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Childress enters L.T. vs. A.D. fray

Meet Brad Childress, champion multi-tasker.

Some days, he’s just the ball coach for the Minnesota Vikings.  Other days, he’s head coach/chauffeur.  And, on days like this, he’s going over the boards to defend his running back, Adrian “All Day” Peterson from the slings and arrows of LaDainian Tomlinson.

No wonder Childress doesn’t have time to shave.  

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Childress immediately took up for Peterson today when asked about Tomlinson’s claim that he is a superior back to Peterson.

“LaDainian is a hell of a back and he’s entitled to his opinion.  I’m going to tell you, my guy is the best football player in the National Football League and he’s the best running back in the National Football League and I believe that,” Childress said. (No word on whether the coach punctuated that statement by crossing his arms on his chest and adding, “Hmmmph.”)

Two points of note:  (1) Peterson will want to keep that “best football player in the National Football League” quote handy when his six-year, $40 million rookie deal gets close to expiring and he’s still just 27 years old; (2) Imagine what Childress’ opinion would be if Peterson didn’t fumble the ball once every 45 carries.

Peterson, Zulgad writes, tried his best to blow the issue off but added, “Some of the smallest things to me . . .  get blown up out of proportion and you get people to act on it and they respond on it and they’ve got their different opinions about this and about that.  They just get carried away, so it’s kind of funny.”

(Pssst, Florio . . . I think he’s on to us.)

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66 Responses to “Childress enters L.T. vs. A.D. fray”
  1. Sow Crates says: Sep 2, 2009 6:30 PM

    LT is a superior running back than Adrian Peterson.
    LT can block
    LT can catch
    LT doesn’t fumble
    Superior doesn’t have to mean better in this context, I think there’s no question that LT is a better all-around back even this late in his career.
    If Minnesota’s D gets really bad a couple years from now and the entire team breaks down, we’ll see if Peterson can catch 100 balls for his team in addition to handling over 300 carries

  2. Rex Grossman says: Sep 2, 2009 6:33 PM

    Sounds like Chilly has come down with a case of “Mark Schlereth Syndrome”

  3. jimmySee says: Sep 2, 2009 6:36 PM

    Note to Chilly — don’t let Brett heard that “best player in the NFL” stuff – he thinks it’s him.

  4. JimmySmith says: Sep 2, 2009 6:40 PM

    Actually, Peterson is the best back in football but it hurts his cause when Chilly says it. Most people would look at Chilly and consider the source; this is the guy who thought T Jack Off was going to have a big season last year. This is the same brillant strategist that calls the most predictable sequence of offensive plays (with the emphasis on offensive, it is offensive just to watch) in the NFL. And who could forget, this is the genius that outsmarted Bill Bellicheat to grab that bong drinking Harvin (only after looking in his eyes during a personal visit to check on his character, or score some decent weed, Mpls doesn’t seem to get much).
    I mostly feel bad for Peterson, all he does is lead the NFL in rushing and yet has no chance to advance in the playoffs because of Childress, no matter what Klink says on his behalf.

  5. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 2, 2009 6:40 PM

    The wizardly genius of Childo strikes again.
    Ladies and germs of the jury, allow me to enter into evidence
    Exhibit # 9090485437984569460934706376037609847684634057986450397213498359460594670945
    in my on-going argument for why, exactly, the BiQueens suck as an *organization*, as a team, as individual players, and as a fanbase:
    Hype, delusion, drama, dysfunction, scandal, players/coaches speweing sh1t in the media, Favre, braggadocious self-promotion, and all DESPITE the futility and disappointment and absence of any real achievement, year after year.
    Adrianne is the best RUSHER in the game (arguably).
    He’s not even the best BACK.
    But to claim the BEST PLAYER–OF ANY POSITION–IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE?!?!?!
    I hope every single f*cking team in the league, and every single f*cking player in the league (whether they’re on the Dikes schedule this year or not), posts this on their locker-room bulletin board.
    God. I hate. the Vikings. So much.
    See why?

  6. Anebriated says: Sep 2, 2009 6:41 PM

    so not only is AP better than LT on the football field hes also better in the PR department.

  7. sim448 says: Sep 2, 2009 6:42 PM

    best player in the league. please. give me a break chilly. here is the breakdown:
    1. Tom Brady
    2. Peyton Manning
    3. Champ Bailey
    4. Ben Roethlisberger
    5. Randy Moss/ Larry Fitzgerald
    When you talk about the best player in the league, you need to ask- what team would be destroyed or couldnt compete at the highest level if they lost this particular guy- there is your list. ALL RUNNING BACKS ARE A DIME A DOZEN. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE OFFENSIVE LINE WHEN IT COMES TO THE RUNNING GAME.

  8. descendency says: Sep 2, 2009 6:45 PM

    Peterson will become the first 100 million dollar running back. I see it coming.

  9. endzoneview says: Sep 2, 2009 6:48 PM

    First off, why is this a story?
    Second, of course Childress is going to back his guy, what do you want him to do, say LT2 is better?
    Third, do you really think Chilly is going to be in Minny when it comes time to re-do AP’s deal? Doubt it.

  10. NFLJunkie says: Sep 2, 2009 6:51 PM

    Chilly is a moron….and looks like one too.

  11. Jabberwocky says: Sep 2, 2009 6:53 PM

    ….and my daddy can beat up your daddy!

  12. Tomb says: Sep 2, 2009 6:55 PM

    Wow Dewey Asswound, you really are the smartest guy you know, huh?
    What a pretentious blowhard.

  13. Akshun says: Sep 2, 2009 6:56 PM

    A.D. RIGHT NOW is better than L.T.
    but i would take LT in his prime over Peterson

  14. fjd says: Sep 2, 2009 6:56 PM

    Champ Bailey?????????

  15. purpleloki says: Sep 2, 2009 6:57 PM

    I’m sorry, I must have missed it. Why does anyone care what LaDainian Tomlinson think?

  16. Jabberwocky says: Sep 2, 2009 6:57 PM

    sim448- seriously, Champ Bailey and Big Ben??? Champ is getting long in the tooth and isn’t even the best CB in the league, let alone best overall player. Big Ben had 17 t\TDs compared to 15 Ints…not a chance he’s remotely close to the top-5.

  17. purpleguy says: Sep 2, 2009 6:58 PM

    Wow, a coach stands behind his player with a little hyperbole. How dare he. PFT must have needed some site hits from Bear and Pack fans. It’s like leaving out crap to attract flies.

  18. hadaad says: Sep 2, 2009 7:03 PM

    Childress always seems to have a real big mouth.

  19. Wrathchild says: Sep 2, 2009 7:04 PM

    No way a head coach should respond to something like this.

  20. Tomb says: Sep 2, 2009 7:10 PM

    …and as LT sat on the sidelines, watching from the front row, AD amass 296 yards in one game IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR, he thought to himself “AD is a poo poo head.”

  21. tacious says: Sep 2, 2009 7:14 PM

    Enough with this crap… why is that everytime a coach/ player is ASKED a question, all you D-bags out there make it out like the coach/ player in question held a press conference to declare the quote in question?
    “Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Childress immediately took up for Peterson today WHEN ASKED about Tomlinson’s claim that he was a superior back to Peterson.”
    He was responding to a question posed from a reporter on something LT said.
    Besides, the best player in the league is based upon ones opinion… I may think it’s Peyton Manning, my buddy who’s a Pats fan will say it’s Brady, a Minnesota guy will probably think it’s AP… and so forth.
    Grow up you fools… the NFL is not exact, it’s always changing… Brady could suck this year, or he could be great again; Cassel could actually be the man (probably not); Who knows what this year will bring?

  22. gwinn1952 says: Sep 2, 2009 7:14 PM

    How can you determine the best player in the league…..they don’t play under the same circumstances. The best players are the ones that do the best for their particular team…….thus the probowl.

  23. CutlerISaPussy says: Sep 2, 2009 7:18 PM

    Did anybody else hear that JimmySmith is a fudgepacker?

  24. Flvikesfan says: Sep 2, 2009 7:18 PM

    Hey Sow Crates you have a nice list started…
    “LT is a superior running back than Adrian Peterson.
    LT can block
    LT can catch
    LT doesn’t fumble”
    but you forgot one….
    LT can’t finish a season….advantage AP!!!!!!

  25. Bob Nelson says: Sep 2, 2009 7:23 PM

    Tomlinson can throw the option pass.
    Tomlinson does not get pulled on passing downs.
    Tomlinson has won playoff games.
    Peterson’s jersey does not sell well, he is not on the field for passing downs, can’t pick up a blitz, has missed a lot of his games due to injuries, gets fined for inappropriate attire on the field, and isn’t allowed to talk to the media.
    There is no question Tomlinson is better and plays on a better team. He certainly has been in more primetime games and is better known and liked by America.

  26. PossibleCabbage says: Sep 2, 2009 7:27 PM

    The thing I don’t get is, Childress isn’t even disagreeing with what LT said. LT claimed that he is the most complete running back in the league. Brad Childress is arguing that Adrian Peterson is the best back in the league. Both statements can be true simultaneously.
    In fact, I think they are. There’s not a doubt in my mind that LT is a more complete back than Peterson. Peterson is bad in blitz pickup, he’s not a threat as a down field receiver, his hands aren’t great, he fumbles quite a bit, and he’s a huge target in short yardage situation. Peterson has some holes in his game, but he’s as good as you could hope for at just about everything else. LT, on the other hand, is good at everything. He can pass, he can run inside and outside, he can block, he catch, and he doesn’t turn the ball over. He’s not close at this point in his career to being anywhere near as good as Peterson is at the things Peterson does well, but LT absolutely has a more complete set of skills, though AP is the better back all things considered.
    So why is this an issue? Both Thomlinson and Childress are right. The only person who is wrong is Jim Brown, who claimed that Peterson is the most complete back he’s seen. Since, of course, AP is not the most complete back I’ve seen, and Brown probably has seen more football than I have.

  27. Dave H says: Sep 2, 2009 7:29 PM

    First two years compared:
    AP LT
    rush yards 3101 2,919
    rec yards 393 856
    TOT yards 3494 3,775
    tds 23 25
    AD projected to eight yera career:
    AP AP*4 LT
    rush yards 3101 12404 11760
    rec yards 393 1572 3801
    TOT yards 3494 13976 15561
    tds 23 92 141
    If you look at LT and AD over the first two years, and combine rushing and receiving yards, LT is slightly better overall. If you mulitply AD’s numbers by four, to to compare to LT’s eight year career. it is clear that LT is still better in overall yards, but significantly better is total touchdowns. Also LT was drafted onto a 1 and 15 team that was considerred the least talented in the league at the time. AD was on a better than average team that made the playoffs in his second year. AD also has a rushing style that makes him sunject to injury, and perhaps may shorten his career. AD has six years of playing at a very high level to even approach the exellence of LT. And LT is not finished yet…

  28. as big as a hat says: Sep 2, 2009 7:30 PM

    Champ Bailey? He’s a fine player, but he’s getting old, has had injury problems, and isn’t even the best corner in his division. As for LT, he started going downhill when he started believing his own press. He needs to shut up and play. And win something.

  29. Heresy37 says: Sep 2, 2009 7:35 PM

    LT is a more complete player, but anyone whod rather hand the ball off to LT over Peterson is mentally challenged…With the ball in his hands, there are only 2 RBs in history who compare to Peterson-OJ Simpson, and Gale Sayers.

  30. RaiderMight says: Sep 2, 2009 7:36 PM

    AP is young and has only completed two years. His first fumbled 4 times, his second year 9. Those are big numbers, but not any different from what LT did his first two years:
    2001 – 8
    2002 – 3
    So stop making a big deal out fumbles. They will get better with more experience, just like any good back.
    As for who is the best RB? Too early to judge, but LT was added to Dolts as the AFC West was starting to decline.
    Out of his 11,760 (rushing) yards, over 2,300 are against the Raiders. About 2,000+ from the Chiefs, 2,000 from the Broncos. That leaves him 5,200+ from other teams. So he’s taken around 6,560 from the miserable AFC West over his career.
    What’s the big f*en deal about that? Put AP in the AFC West and he’d have ungodly numbers.

  31. Bigskyvikes says: Sep 2, 2009 7:36 PM

    Dewey Axewound says:
    September 2, 2009 6:40 PM
    The wizardly genius of Childo strikes again.
    Ladies and germs of the jury, allow me to enter into evidence
    Exhibit # 9090485437984569460934706376037609847684634057986450397213498359460594670945
    in my on-going argument for why, exactly, the BiQueens suck as an *organization*, as a team, as individual players, and as a fanbase:
    Hype, delusion, drama, dysfunction, scandal, players/coaches speweing sh1t in the media, Favre, braggadocious self-promotion, and all DESPITE the futility and disappointment and absence of any real achievement, year after year.
    Adrianne is the best RUSHER in the game (arguably).
    He’s not even the best BACK.
    But to claim the BEST PLAYER–OF ANY POSITION–IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE?!?!?!
    I hope every single f*cking team in the league, and every single f*cking player in the league (whether they’re on the Dikes schedule this year or not), posts this on their locker-room bulletin board.
    God. I hate. the Vikings. So much.
    See why?
    Your an IDIOT, I can’t wait to comment to you at the end of the year. Bytheway, whos your perfect team, you delusional, scandaling, disfunctional idiot. Go to their blog!

  32. CutlerISaPussy says: Sep 2, 2009 7:44 PM

    Dewey Asswound is real smarts, don’ts knocks him.
    Oh, and Dewey. You are a loser with way too much time on your hands. I didn’t actually read your post. I doubt many people did. Try to think of this as twitter and keep it to ~140 characters.

  33. RagnarHater24 says: Sep 2, 2009 7:46 PM

    How dare anyone doubt the smartest man alive, Mr. Childress. Childress is a flippin idiot. This guy is a moron and this season is being handed to him on a silver platter. He is an arrogant liar with half the football knowledge it takes to be a highschool head coach.
    AD rocks and demands more run respect than LT ever did. I can catch 100 5 yard swing routes per year and if you actually watch AD’s blocking has greatly improved.
    The reason AD comes out is because Chester who is an excellent back has earned his time and deserves to play as well.
    Bottom line Childo is an idiot, AD is a class act and LT is the big ol baby that this site has dubbed him several times..

  34. Tabemaju says: Sep 2, 2009 7:51 PM

    @Dewey Axewound
    I definitely see why you you hate the Vikings so much. Because you’re an idiot. You don’t understand that the NFL is a business, and that the Vikings are an organization looking to earn money. It doesn’t take a genius to understand how tickets are sold in the NFL. Hype sells tickets. Controversy sells tickets. Favre sells tickets. Every fan has hope that their team does well, and you mistake this for hype, because you don’t know the difference.
    Guess what else sells tickets? Self-promotion. Are you dumb enough to believe that “bragging” and self-promotion in business is a negative thing? What is LT doing? ENGAGING IN SELF-PROMOTION, you simple-minded dimwit. But I’m guessing you had nothing to say about that, because it doesn’t concern the team you have a hard-on for.

  35. T3d Strik3r says: Sep 2, 2009 7:51 PM

    Here’s the reality:
    Most “great” RBs have a couple amazing years, but hardly any RBs are consistent over many years. Guys will lead the league one year, then fall out of the Top 10 the next. Since LT started in 2001, we’ve seen lots of guys have the most yards: Ricky Williams, Jamal Lewis, Curtis Martin, Shaun Alexander…etc.
    But none of those guys could do it for 6, 7, 8 years in a row. That’s what’s separated LT from every other RB in this era. He does it every year. So he was injured last year, whatever. He still had more TDs than AP, and more yards than Gore, Jackson, Jacobs, Lynch, etc. His worst season ever is a helluva year for most RBs.
    AP is exciting to watch, for sure. But he has problems fumbling, he isn’t a big threat in the passing game, and hasn’t proven he can stay healthy. All you haters who call LT soft, AP has already missed more games to injury in 2 years than LT has in 8 years. So that makes AP a freakin marshmellow. To be considered the greatest, you gotta do it over a career, LT has done it, AP is just getting started.

  36. TommyKramerGuy says: Sep 2, 2009 7:59 PM

    sim448 says:
    September 2, 2009 6:42 PM
    best player in the league. please. give me a break chilly. here is the breakdown:
    1. Tom Brady
    2. Peyton Manning
    3. Champ Bailey
    4. Ben Roethlisberger
    5. Randy Moss/ Larry Fitzgerald
    When you talk about the best player in the league, you need to ask- what team would be destroyed or couldnt compete at the highest level if they lost this particular guy- there is your list.
    Hey, sim448, how many championships have the Pats won with Moss? How many have they won without him? You are a moron.

  37. SoCalSean says: Sep 2, 2009 8:02 PM

    What is green with envy and has jiz all over it’s face?? = Dewey Axewound & Bob Nelson
    Take a second and stop beating off to Florio and think before you type! Ya never know, you might get out of your grandmas basement.. F’ng sorry losers.. simply pathetic!!

  38. DocBG says: Sep 2, 2009 8:09 PM

    @ dewey
    if you hate the vikes so much, why not simply skip the post? Is your life so insignifigant that you feel the need to spew the exact same garbage over and over again about a team that you apparently hate, yet cannot stop commenting on? You sound like someone who hate “gays” but then needs to go into a gay bar to “make fun of them queers”, then soon, you find yourself trying on some pantyhose, and eventually, after enough cheap beer and some sweettalk from a dude name “cathy” you give up the charade and go all in.
    @sim448
    you’re a little slow aren’t you? the pats seemed to do allright after losing brady, thereby shooting your argument completely to hell. manning is a great player, ben is a choke artist, champ is way past his prime, plus he plays against losers most of the year, and although moss and fitz are both fantastic players, both of their teams, could once again, survive fine if they went down. way to support your own arguments.
    @dbag nelson
    honestly dude, just stfu it wouldn’t matter the comment, you would do nothing to contribute to the post, just simply run it into the ground with diahrea of the mouth. get over it, and yourself allready, you are nothing and will never amount to a thing.
    as far as LT and AP goes, does it really matter which one of them is better? AP will probably put up better stats this year, but does that mean that he’s better, or in a better system? or maybe playing against weaker defense’s (like the packers)? Both of these guys are incredibly competitive, but let it play out on the field, no time to run their mouths. worst thing that happens is that they push each other and both do well, sounds just fine to me.

  39. purpleinwi says: Sep 2, 2009 8:11 PM

    Bob Nelson
    Don’t forget AP killed a man
    Stole candy from a baby
    Spit on my grandma
    Come on, make an argument with real merits. AP has missed TWO games, has never been fined, holds a weekly press confrence, has never been asked to HB pass, gets pulled on passing downs becasue of Chester Taylors experiecnce and Chilly’s ineptitude.
    regardless, this is a stupid debatre………

  40. Rhode Kill says: Sep 2, 2009 8:20 PM

    Mr. Noodle strikes again!!!! Hey Chilly (can we call him that or is it just Lord Favre that has such a privilege?). Get your failed season over with and go back to wearing oversized bowties and gay vests on Sesame Street. Got it?

  41. Popeye says: Sep 2, 2009 8:45 PM

    Let me know the day AP does anything but run…he cant catch, block or act :)
    LT is the better all around player….AP is the best pure runner….but put LT in his prime against AP and LT wins this stupid debate
    word

  42. TeflonDon says: Sep 2, 2009 8:53 PM

    dewey axewound hating on others for braggadocios self-promotion
    pot/kettle
    we get it, dude, you know a bunch of words. slow clap. now get off your horse, everyone’s sick of the rants.

  43. 30PTBUCK says: Sep 2, 2009 9:05 PM

    Chilly you liar it must have rubbed off on you from Bretteney.
    Would you tolerate AP not participating in camp?
    Would you chauffeur AP around in your SUV?
    Would you have your lips planted on his butt so tightly that the suction could remove rattlesnake venom from a bite to his skull ?
    Of course not that is reserved for Bretteney and he might throw a small girl tantrum when he hears this. You better get an industrial drum of Vaseline for the prolonged exposure your lips are now going to have endure on the Lord Farvruh’s buttocks. Butt at least no one will see this action because I heard the Iron man’s private locker room has an early alarm system he bought from Michael Jacksons estate on ebay!

  44. JaredAllen69 says: Sep 2, 2009 9:08 PM

    #
    # Dewey Axewound says: September 2, 2009 6:40 PM
    The wizardly genius of Childo strikes again.
    Ladies and germs of the jury, allow me to enter into evidence
    Exhibit # 9090485437984569460934706376037609847684634057986450397213498359460594670945
    in my on-going argument for why, exactly, the BiQueens suck as an *organization*, as a team, as individual players, and as a fanbase:
    Hype, delusion, drama, dysfunction, scandal, players/coaches speweing sh1t in the media, Favre, braggadocious self-promotion, and all DESPITE the futility and disappointment and absence of any real achievement, year after year.
    Adrianne is the best RUSHER in the game (arguably).
    He’s not even the best BACK.
    But to claim the BEST PLAYER–OF ANY POSITION–IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE?!?!?!
    I hope every single f*cking team in the league, and every single f*cking player in the league (whether they’re on the Dikes schedule this year or not), posts this on their locker-room bulletin board.
    God. I hate. the Vikings. So much.
    ******************************************
    Another ignorant rant from Douchey Asswound. Could I expect less from Douchey?

  45. Vikefanman says: Sep 2, 2009 9:17 PM

    296 must really piss off all of you haters!

  46. Sow Crates says: Sep 2, 2009 9:38 PM

    @ Raidermight
    Good point about the similarities in fumbles early in both RB’s careers. However, it’s worth noting that AP had more his 2nd year in the NFL, whereas that wasn’t the case with Tomlinson.
    I fail to see the validity of your comparison between the AFC West and the NFC North, however.
    Nearly 10% of Peterson’s rushing yardage of his 2 years in the NFL came in one game against an NFC North opponent that traditionally plays good D, the Chicago Bears (who, I regret to admit, AD has dominated)… and that doesn’t include 4 games against a Lions team that has 7 wins in 2 seasons or the pathetic D of the Packers last season.
    So 37.5% of Tomlinson’s games are played against the AFC West and a slightly higher amount of his yardage has come against those teams. I’m almost positive that AD has very comparable numbers in his games against NFC North opponents, if not a higher proportion.
    Also, Bryant McKinnie, Steve Hutchinson and Matt Birk are all pro bowl or near-pro bowl caliber O-linemen. When L.T arrived in San Diego, the O-line wasn’t nearly as talented as Minnesota’s, giving LT less to work with running off tackle.
    At this point, I wouldn’t recommend LT trying to compare himself to AD. He is still very productive, but in a media that cares most about what you’ve done recently, 2001-2007 won’t win him any arguments concerning his value vs. AP’s.
    That being said, I’ll take LT at top form > Peterson. The guy handled over 400 touches multiple times across his career and has yet to miss extensive time. The last two years he’s been less than perfect in the post-season, evidence that LT needs to reduce his role early in the regular season since he’s not the same, young back anymore. It’s hard for a guy who’s been one of the best ever at his position to acknowledge that he can’t handle the same load, and that’s maybe why he finds himself unable to go come weeks 18-21

  47. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 2, 2009 9:50 PM

    LT also stat whores against teams in his division with horrible defenses. Kansas City, Oakland, Denver.

  48. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Sep 2, 2009 10:11 PM

    I find it sad that everyone can comment on a comment that has been blown WAY out of proportion except AD himself.
    I would bet my last dollar that he would LOVE to opportunity to play on 3rd downs but has some work until he’s able to. A true FOOTBALL player understands his weaknesses. Plus, AD has shown nothing but respect for LT and you guys act like it’s a UFC 110 match waiting to happen.
    The fact is LT really shouldn’t have thrown AD under the bus when making his argument that LT should still be in the mix for best RB. Even though most people think he’s right, it’s not his place to say so. That is NOT the 2005 LT. But LT has also been treated unfairly by the media and he’s prized to go top 5 rushing all time. Was Bettis treated the way LT is being treated in the media? no. The only think LT did was call out Belicheat (and was ultimately PROVEN right) and got injured late in his career and now every sentence is twisted by the media.
    PFT should be ashamed of themselves.

  49. DCViking says: Sep 2, 2009 10:14 PM

    I wasn’t aware that jersey sales were a criteria for how good a player was — guess I’m just not as enlightened as Packer fans.
    But then again, maybe LT lives in San Diego, talks to the local media, and helps out in the community.
    As much I’m not a Childress fan, I don’t have a problem with what he said — granted it was a biased opinion, but it’s better then the vanilla “they are both awesome players in their own right with their own unique skillset….blah, blah, blah”

  50. JaggedMark says: Sep 2, 2009 10:21 PM

    Best player in the National Football League?
    Tom Brady is still laughing.
    You can’t fumble at least once every single game and be the best player in the league.

  51. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Sep 2, 2009 10:40 PM

    DC,
    I think you’re a very honest football fan. Everyone has their right to an opinion and LT has something to prove. As a Charger fan I’m biased to say that LT is the better receiver and blocker but Eagle fans would come out and say Westbrook is the guy. It changes every year. Torches are always passed and as successful as LT has been, 11th all time in rushing, he’s only been the consensus best running back in the league once. When AD hits his prime their will always be players scratching at his toes and some will say that they’re better. That’s just the way it goes.
    Just like Larry Johnson, Shawn Alexander, Jamal Lewis, etc… great ones do it over a period of time. AD has had 2 great years. I’m looking forward to seeing him later in his career at a high level but just don’t take his production for granted. He’s one knee injury away from everyone saying he sucks. LT has had a single knee injury in his career in the playoffs vs the Colts and some think he’s no longer a top 10.

  52. BleedPurple says: Sep 2, 2009 10:42 PM

    Dewey Axewound: Congratulations on creating one of the most childish posts I’ve seen in quite a while.

  53. Florios_a_tool says: Sep 2, 2009 10:49 PM

    “…JaredAllen69 says:
    September 2, 2009 9:08 PM
    …Another ignorant rant from Douchey Asswound. Could I expect less from Douchey?…”
    yea but… if you’re so offended by the post, why did you cut-n-paste it within your reply in its ENTIRETY?

  54. sukkatash says: Sep 2, 2009 10:53 PM

    AP has missed more games due to injury in two years than LT has missed his entire career?????
    That is the most uninformed, unresearched, assinine statement I’ve heard in a long time.
    Didn’t LT miss al;most the entire year last year??
    For the record AP has missed 2 games in his pro career. Do some research before posting. And yes, AP is a better Running Back and if you ask most NFL observers they will tell you AP is the best player in the league. Doesn’t make it true but it is not a far fetched statement. And to all Chilli haters, you’re just as stupid. All he’s done is weed out the idiots, and improve our team every year he’s been here. Anyone that can win a division with T-Jack and Frerotte at QB must be doing something right.

  55. MikeFlorio'sSource1 says: Sep 2, 2009 11:27 PM

    sukkatash says:
    Didn’t LT miss al;most the entire year last year??
    R u serious with that comment? u need to go back to elementary school cause you can’t count. Tomlinson started all 16 games last year.
    Stop eatin the Sukkatash you flippin redneck.
    go back to mowin the fields.

  56. mnmaverick says: Sep 3, 2009 12:21 AM

    LT is washed up and useless now. AD is GOD.
    Bow down and kiss his tush.

  57. Sow Crates says: Sep 3, 2009 12:23 AM

    @ Sukkatash
    LT had over 1500 total yards last year. He’s had at least 1500 total yards and 10+ tds for eight straight seasons and hasn’t missed a single regular season game. I didn’t go to count myself, but I think he’s missed 1-2 playoff games altogether and played sparingly in another

  58. mnmaverick says: Sep 3, 2009 1:32 AM

    You have to take into account that Thomlinson has had a better supporting cast to this point.
    He had Drew Brees and now Philip Rivers.
    Antonio Gates, Chris Chambers, Vincent Jackson, etc. He had the best blocking fullback for years.
    AD has faced nothing but 8 man fronts. He’s been the entire focus of the offense and he’s still kicked ass. Watch what he does with a legitimate QB to make defenses pay for the eight man fronts this year.

  59. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 3, 2009 1:38 AM

    Christ damn Bob, you have to use jersey sales as an argument now? Who gives a shit and what possible relevance does that have at all?
    AP is the best back RIGHT NOW. LT is WAY past his prime. Don’t hate him as a receiver until someone competent is throwing to him.
    That being said, the Vikings still suck.

  60. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 3, 2009 3:05 AM

    AP is better. God knows why Childress gets involved in this stupidity though.. No other coach would threaten to fight a former player, jump in when someone says he’s better, and everything else he does.. Viking fans should be even more embarrassed than usual with this one.

  61. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 3, 2009 9:40 AM

    Tomb says:
    September 2, 2009 6:55 PM
    Wow Dewey Asswound, you really are the smartest guy you know, huh?
    What a pretentious blowhard.
    ___________________________________
    Haha…to you and to all the other predictably irate Queen fans.
    This may very well be true…but does it make anything I said LESS true?
    The more wrath/hate you guys spew at me = the more I know I’ve struck a nerve = the more fun I have.
    I love it–it’s like blowing a dog whistle and watching you b1tches yelp.
    But is this all you guys really have?–the criticism that I use “big words”?
    Funny, where I come from, it’s not considered a BAD thing to know a few polysyllabic words.
    But I guess you guys sure “served” me.
    Or what about the potshots at my name?
    Yes, it’s a goofy way of saying a wet vagina…I, uh, get it, seeing as how I made the name.
    Man, if you guys hate ME for being “pretentious”, no wonder you love Childo so much, seeing how down-to-earth and humble he is and everything…
    But the simple truth is, truth hurts.
    Which is exactly why you guys always get your purple panties wadded over my posts.

  62. mnmaverick says: Sep 3, 2009 12:16 PM

    You’ve had too much Beer with your Cheese there Packer fiend. We listened to you curd heads harp about Brett Favre for years and do more than your part to chime in when ANYONE said they were better.
    And now? You’re throwing Aaron Rodgers name around like he’s the best thing since Vince Lombardi.
    Don’t lecture, just listen, you might learn something.

  63. Sow Crates says: Sep 3, 2009 2:28 PM

    @ Beer Cheese Soup:
    Drew Brees was a bust his first 3 seasons in the NFL. His QB rating was a 67 his 3rd year in the NFL (2nd starting) and the Chargers won 4 games. And I repeat, his O-line was much worse than AP’s these first couple of years. Only by LT’s 4th year in the league did San Diego make the playoffs.
    Vincent Jackson had 1 good year: last year. Chambers became a Charger 2.5 seasons ago, not 8. Antonio Gates had his 1st good year in 2004, being a rookie with under 400 yards in 2003. Neal became a Charger in 2003, LT’s 3rd year in the NFL. He still produced in his first two of course.
    All signs seem to point that LT has only gradually been surrounded with a supporting cast that took away the 8 man fronts he saw.
    Furthermore, the strong D of the Vikings gave Minnesota more leisure in its offensive play-calling as they weren’t playing from behind as often as the Bolts.
    I repeat, 1500 total yards and 10+ TDs. I think every RB in the history of the game wishes that’s what they could do “way past” their prime.
    If I had to hand the ball off for just one carry in an NFL game, that guy is Adrian Peterson. If I have a backup like Kevin Faulk, Chester Taylor, MJD or some solid flex RB like that, I’d like my RB to be AP. If I don’t have the luxury of a great RB committee, and especially if I’m a QB, my guy, even in 2009, is LaDainian Tomlinson, followed shortly by Brian Westbrook.

  64. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Sep 3, 2009 3:54 PM

    Sow Crates is completely right. When it comes to best COMPLETE RB in the league AD isn’t in the top 5. But as forhanding theball off to a guy there is noone better than AD. Sometimes people on here don’t read, are stupid, or just plain retarded. maybe all three sometimes.

  65. jimicos says: Sep 3, 2009 6:10 PM

    mnmaverick says:
    September 3, 2009 12:21 AM
    LT is washed up and useless now. AD is GOD.
    Bow down and kiss his tush.
    ——————————
    Three out of the past four years he’s missed games due to injury. He doesn’t block well. He doesn’t catch the ball well. He fumbles too much.
    However, with the ball in his hands he’s possibly the most dangerous player in the league.
    But he’s not a complete running back. Leave it to Childress to jump in and respond to another player. I guess he didn’t learn anything from his spat with Troy Williamson.

  66. J.Cannon says: Sep 3, 2009 11:43 PM

    AD is the best back in the league and when it’s all said and done he will be mentioned with the best backs to ever play the game. Jim Brown knows AD is the only player with the same or similar combination of size, speed, acceleration, and down right run your ass over nastyness that Jim Brown had. P.S. to all the Vikings hater’s thank you. Your blind hate for my team inspires me to be an even more staunch supporter of the Purple. : )

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