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Peterson promises to work on fumbles

A_Peterson_3.jpgWe’ve enjoyed NFL Network’s coverage of the Pro Bowl all week, but Michael Irvin dropped the ball Thursday when he failed to ask Adrian Peterson about his fumbling problems during an interview.

Luckily, there are other media in Miami to ask Peterson about his costly habit.

“There’s like a rap sheet that’s out there now,” Peterson said to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Guys
would rather hit the ball than tackle me. I put it on myself. That
comes with the way I run. It’s something I’m going to focus on, as far
as switch it up a little bit, and carry it higher, or what not. But
there’s some things I’m going to correct.”

We watched the NFC Championship again last night and were amazed that Peterson could have fumbled a few more times.  (The ball was jostled on his last touchdown and other carries.)

The book is out on Peterson, and it’s up to him to make corrections fast.

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  1. chemicalxv says: Jan 29, 2010 10:51 AM

    Adrian Fumbleson
    And he’ll never fix his fumbling problem. It’s a result of the way he plays and if he wants to fix his fumbling problem he’ll have to change the way he plays.

  2. Majik Bullet says: Jan 29, 2010 10:52 AM

    What? Peterson fumbled multiple times in the NFC Championship game? I thought Favre was the only one who did anything wrong that game.

  3. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 29, 2010 10:53 AM

    Thata kid, get the sh*t fixed!

  4. DG0122 says: Jan 29, 2010 10:53 AM

    ball on the ground, ball on the ground…lookin like a fool with the ball on the ground!

  5. Chitown says: Jan 29, 2010 10:54 AM

    Hello Tiki it AD, I’ve got 500K sitting here if your interested in showing me how to carry the rock this summer.

  6. realitypolice says: Jan 29, 2010 10:54 AM

    This fumbling problem is mind boggling to me. Everyone who meets him says he has the strongest hands they have ever seen. And while I know there is a lot more to holding onto the football than that, it should be a pretty good place to start from. You’re talking about a guy with massive hand and arm strength who is a threat to fumble every time he touches the ball.
    Maybe AP should talk to Tiki Barber. Barber had similar problems but got coached up by Tom Coughlin to hold the ball higher and tighter and his problem virtually dissappeared. If I were him I wouldn’t wait around for Chilly to come up with an answer.

  7. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 29, 2010 10:55 AM

    Look…the freakin man is a beast. He will get it worked out. Wouldn’t want him playing for anyone else.

  8. rydendonkeys says: Jan 29, 2010 10:58 AM

    Guy’s MO is defined. Gonna follow him for a long time unless he goes all Tiki and fixes it.
    Unreal that he fumbles so much and a little guy like Jones-Drew doesn’t have this problem on relatively the same amount of touches in 09.
    Knowshon has big time fumblitis when he isn’t tripping over yard lines.

  9. Emoney says: Jan 29, 2010 10:59 AM

    Wow, thanks for promising Viking fans that you’ll work on it. You could be a great running back, but you can’t hold onto the damn ball. Until you cut back on the fumbles, you’ll never be considered one of the greatest running backs of all time.

  10. Grimace421 says: Jan 29, 2010 10:59 AM

    I’m no expert but it appears to me that he’s got this fumbling thing down… What’s there to practice?

  11. JoeJoeBrown says: Jan 29, 2010 10:59 AM

    From that pick right there, it looks like Peterson has small hands.
    And by small hands I mean normal human sized hands, in proportion with his body.
    Lots of elite athletes have freakishly large hands. This may be his problem. It’s hard to hold a vice grip on the ball if your fingers don’t reach.

  12. JimmySmith says: Jan 29, 2010 11:01 AM

    Peterson should take a lesson from the Viking fan base, the one thing they excel at is a good grip on their balls. That and talking about how they are on the verge of winning a Superbowl………again.
    Paper champions ever year since 1961.

  13. Jack Factor says: Jan 29, 2010 11:03 AM

    AT
    All Thumbs

  14. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jan 29, 2010 11:04 AM

    # Pervy Harvin says: January 29, 2010 10:55 AM
    Wouldn’t want him playing for anyone else.
    ____________
    As a Packers fan, nor would I. (See Clay Matthews III touchdown)

  15. Quagmire says: Jan 29, 2010 11:09 AM

    DG0122 …now that was funny.

  16. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 29, 2010 11:15 AM

    LMAO…you people making fun of him are the first people shitting your pants every time he touches the ball vs your team!

  17. Ralph says: Jan 29, 2010 11:17 AM

    People always talk about his hand strength but that really becomes irrelevant.
    The problem is he never moves the ball to the outside when running. It’s in his right hand/arm and open to the swat of the player coming from behind him.
    Another possible reason, which is harder to understand. It’s related to the way the brain works, it works in pictures not words, and there’s not “picture” for don’t, so while he’s thinking don’t fumble the brain is picturing him losing the ball.

  18. Quagmire says: Jan 29, 2010 11:18 AM

    Tiki Barber was a fumbler & got it straightened out, his last 2 years he had 4 fumbles…the previous 3 years he had 22.
    So it can be done.

  19. Buffalo Hogan says: Jan 29, 2010 11:18 AM

    I just saw him making out with some dude on a Super Bowl commercial; you think a gay guy would hold on to the ball better.

  20. JoePawn says: Jan 29, 2010 11:22 AM

    If he can fix this problem this offseason, next year could be huge. Defensive players obviously are tackling the ball with him, for great reason. If he all of a sudden starts holding onto it it could mean a lot more broken tackles and yards. If not, maybe eventually Chilly will grow a pair and put him on the bench for longer than 1 series.

  21. dlew2191 says: Jan 29, 2010 11:23 AM

    Love_Boat_Scandal, who won that game? What quarterback was on our team that beat your team?

  22. PurpleIsForGays says: Jan 29, 2010 11:25 AM

    Anyone who watches this guy play knows that he has the talent to be one of the greats, he has the same problem as Tiki in his early days, and Ahman Green in his best seasons. The guy carries the ball out away from his body where people can get at it to easy, tuck that bitch up into your armpit kid!
    I agree this is a guy you build a franchise around, but this isnt the first offseason that this has been an issue to be addressed. Someone better start working on it, cause it won’t be Dipshit Childress!

  23. Boudin says: Jan 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    your boy fumbles All Day.

  24. LBPACKFAN says: Jan 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    Vikes are finished. They missed their chance.

  25. Ambrose says: Jan 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    January 29, 2010 10:55 AM
    Wouldn’t want him playing for anyone else.
    __________________________________
    …but you still don’t get the animosity Favre created by seeking out the Vikings? Dolt.

  26. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jan 29, 2010 11:37 AM

    Yeah? Well my dog promised not to sniff any more butts.

  27. Peoples Champ says: Jan 29, 2010 11:37 AM

    Actually Irvin did ask him about the fumbles. Just watched it earlier. And yea, I agree with Pervy. He’ll get the problem fixed for sure.

  28. FUNSHIPM174 says: Jan 29, 2010 11:38 AM

    Never say never.
    Tiki Barber was just as bad with fumbling and corrected his fproblem with help.Petersons problem his Tom Coughlin isn’t on the Vikings to help him.

  29. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Jan 29, 2010 11:44 AM

    @JimmySmith: “Paper champions ever year since 1961.”
    Jimmy Smith: Same IQ as the day he/she/it was born.

  30. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 11:50 AM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    January 29, 2010 10:55 AM
    Wouldn’t want him playing for anyone else…
    Nor would i–but id love to see him in green and gold–GB fans can rip on him all they want, id love it if he came over to the Pack, how wouldnt u want this guy, im a huge pack fan, but ap is a beast no question about it, I hope his fumbln issues continue as long as he is in the nfc north, but i wouldnt want him to change his running style if i were a vikes fan

  31. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 29, 2010 11:53 AM

    Butter fingers!

  32. Pack_Attack says: Jan 29, 2010 12:11 PM

    So do I!
    Signed,
    Clay Matthews

  33. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 12:18 PM

    And i think it is funny that people point out that he had 3 fumbles in that NFC Championship game but dont point out that he only lost 1 and rushd for 100+ yards and 3 scores

  34. shadowman1433 says: Jan 29, 2010 12:25 PM

    I don’t think he needs to work on fumbles, he’s already very good at fumbling.

  35. bspurloc says: Jan 29, 2010 12:28 PM

    It is the coaches fault, it is the coaches job to fix problem players and better the non problem players……
    This article stating PETERSON will fix the problem, shows the COACH is not going to do his JOB….
    If I owned the Vikings I would fire the coach after reading this article.
    coach
    –noun
    a person who trains an athlete or a team of athletes: a football coach.
    to give instruction or advice to in the capacity of a coach; instruct

  36. ItalianStallion says: Jan 29, 2010 12:28 PM

    Honestly, hasn’t he said this before? As a Vikings fan, his fumbles did more harm than his 122yds and 3TDs did any good. It was like that Atlanta game last year where for some reason he was incapable of holding on to the ball. His issue is he runs with the ball in his arm AWAY FROM HIS BODY. Until he learns to keep it tight against his torso, it will keep happening.

  37. Midway Monster says: Jan 29, 2010 12:30 PM

    Peterson I love you in the new MANCRUNCH commercial. You go with that Pack fan ALL DAY BABY!

  38. SF Saints Fan says: Jan 29, 2010 12:30 PM

    No doubt the guy can play, but with him you you have upside and downside. Live by the Peterson, die by the Peterson. Just like, live by the Favre, die by the Favre. Both elite players with huge upside, but both are also players with baggage.
    I’ll take Drew Brees and Pierre Thomas any day over Lord Favre and All Day…… They are consistently very good, not phenomenally great at times, just very good. They are also playing in the Super Bowl next week!

  39. CsanBoySmith says: Jan 29, 2010 12:40 PM

    Aww, that sure is sweet of you to promise to try and work on working on not losing the football. Good for you!

  40. sven_ftw says: Jan 29, 2010 12:46 PM

    # Chitown says: January 29, 2010 10:54 AM
    Hello Tiki it AD, I’ve got 500K sitting here if your interested in showing me how to carry the rock this summer.
    ————–
    http://www.yourserverjustgothacked.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/youre.jpg
    spend your 500k on an education.
    # Emoney says: January 29, 2010 10:59 AM
    Wow, thanks for promising Viking fans that you’ll work on it. You could be a great running back, but you can’t hold onto the damn ball. Until you cut back on the fumbles, you’ll never be considered one of the greatest running backs of all time.
    ——-
    compile your personal top 5 all-time list, and look at their fumlbing. adrian’s behind the pace of campbell, dickerson, and payton. who remembers them for fumbling even MORE?
    that said, he still needs to get it together.

  41. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Jan 29, 2010 12:50 PM

    Painfully aware the Saints Not the Vikes are in the Big show…
    SF Saints Fan nailed it…..
    It saddens me to see that the Vikes Yet blew another opportunity….I have watched the Purple since I was a Baby……Only they constantly blow it….There is sooooooooooo NOOOOOOOOO excuse for the performance in the championship game……They outplayed the Saints all game…SHould have won the game by at least 3 scores…..Yet, due to sloppy play, blew it yet again……..They need to be held accountable. and Chilly needs to be FIRED yesterday..Any other coach in this league would have made adjustments, and would have put this thing to bed….So now we are faced with another disappointing end to an Awesome season……
    The Aints have no chance to win against the Colts, at least the Vikings would have given the NFC a fighting chance to win the big show!!!!
    Peterson should have been benched after the 1st fumble, and Favre should have been banned from passing inside the 40 yard line……COACHING!!! ALL DAY

  42. Leto_II says: Jan 29, 2010 12:59 PM

    Obvioulsy, running backs shouldn’t fumble. But I think AP’s fumbling issue is a little over blown. Why are RBs fumbles treated more critically than QBs throwing picks? A turnover is a turnover and RBs will always have less turnovers than QBs. AP averaged over 1 td per game this year and lost 6 fumbles in 16 games. Maybe we should have all wished that Shaq could make free throws too. Not everything is going to be perfect.

  43. GBP says: Jan 29, 2010 1:12 PM

    Leto_II says:
    January 29, 2010 12:59 PM
    Obvioulsy, running backs shouldn’t fumble. But I think AP’s fumbling issue is a little over blown
    Not everything is going to be perfect.
    __________________________________
    No, not everything is going to be perfect for a backup, run-of-the-mill RB, but this is ADRIAN PETERSON! He’s one of, if not, the best RB’s in the league – we should all expect perfection from a player with his talent.

  44. SF Saints Fan says: Jan 29, 2010 1:28 PM

    purplepuzzyeatrz
    “The Aints have no chance to win against the Colts, at least the Vikings would have given the NFC a fighting chance to win the big show!!!!”
    Saints do have a chance. That is why they play the game. Saints may “shock the world”, or lose the game, who knows…..
    The Saints defeated the Vikings for two reasons last Sunday, only one of which has been extensively reported. Turnovers, of course and special teams, specifically return yardage and net punting.
    The Saints had 6 kick returns for 183 yards, while the Vikings only had 2 kick returns for 33 yards. Saints also had a net punting average of 51.3 yards (7 punts) versus a net punting average of 39.0 (only 4 punts – fewer punts because of so many turnovers) for the Vikings.
    That is a 150 yard difference in return yards plus a significant difference in field position due to net punting average. Both of these really helped compensate for the 200+ yard difference in total offense by the Vikings.

  45. moreflagsmorefun says: Jan 29, 2010 1:45 PM

    do what Tiki Barber did, retire…………

  46. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 29, 2010 1:49 PM

    Vikings are cursed.
    4 SB losses and two NFC Championship chokes.
    1998 was the worse of the two.

  47. CapsLockKey says: Jan 29, 2010 1:51 PM

    Part of the guy’s problem is he doesn’t know when to go down. He fights for that extra inch after he’s wrapped up when the benefit of it is grossly over weighed by the fact he’s given extra time for more defenders to come in for a strip. The great ones know when to fight for it and when to protect the ball.

  48. Occam says: Jan 29, 2010 1:57 PM

    “Why are RBs fumbles treated more critically than QBs throwing picks?”
    Yeah, no one has said anything about that interception at the end of regulation!!!!!!

  49. MrHumble says: Jan 29, 2010 2:07 PM

    Once again, gotta laugh at all the stupid posters and thank god that none of them are members of any coaching staffs. I’m not even a Vikings fan but can guarantee you that there isn’t a freakin’ headcoach in the NFL that wouldn’t want A. Peterson on their team. NOT A ONE! It’s a free country, post what you want where you want but realize that with irrational posts you are only proving an age old axim…”it is better to be stupid than to open your mouth and prove it”. Hiding behind a moniker does not grant you any more “intelligence” than if you were to go by your real name. People who read an idiotic hate based post also read the author’s moniker and learn after one stupid post to not waste their time reading future posts from the person regardless of which name they choose to hide behind. Grow up people, try including a little substance or objectivity in your rants.

  50. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    CapsLockKey says:
    January 29, 2010 1:51 PM
    Part of the guy’s problem is he doesn’t know when to go down. He fights for that extra inch after he’s wrapped up when the benefit of it is grossly over weighed by the fact he’s given extra time for more defenders to come in for a strip. The great ones know when to fight for it and when to protect the ball.
    ———————————————-
    The problem with your reasoning here is that he’s not fighting for “that extra inch” many times he fights off defenders and earns an extra 10-15 yds, and sometimes houses it. I agree he needs to know when to protect the ball but what makes AP great is the fact that he’s such a violent runner and I would not want to change his running style at all.

  51. slipkid says: Jan 29, 2010 2:34 PM

    i agree he seems to have fumbling down pat. he really cant get any better at fumbling away the ball in key situations, thus invalidating prior scores and yards.
    he could work on throwing interceptions in key situations, however, and that would relieve the vicodins of the need to resign favre. that way all day could be a double threat. if he could then train up to kick/punt badly he could be a triple (or more) threat.
    and the vicodins are 4-2 in other nfc/nfl championship games, so there was choking a long time ago too.

  52. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:35 PM

    @jx4cmario1
    I agree with you, CapsLockKey states “The great ones know when to fight for it and when to protect the ball”–tell that to walter peyton who has a higher fumble rate than AP

  53. GB3Pack4 says: Jan 29, 2010 2:37 PM

    Adrian’s fumbling may never get better, because he truly does’t see anything WRONG with it. Every time he’s commented about it, not just recently, you can see the pride he takes in the overall way he runs, as if actually holding onto the ball, or going safely down to prevent lost yardage, has no part in what a running back is responsible for, as if it’s incidental to his success on a given run, as if putting the ball at risk is simply irrelevant. Vikings receivers hold on to the ball with a deathgrip, not infallibly, but way more often than not, successfully and consistently. How can an RB, especially one with his talent and rep, not do the same or better?
    In his latest comments, he explains that guys are just going after the ball in order to avoid taking him on physically, which begs the question of how come people are still able to knock the ball away? HE DOESN’T HEAR THE QUESTIONS. He’s explaining to us what we don’t seem to understand, i.e., why he’s so good. He doesn’t have, after all the practices and all the games and all the critics, a CLUE! that there’s anything he needs to improve.
    I’m sick of hearing how bad he feels about mistakes. All players make mistakes. Those with better perspective do feel bad, but then they start working on improving, out of a desire to hold up their end, because of personal embarrassment, because they’re teed off at a growling coach, or a snickering opponent, or fans. But in order to improve, they have to start from the premise that they’re not perfect. I don’t think Adrian believes that he’s not perfect. He’s been given a pass for way too long because of his great natural talent, and pleasant demeanor, and good work ethic, but for the sake of his long-term career – & more importantly, THE TEAM, the message needs to be brought home to him, and his work ethic needs to be applied to all the right things, not just those he’s already good at.
    My particular hangup is the plays that cost the team YARDAGE. There must be some kind of drill or something that can effectively address his stubborn refusal to go down when a play is done, BEFORE he loses precious yardage – 1 yard, 3, 7 – field position! posession! Maybe a chart to study, of where the team was at the start of a play on which he carried the ball, where he should have gone down, where he actually did go down, and the cost of his refusal to do so. Failure in fullout effort is far more acceptable to me than prideful, costly stubbornness. Step One is conceding that there’s a problem. I don’t think Adrian, genuinely nice guy that he is, sees anything at all wrong with his performance. He still sees himself as a kind of perfect running back. Until he opens his mind to see his performances realistically, he won’t improve. He’ll emain only a great runner, NOT a great RUNNING BACK.

  54. Majik Bullet says: Jan 29, 2010 3:01 PM

    # GBP says: January 29, 2010 1:12 PM
    No, not everything is going to be perfect for a backup, run-of-the-mill RB, but this is ADRIAN PETERSON! He’s one of, if not, the best RB’s in the league – we should all expect perfection from a player with his talent.
    _____________
    Exactly. That’s why Manning never throws a pick, Pujols never strikes out, and Kobe never misses a shot, because they’re the best. Do you see how stupid you are?

  55. egypt4 says: Jan 29, 2010 4:13 PM

    The Vikings should trade him for a quarterback. He will lose more games for them, than he will ever win. All the running in the world is worthless when you fumble the ball.

  56. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 4:19 PM

    grunt24 says:
    January 29, 2010 2:35 PM
    @jx4cmario1
    I agree with you, CapsLockKey states “The great ones know when to fight for it and when to protect the ball”–tell that to walter peyton who has a higher fumble rate than AP
    —————————-
    Actually, he doesn’t. Peterson has fumbled once every 49.9 touches. Payton fumbled once every 50.3 touches. So Payton fumbled slightly less often than Peterson.
    However, as I’ve pointed out before when people have brought up Dickerson, Payton, Brown, etc.. Those guys all played in an earlier era. You can’t fumble like that in today’s NFL. It’s not accepted.
    Payton’s career began 32 years before Peterson’s. Find Pro-Bowl guys from the past 10-15 years who fumble as often as Peterson.

  57. AlphaBean says: Jan 29, 2010 4:22 PM

    Maybe if he gains another 10 pounds and lowers his average another half yard, his problem will be fixed. That Adrian Peterson sure knows how to get better!

  58. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 4:29 PM

    Leto_II says:
    January 29, 2010 12:59 PM
    Why are RBs fumbles treated more critically than QBs throwing picks?
    —————————–
    I’ll take this one.. Because by definition, the ball has to leave a QB’s hands in order for him to complete a pass. And generally speaking, there’s 3-5 guys you want to pass it to and about 7 guys you don’t want to pass it to.
    There’s an inherent difference in passing the ball and holding onto the ball. You should try it sometime.
    You can’t simply compare a RB’s fumbles to a QB who has the same number of INTs. If you want to make a comparison, you need to compare them by their relative rankings. Peterson led all NFL RBs with 7 fumbles, 6 lost. So a valid comparison to a QB would be to the QB with the most INTs… Jay Cutler, who had 26. They were the worst in the business at ball security at their positions.
    Unless you want to go the extra step and look at INT% and FUM% (take them as a percentage of passes/touches). I don’t care to do that right now, though. But in that comparison, Mark Sanchez or Jake Delhomme may come out worst. And for RBs it might be Steve Slaton.

  59. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 4:39 PM

    Majik Bullet says:
    January 29, 2010 10:52 AM
    What? Peterson fumbled multiple times in the NFC Championship game? I thought Favre was the only one who did anything wrong that game.
    —————————-
    No, Favre just made messed up their last chance on offense.

  60. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:00 PM

    @Adam-Chris Scheftersen
    hahahahaha .04 touches huuuge —”You can’t fumble like that in today’s NFL. It’s not accepted” I didnt know it was acceptable back in the day, and i like how u say name a probowler in the past 15 years who fumbles as often as AP what does that even mean–dudes ALL PRO past 2 years–id take him any day of the week, and i hate the vikings

  61. sand0 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:04 PM

    It is correctable. Last offseason he dedicated himself to becoming a better pass catcher, route runner, and blocker. The results were very evident as he was much improved in those areas this season.
    I’ve watched every one of his fumbles more than once. Here is my somewhat educated opinion.
    He had a few on handoffs and pitches. These are focus thing. He’s thinking too hard on his next move and what not. These ones are seperate from the others.
    A disproportionate number of his fumbles come near the sideline. I think he relaxes there because defenders can only come from one direction and a fumbled ball can likely go out of bounds. But obviously it is not that safe there because many fumbles come that way.
    Many others come when he is essentially running straight or cutting normally and not doing anything spectacular. It is just that sometimes he doesn’t have it secured at all and the slightest bump or hit jars it.
    Some of his fumbles come when he is trying to do something spectacular. These I almost think you have to just live with. We don’t want him to change the way he runs.
    Basically, I think if he stopped all the “stupid” fumbles then the times that he fumbles doing something fancy would be something we can live with. Most of the fumbles are NOT a result of how he fights for yardage not counting the ones near the sideline which he just has to stop completely.
    Ironically he rarely if ever fumbles as the result of a big jarring hit. Often that is the most common time to fumble but you don’t see it from him much. He has the ability to secure it and he just needs to seperate the times when he is securing it and times when he is focusing on balance and cutting and making spectacular plays.
    Also one thing that goes unsaid in all of this is that I personally think his fumbles are somewhat the result of trying to do too much. Blocking was poor in the run game this season even considering all the loaded fronts he saw. When he isn’t getting blocks I think he feels like he has to do something to make it happen.

  62. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:08 PM

    I love how Adam-Chris just copies and pastes peoples comments, quick does some googling and disects the comment, rarely stating his own thoughts first, way to be a coward. Coward.

  63. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 5:21 PM

    and if hes talkn name a probowl rb who fumbled like he did in the last 10-15 years, easy i can google some stats qucik too, hahaha and he was one of are own, can u guess Adam-Chris Scheftersen?
    Ahman Green, 4 straight probowls and he had 23 fumbles over those 4 straight probowls

  64. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:23 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 29, 2010 5:08 PM
    I love how Adam-Chris just copies and pastes peoples comments, quick does some googling and disects the comment, rarely stating his own thoughts first, way to be a coward. Coward.
    —————————-
    Don’t want to be called out? Stop posting bullshit. Someone says Payton fumbled more than Peterson. I proved him wrong. Got a problem? Take it up with the people passing off nonsense as ironclad fact.

  65. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:32 PM

    Besides, I posted my own thoughts on Peterson’s fumbling about 5 or 6 Peterson threads ago.. Probably a couple of months ago.
    And coward? Please. This is coming from the guy who cowed down to Pervy in the last Peterson fumbling thread.
    —————————
    jx4cmario1 says:
    December 4, 2009 3:59 PM
    I don’t want to cause any schisms, I guess I was just in a really bad mood when I posted that, it just annoyed me for some reason.
    Skol.
    —————————
    Way to stick to your guns, coward.

  66. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:35 PM

    grunt24 says:
    January 29, 2010 5:21 PM
    and if hes talkn name a probowl rb who fumbled like he did in the last 10-15 years, easy i can google some stats qucik too, hahaha and he was one of are own, can u guess Adam-Chris Scheftersen?
    Ahman Green, 4 straight probowls and he had 23 fumbles over those 4 straight probowls
    —————————-
    Wow, you really showed me up. Ahman Green averaged 61.4 touches per fumble. So you’ve shown us all that even Ahman Green in the height of his fumble-prone period didn’t approach the frequency Adrian Peterson’s putting the ball on the ground?
    Brilliant. Grunt, indeed.

  67. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:41 PM

    Here’s how a real man operates. No cowardice here, no sir.
    =========================
    jx4cmario1 says:
    December 4, 2009 1:13 PM
    Jeff, no one gives two shits about your stupid asshat award, it’s actually very pathetic that you allocate such a % of your day to something so stupid. Go Vikes.
    =========================
    jeff says:
    December 4, 2009 2:19 PM
    What is funnier is that you wasted the time to comment on something so pathetic……..
    I allocate the same amount of time as normal.
    I just make sure to remember dumb posts, such as yours. No worries though, you won’t win, there are others more deserving.
    ==========================
    PervyHarvin says:
    December 4, 2009 2:37 PM
    To attack a fellow Viking Brother,a good one at that, is like a cancer in the locker room. A “schism” so to speak. If you don’t like it,ignore it. My vote goes to you!
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    jx4cmario1 says:
    December 4, 2009 3:59 PM
    I don’t want to cause any schisms, I guess I was just in a really bad mood when I posted that, it just annoyed me for some reason.
    Skol.
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    jx4cmario1 says:
    December 4, 2009 5:32 PM
    @Jeff
    That is pretty funny. Not gonna lie, even though you obviously could care less what someone on the internet thinks…I take back what I said before.
    Skol.
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  68. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 5:58 PM

    Skol.

  69. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 29, 2010 6:01 PM

    Wow, you seriously just scrounged up something I said over 2 months ago. Are you kidding? Haha, get a life bro.

  70. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 29, 2010 6:07 PM

    jx4cmario1 says:
    January 29, 2010 6:01 PM
    Wow, you seriously just scrounged up something I said over 2 months ago. Are you kidding? Haha, get a life bro.
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    First of all, I guess I’m not all that surprised you didn’t even acknowledge what a coward you are.. And how hypocritical it is for you to be calling ANYONE a coward.
    Secondly… Over two months ago? Do I need to do some more fact-checking on your ass? December 4th to January 29th? Over two months?

  71. grunt24 says: Jan 29, 2010 11:07 PM

    @Adam-Chris Scheftersen
    hahahaha what are you talking about
    notice how those 4 seasons were also the only years green made the probowl and weird how it was (as u put it) in the height of his fumble-prone period
    and what are you trying to say about AP, that he sucks or what

  72. bustabloodvessel says: Jan 30, 2010 10:31 AM

    C’mon guys, lay off adam-chris. He has named himself after two complete morons, so you can’t expect much from him. That being said, there is no difference in fumbles and interceptions. They are both turnovers. An interception is way worse than a fumble in my opinion, as the qb isn’t getting hit when the other guy catches the ball. I would love to see anyone on here saying Peterson sucks because of the fumbles hold onto the ball while you have a 2oo+ pound defender hitting you as hard as they can.

  73. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 30, 2010 5:53 PM

    grunt24 says:
    January 29, 2010 11:07 PM
    @Adam-Chris Scheftersen
    hahahaha what are you talking about
    notice how those 4 seasons were also the only years green made the probowl and weird how it was (as u put it) in the height of his fumble-prone period
    and what are you trying to say about AP, that he sucks or what
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    Listen, idiot. I’ll lay it out for you. One. More. Time.
    People constantly defend Peterson’s fumble foibles by pointing to hall of fame players who fumbled about the same amount as Peterson. I replied by saying those guy played in a different era… With different expectations.
    I have never said Peterson sucks. In fact, in several of these Peterson fumbling threads I’ve said I’d love for the Packers to have Peterson. But his fumbling problems, until he figures it out, are a major problem. And comparing his numbers to guys like Jim Brown and Walter Payton is little more than refusing to accept that it’s a big problem.
    And once again, you pointed to Ahman Green and I pointed out how even Ahman Green in his worst butterfingers years didn’t come close to putting the ball on the ground as often as Peterson. However, he did catch more passes.. And he had more yardage in 2003 than Peterson ever has… But who’s counting, right?

  74. Ghost of Studwell says: Jan 31, 2010 12:42 PM

    Giving the ball to a RB is assumed to be a low risk proposition. You don’t expect that the guy will drop the ball. Throwing a pass is a high risk proposition. You always know that the other team has 11 guys out there trying to catch the same ball.
    If AP doesn’t fix this problem, he will go down in history similarly the TO. A freakish talent who puts up good numbers but had an achilles heel and could never get the job done. I hate to say that because AP is actually a good kid, but I can’t think of a better analogy.
    AP also fumbled in OT of a Bears game which would have given Vikes home field throughout the playoffs. It is just about the fumbles, it is about when he fumbles. He coughs it up in critical situations.

  75. Get real says: Feb 1, 2010 2:03 AM

    Peterson, just pretend like your shaking someones hand , since you have a vice – like grip when you are shaking somebody’s hand.

  76. grunt24 says: Feb 1, 2010 2:23 PM

    @Adam-Chris Scheftersen
    hahaha brings out the name calling uh oh
    and if you were to read slowely and carefully i didnt say u said peterson sucks–i was simply asking the question–but me being an idiot and all of course you wouldnt get my writing–its alright though buddy u tried–Proud of you!!!

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