
That's what I was going to say. Unfortunately, given the way this season is going, we all know what's really going to happen: We go into that game with AP needing 200 yards to break Jamal's record. :oyvey:

And he puts up 350?

That'd be about right.

At this point though, I hope they play him. No point winning meaningless games. This team would have to pull off a minor miracle to make the playoffs and then a much larger miracle to win even a single playoff game. I'd rather see us get a 5-10 pick than scuffle around in the league's worst division and land another mediocre 1st rounder.

This team can rebound quickly, especially on offense, once we get healthy. A few key changes to the front 7 and we could be back in contention next year.

epicSocialism4tw
11-05-2007, 02:22 PM
This is my favorite post from OSKIE on that thread...

There are alot of great posts in that thread from the Bush homer all-stars.

It was evident from Peterson's first game that he had something special. It's easy for people to miss out on that when viewing things through biased lenses, but Peterson has always been far and away the most talented player on the field...no matter who you put on the field with him.

It didnt take long for us to see who was the better pro back between he and Reggie Hype. Halfway through AD's first season, he's already the best back in the NFL.

Traveler
11-05-2007, 02:27 PM
And he puts up 350?

That'd be about right.

At this point though, I hope they play him. No point winning meaningless games. This team would have to pull off a minor miracle to make the playoffs and then a much larger miracle to win even a single playoff game. I'd rather see us get a 5-10 pick than scuffle around in the league's worst division and land another mediocre 1st rounder.

This team can rebound quickly, especially on offense, once we get healthy. A few key changes to the front 7 and we could be back in contention next year.

Drek,

Just can't go with you on this one. Way too many issues to address and it won't happen in one season. We are in rebuilding whether Shanahan wants to admit it or not. There were threads earlier this year with people calling for patience. I said then that I'd wait till midseason to see what type of team we had. The jury is in and it doesn't look good. At least for this year.

While the younger guys get much needed experience, the exodus of older veterans will probably continue. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if Lynch, Nalen, Rod, Ferguson, Gold, Rice, and a few other aren't on the team next year.

Unless we get lucky in the draft and FA, don't think there will be such a quick turnaround in the near future.

epicSocialism4tw
11-05-2007, 03:39 PM
For those who are still hanging on to USC-fueled naivete concerning AD and Bush...

AD has more rushing yardage in 8 games than Bush has in 24.

Killericon
11-05-2007, 03:56 PM
I don't think anyone thought AD was this good. I was watching the game...I've never seen any player be that dominant in what he does.

epicSocialism4tw
11-05-2007, 03:59 PM
I don't think anyone thought AD was this good. I was watching the game...I've never seen any player be that dominant in what he does.

Yes, there are people who knew that he was this good.

It's good to see even the culturally isolated west-coasters come around though.

-Slap-
11-05-2007, 07:05 PM
Way to hop on the bandwagon there, fella.

Remember when we had that conversation where I said that AD had the brutish force of Campbell to go with blazing top-end speed? Remember when I said that he had the tools and faculties to be one of the best of all-time?

It was really cool how you went out of your way to post about how stupid you thought that opinion was.

Another classic foot-in-mouth moment of Slap.

Do you enjoy being such an unapologetic jerk?

How does it feel to be a pandering sycophant?

You said he was a better running back then Earl Campbell and I said that it was a stupid comment. It remains a stupid comment unless Peterson takes his team to the Conference Championship Game both of his first two years and wins the NFL MVP Award along the way.

That's what Earl Campbell did, young boy, but keep ****ting on an NFL legend who's in poor health. It makes you look like a real football expert.

Like I told you, with his tools and running style, Peterson will have a brief, but brilliant peak. He's going to carry home money for me in three fantasy leagues and I appreciate that.

Unlike you, I understand that's as far as our relationship will ever extend. I know he's never going to call me and want to be my special friend and I know that none of the yardage he gains represents any kind of real achievement on my part.

Fortunately for you, your active fantasy life doesn't tether you to reality in such a way. In Llama Land, you can see AP's T&A and slurp Dirk's dick to your little heart's content.

-Slap-
11-05-2007, 07:16 PM
I don't think anyone thought AD was this good. I was watching the game...I've never seen any player be that dominant in what he does.

Years from now, you'll have more comparisons to draw upon. Peterson's arrival has been as impressive as anyone's, but Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson and Earl Campbell burst onto the League just as impressively, and they stood the test of time.

Peterson's first eight games have been thrilling, but let's see how he looks after he wears the bullseye for a while. He's running behind the best run blocking line in football, but teams are able to load up because the Vikings passing game is atrocious. That stand up style and recklessness that make him so deadly are also going to expose him to shots a lot of backs won't take.

I'll say this much for the kid, if he intends on going hell bent for leather on every carry, God bless him. I'll enjoy watching every game of his incredible, but truncated career. I believe, at some point, he'll begin to pick his spots and try to minimize some of the damage. Almost all of the ones who stick around for any length of time make that concession. Chances are that thought won't even pop into his head until he goes down. If he never changes, then he's a genuine throwback.

Either way, enjoy him while we've got him.

Rock Chalk
11-05-2007, 07:37 PM
Years from now, you'll have more comparisons to draw upon. Peterson's arrival has been as impressive as anyone's, but Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson and Earl Campbell burst onto the League just as impressively, and they stood the test of time.

Peterson's first eight games have been thrilling, but let's see how he looks after he wears the bullseye for a while. He's running behind the best run blocking line in football, but teams are able to load up because the Vikings passing game is atrocious. That stand up style and recklessness that make him so deadly are also going to expose him to shots a lot of backs won't take.

I'll say this much for the kid, if he intends on going hell bent for leather on every carry, God bless him. I'll enjoy watching every game of his incredible, but truncated career. I believe, at some point, he'll begin to pick his spots and try to minimize some of the damage. Almost all of the ones who stick around for any length of time make that concession. Chances are that thought won't even pop into his head until he goes down. If he never changes, then he's a genuine throwback.

Either way, enjoy him while we've got him.

Maybe he turns out to be one of the lucky ones like Walter Payton. Never saw Payton just run out of bounds, though he did run lower to the ground than All Day does.

God Id wet myself if AD was the next coming of Payton.

epicSocialism4tw
11-06-2007, 09:53 PM
How does it feel to be a pandering sycophant?

You said he was a better running back then Earl Campbell and I said that it was a stupid comment. It remains a stupid comment unless Peterson takes his team to the Conference Championship Game both of his first two years and wins the NFL MVP Award along the way.

That's what Earl Campbell did, young boy, but keep ****ting on an NFL legend who's in poor health. It makes you look like a real football expert.

Like I told you, with his tools and running style, Peterson will have a brief, but brilliant peak. He's going to carry home money for me in three fantasy leagues and I appreciate that.

Unlike you, I understand that's as far as our relationship will ever extend. I know he's never going to call me and want to be my special friend and I know that none of the yardage he gains represents any kind of real achievement on my part.

Fortunately for you, your active fantasy life doesn't tether you to reality in such a way. In Llama Land, you can see AP's T&A and slurp Dirk's dick to your little heart's content.

Wow.

Is there any way you could ramble a bit more so you could expose even more bare your chafed hindquarters?

Or does it just hurt that bad to be THAT wrong?

Anyhow, your change of heart regarding AD is cute. In a Grinch stole Christmas kind of way.

-Slap-
11-11-2007, 11:00 PM
Wow.

Is there any way you could ramble a bit more so you could expose even more bare your chafed hindquarters?

Or does it just hurt that bad to be THAT wrong?

Anyhow, your change of heart regarding AD is cute. In a Grinch stole Christmas kind of way.

Happy now, sycophant?

The "greatest rookie running back in history" (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2007-11-11-peterson-injured_N.htm) is on a 3-6 team and he's already injured nine games into his pro career.

Why is it you never listen to Dad?

Beg the Footgall Gods forgiveness for your slander of Earl Campbell and maybe your boy returns in time to hold off Marshawn Lynch for Rookie of the Year.

azbroncfan
11-12-2007, 01:15 AM
Happy now, sycophant?

The "greatest rookie running back in history" (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2007-11-11-peterson-injured_N.htm) is on a 3-6 team and he's already injured nine games into his pro career.

Why is it you never listen to Dad?

Beg the Footgall Gods forgiveness for your slander of Earl Campbell and maybe your boy returns in time to hold off Marshawn Lynch for Rookie of the Year.


Llama the greatest NBA fan ever self proclaimed was stupid enough to post this in my user notes.

The Suns have never made the finals.

I'm sorry.

You would think such a great NBA historian wouldn't make that comment, second he is such a spineless puke he insists on writing user notes all the time but has me on ignore. I guess sucking up Dirk's women juice will do that for a guy.

-Slap-
11-12-2007, 01:42 AM
Having Lluckless Llama latch onto him was the kiss of death for Peterson's career. He'll never win anything now.

azbroncfan
01-24-2010, 11:11 PM
How does it feel to be a pandering sycophant?

You said he was a better running back then Earl Campbell and I said that it was a stupid comment. It remains a stupid comment unless Peterson takes his team to the Conference Championship Game both of his first two years and wins the NFL MVP Award along the way.

That's what Earl Campbell did, young boy, but keep ****ting on an NFL legend who's in poor health. It makes you look like a real football expert.

Like I told you, with his tools and running style, Peterson will have a brief, but brilliant peak. He's going to carry home money for me in three fantasy leagues and I appreciate that.

Unlike you, I understand that's as far as our relationship will ever extend. I know he's never going to call me and want to be my special friend and I know that none of the yardage he gains represents any kind of real achievement on my part.

Fortunately for you, your active fantasy life doesn't tether you to reality in such a way. In Llama Land, you can see AP's T&A and slurp Dirk's dick to your little heart's content.

I love this post it is some funny sh!T. Anyways watching Peterson this year outside of game #1 makes me think he has fallen back to earth a bit. He only had 3 100 yard games all year and he didn't look the same in all the games I saw and especially the playoffs. Not to mention his knack for putting the ball on the ground. He may be the worst RB I have seen for that. Anyways he is only 24 and has a few good years in him but he should of went off the most with the addition of Farve but he didn't seem to do as well.

The MVPlaya
01-24-2010, 11:21 PM
I love this post it is some funny ****. Anyways watching Peterson this year outside of game #1 makes me think he has fallen back to earth a bit. He only had 3 100 yard games all year and he didn't look the same in all the games I saw and especially the playoffs. Not to mention his knack for putting the ball on the ground. He may be the worst RB I have seen for that. Anyways he is only 24 and has a few good years in him but he should of went off the most with the addition of Farve but he didn't seem to do as well.

What happened to Slap anyways? He's been gone for 2 years.

TheReverend
01-24-2010, 11:26 PM
I love this post it is some funny ****. Anyways watching Peterson this year outside of game #1 makes me think he has fallen back to earth a bit. He only had 3 100 yard games all year and he didn't look the same in all the games I saw and especially the playoffs. Not to mention his knack for putting the ball on the ground. He may be the worst RB I have seen for that. Anyways he is only 24 and has a few good years in him but he should of went off the most with the addition of Farve but he didn't seem to do as well.

No, he didn't. But Favre had the best season of his career statistically in his 40s largely due to the presence of AD and his impact on opposing defense's game plans.

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 08:58 AM
No, he didn't. But Favre had the best season of his career statistically in his 40s largely due to the presence of AD and his impact on opposing defense's game plans.

It won't matter how good he is if he keeps putting the ball on the ground.

BabyTO
01-25-2010, 09:08 AM
He just rushed for 120+ yards and scored 3 touchdowns...he's horrible

snowspot66
01-25-2010, 09:40 AM
Should add "Fumbles" to the front of his nickname.

Fumbles All Day Peterson. Has a nice ring to it.

Pick Six
01-25-2010, 09:44 AM
He just rushed for 120+ yards and scored 3 touchdowns...he's horrible

He also did his part to see that the Vikings would not be going to Miami. Favre merely finished the choke job...

Cito Pelon
01-25-2010, 09:44 AM
What happened to Slap anyways? He's been gone for 2 years.

Jeez, ol' Slappy had some good posts. I didn't realize llama became Skillet.

Cito Pelon
01-25-2010, 10:21 AM
Let's not forget Earl Campbell. Dude was a wrecking machine of a tailback. If there were stats for "defenders injured by a tailback", Campbell would probably be right at the top. There was times after Campbell rambled you'd see 2-3 defenders having to be helped off the field.

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 10:43 AM
He just rushed for 120+ yards and scored 3 touchdowns...he's horrible

Only 4th time all year and if he doesn't fumble three times Vikings are going to the superbowl.

bendog
01-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Without him they aren't in the game.

BabyTO
01-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Only 4th time all year and if he doesn't fumble three times Vikings are going to the superbowl.
He fumbled twice, no turnovers. The handoff was too high, Favre messed up on that one.

Either way without Peterson Favre would not even have finished with a 80+ QB rating this season, just because he didnt rush for 2.000 yards doesnt mean he didnt have a big impact. Its not like he got a lot of carries this season so why expect him to put up monster numbers

gtown
01-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Was it me or did every Vikings skill player carry the ball like a loaf of bread? Another Brad Clueless innovation perhaps?

Rohirrim
01-25-2010, 11:40 AM
Let's not forget Earl Campbell. Dude was a wrecking machine of a tailback. If there were stats for "defenders injured by a tailback", Campbell would probably be right at the top. There was times after Campbell rambled you'd see 2-3 defenders having to be helped off the field.

A member of my men's golf club played a little backup DE at Dallas. He said trying to tackle Earl Campbell was like hitting a fire hydrant. :rofl:

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 12:43 PM
Without him they aren't in the game.
Farve that is because Chester Taylor is a good RB and would start on most teams in this league.

He fumbled twice, no turnovers. The handoff was too high, Favre messed up on that one.

Either way without Peterson Favre would not even have finished with a 80+ QB rating this season, just because he didnt rush for 2.000 yards doesnt mean he didnt have a big impact. Its not like he got a lot of carries this season so why expect him to put up monster numbers

Here is Peterson himself. “Poorly executed by me,” Peterson said. “Didn’t make a big enough pocket and it hit my elbow.”

Peterson is a heck of a back but until he curbs his achilles heel fumbling problem it will be exactly that a PROBLEM.

WolfpackGuy
01-25-2010, 01:03 PM
It won't matter how good he is if he keeps putting the ball on the ground.

So you wouldn't take Peterson in Denver?

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 01:09 PM
So you wouldn't take Peterson in Denver?

Where did I say he wouldn't? The guy has over 20 fumbles in 3 years, that is terrible and needs some serious attention. When you need one drive to win a game the last thing you want is to worry about giving the ball to your best player because he might give it to the other team.

bendog
01-25-2010, 01:19 PM
right chester taylor can carry minny. right.

you guys are funny. bashing a guy who ran for over 125 yds and scored 3 tds and not ripping Den for taking Moreno so high.

Cito Pelon
01-25-2010, 01:38 PM
right chester taylor can carry minny. right.

you guys are funny. bashing a guy who ran for over 125 yds and scored 3 tds and not ripping Den for taking Moreno so high.

Well, I'll say Denver took Moreno for two reasons:

1) because Bob Turner liked him a lot.

2) to prevent the Chargers from drafting him.

Both were good reasons to draft Moreno.

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 01:42 PM
right chester taylor can carry minny. right.

you guys are funny. bashing a guy who ran for over 125 yds and scored 3 tds and not ripping Den for taking Moreno so high.

Yes Chester Taylor could of ran two of those 1 yard plunges into the endzone. He has ran for 1500 yds before there. Yes you can rip a guy for a bad game. 125 yds 3tds and 3 fumbles isn't that great of a game. Turnovers are the key stat in Football other than the pt differential. Why is Moreno even mentioned I didn't see him in the game yesterday?

cabronco
01-25-2010, 01:46 PM
I would take a healthy TD over AP any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Garcia Bronco
01-25-2010, 01:47 PM
I would take a healthy TD over AP any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

This. I'll also add with a migrain headache.

bendog
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
It's not a great game. But if Taylor could play at AP's level, he would. There's a reason he's a backup.

If AP didn't fumble 3 times, they win. If he doesn't score three times, they lose. The saints sold out against the pass, figuring they could hit faver enough to make defensive plays down field. The saints sucked it up and stopped two consecutive runs for no gain in the 4th, and Faver made a bad decision. That decided the game. Not the fumbles. If faver hoofs it for a first, they most likely win before OT comes in. And that shouldn't be read to mean Faver lost the game. He didn't. No one person loses games ... unless it's a idoiot kicker from SD.

Cito Pelon
01-25-2010, 02:52 PM
It's not a great game. But if Taylor could play at AP's level, he would. There's a reason he's a backup.

If AP didn't fumble 3 times, they win. If he doesn't score three times, they lose. The saints sold out against the pass, figuring they could hit faver enough to make defensive plays down field. The saints sucked it up and stopped two consecutive runs for no gain in the 4th, and Faver made a bad decision. That decided the game. Not the fumbles. If faver hoofs it for a first, they most likely win before OT comes in. And that shouldn't be read to mean Faver lost the game. He didn't. No one person loses games ... unless it's a idoiot kicker from SD.

AP's TD runs were nothing special.

I can easily argue that if Chester Taylor wasn't on the Viking team the Vikes would have lost by more. I can argue that NO would have kicked some ass on the scoreboard if the dumb NO D guys would have fell on two of AP's fumbles, but they tried to pick them up on the run and Minny recovered two of them, one by AP himself.

bendog
01-25-2010, 02:56 PM
The pt is that by focusing in on one or two plays, you miss the entire concept of a football game. it's like saying Elway lost two bowls. Not counting the giants one, which I'm still having difficulty accepting.

epicSocialism4tw
01-25-2010, 02:57 PM
AP's TD runs were nothing special.

I can easily argue that if Chester Taylor wasn't on the Viking team the Vikes would have lost by more. I can argue that NO would have kicked some ass on the scoreboard if the dumb NO D guys would have fell on two of AP's fumbles, but they tried to pick them up on the run and Minny recovered two of them, one by AP himself.

John Elway was 10 for 26 with 1 TD and 2 INT's in the Broncos' embarrassing 55-10 shellacking at the hands of the 49ers.

In light of that, AD's performance looks pretty decent. I wouldnt say that either of those examples are career-defining for either player.

TheChamp24
01-25-2010, 03:07 PM
AP's TD runs were nothing special.

I can easily argue that if Chester Taylor wasn't on the Viking team the Vikes would have lost by more. I can argue that NO would have kicked some ass on the scoreboard if the dumb NO D guys would have fell on two of AP's fumbles, but they tried to pick them up on the run and Minny recovered two of them, one by AP himself.

Did you not see his first TD run of 19 yards? ****, Knowshon Moreno gets stuffed for a 1 yard gain on that run.

What is funny, is the Vikings did not lose due to AD's fumbles. Heck, one he recovered and got 7 more yards, one was recovered by his teammate where they scored a TD on the drive anyways and the other you want to associate with Peterson, it was sort of both AD's and Favre's fault. However, where is the blame for Berrian for fumbling inside the 10, or Harvin fumbling in their own red zone setting up an easy touchdown for the Saints? Only one of the turnovers AD had any part in, the other 4 were not his fault. It is crazy people like to hate on him for apparently the reason they lost when it wasn't entirely him that lost it for the Vikings.

Bronco Boy
01-25-2010, 03:10 PM
That fumble that he scrambled up to recover was a pretty amazing play, IMO.

oubronco
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
Peterson is light years better than any running back we have and we would be enormously better if we had him........... period

azbroncfan
01-25-2010, 11:59 PM
Peterson is light years better than any running back we have and we would be enormously better if we had him........... period

You would say he has a fumbling problem right?

TDmvp
01-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Holy thread bump Batman ...
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Bronco Yoda
01-26-2010, 02:09 AM
Talk about a thread bump...lol