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Adrian Peterson thinks he has solved his fumbling problem

nfl_peterson.jpgOn Thursday night, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returns to the scene of one of his most frustrating performances.  Peterson fumbled twice in the NFC title game (both were recovered), and he caused a fumble on an exchange with quarterback Brett Favre that prevented the Vikings from taking a 21-14 halftime leads following a muffed punt by Reggie Bush late in the second quarter.

Peterson believes he has corrected his fumbling problem, based on studying film of his past performances.  “I found out at times by studying myself that when I’m going down, I
kind of brace myself with the hand that I’m carrying the ball in and
that’s leaving opportunities for those guys that are in there scraping
and punching for that ball, gives those guys opportunities to make big
plays,” Peterson said recently, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  “I’m a pretty tough guy, so I just [need to] keep the
ball high and just fall down. It is instincts, but when that becomes a
problem you’re able to sit there and say, ‘Hey, I’ve got to eliminate
doing this.’”

But it’s far easier said than done, especially since correcting the problem will force Peterson to alter instincts formed through years of playing football.

The real problem, in our view, is that Peterson lacks the instinct to cover up and protect the ball when he encounters a defender in close quarters.  Peterson’s admirable desire to gain every last inch causes him to be reckless with the ball, not realizing that even the man with the Kung Fu Grip isn’t strong enough to hold a ball against only his forearm when other players are trying to punch it out.

So it’s not about falling down.  It’s about maintaining at all times an awareness of the fact that the ball is in his hands — and that other players are trying to pry it loose.  To anyone who will continue an approach that has been effective, Peterson offers a warning:  “I look forward for guys to try and tackle me and tackle the ball.  They might not be on the field too long if they continue to do
that.”

But continue it they will, because there isn’t anything Peterson can do about it if he fails to take steps to protect the ball when contact is imminent.

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  1. myspaceyourface says: Sep 8, 2010 9:32 AM

    Time
    Will
    Tell

  2. damnvarmint says: Sep 8, 2010 9:32 AM

    He says: “………I’m carrying the ball in and that’s leaving opportunities for those guys that are in there scraping and punching for that ball, gives those guys opportunities to make big plays,”
    You say: The real problem, in our view, is that Peterson lacks the instinct to cover up and protect the ball when he encounters a defender in close quarters.
    You just repeated what he said.
    Talk about the skills to pay the bills.

  3. Florio Splorio says: Sep 8, 2010 9:34 AM

    Your picture is the only film he needs to look at. His elbow is away from his body. Elbow away = ball away.
    End of story.

  4. AllThat says: Sep 8, 2010 9:34 AM

    Gorilla glue maybe?

  5. Lame_PFT_Poster says: Sep 8, 2010 9:38 AM

    it don’t matta if he holds onto the ball, because brett favre, or should i say, brett INTve will just throw the ball away LOL!!! then it’s SUCKvaris SUCKson at QB. LOL!!!!1!!!!

  6. Jack Burton says: Sep 8, 2010 9:40 AM

    They offer hand transplants to athletes?

  7. Carl says: Sep 8, 2010 9:45 AM

    Super Bowl!

  8. bspurloc says: Sep 8, 2010 9:46 AM

    less worrying about his shoes more worrying about holding onto the ball…………
    what took so long for him to care to try and fix it?
    why hasnt the coach done something about it?
    the coach is to blame for a fumbler, it is his job to correct his players mistakes.
    to COACH them to stop doing their mistakes…..

  9. Bun McSticky says: Sep 8, 2010 9:49 AM

    If anyone can make an educated comment on this to help Peterson, its Mike Florio.

  10. sacdaddy says: Sep 8, 2010 9:50 AM

    Toby?

  11. antalicus says: Sep 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    I think it has more to do with his body type and his pads. His pads are very thin and his body is so ripped that there is no cushioning. Therefore there is less surface area touching the ball and holding it into place. And then if you look at him from the sides compared to thicker running backs you can notice that the ball is more visible.
    What he needs to do is get some fatter cushiony pads that the ball can rest in.

  12. GB3Pack4 says: Sep 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    He can’t command an instinct, but he’s an intelligent man – he CAN command his intellect. At what point in a game does The Football become less important than one more inch forward or one more second upright, or a self-image as a tough guy? At no point – every single thing on the football field in a football game revolves around the football. What good does it do to arrive at the first down line or the goal line without the ball?
    Adrian may not have the natural instinct to protect the ball, but he’s been playing for many years – presumably being coached all along the line by guys who hammered in the necessity of protecting the football. He’s certainly done enough of it to build a reputation as an awesome player. But somewhere along the line it became less important to protect the ball than to never give up on forward progress.
    If he gets those two things realigned, he’ll be fine. I think it’ll be this season. I hope so, I’d like to see it. When he runs hard and ends the run with the ball intact, he’s at his best and great fun to watch.

  13. ozzie41 says: Sep 8, 2010 9:54 AM

    I thought I heard that there will be an emphasis on whistling forward progress more quickly. Many of his fumbles occur when he is stood up by more than one guy and they pry his arms and punch at the ball. I saw this attempted one time in preseason and the whistle came out pretty quick. Maybe it’s my imagination, but if it’s true, it should make a difference.

  14. Dapollock says: Sep 8, 2010 9:57 AM

    Maybe he can encircle and engulf it, you know, “like Katrina” did to NO.

  15. JimmySmith says: Sep 8, 2010 9:57 AM

    Great, he will go from leading the league in fumbles to second or third place on the list.
    The Vikings will find new and innovative ways to give away a game, they don’t necessarily need Peterson to put in on the ground when they already employ the NFL Leader in INT’s.

  16. LBPACKFAN says: Sep 8, 2010 9:57 AM

    Would’ve been nice to have that figured out come NFCCG last year. LOL LOL LOL

  17. nowathand says: Sep 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    Mike Florio, running backs coach.
    He’s in such a conundrum. If Adrian Peterson listens to his infinite wisdom, his favorite team will have better success.
    However, since Wilf has belligerently refused to hire Florio as General Manager, or at least running backs coach, Mike knows his advertising hinges on 250 Vikings stories a week so Peterson having trouble gets more hits than his huge performances and punishing stiff-arming plays. Quite a catch-22, or is that catch-28?

  18. Leroy'sButler says: Sep 8, 2010 10:00 AM

    He wasn’t falling to the ground when Clay Matthews took it out of his hands and ran the other way for a touchdown.

  19. Percy Headachin says: Sep 8, 2010 10:04 AM

    you cant fix fumblers. Tiki always fumbled, Ahman always fumbled, Cullpepper always fumbled. Didnt Peterson say he fixed his fumbles last preseason? Once you are a fumbler you will always be a fumber. Why? because teams know u cough it up so every play they stand u up and grab for the ball. You could be the best athlete of the field but when 3 guys are grabbing for the ball every play its hard to not drop it sometimes.

  20. favreisadouche says: Sep 8, 2010 10:10 AM

    Well said Leroy’s Butler!

  21. Nosredna says: Sep 8, 2010 10:13 AM

    I hope AP pays attention to this site……CornFlorio is the guru when it comes to coaching a running back!

  22. Gregjennings85 says: Sep 8, 2010 10:18 AM

    Yeah, I know – I read this yesterday morning – on two competitor’s sites.

  23. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 8, 2010 10:20 AM

    Football on the ground.
    Football on the ground.
    Looking like a fool with the football on the ground.

  24. Outfoxed says: Sep 8, 2010 10:33 AM

    Just Hold Onto The Ball!!!
    There, I’ve said it and you are all jealous you didn’t think of it first.

  25. DynastyDays says: Sep 8, 2010 10:34 AM

    Hey, what fun would it be to see AP run out of bounds or fall down to the turf? Some of the best highlights of the last 3 seasons are when AP punishes defenders, stiff arms them like they’re pee-wee leaguers, then outruns cornerbacks to the end-zone!!! I agree, though, he has to find some sort of median between ball protection and emphasis on a few extra feet. I agree with “ozzie41″ in the fact that the whistle should be blown quicker in some instances….but, I believe the refs are enamored with this guy running the ball and beating up defenders so they swallow that whistle in hopes of AP breaking into the open…..but hey, quick whistles are reserved for the Colts and Saints, along with every other close call. I just hope AP doesn’t correct his problems when we (Cowboys of course) face them on Oct. 17th. Otherwise, I need a big season out of him in my more lucrative fantasy league!!!!!!

  26. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 8, 2010 10:42 AM

    I see that some people have questioned Florio’s ability to coach a pro bowl running back. He helped Tiki didn’t he? Oh no wait a minute- he has a vendetta against Tiki, he did not help him.
    The hubris of this site is amazing, but look at its success. It proves that old adage- you can fool all of the people some of the time…

  27. jhsk says: Sep 8, 2010 10:43 AM

    It seemed to me that Peterson was making a concerted effort during his preseason runs to cover up the ball as he was being tackled. It was obvious that he is consciously making an effort.
    Whether or not this makes a huge difference remains to be seen.

  28. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 8, 2010 10:51 AM

    “The real problem, in our view, is that Peterson lacks the instinct to cover up and protect the ball when he encounters a defender in close quarters.”
    ____________________________________
    Florio, you’re like a Packer fan (or their GM), you think you know football… but you don’t.

  29. Wiscdave says: Sep 8, 2010 10:52 AM

    I have only one question for Florio. Have you ever carried a football in a real game? Not flag football, full contact football. Enquiring minds want to know.

  30. NoRingsForYou says: Sep 8, 2010 10:55 AM

    He needs to stop worrying about being a tough guy and just hang onto the damn ball. If you wanna see how tough he is, check out Willis making him his beeotch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5H_B95bEtY

  31. Bob Nelson says: Sep 8, 2010 10:59 AM

    Oh PFT!! Can’t you link back to the same Peterson solving his fumbling problem stories from last season, the offseason prior to last season and the season before that?
    It has been a continual problem.
    At some point you just have to accept that the runningback that leads the NFL in fumbles is not going to solve the problem.
    Fortunately for him, a new season is begining and his fumble count is reset to zero. Unfortunately, his season starts early and he gets a jump start on leading the league in fumbles again.

  32. RC IV says: Sep 8, 2010 11:09 AM

    Leroy’sButler says:
    September 8, 2010 10:00 AM
    He wasn’t falling to the ground when Clay Matthews took it out of his hands and ran the other way for a touchdown.
    ===============================
    No, but he was stopped and stood up with no more forward progress……

  33. Hauschild says: Sep 8, 2010 11:09 AM

    JimmySmith:
    “Innovative way to give away games…”
    Uh, would that be something like a “fumble-punt”???
    Dude, I get a kick out of your posts, but you appear to be obsessed with the Vikings. I have to admit, they got to me back in the mid 1990′s when the “no place like dome” got to me boyz.
    It’s funny – Green Bay and Minnesota are eerily similar: Great QB’s, porous O-lines, suspect secondaries, very suspect coaching …. the games between the two this season should be epic.

  34. SoundtheHorn says: Sep 8, 2010 11:09 AM

    Yeah Clay Mathews took the ball from AP and scored a touchdown, but you needed that TD to even make it a close game and the pack still lost.

  35. chitown26 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:10 AM

    Florio is a running back coach now.
    Great.

  36. JagMania65 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:12 AM

    “he caused a fumble on an exchange with quarterback Brett Favre that prevented the Vikings from taking a 21-14 halftime leads following a muffed punt by Reggie Bush late in the second quarter.”
    Muffed punts happen if you let a running back do the punting…

  37. sadclown40 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:20 AM

    # Leroy’sButler says: September 8, 2010 10:00 AM
    He wasn’t falling to the ground when Clay Matthews took it out of his hands and ran the other way for a touchdown.
    ———————————————
    And that play led the Packers to a glorious win against Favre and the Vikings. Oh wait, it was actually pretty insignificant since the Vikings won in pretty dominate fashion. Just like they did a couple of weeks later in GB. You Packer fans are hilarious. Can’t give credit to the Vikes when they have won the division the past 2 years. I think GB will win the division this year because of they have the much easier early schedule. I am a huge Vikes fan but have no problem admitting and recognizing that GB is a top 5 team right now. Not sure how you Packers fans call yourselves real football fans when most of you on these boards just make unintelligent and ignorant comments.

  38. popcreeps says: Sep 8, 2010 11:27 AM

    Geeze, maybe the Vikes should just cut him. He probably wouldn’t even make the Packers squad, right guys? Idiots.

  39. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 8, 2010 11:31 AM

    i hope not. i drafted gerhart in the 16th round

  40. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 11:36 AM

    He’ll put it on the ground at least twice tomorrow night…and that is a conservative estimate.

  41. sadclown40 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:39 AM

    # Bob Nelson says: September 8, 2010 10:59 AM
    Oh PFT!! Can’t you link back to the same Peterson solving his fumbling problem stories from last season, the offseason prior to last season and the season before that?
    It has been a continual problem.
    At some point you just have to accept that the runningback that leads the NFL in fumbles is not going to solve the problem.
    Fortunately for him, a new season is begining and his fumble count is reset to zero. Unfortunately, his season starts early and he gets a jump start on leading the league in fumbles again.
    —————————————————
    Walter Payton’s fumbles his first 3 years: 9,10,11
    Adrian Peterson’s fumbles his first 3 years: 4,9,6
    I don’t know that I have ever heard anyone talk about Walter Payton’s fumbling problems. It really amazes me how Bob and Jimmy continue to post moronic and nonsensical things on a daily basis. Job well done gentleman.

  42. robert ethen says: Sep 8, 2010 11:43 AM

    After studying the film, Peterson found the cause of the problem. He wasn’t holding onto the football.

  43. hrmlss says: Sep 8, 2010 11:44 AM

    He has the hands of a 7 year old girl. And no, Viking fans that is not a compliment.

  44. simple_simon1 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:58 AM

    I love the way Peterson runs with the football…. I can’t wait to see it live for the first time in week 3 against my Lions, even though I hope we stone him and the Vikings….:)
    However, people who are in the organization should be less concerned about the fumbles and more concerned about injuries. He’s so fun to watch, and fighting for extra yards and refusing to go out of bounds are admirable qualities. But, at some point, you have to give your body a break and start doing just that. RB’s that refuse to do so, especially ones as hard to bring down as Peterson, will eventually get knocked out. With his running style, as fun to watch as it is, he won’t last 10 years. Part of the reason Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith lasted so long was because they never took direct hits. His career will be a highlight reel for the 8 years or so it lasts if he doesn’t learn this soon. The fumbles are a secondary problem.
    As a point to this….. Last year in Detroit, Peterson had a great day. But, at one point he went up the sidelines and refused to go out of bounds. Delmas met him head on. He got up helmetless and tried to pretend it didn’t hurt, but you could easily see his eyes were glazed completely over. It was an extremely stupid play for gaining 1 extra yard. The Monday after, the Vikings announced that Peterson had “been feeling under the weather” and missed practice. I remember calling their bluff. He guaranteed had a concussion. He played well even after the hit, but I doubt he had any clue where he was for a while.
    These are the type of hits that are going to start coming more and more frequent if he doesn’t learn soon.

  45. VikesBlowHorn says: Sep 8, 2010 12:09 PM

    Ok, AP. And Ike Turner promised he’d quit beating Tina…

  46. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 12:13 PM

    I think Larry Craig was a senator from Idaho, not Minnesota…doesn’t Minnesota have the professional wrestler dude? Either way, viqueen goons are in for a beatdown tomorrow night!

  47. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 12:14 PM

    Queens start 0-3…watch!

  48. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Sep 8, 2010 12:22 PM

    Adrian Peterson thinks he has solved his fumbling problem
    ————————————————–
    He told Coach Lapdog never, under any circumstances, have him touch the ball while it’s in play!
    Peterson is pretty confident that’ll solve the problem!

  49. APIII says: Sep 8, 2010 12:23 PM

    high and tight ap, high and tight..

  50. BernieMac says: Sep 8, 2010 12:31 PM

    Look at the picture that you posted with this story! He isnt holding the ball the way that he should and that is probably a lot of his problem.

  51. Favre'sDirtyWranglers says: Sep 8, 2010 12:33 PM

    I see a George Brett style run off the field Thursday night with Fumbles All Day and his gloves.

  52. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 8, 2010 12:45 PM

    The problem is the infant sized hands. They’re not good for much other than imitating a woman’s touch, which I’m sure many Viking fans long for every night as they stare at the effigy of Brett on their mantle. One day….one day…

  53. simple_simon1 says: Sep 8, 2010 12:51 PM

    sadclown40:
    “Walter Payton’s fumbles his first 3 years: 9,10,11
    Adrian Peterson’s fumbles his first 3 years: 4,9,6
    I don’t know that I have ever heard anyone talk about Walter Payton’s fumbling problems. It really amazes me how Bob and Jimmy continue to post moronic and nonsensical things on a daily basis. Job well done gentleman. ”
    OK, I understand where you’re going here but you’ve forgotten a couple main points.
    First, after only a few years in the league, it isn’t right to even talk about him in the same sentence as Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Gale Sayers, Jim Brown, Eric Dickerson, etc yet. Maybe someday, and it’s not a knock on him, but definitely not yet.
    Next, you’re only counting the amount of fumbles recovered by the other team, not overall fumbles. For example, he fumbled 3 times alone in the NFC championship game but only lost 1 so only one counts. And, say what you will, but there isn’t another RB with 20 fumbles in the last 3 years, period.
    At one point, Barry Sanders went almost 900 carries without putting one on the ground. And that’s not just fumbles recovered by the defense, that’s overall.
    AP has put a lot more balls on the ground than it shows in the stats.

  54. MNFANINAZ says: Sep 8, 2010 12:59 PM

    Percy Harvin will break the record for most receiving yards in a game tomorrow night.
    You heard it hear 1st.
    Vikes 35
    Saints 17
    Vikes will put up 700 yards on the bag heads.

  55. simple_simon1 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:25 PM

    MNFANINAZ:
    “Percy Harvin will break the record for most receiving yards in a game tomorrow night.
    You heard it hear 1st.
    Vikes 35
    Saints 17
    Vikes will put up 700 yards on the bag heads”
    I’m not a Saints fan, but if this isn’t simply a joke, you’re out of your mind….LOL
    First, Harvin will break the record for yards in a game. LMAO…. At most I’ll say 4 receptions for 70 yards….. Maybe a TD with that, at most…. And that’s if he can play the full game after all the health issues of late.
    Next, you must be on drugs to think the Vikes will double the Saints in New Orleans without Rice. I don’t even see how they squeak a win out, let alone win by that much.
    Lastly, 700 total yards? LMAO…. They won’t even come close to that at home in week 3 against my rebuilding Lions.
    Now here are some predictions from me about this game:
    1)Favre will throw 3 INT’s, be sacked 4 times and fumble once.
    2)AP will have a decent game of 1 TD and about 100 yards rushing and 30 receiving. He’ll only fumble once.
    3)Percy Harvin will get lit up coming across the middle in the 3rd quarter by Vilma, essentially ending his game with 4 catches for 60 yards and Snianco will have 4 catches for 45 yards and a TD.
    4)One sack, one forced fumble and one INT for the Vikes defense.
    5)Total yards : Saints-550….Vikes-350
    6)Final score : Saints-37….Vikes-20
    That’s a much more realistic scenario. But who knows, that’s why they play the game.

  56. sadclown40 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:25 PM

    simple_simon1,
    Those stats do not count the playoffs but are the number of total fumbles not fumbles lost. AD’s fumbles lost were 3,4,5 while running and he fumbled a 6th time on a reception last year which would make it 3,4, and 6 his first 3 years. You should really just look up the stats your self before commenting. I also was not trying to say that AD will be good or is as good as Walter Payton. I was just trying to show that even the greatest running back to ever play IMO had a bigger fumble problem than Adrian to start his career.

  57. Drat says: Sep 8, 2010 1:43 PM

    Please. Florio, Rosenthal, and a growing number of sportswriters. Understand the meaning of “instinct.” Instincts are attributes you have by nature; things you don’t have to learn, indeed, that you cannot learn. And the players have picked up the misuse of the term (from the media, I’m sure). By “instinct” you mean “habit.” Peterson must fix some bad habits and learn some new good ones, but he can never in his life fix his instincts, by definition.

  58. FinFan68 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:51 PM

    The easiest way to avoid Peterson’s fumbles is to hand the ball to Toby Gerhart. That being said…I’d take Peterson over any back in the league even with his penchant for fumbles

  59. sand0 says: Sep 8, 2010 1:56 PM

    This might sound odd to say, but Peterson SHOULD fumble more than the average back. He gets a ton of touches. He doesn’t shy away from contact. He breaks so many tackles and is so hard to take down that on a given run he is getting more hits and contacted by more players than probably any back in the league.
    Look through the history. Many of the great tackle breaking powerful running backs like Jim Brown have high fumbling rates. It ain’t rocket science to see that a back who gets hit 3 times per play instead of 1.5 and also has more plays from scrimmage than most backs is going to have a “fumble problem”.
    Peterson’s running style is what forces teams to still put 8 or 9 in the box. His running style is a big reason that Favre had his best statistical season ever behind a suspect line and with unknown WR’s.
    But there are definately instances where he gets extremely careless with the ball for almost no gain. He can cut them back some. But they won’t ever go completely away unless he starts playing like an average running back.
    Even with his fumbles, I still think AP was the best back in the NFL last season. Until Chris Johnson is on an offense that is at least average it is hard for me to crown him the champ. AP would make any offense average or better in points just by himself.

  60. simple_simon1 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:06 PM

    sadclown40:
    “AD’s fumbles lost were 3,4,5 while running and he fumbled a 6th time on a reception last year which would make it 3,4, and 6 his first 3 years. You should really just look up the stats your self before commenting.”
    No problem, I should have looked it up better. One thing I will say though, is that nobody has had more fumbles than him. 20 fumbles in 46 games, not including any of the playoff performances, is astounding. It really is…. It’s a knock that he better fix. Hopefully he has this time.
    Also, something else that nobody is really bringing up. Barry and Peyton both fumbled too, and there’s never a good time to fumble, but I never remember either fumbling when the game was on the line, or anytime when there fumble actually cost their team the game. That’s a bit bigger than just the stats if you ask me.
    Like I mentioned earlier. At one point Barry went almost 900 carries without a fumble. That’s nearly the amount of carries that AP has had in his entire career to this point. And even when he did fumble, it wasn’t a critical point of the game, taking points off the board and causing a loss. Just a thought.

  61. bleedpurple says: Sep 8, 2010 2:06 PM

    Look for AP to have a monster game on 9/9/10 and the vikes will control time of poss. and win 24 to 17. GO VIKES

  62. simple_simon1 says: Sep 8, 2010 2:12 PM

    JuanGoneFlorio:
    “simple_simon, the Saints couldn’t outgain the Vikings in the NFCCG, what makes you think that they will in the regular season.
    And to wish Harvin injury like you are doing is so low class, it’s pathetic. You might want to be a little bit more concerned about your own new little back, Jahvid Best (who had concussion problems of his own).”
    First, I believe they will because I don’t believe the Vikings will be as good as last year, period. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.
    Second, you tit, I wasn’t wishing for Harvin to get injured. I was giving joking predictions, some more realistic than others. If you didn’t notice I was responding to a guy that said he thought Harvin would break the receiving record. It was a joke. Get a grip. I like Harvin, lots. But with his style, and his unfortunate health problems, and, to top it off, the way he gets led by Favre to absorb big hits, like in the preseason game against Seattle, he’s going to get hurt eventually. Not because I wish it, but because without a #1 WR to take the pressure off him he’ll be hunted this year. Just an opinion, we’ll see what happens.
    Try reading what I actually write and understand what’s being said and to whom before you fly off the handle about it. Geez!!!

  63. shiftyshellshocked says: Sep 8, 2010 2:13 PM

    sadclown40, thank you so much for posting Walter Payton’s fumbles his first three years. Maybe it will put a dick in Bob and Jimmy’s mouth for an hour or so.

  64. shiftyshellshocked says: Sep 8, 2010 2:19 PM

    sadclown40, thank you so much for posting Walter Payton’s fumbles his first three years. Maybe it will put a dick in Bob and Jimmy’s mouth for an hour or so.

  65. ViqueenTears says: Sep 8, 2010 2:20 PM

    Saints 42…Queens 27

  66. clubfoot says: Sep 8, 2010 2:23 PM

    Peterson fumbled twice in the NFC title game (both were recovered)
    Really? both were recoverd? They didn’t go out of bounds or out the back of the endzone? Which team recovered them? That may be great bit of information to know. Don’t you think Florio?

  67. bleedpurple says: Sep 8, 2010 2:44 PM

    EJ Henderson is back at MLB,Best front 7 in football. Down goes Brees.GO VIKES

  68. Canned Gravy says: Sep 8, 2010 3:09 PM

    bleedpurple says:
    September 8, 2010 2:44 PM
    EJ Henderson is back at MLB,Best front 7 in football. Down goes Brees.GO VIKES
    ___________________________________
    And some of the WORST “back 4″ in all of football, too.
    Better hope the Vikes can score alot, or this game is already…OVA!

  69. bleedpurple says: Sep 9, 2010 11:50 AM

    Brees can’t throw when he is on his back. Winfield is healthy and “back 4″ will be better this year with rookie cook.GO VIKES!!!!!

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