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Peterson ready to “crank it up” in training

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The Vikings built plenty of rest into running back Adrian Peterson’s schedule, after his offseason sports hernia surgery.

But Peterson was on the field with his teammates yesterday as the Vikings wrapped up minicamp, and said the next month back in Houston won’t be a vacation.

“Oh, no. I’m going to crank it up, actually,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “Really bust my tail and be ready for training camp.”

The reigning MVP didn’t practice much coming down the stretch last season and performed sufficiently well, so the Vikings were comfortable easing off his workload this offseason.

“We kind of know what he’s capable of doing,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. “He knows the offense, so every now and then, we’re going to pick our spots and say, ‘Let the other guys handle it.'”

Making sure he’s able to handle it this fall remains the most important goal, and Peterson said he’s ready for that.

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  1. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    I wish Adriane Peterson played for a real team, like the Colts. We would have like 10 or 100 SuperBowls, that would be cool.

    Also, I have noticed that some people on here take my comments very seriously. I would like to sell you some swampland in Arizona some day.

  2. drew42301 says: Jun 21, 2013 8:54 AM

    What, did somebody give him an orange peanut?

  3. reesesteel23 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:06 AM

    Cyborg

  4. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:09 AM

    This guy’s unbelievable performance is really a glowing testament to the hard work and dedication of his pharmacist.

  5. len462 says: Jun 21, 2013 9:13 AM

    Difference between Vikings and Packers is that the only cranking up in Green Bay is on the sausage machines.

  6. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 21, 2013 9:14 AM

    AP beast mode.

    3rd round keeper in fantasy WHAAAAAT
    TJ hhooosshhemmmunzeeada.

    whatever,,
    champion ship.

  7. barkymingo says: Jun 21, 2013 9:19 AM

    Really glad the Browns draft Joe Thomas instead of this guy………

    said no Browns fan ever.

    Franchise left tackles are nice but a freak of a running back that carries the team is better. No left tackle has ever won an MVP or single handily won a game for his team. This guy might be my second favorite non-Browns player right behind Julius Peppers. Good luck this season AP on your journey for 2500.

  8. whatjusthapped says: Jun 21, 2013 9:36 AM

    That’s it, focus on Peterson so the rest of the team, with more holes than Swiss cheese, is sufficiently ignored long enough for the Vikings to sell some tickets.

    It’s too bad, Peterson is the best RB in the NFL and is doomed to mediocrity because their GM can’t recognize or draft a Qb. Paying a DE more than $14 million a year isn’t exactly smart either but he helps in other areas, like reducing the stench of road kill on the local highways.

  9. pistolsmoke says: Jun 21, 2013 9:37 AM

    Beast Mode.

  10. purplepunisher says: Jun 21, 2013 9:59 AM

    Division champs! The Packers are soft, weak and depleted of talent other then a qb and a rush linebacker.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 21, 2013 10:00 AM

    Peterson started the season coming back from an ACL and finished the season with a sports hernia. If he can be healthy this year, he could average 6.5 yards a carry. If that happens, it doesn’t matter how many total yards he gets. If the passing game comes around like I expect it to, the offense will be dynamic.

  12. cpo187 says: Jun 21, 2013 10:07 AM

    Where do you find these crazy pictures and why do you post them? AP with a soccer ball coming his way? This is how AP is cranking it up, or this has nothing to do with that?

  13. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 10:12 AM

    This guy is the best running back in football. I don’t know that we have ever seen a mix of power and speed like this.

    That said: lot of wear on those wheels.

  14. purpleguy says: Jun 21, 2013 10:17 AM

    AP is just the best — even Packer fans have to admit that (of course after their obligatory mention of the Vikings’ lack of SB wins).

  15. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 21, 2013 10:24 AM

    Always love it when fans of perennial loser try to make fun of the most celebrated franchise in the history of said sport.

    It doesn’t make you you look silly. Don’t worry.

  16. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Jun 21, 2013 10:00 AM
    Peterson started the season coming back from an ACL and finished the season with a sports hernia. If he can be healthy this year, he could average 6.5 yards a carry. If that happens, it doesn’t matter how many total yards he gets. If the passing game comes around like I expect it to, the offense will be dynamic.

    —–

    Shame that your defense is on such a decline.

  17. barroomhero80 says: Jun 21, 2013 11:01 AM

    Most celebrated? Please you packer ball washers have nothin but your trolling. You would suck off McCarthy for a shot at ap being on your team. You guys are used to that stuff

  18. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 21, 2013 11:02 AM

    He’s already ran for over 200 yards against the Packers and the season hasn’t even started

  19. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 21, 2013 11:10 AM

    whatjusthapped says:Jun 21, 2013 9:36 AM

    That’s it, focus on Peterson so the rest of the team, with more holes than Swiss cheese, is sufficiently ignored long enough for the Vikings to sell some tickets.
    ______

    Coming from a fan of the ultimate one-man team. Put the Packers and Vikings starters next to each other and any objective person would take maybe five or six Packers.

  20. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 11:11 AM

    Barroom, that is offensive. You better hope no one reports you.

  21. GenXJay says: Jun 21, 2013 12:23 PM

    Packer trolls,
    Keep the contrived accusations of illegal meds for All Days knee recovery coming. It makes for laughable immaterial.
    And as Rick said, the offense is going to be dynamic. The D is formidable, to say the very least in 2012. JA is on a prove it contract year, Kevin is on a Superbowl mission for his finale, & Sharrif will show how fast his arms can swim. It’s on the rise, cheeseheads.

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 21, 2013 12:35 PM

    Fall is especially cruel to Viking fans. It’s a time when all the beauty from summer just shrivels up and dies.

    0-52.

  23. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 12:55 PM

    GenX’s hope is so wonderful.

    It’s twice as special because when it dies I’ll be able to laugh twice as hard.

  24. GenXJay says: Jun 21, 2013 1:34 PM

    dumpoffking:
    Your Aarongance is dually noted & I will be pointing out the two 2013 facts (Vikings wins over gb) accordingly.

  25. vikes1980 says: Jun 21, 2013 1:51 PM

    @ponderthedumpoffking…… how is the defense on the decline? we are getting younger and better.. I know it’s hard to admit it and all but we drafted a stud safety last year and the top rated DT and top 3 , if not THE top CB this year along with some depth guys later an in the draft like LB Gerald Hodges and DT Everett Dawkins….so put them with the starters, Allen,Williams,Robison and Greenway… Best overall defense in the division and to 3 or 5 in the league this year….

  26. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 2:15 PM

    Interesting.

    So you’re counting on two rookies bringing your 16tg ranked squad to top 5?

    Wow.

    So I can say that the packers running backs are going to bring the Packers running game to number one in he division and maybe the NFL?

    Haven’t played a down. Jared Allen is older. Kevin is older. Your sorry secondary lost its best tackler.

    But yes, two rookies are going to turn that all around.

    Lol

  27. rickyspanish says: Jun 21, 2013 4:03 PM

    I feel sorry for those pylons and medicine balls.

  28. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 21, 2013 4:05 PM

    I’m afraid that nothing but a Superbowl victory will wash the stench of losing off this moribund franchise.

  29. vikes1980 says: Jun 21, 2013 6:52 PM

    yes we lost 60 year old Winfield who could tackle but not cover anybody anymore…you obviously know nothing about how talented the guys the Vikings have been picking up via draft and free agency really are then… I’m not gonna keep going on about it, but I can not let someone say they are not gonna be better… if you are a packers fan or any of the other teams that have no defense whatsoever then I understand the intimidation…

  30. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 21, 2013 7:29 PM

    Hey Vikes, check the stats.

    Packers defense was better than the yikes and has improved just as much.

    It’s more likely that the Packers will have a top 5 defense than your team. Why? Because if they both slightly improved, the Vikings still have to play the Packers offense, which is much, MUCH better than the yikes.

  31. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 21, 2013 9:40 PM

    Peterson only matters to children that play fantasy football. A lot like Jamaal Charles in putting up numbers that do not add to a team’s win total.

    RB’s have amazingly short careers and this one has little tread left on the tires. He already had 2 knee injuries in the NFL. Playing on turf hasn’t helped either.

    If he can avoid fumbling as he usually does on the rare times his team appears on national television, and if he was ever on the field during 3rd downs, people might think more highly of him.

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