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Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field this Sunday for the first time since his 2011 season ended with a torn ACL he thinks occurred on a hit by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes.

Peterson said Thursday that he felt “99.9 percent” sure that Gomes’ hit had damaged his Achilles when it happened because he “felt three pops” when Gomes made contact. The injury led to surgery and more than nine months of rehab before he returned for the first week of this season. Peterson isn’t showing many signs of lingering problems from the injury, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in dishing out a hit or two on Gomes this weekend.

“Of course, of course,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “I’ll make sure I have my shoulders low. He might be trying to go for the ankles. But I’m just going to go out and play ball, have fun.”

Peterson doesn’t think the sprained ankle he suffered in last week’s win over the Titans will slow him down against the Redskins, adding that he’s played through worse ankle injuries during his career. He was able to practice on Thursday, putting him on track to play in a game he thinks will be emotional for him because of what happened last season.

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47 Responses to “Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes”
  1. blaq007 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:46 PM

    how about you run over the goal line, homie?!

  2. miguelc2012 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:47 PM

    DeJon Gomes is a nobody. AP is the best HB ever, do the math…

  3. daburgher says: Oct 11, 2012 4:49 PM

    Get’em AP!

  4. skinsfan91 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:50 PM

    Except that hit happened in the Vikings stadium and not at Fedex Field.

  5. kevinwi says: Oct 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    And before anyone “goes off” on Peterson’s comment, in his interview video, it was all tongue and cheek when he was asked the question on whether he wanted to run over Gomes….there was zero malice behind that statement.

  6. jskins83 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:55 PM

    As bad as the redskins D is no one has been able to run on them

  7. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 11, 2012 4:56 PM

    Good luck with that

  8. straighcashhomie84 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:56 PM

    There will be nobody stopping AD this week!

  9. firerogergoodell says: Oct 11, 2012 4:59 PM

    William Gay approves this message.

  10. rg3andout says: Oct 11, 2012 5:00 PM

    redskins are horrible, and nobody is scared of that weak D or IRG3

  11. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 11, 2012 5:00 PM

    skinsfan91 says:Oct 11, 2012 4:50 PM

    Except that hit happened in the Vikings stadium and not at Fedex Field.

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    Umm. no it was at Fed Ex

  12. thepvyharvin says: Oct 11, 2012 5:02 PM

    They will be picking pieces of Gomes out of AD’s face mask after the game,,,,

  13. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 5:02 PM

    miguelc2012 says:
    Oct 11, 2012 4:47 PM
    DeJon Gomes is a nobody. AP is the best HB ever, do the math…

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    Not even top 10. Wow. Homers be craaaazy.

  14. dtrb10 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    AD is goin off. God bless the man that steps in his way!

  15. asherallencanttackle says: Oct 11, 2012 5:06 PM

    Skinsfan91, I believe you are incorrect. The game was at FedEx field not that it makes a difference.

  16. vikings28 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:09 PM

    @skinsfan91

    IDIOT!!!

    Actually the injury occured in Washington, check last years schedule. Please only post facts or opinions that make sense. If Gomes is ahead of Peterson when Peterson busts throught the line, I feel sorry for the little safety. Look at what AP did to Al Harris!!

  17. rtant2013 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:13 PM

    The way the Redskins have been playing the run so far this year, AP better hope he can even get 50 yds haha. Redskins have been good at stopping good backs this year, but if anybody could it would be AP. With that said, I would bet anything Alfred Morris will have more yards then AP.3rd consecutive 100 yard rushing game.

  18. thepvyharvin says: Oct 11, 2012 5:23 PM

    @ tokyoknownothing,,,,,AD is not a top 10 running back?? Turn over your keys,hope you have a designated driver,,,

  19. stephen031 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:24 PM

    A coach says this, he’s attacked for even suggesting about players hitting someone in a malicious way. Adrian Peterson says this, he’s praised for being a beast.

    lol..

  20. funkdoobie09 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:30 PM

    This is so badly taken out of context and skewed, Writer either didn’t wathc the interview or just doesn’t take any pride in his work being accurate. Pathetic!

  21. funshipm174 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:31 PM

    rtant2013 says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:13 PM
    The way the Redskins have been playing the run so far this year, AP better hope he can even get 50 yds haha.

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    That’s because every team is passing on the Redskins and their 31st ranked Pass defense. Harvin and Simpson are going to have a field day as the Vikings romp!!!

  22. musicman495 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:44 PM

    Maybe he should worry more about hanging on to the ball.

  23. SilentMajority says: Oct 11, 2012 5:54 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:23 PM
    @ tokyoknownothing,,,,,AD is not a top 10 running back?? Turn over your keys,hope you have a designated driver…

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    Top ten in the league, but not top ten of all time.

  24. rg3andout says: Oct 11, 2012 6:00 PM

    Simpson are going to have a field day as the Vikings romp

    isnt simpson hurt?

  25. rg3andout says: Oct 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    whos is De-junk Gomes? another pitiful redskins player that is part of the overated franchise in DC

  26. packerbacker86 says: Oct 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    I believe it was Al Harris who caught the wrath of AP last time he wanted to punish somebody for injury him

  27. gator2006 says: Oct 11, 2012 6:13 PM

    I don’t think ACL stands for what you think it does.

  28. dcsween says: Oct 11, 2012 6:17 PM

    Adrian Peterson is publicly proclaiming that he is preparing for a clean, legal hit with intent to injure DeJon Gomes! Call Roger Goodell! AP is putting a bounty on DeJon Gomes!

  29. canadianvikingfaniii says: Oct 11, 2012 6:22 PM

    packerbacker86 says:Oct 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    I believe it was Al Harris who caught the wrath of AP last time he wanted to punish somebody for injury him
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    It was, and when you watch the play AP hit him you know he was looking to hit him.

    Well its amazing the level of classiness between the different fanbases. 49ers fans are much more humble and respectful. So far these Redskin fans have been disgraceful.

  30. norwegianwud says: Oct 11, 2012 6:31 PM

    Just shut up and put it on the field. If the Skins think Peterson is the only guy they need to worry about they lose… If the Vikings thought the same, they wouldn’t be 4-1. Would they?…

  31. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 6:37 PM

    SilentMajority says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:54 PM
    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:23 PM
    @ tokyoknownothing,,,,,AD is not a top 10 running back?? Turn over your keys,hope you have a designated driver…

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    Top ten in the league, but not top ten of all time.
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    DING DING DING!!

    Reading comprehension is not synonymous with Minnesota. “Low class” and “lower IQ”, on the other hand…

  32. 7ransponder says: Oct 11, 2012 6:39 PM

    SilentMajority says:Oct 11, 2012 5:54 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:23 PM
    @ tokyoknownothing,,,,,AD is not a top 10 running back?? Turn over your keys,hope you have a designated driver…

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    Top ten in the league, but not top ten of all time.

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    Yes, clearly judging a running back who hasn’t finished even half of his career against a group of 10 runningbacks who are now retired makes TOTAL sense.

    The top 10 RBs in both rushing TDs and rushing yards are ALL retired.

  33. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 6:45 PM

    7ransponder says:
    Oct 11, 2012 6:39 PM
    SilentMajority says:Oct 11, 2012 5:54 PM

    thepvyharvin says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:23 PM
    @ tokyoknownothing,,,,,AD is not a top 10 running back?? Turn over your keys,hope you have a designated driver…

    ________________

    Top ten in the league, but not top ten of all time.

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    Yes, clearly judging a running back who hasn’t finished even half of his career against a group of 10 runningbacks who are now retired makes TOTAL sense.

    The top 10 RBs in both rushing TDs and rushing yards are ALL retired.

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    So you don’t take issue with a mini (intentionally used) fan saying he’s number 1 all time, but it bothers you to no end that someone says he’s not top ten all time, because he isn’t through playing yet?

    Your homerism is staggering. Idiotic, yet staggering.

  34. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2012 6:51 PM

    Witnesses at the scene were unsure whether or not Petersen ran over Gomes deliberately, until he put his body in reverse and ran over him a second time.

  35. The Doctor says: Oct 11, 2012 6:55 PM

    AD has one of the best combinations of power and speed to ever play the game of football. If he ran behind an O-line like they had in Dallas for Emmit, he would get 2,000 yards every year.

  36. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 11, 2012 8:01 PM

    The Doctor says:
    Oct 11, 2012 6:55 PM
    AD has one of the best combinations of power and speed to ever play the game of football. If he ran behind an O-line like they had in Dallas for Emmit, he would get 2,000 yards every year.

    I didn’t realize we were talking about hypotheticals.

    IF Aaron Rodgers had the 85 Bears Defense, he’d have been undefeated for 5 years in a row.

  37. pappavike says: Oct 11, 2012 8:06 PM

    Just what AP needs is more incentive to have a big day!! I think the whole Vikes team will have a big day! They all want this one, And even more because of how well they are doing this year. If? The Vikes continue to play well in all phases of the game thier gonna be hard to beat!! By anybody!!

  38. walter0247 says: Oct 11, 2012 8:30 PM

    hahaha. what!? you minnesota fans are hilarious!

  39. scottieplongballs says: Oct 11, 2012 9:16 PM

    Hey Toyko. How bout you get a life and try to get some action this weekend instead worrying what a bunch of Richards have to say. #simpletons

  40. jwreck says: Oct 11, 2012 11:11 PM

    October fourth:
    rg3andout says: Oct 4, 2012 5:38 PM

    im a real true skins fans, and even i know that we are gonna sink and drown with rg3 at the helm, im tired of rooting for our mediocre team, maybe ill jump to the ravens bandwagon, a real team!!!
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    Today:
    rg3andout says: Oct 11, 2012 6:04 PM

    whos is De-junk Gomes? another pitiful redskins player that is part of the overated franchise in DC
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    Go away. People like this are ruining PFT.

    Additionally doesn’t something need to be rated in order to be “overrated”? Washington’s secondary corps, especially at the safety position, is undeniably terrible.

    More importantly can we all just agree, as classy individuals, who actually want to talk about football and not just argue pointlessly on the internet to stop doing this fake fan act to make other fanbases hate a particular team and its real fanbase.

    The most valuable thing I’ve ever learned about computers is: “when you argue on the internet, it doesn’t matter who wins, in the end you’re both losers.”

  41. pappavike says: Oct 12, 2012 12:39 AM

    I think it’s ok! To be proud of what ever team you root for, It’s even alright to point out why your team is better!! But there is no need to get personal! It’s silly? This is after all a game!! And one we are not even playing. Even if we disagree with one another be respectful!!

  42. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 12, 2012 12:12 PM

    rtant2013 says:Oct 11, 2012 5:13 PM

    The way the Redskins have been playing the run so far this year, AP better hope he can even get 50 yds haha. Redskins have been good at stopping good backs this year, but if anybody could it would be AP. With that said, I would bet anything Alfred Morris will have more yards then AP.3rd consecutive 100 yard rushing game.
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    The Redskins are 10th in run defense at 87.8 yards per game. The Vikings are 6th in run defense at 78.6 yards per game. I think ADRIAN PETERSON has a pretty good chance of outplaying something called Alfred Morris.

  43. mcconnellrules says: Oct 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    Id love to see Gomes Layout AP.. again.

  44. woodsvikes says: Oct 12, 2012 2:08 PM

    musicman495 says:
    Oct 11, 2012 5:44 PM
    Maybe he should worry more about hanging on to the ball.
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    Check your stats there bud… AP’s fumbled exactly 3 times since ’09 and only 1 of them was lost. So yes he did have an issue with it in the first 3 yrs he was in the league, but has since rectified that problem.

  45. wtfredskinsftw says: Oct 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    AP is going to run over Gomes?
    Last time AP tried that Gomes blew out his knee on a vicious hit behind the line.

  46. zygizag says: Oct 12, 2012 10:08 PM

    If the field is in good condition there will probably be a lot of highlites of Percy, AD and RGIII. Should be a good game.

  47. pappavike says: Oct 13, 2012 1:21 AM

    This should be really good game. Hope the weather cooperates and the field is dry and in good shape! If the weather is bad and the field is muddy than the Vikes could strugle! Come on Vikes let’s keep this thing rollin let’s turn the three headed monster loose!!

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