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Adrian Peterson gets his chance to carry the Vikings

Adrian Peterson wants to be great.  All-time great. And from the monster games his rookie season to his dominant second year, Peterson generally has been great in his young career.  (With the NFC Championship a notable exception.)

Sidney Rice’s injury presents a major roadblock to a successful Vikings’ regular season, but it also presents Peterson an opportunity.  This is his time to jump from great to transcendent; to lift up a team that needs him more this season because of the schedule, because of Rice, because Brett Favre is bound to decline.

To make that next step, Peterson has to succeed on third downs.  He can’t come off the field when the game matters most.  Peterson has made great strides as a receiver, but his pass protection still needs work, as Favre learned last Sunday night against the 49ers.

Early indications are that Peterson will finally get his chance to play every down.

Len Pasquarelli, now of the Sports XChange, writes that second-round pick Toby Gerhart “simply isn’t ready to
handle
the third-down role.”

I’m pessimistic the Vikings can repeat their 2009 success or even win the NFC North.  The one thought I can’t shake in their favor, however, is that Peterson could do something special.  We quickly have forgotten how he entered the league like a supernova, with seemingly endless potential to help redefine his position.

Peterson now enters his fourth season, angling for a contract, sick of hearing that Chris Johnson is the best running back in the league.

Can Peterson carry the franchise? Can he string together a season’s worth of magical Sundays that he so often provided as a rookie and second year player? 

Can he be AP2K?

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  1. JaggedMark says: Aug 24, 2010 8:35 PM

    To make that next step, Peterson has to succeed on third downs. He can’t come off the field when the game matters most. Peterson has made great strides as a receiver, but his pass protection still needs work, as Favre learned last Sunday night against the 49ers.
    WRONG WRONG WRONG
    His next step needs to be hanging onto the fricking ball consistently! Duh.

  2. buttondown says: Aug 24, 2010 8:36 PM

    You really don’t want that. He’ll just fumble them.

  3. buttondown says: Aug 24, 2010 8:38 PM

    “Adrian Peterson gets his chance to carry the Vikings.” You really don’t want that. He’ll just fumble them.

  4. buttondown says: Aug 24, 2010 8:42 PM

    WOW, that was slow. Sorry about the re-post.

  5. p ditty says: Aug 24, 2010 8:43 PM

    He is a bad blocking back and on 3rd downs he will let Farve get killed.
    For a team thinking this is the last gasp to win a Super Bowl, why would you let Chester Taylor get away? Peterson can not block, Taylor could.

  6. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Aug 24, 2010 8:44 PM

    Carry them where? It won’t be a Super Bowl title, that’s for sure.

  7. Beam me up Scotty says: Aug 24, 2010 8:47 PM

    Two words are stopping him…… Offensive Line!

  8. MrHumble says: Aug 24, 2010 8:51 PM

    Good article…..I think last year the Vikes got spoiled finally having a great QB at the helm and focused too much on the pass game because it came so easy. Offensive linemen would rather run block than pass block and I too think you will see the Vikings return their focus to the run game and Peterson will have his best year yet. The vikings will complement the run game with the pass…..just the opposite of last year. In 2007 BF took a mediocre packer team to the NFC championship game with a 13-3 record (and if a packer fan should disagree then they better explain why A. Rodgers went 6-10 the very next year with the very same team)…….don’t sell the vikings short becuz they lost sidney rice. Even without rice, the vikings have more offensive weapons than the majority of teams, including the packers. BF makes the wr and you only need to look at the last play of the game against 49er’s last year where BF threw a bullet threw the eye of the needle to someone named “greg lewis”….oh and let’s not forget, Greg Jennings did nothing before BF and hasn’t ever matched his year of 2007 stats which came from one BF…..

  9. bigd7387 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:51 PM

    There was a time when I thought AP would be great. Then I saw him play and fumble 2 times. AP is a good back but not great. I really can’t believe Toby isn’t ready for the 3rd down back role. Unless he doesn’t know who to block, he always looked in college like when you needed a yard he would get it. Infact had he played in a more football type school he may have gotten the Heisman.

  10. rovibe says: Aug 24, 2010 9:03 PM

    p ditty — they didn’t ‘let Taylor get away’. He was an UNrestricted free agent who wanted a chance to start. He wasn’t going to get that playing behind Peterson, and the Vikings had no leverage to keep him around. He had met his tenure requirements, played out his contract, and was free to do as he wanted. All the Vikes could do was make him an offer, but he didn’t take it. Besides, 7 million?? The Bears WAY overpaid for him.

  11. FriarBob says: Aug 24, 2010 9:04 PM

    Actually, AP was actually pretty good in the NFC Championship game. I know everybody wants to blame him for fumbling the game away, but he actually only had two fumbles, both strips, and the Vikings recovered both of them. He’s officially only credited with one recovery, but in watching it looked far more to me like he got back his own balls.
    Brett fumbled once (when screwing up a handoff to AP) and threw two interceptions. Berrian and Harvin were responsible for the other two fumbles (both of which were strips, not carelessness) that were lost.
    In contrast, AP had three touchdowns and 4.9 YPC on 25 attempts. That may not be “superstar” but that’s not shabby at all.
    The loss to the Saints was NOT the fault of AP.

  12. superb owl says: Aug 24, 2010 9:04 PM

    he’s forever fumbling footballs

  13. Zane says: Aug 24, 2010 9:07 PM

    No love for Albert Young, huh?

  14. Nosredna says: Aug 24, 2010 9:11 PM

    Ya know, everyone is acting like this is some huge thing. Nothing is really any different now than it was last year at this same time. After the 2nd preseason game, no one knew how could the Favre/Rice tandem would be. No one was sure how Harvin would play. No one really had a clue how Shiancoe would do.
    So tell me……what is so different this year from last year at this same exact time?

  15. mr.bozojones says: Aug 24, 2010 9:19 PM

    The Vikes will trade for a WR. They are a NOW team. Favre’s last year and stadium issues (possible relocation). They may get fleeced, but they’ll deal for somebody.

  16. sharkattack says: Aug 24, 2010 9:26 PM

    Wow, lots of AP haters. Also a lot of idiots.
    I wonder if there is a correlation?
    Look I hate the Vikings and their bitchy fans as much as the next guy (Obama didn’t give the Saints the crown,) but AP is still a fcking beast. He fumbles every once in awhile (7 times last year.) One negative vs 1000 positives. What team in the league wouldn’t trade their starting tail back for AP? None. Well maybe the Panthers because they have the best backfield in the league (unfortunately they have nothing else going on.) Even in that scenario, neither Williams or Stewart are as good as AP individually. They just work together so well, there is little to no room for improvement.
    Chris Johnson dick-riders, he has 1 good year. He wont come close to those numbers again 1300 yds and 10tds sounds like a good over-under. If he does repeat, it doesn’t mean he is the better than AP, it simply means the Titans are in saaaaaad shape.
    AP should still be taken #1 over-all in any fantasy draft. He is the only back in the league who has a realistic shot at 1600yds (rushing) and 20tds. I’m not saying he will be the highest in either category. Any back in the league could surprise (Sleeper picks: 1) Jerome Harrison CLE 2) Fred Taylor NE 3) Ryan Torrain WASH,) he just has the highest production floor in my opinion. It would take an injury or Toby Gerrhart being the second-comming of Jim Brown for him to pull in less than 1200yds and 8tds.

  17. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 9:26 PM

    not to change the subject but greg jennings is out with a bad back and thel pckers are trying to downplay it but apparently it could be very serious, it sounds like the same thing justin harrell has. good luck greg.

  18. goombar2 says: Aug 24, 2010 9:28 PM

    Too easy, if AP tries to carry this team he’ll fumble them away… Come on PFT, you can’t set them up this easy.
    I wonder if the vike fans have started talking draft yet? Any good QBs, RBs that don’t fumble can block, Wrs, defensive backs, safeties, tackles, a guard DTs… Geez, how many picks will you guys need to field a team that could compete next year?
    Oh well, 50 years of toilet bowl football, why would this year (or next year) be any different?

  19. BigBear123 says: Aug 24, 2010 9:29 PM

    He’ll be good again once Favre leaves. Favres ego blots out all competition.

  20. Walleyeman says: Aug 24, 2010 9:34 PM

    Can Peterson do it? NO, Can Favre do it? NO, Can the Vikings do it? NO. So there you go now you have all the answers. Oh yea, the Packers can and will do it!!

  21. Hauschild says: Aug 24, 2010 9:37 PM

    Favre carried every team he’s ever played on, so why would this season be any different?
    The league is not a running league any longer and the Vikes’ run-blocking unit is the greatest, so it doesn’t make sense to force the issue. If it happens with AP, it’ll happen.
    Until then, sit back and watch the old gray mare work his magic once again.

  22. Bob Nelson says: Aug 24, 2010 9:39 PM

    Peterson a.k.a The Fumbler lead the NFL RB’s in Fumbles.
    Adrian Peterson a.k.a The Fumbler can’t do it anymore. He is getting old and slowing down.
    During the 2009 season 23.8 percent of the time the Fumbler lost yardage or gained nothing.
    His yards per carry also is declining.
    2007 yards a carry 5.6
    2008 yards a carry 4.8
    2009 yards a carry 4.4
    You don’t want him on your fantasy team.
    The vikings should have traded him while they could get something in return.

  23. PlayasOne says: Aug 24, 2010 9:41 PM

    Why did Brett Farve get all the Money (including a hefty raise), if he can’t carry the team? It is really difficult to carry a team from the running back position. Tarvaris Jackson can hand off to Adrian, plus he is more mobile. Go figure!

  24. JimmySmith says: Aug 24, 2010 9:47 PM

    I agree with you Greg, Petersen is something special. He lead in the league in fumbles and that was special, especially the timing of the fumbles.
    He single handily gave games to the Bears to lose home field advantage in the playoffs and then continued his charitable ways in NO.

  25. GBfanForever says: Aug 24, 2010 9:55 PM

    It was lose lose situation with Taylor going to the bears. The vikings lost an important cog and the bears paid a role player starter money. It’s just too bad he’s still in the division. Gerhardt as his replacement is what I really didn’t get. There are so many speedy backs that come out every year that come from pass happy offenses where they had to block and catch but the vikings pick an I-formation grinder from a running team? But who knows, maybe he’ll develop. The question the post doesn’t address is whether or not having Peterson play all three downs the best idea. It’s a lot of stress on a players body but he’ll have a huge fantasy year.

  26. MrHumble says: Aug 24, 2010 10:05 PM

    Whenever you have a bad day, log on to PFT and read some packer posts…..it’ll put a smile on your face for sure. I will give packer fans credit for being the most environmental friendly fans in the league. If you read their posts you will discover that they “recycle their posts” from one year to the next (suppose it saves them time from going to the local library to use the only computer in town). We have read the exact same posts for 3yrs now…even back in 2008 when Tavaris Jackson beat their ass for the division title, we read it all last year when the vikes signed the washed up, egotisical, no good, judas, overrated, blah blah blah Brett Favre. how the packers were gonna bury BF’s ass 6 ft deep into lambeau field (not even one freakin’ sack in two gms, lol)….. and now we get the same ole’ chit…..keep recycling packer fans, it usually makes many a football fans day!!!!!

  27. sportsbruh3 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:14 PM

    MAN PLEASE!!!!
    now its Adrian Peterson’s team? Its still FARVES TEAM!!!!!!
    Glad he doesn’t have anybody to throw too.

  28. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 10:21 PM

    I hear they just brought in Favre to manage the game and hand off to Peterson. The old guy should be able to handle that.

  29. ClayMath52 says: Aug 24, 2010 10:24 PM

    Met a genie today. Said he’d grant me one wish. I said, “I want to live forever”. He said he can’t grant wishes like that. I said, “Fine. I want to die after the Vikings win the SuperBowl.” “You crafty bastard” he said…

  30. Majik Bullet says: Aug 24, 2010 10:25 PM

    JimmySmith says: August 24, 2010 9:47 PM
    I agree with you Greg, Petersen is something special. He lead in the league in fumbles and that was special, especially the timing of the fumbles.
    ____________
    I suppose a die hard Rodgers apologist such as Jimmy would know a little something about poorly timed fumbles. I’m sure he still can’t get the replay of the fumble punt out of his head.

  31. Calistin says: Aug 24, 2010 10:32 PM

    I didn’t hear about GJ85′s bad back, but I did hear about Petersen sitting out earlier in training camp.
    Does either matter? Both are tough players and most of these guys play hurt throughout the year.
    A little too much being made of these preseason injuries by some.
    This Rice situation seems similar to Bigby’s. Both players sat around and did nothing hoping for better contracts, got hurt, and now will miss significant time and hurt their teams chances.
    Time these clowns figured something better out than holding out and getting hurt. ON BOTH SIDES!

  32. Someone says: Aug 24, 2010 10:38 PM

    Yeah, AD sucks so bad he lead the NFL in TD’s. Friggen trash talking idiots.

  33. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 24, 2010 11:06 PM

    HoF runningbacks had fumbling issues, some had more than Peterson at this stage. Now I’m not saying Peterson will be a HoF RB, but he will be if he continues to play great. I expect to see this year more like 2007, based more on the run game. When AP had 1300yds and Chester 800-900yds. With Sidney out, they have too.

  34. 49er Man says: Aug 24, 2010 11:10 PM

    It was not just AD or Brett losing the NFC Title Game, it’s both of them. When you turn the ball over 5 times, you shouldn’t be beating anybody.

  35. tig 0 bitties says: Aug 24, 2010 11:59 PM

    goombar2-
    get a life man. quit trolling all the viking storys and throwing the same comments basically on all of them. Go back to New Orleans page or wherever you came from.
    Bob-
    I’ve known for awhile that your pretty dumb. But really we should have traded AP?
    I don’t even know what I can say to you to make you feel as stupid as you should feel.

  36. Ilovefoolsball says: Aug 25, 2010 12:11 AM

    He needs to take some male enhancement pills for those infant sized hands. He shops for gloves in the women’s aisle because his hands are so small that men’s gloves seem like a catcher’s mitt on him.
    He will fumble the game away just when you need him most.
    Vikings fans have their choice of who they want to choke the game away! The interception-at-the-critical-moment-choker favre or the I’m-use-to-holding-two-balls-in-my-hands-not-one Peterson.

  37. Brewdogg says: Aug 25, 2010 12:31 AM

    # goombar2 says: August 24, 2010 9:28 PM
    Too easy, if AP tries to carry this team he’ll fumble them away… Come on PFT, you can’t set them up this easy.
    I wonder if the vike fans have started talking draft yet? Any good QBs, RBs that don’t fumble can block, Wrs, defensive backs, safeties, tackles, a guard DTs… Geez, how many picks will you guys need to field a team that could compete next year?
    Oh well, 50 years of toilet bowl football, why would this year (or next year) be any different?
    —————————————————-
    You forgot DEs, LBs, and TEs.
    Can you really hate the Vikings so much that you can’t objectively look at their roster and see the talent on it? Very sad…..
    But I’m sure whatever team you root for has future HOFers at every position. Good luck with that.

  38. snoogins says: Aug 25, 2010 12:46 AM

    MrHumble you’re just all sorts of retarded aren’t you? First of all please tell me how Greg Jennings’ 920 yards in 2007 was better than both his 1292 and 1113 yards in 2008 and 09? He never matched those BF stats huh?
    An T-jack actually LOST to the packers in 2008, it was Gus Frerotte who won it for them later on in the season. Go ahead and keep saying us packer fans “Recycle” our posts, pretty sure you’ve never read this one before. You just got served son, back to mom’s basement for you.

  39. J. Clayton says: Aug 25, 2010 12:47 AM

    Los Angeles Petersons

  40. ugk612 says: Aug 25, 2010 1:53 AM

    To Bob Nelson: getting old? Slowing down?
    Pull your head out! You are a straight hater! O..M..G!!! Sure AD fumbles a little too much but he’ll correct that part of his game. Name one current packer who was drafted by the packers to be named ALL PRO their first three years in the league………….Loser boy!

  41. chitown26 says: Aug 25, 2010 4:09 AM

    Great article, all great points.
    I think everyone is holding their breath with him this season. We all want to see the kid have a sick season and just demolish the NFL, but the NFL is a much harder place to run the ball these days and he’s going to have to seriously step up and dominate again like he did his rookie year.
    I for one, hope to see 2000 yards out of him simply for the probable highlights.

  42. sand0 says: Aug 25, 2010 8:03 AM

    If you don’t like watching Adrian Peterson carry the football then you are not a true fan of the game, plain and simple. He is a treat to watch. He is a tremendous back. Anyone who says otherwise is obviously just some pathetic homer in here venting out their life’s frustrations in some unproductive manner.
    The guy rocks. We don’t get that many players of his caliber. Even with Favre last season tearing it up opponents still pounded 8 or 9 in the box consistently week in and week out. Yes folks, he’s that good. Watch him. It’s fun.

  43. YOOPERBILL says: Aug 25, 2010 8:12 AM

    AP wont have to carry the Vikings because they have signed Javon “flash” Walker to a contract,he will be BF go to reciever and take the pressure off the running game,he is an amazing egostistical reciever who once was a legend in his own mind after catching passes from BF in Green Bay,this season the Vikings dont open with four patsys to kick around,they will have to work for the wins this year.

  44. Youngs79 says: Aug 25, 2010 8:34 AM

    HEY Bob Nelson and Jimmy Smith,
    Adrian was good enough to beat the Packers’ sorry asses twice last year. You two kill me, if there is an article about the Vikings, you can’t help yourselves in commenting. Say whatever you want about the Vikings, WE BEAT THE PACKERS TWICE LAST YEAR! Skol Vikings.

  45. Majik Bullet says: Aug 25, 2010 9:09 AM

    Fire Ted (let’s hope not)
    Here’s a rundown of your “vastly superior” Packer players, and their Minnesota counterparts last season.
    Rodgers- 4434 yards, 30 TD’s, 7 INT’s, 64.7%, 103.2 QB rating, 10 fumbles, 50 sacks
    Favre- 4202 yards, 33 TD’s, 7 INT’s, 68.4%, 107.2 QB rating, 2 fumbles, 34 sacks
    Advantage Favre everywhere but yards. And all this behind equal lines, according to you.
    Finley- 55 rec, 676 yards, 5 TD’s, 1 fumble
    Shiancoe- 56 rec, 566 yards, 11 TD’s, 0 fumbles (much better blocker)
    We’ll call this a wash out of pity for your ignorance.
    Jennings- 68 rec, 1113 yards, 4 TD’s
    Rice- 83 rec, 1312 yards, 8 TD’s
    Not even close.
    And why would you compare Gerhart to Grant. Only a Packer fan would compare a 3rd string back to their starter to try to make his team look better. Peterson is miles ahead of Grant, even if he does fumble. And Gerhart is probably equal to or better than any back up GB can throw out there, i.e. Brandon Jackson and his 3 YPC.
    So again, where are these superior skill players on GB’s roster that you speak of?

  46. jamesz23 says: Aug 25, 2010 9:32 AM

    Majik Bullet I’m not saying the Packers offensive talent is better than the Vikings but you conveniently left out Aaron Rodgers rushing yards & rushing tds. You also left out the fact that Jermichael Finley missed a quarter of the season last year.

  47. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 25, 2010 9:51 AM

    “Vikings fans have their choice of who they want to choke the game away!”
    whereas pcker fans can just count on erin choking the game away every chance he gets. he’s in his 6th year and he still hasn’t even won a plalyoff game.

  48. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 25, 2010 10:04 AM

    majik bullet is right, plus he’s being really generous calling shank vs. finley a wash – shank had more catches, 6 more td’s, no fumbles so advantage shank. then when you factor in harvin also, well it’s no surprise the vikes were the 2nd highest scoring team in the nfl.
    pcker fans are always coming up to me and asking “gravy, should we be more worried about our defense or our special teams” and my answer is “excellent question, they’re both big problems and they’re connected problems cause pckers special teams give your opponents short fields to work with and then when there’s no pass rush and your lb’s don’t cover up the middle and your d-backs give such a big cushion and just let receivers make catches at will, when you face good qb’s like favre, rothlisberger and warner you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

  49. jamesz23 says: Aug 25, 2010 10:24 AM

    Gravy spends more time talking Packers than Vikings on this site, which team are u actually a fan of? Why are the all these guys who are paid to write & talk about the NFL across the internet, radio & television not saying that the Vikings are a vastly superior team to everyone else in the divison? If the Vikings are as good as you & Majik & FOF say why couldn’t they win more than 12 games? Heck the 2007 Packers team won more games and you all say they weren’t even that good.

  50. Majik Bullet says: Aug 25, 2010 10:29 AM

    # jamesz23 says: August 25, 2010 9:32 AM
    Majik Bullet I’m not saying the Packers offensive talent is better than the Vikings but you conveniently left out Aaron Rodgers rushing yards & rushing tds. You also left out the fact that Jermichael Finley missed a quarter of the season last year.
    _____________
    Fair enough. Finley played in 13 games last season, Shiancoe played in 16. So averaging out Finley’s stats, his projected numbers over 16 games would have been:
    68 rec, 832 yards, and 6 TD’s. Still a wash.
    Rodgers did have 300 rushing yards, but all the extra sacks and fumbles pretty well cancel that out, not to mention the safety he took and a worse W-L record. At any rate, I was just disputing Fire Ted’s claim that Rodgers was superior to Favre, when he clearly was not.

  51. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 25, 2010 10:44 AM

    jamesz, the next time i read a pckers fan comment that’s actually about the pckers will be the first time. the vikes are the ONLY team you guys talk about, you never talk about your own team presumably cuz it would be too depressing for you.

  52. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 25, 2010 10:48 AM

    also james, 12 wins and #2 seed in the conference is pretty good especially considering we had to do it without henderson and winfield for alot of the season plus our o-line was banged up.

  53. jamesz23 says: Aug 25, 2010 11:16 AM

    Gravy & Majik you both make valid points. I don’t believe Packers fans are depressed about their team though. Its just a great rivalry that got taken to another level once #4 became a Viking & it shows on the message boards.

  54. Viney212 says: Aug 25, 2010 11:57 AM

    MrHumble says:
    August 24, 2010 10:05 PM
    Whenever you have a bad day, log on to PFT and read some packer posts…..it’ll put a smile on your face for sure. I will give packer fans credit for being the most environmental friendly fans in the league. If you read their posts you will discover that they “recycle their posts” from one year to the next (suppose it saves them time from going to the local library to use the only computer in town). We have read the exact same posts for 3yrs now…even back in 2008 when Tavaris Jackson beat their ass for the division title, we read it all last year when the vikes signed the washed up, egotisical, no good, judas, overrated, blah blah blah Brett Favre. how the packers were gonna bury BF’s ass 6 ft deep into lambeau field (not even one freakin’ sack in two gms, lol)….. and now we get the same ole’ chit…..keep recycling packer fans, it usually makes many a football fans day!!!!!
    _________________________________
    How is it any different than having to hear Vikings fan’s recycled BS every single pre-season about how this will be the year they finally win that Super Bowl with what’s supposed to be the greatest team to ever step foot on the turf?
    Wow, you’ve earned a couple division titles out of it. Congrats. Like the Packers haven’t done that before? Have fun choking again. It’s the one thing you haven’t proved you won’t do year after year.

  55. Crigs says: Aug 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    Gravy, are you serious? Finley was Donald Lee’s backup last season and didn’t play that many snaps even before he missed four games. You’re comparing a starter to a backup TE? How does that work. Not to mention Finley had the best stats of any TE in the league during the second half of the season and he was still splitting time with Donald Lee. Get your facts straight. There isn’t one team in this league who would take Schiancoe over Finley from here on out. Be realistic. Finley was a 22 year old backup in his second season and Schiancoe was a 30 year old veteran.
    Another point you made that is just laughable is the injury issue. The Vikings had one of the best years on the injury front of any team I’ve ever seen. You had one legitimate injury with Henderson and got every break the entire season before the NFC Champ game. You love to talk about how you beat the Pack both games last season and the Pack were without a starting safety, a starting cornerback, both starting OT’s, and their best returner among others. You think Allen would’ve gotten a bunch of sacks on Clifton and Tauscher?
    Lastly, outside of the first few games, you can’t blame Rodgers for the sacks he was taking. How when comparing Favre and Rodgers do you downgrade Rodgers for having an injury depleted O-Line and getting sacked a bunch? Plus as was mentioned, Rodgers was second in the league in rushing yards at QB and had about 5 rushing TD’s. Where’s that in your statistical comparison?

  56. Majik Bullet says: Aug 25, 2010 1:38 PM

    Crigs
    To say those sacks weren’t Rodgers fault is ridiculous. Maybe a few, but he holds the ball way too long, even his own coach admits this.
    And what happened to the mighty GB O line against the Cards in the WC game? They were at full strength, yet Rodgers went down 5 times.

  57. Ambrose says: Aug 25, 2010 2:15 PM

    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 25, 2010 9:51 AM
    …..whereas pcker fans can just count on erin choking the game away every chance he gets.
    ——————————————–
    Who?

  58. snoogins says: Aug 25, 2010 2:29 PM

    Majik, Rodgers was at fault for 20% of those sacks MAX. Especially the first half of the season, he was getting run over in 2 seconds on plays calling for a 5 step drop. No comment on the injury issue or finley debate though huh? Guess you have to stick to points that are at least debatable. You compared a starting TE to a backup, who still had more yards. How about comparing Harvin to Donald Driver?

  59. RC IV says: Aug 25, 2010 3:08 PM

    Ambrose says:
    August 25, 2010 2:15 PM
    Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says:
    August 25, 2010 9:51 AM
    …..whereas pcker fans can just count on erin choking the game away every chance he gets.
    ——————– ——————– —-
    Who?
    ======================
    Turn up tour hearing aid Gramps!
    Why aren’t you watching the Matlock marathon?
    Youre absolutely useless on these football threads.

  60. Majik Bullet says: Aug 25, 2010 3:32 PM

    snoogins
    You do realize that Finley started 10 of the 13 games he appeared in right? Not quite sure how this equates to being a back up, but please, feel free to keep making crap up.
    And at the same time, you want to compare Driver, a 16 game starter, to Harvin, who started 8. Ok, here it is.
    Driver- 70 rec, 1061 yards, 6 TD’s, 2 fumbles, 13 rushing yards
    Harvin- 60 rec, 790 yards, 6 TD’s, 1 fumble, 135 rushing yards, 1156 return yards, 2 return TD’s
    And you say Rodgers wasn’t at fault for those sacks, yet even his own coach put the blame on him, saying he needed to get rid of the ball faster.

  61. Ambrose says: Aug 25, 2010 4:13 PM

    RC IV says:
    August 25, 2010 3:08 PM
    You’re absolutely useless on these football threads.
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    And you are contrarily so useful that you’ve gotten yourself thrown off of here what….three…four times? Still looking for a username with staying power? Yeah…you add a lot. I’ve still never seen a single opinion from you..all of which is yours and yours alone. All you spew is anger and ridicule of anything you don’t agree with (or understand,) but nothing original. And not to change the subject, but at my age (unknown)…I could still kick your ass …..pipsqueak.

  62. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 25, 2010 7:33 PM

    Ambrose says:
    RC IV says:
    You’re absolutely useless on these football threads.
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    And you are contrarily so useful that you’ve gotten yourself thrown off of here what….three…four times? Still looking for a username with staying power? Yeah…you add a lot. I’ve still never seen a single opinion from you..all of which is yours and yours alone. All you spew is anger and ridicule of anything you don’t agree with (or understand,) but nothing original. And not to change the subject, but at my age (unknown)…I could still kick your ass …..pipsqueak.
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    Take it easy Ambrose, don’t want you to stroke-out. Speaking for myself, I would really miss you.

  63. RC IV says: Aug 25, 2010 7:51 PM

    I haven’t been kicked off in over a year.
    I have opinions, I just don’t waste them on turds like you. I save it for people that have a clue.
    I sure do spew anger and ridicule as well as 99% of the people on here….it’s a trash talking site.
    If you want good football talk, you are in the wrong place…which is why i’m on a different site for “intelligent” talk.
    You can kick my ass? Really? You stoop to that?
    Well my dick is bigger than yours…now what?

  64. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 25, 2010 8:03 PM

    Walleyeman says:
    Can Peterson do it? NO, Can Favre do it? NO, Can the Vikings do it? NO. So there you go now you have all the answers. Oh yea, the Packers can and will do it!!
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    For those of you who were required to read Ernest Hemingway, (and found, to your relief, that you actually enjoyed his economy of words) see the above paragraph. This is the Wisconsin “North Woods” version. The punctuation is a tad rough, but Hemingway-esque just the same.
    Kudos, Walleyeman.

  65. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 25, 2010 8:07 PM

    RC IV says:
    I haven’t been kicked off in over a year.
    I have opinions, I just don’t waste them on turds like you. I save it for people that have a clue.
    I sure do spew anger and ridicule as well as 99% of the people on here….it’s a trash talking site.
    If you want good football talk, you are in the wrong place…which is why i’m on a different site for “intelligent” talk.
    You can kick my ass? Really? You stoop to that?
    Well my dick is bigger than yours…now what?
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    Take it easy RC IV, you don’t want to get kicked off this site. Speaking for myself, I would really miss you too.

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