Originally Posted by Drunken.Broncoholic
Adrian Peterson won't be the same this year and he's lights out better than Charles.
Apples and oranges. AD got injured on X-mas eve. Charles got injured in mid September. That's a 3 month difference. Charles knee was already recovered from his surgery (swelling mainly) and he was already into the first stage of physical therapy when AD got hurt.
AD is also way more relied on in Minnesota. He's needed for speed and power. Charles shares carries and is used more for sweeps and off-tackle runs.
I'm not saying Charles is going to get 2K and 25 TD's this year. I don't think he'll end up like TD though. I think he'll return to his old self in time, whether that's next year or the year after or the year after.