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Adrian Peterson may not play in the preseason

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On Monday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson promised that the Vikings offense will be less predictable than it has been in the past few seasons.

Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune, that “you won’t be able to write” the same stories about the lack of versatility in the Vikings’ offense. Based on coach Mike Zimmer’s own comments Monday, the team won’t be providing many hints about Peterson’s role in the new scheme until the regular season.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Zimmer said there is “nothing to see” from Peterson in the preseason that the team needs to prepare for the season. Zimmer allowed that Peterson may make a cameo appearance if the running back feels it will benefit him to see action in a preseason game, but it doesn’t look like the coaching staff views it as any kind of a priority.

Whatever the Vikings offense winds up looking like this season, Peterson is going to be playing a major role in it. The injury risks involved with playing Peterson, then, are pretty great when the rewards for preseason reps are going to be low for a player of his stature. There are more rewards to be found in giving the rest of the offensive players work, though, and that sounds like the priority in Minnesota this summer.

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  1. joeflaccoallday says: Jul 28, 2014 2:04 PM

    Doesn’t need to. Best RB in the game.

  2. longsufferingkcfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:07 PM

    Nor should he, or any other player who is expected to be a significant contributor to his team. Preseason games are pointless scrimmages. Any NFL head coach will tell you that he knows 50 of the 55 guys who will be on the final roster before training camp starts.

  3. mvp43 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:08 PM

    Smart move. If AP goes down, there’s not much left except a rookie QB and an aging receiver.

  4. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    What a diva running back. First he announces he is going soft and will be running out of bounds and now he doesn’t want to get touched in the preseason and throws out some lame answer that the offense will surprise people and they don’t want to let the cat out of the bag like this one trick pony will be doing more than running right or left. Come on man! What team player doesn’t want to be out there with a new offensive system being installed.

  5. smartestpackerfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    That awkward moment when the Vikings have 3 runningbacks better than Eddy Lacy. :(

  6. vikingsmandotdie says: Jul 28, 2014 2:11 PM

    Go VIKINGS! Good move to bench A.P no need to prove it till it counts, vikings doing big things this year!!!! SKOL!!!!! VIKINGS!!!!!!

  7. smartestpackerfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:11 PM

    Adrian Peterson > Jerick Mckinon > Matt Asisata > 50 feet of crap > Eddy “Chicken Nugget” Lacy

  8. banky74 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM

    What a diva running back. First he announces he is going soft and will be running out of bounds and now he doesn’t want to get touched in the preseason and throws out some lame answer that the offense will surprise people and they don’t want to let the cat out of the bag like this one trick pony will be doing more than running right or left. Come on man!

    A typical comment from the fan of a team that hasn’t had a running back worth watching in two decades.

  9. ariani1985 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    And our little sisters to the east are relying on an concussion phone bust from Alabama, good luck!

  10. stellarperformance says: Jul 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    “We’re sitting in here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game. Not, not … Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game, but we’re talking about practice.”

    Sound familiar? At some point ALL of them become divas.

  11. jrmbadger says: Jul 28, 2014 2:13 PM

    Interesting photo accompanying the article.

    AP better tuck that ball closer to his body or it’s gonna be on the carpet.

  12. smartestpackerfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    Atleast the we still have Aaron “Glass” Rodgers to worship.

  13. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jul 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    At his age, you absolutely cannot run him in the preseason. As it is he probably only has two more years of his career left to waste not winning Super Bowl in Minnesota….then it will be over.

  14. bassplucker says: Jul 28, 2014 2:15 PM

    So, he doesn’t need ANY work against live competition in reading new blocking schemes, protecting the football (he does have a bit of a fumbling history), and very likely (from what I’m hearing), being a lot more active and involved as a pass catcher?

    I’m not sure I buy that. Yeah he’s the best RB in the game — and I get the desire to minimize his potential injury exposure in meaningless games — but at the same time he’s not out there doing it himself. There are 10 other guys who need to know what he’s doing under live fire and if he’s not out there, they don’t get the benefit of that.

  15. coachkilla6 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    That awkward moment when you realize your old RB is traveling down the Brett Favre path of over-the-hill Diva.

  16. stellarperformance says: Jul 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 28, 2014 8:06 AM
    Small and fragile is no way to go through the NFL son.
    …………………………………………

    I have nothing to add.

  17. r8rsfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM

    I recall LaDanian Tomlinson doing this when Schottenheimer was the coach, and it worked out very well.

  18. golforepar says: Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM

    The last place Vikings are doing every thing they can to be a 3rd place team. It is possible, especially since “Baby hands” Bridgewater might beat out “Noodle arm Ponder!

  19. floratiotime says: Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM

    Beginning of the end for AP.

  20. In Teddy We Trust says: Jul 28, 2014 2:21 PM

    I loved Leslie Frazier, but it drove me crazy when he would play Adrian Peterson in the preseason. He didn’t need the work and he was at risk for injury. But he would start Christian Ponder, who needed as many reps as he could get, and remove him after one series (even if was three plays) because you don’t want to risk your quarterback getting injured in the preseason. D’oh-kay.

  21. freddiec8 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:21 PM

    Then stop charging people full price for games that doesn’t mean anything. We dont have preseason on our jobs, we have to work hard every week. We all work hard for our money, he could get hurt on the first play in the season openner, now he’s done for the year and he still gets paid.

  22. rho1953 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    So if the Vikings have a new offensive system and coordinator, just how well prepared will he be if doesn’t play in the preseason? Don’t expect much from the Vikings this year, it actually could get VERY ugly.

  23. smartestpackerfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    Adrian Peterson is the best runningback to ever play the game of football. This is coming from a Packer fan.

  24. slightlybiasedvikingsfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:23 PM

    Of course, this is what they do every preseason. It allows us to really see what Jerick McKinnon can really do

  25. leagueobservr says: Jul 28, 2014 2:23 PM

    “…A typical comment from the fan of a team that hasn’t had a running back worth watching in two decades.”

    LOL. 2014 Packer Hall of Fame Inductee Ahman Green just read that and chuckled…

  26. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:24 PM

    That awkward moment when the Packers are the #4 rushing team in the NFL last year while the Vikings tried to lure Starks in for a visit in free agency and he laughed.

  27. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 2:26 PM

    Smart move for the Vikings. They really have nothing to play for this season, so they mine as well make sure that at least Peterson is healthy so the games won’t get blacked out.

    He’s on the downslope of his fading career, but he still puts bandwagon fans in the seats in Minnesota, so keeping him healthy should be a priority.

  28. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Aaron “Glass” Rodgers. First time in a great career he missed more than a game was last year due to a broken bone. LOL

    Name a QB since Rodgers became a starter that has started more games?

  29. leagueobservr says: Jul 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Lot’s of wear on those tires. The Vikings have to park the Mercedes with 200,000 miles on it, so they can test drive the Mazda hoop-dee’s they brought in to camp! :-D

  30. mancave001 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    Not a Vikings fan at all, but this is a good move. No reason to play him.

  31. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    I’ll admit that Adrian Peterson is easily the 5th best RB to ever play the game of football. This is coming from a Vikings fan.

  32. champs794 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM

    Last time Peterson sat out the preseason, he ran on a newly-rebuilt ACL for 2000 yards. Maybe he doesn’t need the reps.

  33. stellarperformance says: Jul 28, 2014 2:32 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:14 PM
    //////////////////////////////////////
    You’re a liar and not even a decent Viking fan.

  34. sterling7 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:34 PM

    As a Viking 4life since 1968-why should he?!

  35. tokyosandblaster says: Jul 28, 2014 2:34 PM

    Weak. Must not be on the HGH anymore.

    >

  36. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:35 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    Adrian Peterson is the best runningback to ever play the game of football. This is coming from a Packer fan

    Really we are at grade school level posts? Have we not been witness to this about a dozen previous times from the inept Minnesota fan base? Come on bring something good!

  37. dowhatifeellike says: Jul 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    I don’t know how a coach could be comfortable going into week 1 when your best player hasn’t seen any game action. Give him 10 or 15 carries in week 2 or 3.

  38. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    I find it interesting that poet, vikingbest, tinyhands, and contra are all m.i.a.. Has to be either the same poster or all the new aliases are be introduced for a test drive.

  39. slick50ks says: Jul 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    I hope the Vikes fans watched Sportscenter this morning where they showed actual evidence that Jamaal Charles is indeed a better RB right now than AD.

    You can hate all you want, but you can’t make up your own FACTS!

  40. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 2:45 PM

    Peterson is the 3rd best rb in the NFC North now this coming from a Viking fan!

  41. northlandwi says: Jul 28, 2014 2:46 PM

    Best RB in the game. When is the last time the best RB in the game has taken their team to the SB? Dallas in the late 90’s? That’ even debatable…

    Enough Said…

  42. ruvelligwebuike says: Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM

    The Packers were 4th in the league in rushing last year…but look at the comments from East Dakotans.

    It is truly one of the saddest things on Earth to be Minnesotan. But the beauty is, you never leave the state in your entire life so this infinite sadness is relative and you are immune to it. Sort of like the Inuit think 2 below is a pretty decent day outside.

  43. johngaltwho says: Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings opened the floodgates for in-person single game ticket sales at 9:00 AM CST on Tuesday. Expecting a large gathering, diehard fan Anthony Williams arrived at 5:40 AM in order to snag the best seats for the 2014 season at TCF Bank Stadium.

    Williams was greeted by no one and remained the lone ticket-seeker until 7:00 AM, when a swarm of 13 other fans starting filing in for the in-person opportunity to purchase tickets one hour before online sales began.

    You can’t make this stuff up…

  44. banky74 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:51 PM

    leagueobservr says: Jul 28, 2014 2:23 PM

    “…A typical comment from the fan of a team that hasn’t had a running back worth watching in two decades.”

    LOL. 2014 Packer Hall of Fame Inductee Ahman Green just read that and chuckled…

    ROFL. The fact that Ahman Green is in the “Packer Hall of Fame” proves my point, kind sir. Thank you for that laugh, this is going to stick with me the rest of the day.

  45. dethsupport says: Jul 28, 2014 2:52 PM

    The pftpoet changed his handle to smartestpackerfan , thanks for the sweet knowledge.

  46. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jul 28, 2014 2:52 PM

    I dig this new “smartestpackerfan” account. Crackin’ me up over here haha!

  47. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jul 28, 2014 2:55 PM

    Vikes are so stacked AP probably doesn’t even have to play until the postseason!! SKOL!

  48. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 28, 2014 2:59 PM

    Coward.

  49. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 3:01 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:12 PM

    “We’re sitting in here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen, we’re talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game. Not, not … Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game, but we’re talking about practice.”

    Sound familiar? At some point ALL of them become divas.

    That’s a classic response!

    The diva rb has the coach making excuses for him and he doesn’t have the stones to say you need to practice like everybody else. What kind of precedent does that set? Glad to see nothing has changed in Heidiland. Maybe he can learn the nuances on Madden as well.

  50. slugbaitspace says: Jul 28, 2014 3:01 PM

    And the value of preseason tickets compared to actual cost decreases even more. As if that’s even possible…

  51. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    The Packers were actually higher in rushing than the Minnesota Vikings last year. Thanks for nothing, Adrian!

  52. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 3:05 PM

    There is only one reason the Vikings aren’t playing Peterson in pre-season. He’s clearly demanded a trade to go play for a contender so he can retire with a SB ring that will be impossible to get in Minnesota.

    The Vikings don’t want to risk him getting injured and ruin his trade value. All they have to do now is wait for an ACL to pop by the starting RB of a legit contender that has a better chance than the Vikings of winning the Super Bowl.

    My guess is the Jaguars or the Raiders…..

  53. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 3:09 PM

    johngaltwho says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:50 PM

    The Minnesota Vikings opened the floodgates for in-person single game ticket sales at 9:00 AM CST on Tuesday. Expecting a large gathering, diehard fan Anthony Williams arrived at 5:40 AM in order to snag the best seats for the 2014 season at TCF Bank Stadium.

    Williams was greeted by no one and remained the lone ticket-seeker until 7:00 AM, when a swarm of 13 other fans starting filing in for the in-person opportunity to purchase tickets one hour before online sales began.

    You can’t make this stuff up…

    Bwahahahaha!

  54. glenne81 says: Jul 28, 2014 3:10 PM

    Ha!!! Those are Games?!?

  55. clamdiggers says: Jul 28, 2014 3:13 PM

    43%.. Only the lions have fewer playoff wins.

  56. leagueobservr says: Jul 28, 2014 3:22 PM

    ROFL. The fact that Ahman Green is in the “Packer Hall of Fame” proves my point, kind sir. Thank you for that laugh, this is going to stick with me the rest of the day.

    –skanky74

    …and thanks for proving the point, kind sir, that Viking fans are delusional… :-)

  57. lowdownmofo says: Jul 28, 2014 3:23 PM

    He just wants to spend some time with his illegitimate kids. Him and DRC are going to baby gap to buy out their entire fall line.

  58. luvmnsports2012 says: Jul 28, 2014 3:23 PM

    Ahman Green!? ……LOL, now that’s funny!

  59. golforepar says: Jul 28, 2014 3:24 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    Adrian Peterson is the best runningback to ever play the game of football. This is coming from a Packer fan.

    Even the Vikings fans are amazed by your posts! smh

  60. thegreatjimmyk says: Jul 28, 2014 3:29 PM

    Sit him out the 1st 2 games, definitely. But if the Vikes need the 3rd preseason game to define their starting QB, then get A.P. in there for reps with both QB’s so that we can see Cassel/Bridgewater with the starters. It’s a cautious move. It will be interesting to see if A.P. starts to think cautiously and then starts to play the same way this season.

  61. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 3:33 PM

    It’s amazing how few Vikings fans follow the rest of the NFL if they don’t know what kind of career Ahman Green had in Green Bay, along with being the all time leading rusher in GB.

    Peterson’s best season ever was only 64 more yards from scrimmage more than Green but Green had more TD’s. And that was playing on a pass first team, not a team with garbage at QB who could only run the ball to make the offense go.

  62. thepftpoetisacrossdresser says: Jul 28, 2014 3:41 PM

    dethsupport says:
    Jul 28, 2014 2:52 PM

    The pftpoet changed his handle to smartestpackerfan , thanks for the sweet knowledge.

    _________________________________

    Yeah….I teased him too much apparently. You know how thin-skinned they are over there in East Dakota.

    Looks like I need a name change now.

    Adding to the actual subject. I saw some guy named Brett Favre once skip all or most of a few preseasons in Green Bay and those years worked out really good. Took 5 weeks to get in rhythm with the guys and played for the other team during the last few weeks of each season. Perfect. I can’t wait until him and the QB by committee are colliding in the backfield a handful of times this year….and you know it’s coming because I have more smarts in my 9 iron than that kid.

  63. packfanaj12 says: Jul 28, 2014 3:41 PM

    Smack talking Vikings fans… How can you claim to be the best, have the best, and beat the rest when it’s NEVER HAPPENED. I mean I am all for a little banter here and there… but come on trying to bash a team that has won it all in the last 5 years when your team has never pulled it off in the history of the organization… it’s kinda pathetic.

  64. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 3:42 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater parlayed his amazing college Senior season into being the Vikings next QB draft bust by playing against top flight American Athletic Conference (ACC) competition from the likes of:

    Temple
    Houston
    Kentucky
    Memphis
    USF
    UCF
    Cincinatti
    Connecticut
    Ohio

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  65. claymatthewscromagnonforehead says: Jul 28, 2014 3:48 PM

    My wife recently went to a retail store in the Appleton area where 2014 Packers Hall of Famer Ahman Green was advertised to sign autographs.

    There was NO ONE there. Incredibly disrespectful if he’s deserving of the praise the Packer fans in this thread claim he has coming to him.

    I’m still trying to understand which part of banky74’s statement was false?

    Didn’t he have a Super Man tattoo? What is he, 5 years old?

  66. mattblairfan59 says: Jul 28, 2014 4:03 PM

    The Packers had more rushing yards than the Vikings because their offense had a crapload more offensive plays. GB ran for 55 yards more than the Vikes on 36 more attempts = Vikings had a better rush average AND had 6 more TD’s rushing. Pack had more yards, but stats say Vikes had better run game.

    For all of you spewing Peterson is a diva for not playing in meaningless games: Zimmer said he doesn’t need to see #28 in the pre-season.

    So A. Green is in the Packers H.O.F.?! Top Packer RB of all time ranks #34 in league history with 8332 yards. Peterson has over 10,000 already! If Peterson only gains 1200 rushing yards this year, he will be #15 all time. And will have done that in 8 years – Green played for 10 seasons…

  67. purpleguy says: Jul 28, 2014 4:05 PM

    So whatthehell are you unemployed or what? One comment or two is enough, even as dumb and myopic as yours usually are — but 4 or 5? Please do us all a favor, sit back, think real hard while trying not to have an aneurism, and see if you can draft one comment per article that is actually entertaining enough to bother reading.

  68. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 4:14 PM

    Ahman Green was more than just a running back. He was also a natural receiver unlike Peterson and unlike Peterson he could actually stay on the field and pass block. I’m not saying his career was better, but to say he doesn’t belong in the Packers HOF is ridiculous.

    BTW….as it stands right now Peterson has fewer yards from scrimmage. Can’t factor in only rushing yards when during his best 5 year stint, he had more yards from scrimmage than Marshall Faulk did during any 5 year span. I don’t think you would be saying Faulk doesn’t belong in the Rams HOF.

  69. claymatthewscromagnonforehead says: Jul 28, 2014 4:14 PM

    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:Jul 28, 2014 3:42 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater parlayed his amazing college Senior season into being the Vikings next QB draft bust by playing against top flight American Athletic Conference (ACC) competition from the likes of:

    Temple
    Houston
    Kentucky
    Memphis
    USF
    UCF
    Cincinatti
    Connecticut
    Ohio

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOL!

    His junior year you mean, genius? There definitely isn’t ANY footage of him torching major conference defenses though. None. Zero.

    He really struggled in the Sugar Bowl against the Gators defense….

    Oh wait..

  70. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    purpguy, its your fanbase that creates the drama with their posts. The only problem is that there are 50x more Packer fans to respond to them. Of course that has more to do with the Vikings bandwagon fanbase than Packers fans.

  71. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 4:18 PM

    There is always a ton of people at EVERY autograph signing of former Packers in Wisconsin. Your wife would have to be blind. It’s not as fun when you have to make up stuff as your rebuttal. You can actually find this on the internet.

    “The Minnesota Vikings opened the floodgates for in-person single game ticket sales at 9:00 AM CST on Tuesday. Expecting a large gathering, diehard fan Anthony Williams arrived at 5:40 AM in order to snag the best seats for the 2014 season at TCF Bank Stadium.

    Williams was greeted by no one and remained the lone ticket-seeker until 7:00 AM, when a swarm of 13 other fans starting filing in for the in-person opportunity to purchase tickets one hour before online sales began.

    vikings-single-game-tix

    “I don’t know what’s changed, with switching to TCF Bank Stadium, I would think there would be more people here,” the confused Williams told CBS Minnesota. “Who knows.”

    Does anyone feel like the guy deserved a free game suite or at least a dinner date with Samantha Ponder for his commitment?”

  72. fargovikesfan says: Jul 28, 2014 4:26 PM

    that amusing moment when you realize that Packer fans have nothing better to do with their lives than troll PFT for any post with the word “Vikings” in it so they can rush in and spew their meaningless drivel.

  73. wwdnd says: Jul 28, 2014 4:34 PM

    Ah man green as a packer; 8300 yds and 54 TD. AD as a viking; 10100 yds and 86 TD.
    QB’s playing more than Rodgers? Brees, Rivers, Eli…

  74. tokyosandblaster says: Jul 28, 2014 4:35 PM

    Jul 28, 2014 4:26 PM
    that amusing moment when you realize that Packer fans have nothing better to do with their lives than troll PFT for any post with the word “Vikings” in it so they can rush in and spew their meaningless drivel.

    —–

    Vikings fans do the same thing on packers articles, so you admit that you have nothing better to do with your life?

  75. contra74 says: Jul 28, 2014 4:41 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Jul 28, 2014 4:35 PM
    Jul 28, 2014 4:26 PM
    that amusing moment when you realize that Packer fans have nothing better to do with their lives than troll PFT for any post with the word “Vikings” in it so they can rush in and spew their meaningless drivel.

    —–

    Vikings fans do the same thing on packers articles, so you admit that you have nothing better to do with your life?
    —-
    Wanted to let you know I thumbed down and reported your comment for childish behavior.

  76. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 28, 2014 4:48 PM

    the amusing moment when you realize you’re from North Dakota and have nothing to do with your life or teams to root for so you have to root for the state with the closest non-college football team.

  77. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 4:56 PM

    Why would you people even waste time bantering with Vikings fans. They are the most feeble, uninformed, bandwagon fanbase as their is in the NFL. Waste of your time!

  78. nwvike says: Jul 28, 2014 5:03 PM

    The same Ahman Green that was drafted in Seattle? The same one that was released from GB only to be brought 2 years later? The Same Ahman Green that spent 12 Seasons in the NFL and Didn’t hit the same 10k yard mark as A.P. did in 7 Years? Yeah I can see why he was inducted into the “PACKER hall of…fame(?)”

  79. squishman says: Jul 28, 2014 6:44 PM

    The year when he was coming off the ACL, he did not play in the preseason. He was a gnat’s a$$ shy of the rushing record that year. Adrian doesn’t need no (and has never needed) stinkin’ preseason.

  80. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 7:13 PM

    Ahman Green was not released.. The Packers let him walk in FA because he got a better offer in FA that was more than they wanted to pay because they thought his best years were behind him and they were right.

    He was only brought back 2 years later as an injury replacement during the middle of the season when they kept losing all of their RB’s.

    You know….similar to how the Vikings got rid of their HOF WR not once but twice….with the first time being when he was in the prime of his career.

    You’ll find out soon what it’s like to keep a RB with a lot of miles on them too long for sentimental reasons starting this year…..

  81. codythao35 says: Jul 28, 2014 7:17 PM

    By the way, Lazy the cheese head is a back to future hall of famed, not! Can’t compared to AP any day, any week, any year. AP is one of a kind, while Lazy long hair is 10,000 of a kind, even my grandma can do better with fat lazy dude in wood packer uniform.

  82. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 7:24 PM

    More like the same Ahman Green who sat the first 2 years on the bench because he had a coach who thought he fumbled too much. Only to then go on to Green Bay in a steal of a trade and have 12k all purpose yards.

    What happened after he left GB the first time is the reason why the Packers let him walk in free agency. His best years were behind him and injuries caught up to him. But if you look at his stats during his first stint in Green Bay during the prime, no other RB had more yards from scrimmage in the entire NFL at the time than he did except for LT.

  83. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 7:26 PM

    And BTW….it will be almost impossible for Peterson to finish with more all purpose yards than LT during his career, so LT>>AP!!

  84. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 28, 2014 7:28 PM

    Look at the 7 year comparison of Green while in GB and Peterson and you will see Green is within 900 yards of total yards yet Green is laughed at and you think Peterson is best of all time? Something doesn’t make sense does it? Do you have an extra pair of purple glasses?

    I like how the posters try and change the subject from the admittedly soft and aging diva rb. What does green have to do with it anyway or are you guys just getting in regular season form because all the boasting is going to come back and bite you soon enough once the Vikings have to actually play.

  85. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 7:45 PM

    The Vikings trade their HOF WR in the prime of his career…yet they will hang onto Peterson well passed his prime…even when he becomes the next Shawn Alexander and goes from great season to the dumpster overnight.

    Why? Because without him on the sidelines, Minnesota would never sell out even 1 home game.

  86. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 28, 2014 7:48 PM

    Just think what Peterson’s career could have been if he didn’t always have to leave the field on 3rd down because he sucked at pass protection. Which is surprising given his physical stature. But just like he’s not a good pass blocker, he’s as equally an unnatural receiver out of the backfield. And that was coming from a Vikings coach speaking on KFAN.

  87. In Teddy We Trust says: Jul 28, 2014 9:48 PM

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    GFP – 2 comments
    TSB – 2 comments

    All on a Viking story, with none of the comments being constructive or the least bit respectful. And these are the guys who complain about all the Viking “trolls” on their stories.

  88. lnfinite says: Jul 28, 2014 10:12 PM

    Trash talkers are so cheap. Dime a dozen bozos amuse me.

  89. vickspuppy says: Jul 28, 2014 11:03 PM

    AP benefits by playing a minimum of 9 dome games every season since he entered the league. Forte and Lacy get a minimum of 2. Let’s see how AP does with only three dome games this year.

    Plus, AP plays a 4th place schedule every season. Sure, he’s gotten good yardage versus GB, but his team still finds a way to lose to them at least twice a year.

  90. MinnesotaVikingsSuckDongJustLikeTheirFans says: Jul 29, 2014 12:08 AM

    Why would Packer fans even care how many productive seasons Peterson has? It hasn’t even helped them even take the division from the Packers or win a SB. He’s an irrelevant piece of the puzzle when the rest of the team is garbage. Even with Favre he couldn’t lead them to the Super Bowl because he fumbled away the game.

    Having your best player be a RB in todays NFL is like have the better smelling turd.

  91. tokyofilthblaster says: Jul 29, 2014 12:11 AM

    King of the stats Adrian Peterson has only won a single playoff game in his entire career. Horribly overrated stat padder. Nuff said.

  92. oldcracker says: Jul 29, 2014 5:22 AM

    I dunno but, it sure smells of a trade brewing.

  93. ivanmook says: Jul 29, 2014 10:03 AM

    Peterson rolled over defenses who knew he was going to get the ball on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd down if we were close enough because of OUR crappy offense. How can anyone say that this guy isn’t a monster? Especially against Green Bay and Chicago! And outside he rushed for plenty of 200 yd games.

    Imagine if we had a quarterback who defenses had to actually…play defense against….instead of putting 8 in the box against one man.

  94. odinforce28 says: Jul 29, 2014 10:21 AM

    All you haters and fudge packers are flippin’ hilarious… Do you really think that the BEST RB in history AKA Adrian Peterson needs to get reps during the preseason so he doesn’t forget how to do it? SMH

  95. thinchliff says: Jul 29, 2014 10:28 AM

    “…A typical comment from the fan of a team that hasn’t had a running back worth watching in two decades.”

    LOL. 2014 Packer Hall of Fame Inductee Ahman Green just read that and chuckled…

    Let’s see:

    Green: 12 seasons, 9,205 yards
    Peterson: 7 seasons, 10,115 yards

    If Peterson plays 5 more years and gains his average over the last 7 seasons he’ll have 17,340 yards compared to Greens 9,205. Nearly double.

  96. packfanaj12 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    Green did great things for the packers, stats do not show everything. AP has done great things for the Vikings… can they both not be great players that played in different situations?

  97. stellarperformance says: Jul 29, 2014 12:54 PM

    If Adrian Peterson expects to contribute differently by catching screen passes, or throwing half-back options, or taking over at quarterback, then yes, he needs to practice against players that aren’t instructed not to touch him. If not, all his “new” stuff that he is keeping under wraps will fail. Think about it.

  98. lnfinite says: Jul 29, 2014 12:55 PM

    packfanaj12 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    Green did great things for the packers, stats do not show everything. AP has done great things for the Vikings… can they both not be great players that played in different situations?

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    Careers are far from over and some packer fans are just that stupid too/

  99. packfanaj12 says: Jul 29, 2014 5:01 PM

    Jul 29, 2014 12:55 PM
    packfanaj12 says: Jul 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    Green did great things for the packers, stats do not show everything. AP has done great things for the Vikings… can they both not be great players that played in different situations?

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    Careers are far from over and some packer fans are just that stupid too/

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    What?!? Did I say AP’s career was over? All I said was Green had a great career and AP has done great things for the vikings. Sorry you had a hard time processing that… I know it was very difficult to read & understand.

  100. unmercifulone says: Jul 29, 2014 7:15 PM

    “leagueobservr says: LOL. 2014 Packer Hall of Fame Inductee Ahman Green just read that and chuckled…”

    July 2, 2014 – Already ranked 3rd overall as greatest RB in the history of the NFL by the Bleacher Report (just behind Barry Sanders and Jim Brown), Adrian “All Day” Peterson has already proven himself to be one of the elite running backs to ever play in the NFL; and with another 5-6 years left in his career, he will LIKELY place himself as the predominant RB to ever to play the game.

    In order for you cheeseheads to even come close to finding a RB close to approaching what AD has already achieved, you have to go all the way back to before the NFL was formed in 1969 (something you already love doing to prove your team isn’t so pathetic) to Jim Taylor (1958-1967). Ahman Green isn’t even listed in the top 100 RB to play in the NFL.

    I suppose he was good enough for GB to retire his number though. Errr… what was his number again?

  101. unmercifulone says: Jul 29, 2014 7:40 PM

    “oldcracker says: I dunno but, it sure smells of a trade brewing.”

    I suppose if my team was faced with the proposition of playing against Adrian Peterson 2x a year for the next 5 or so years… an elite RB you cheeseheads could never quite figure out how to stop even when the Vikings had an average O and a worse D, why… I’d PRAY the Vikings would trade him for draft picks too. So I do understand your fear and apprehension… but I must say that your wishful thinking and bemoaning of your fate really isn’t going to work. But let me help you with your uncertainty over your team’s future… Minnesota is getting better and will once again DOMINATE the NFC-N, while Green Bay is getting worse and can expect to go back to pre-Brett Favre times were the pack couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper sack.

  102. vickspuppy says: Jul 29, 2014 9:15 PM

    Packers are 10-4-1 against the AP led Minnesota Vikings. That’s a .733 winning percentage for the Pack.

    Some “game changer” he’s turned out to be.

  103. stellarperformance says: Jul 29, 2014 9:19 PM

    How could anyone (but a rank and biased amateur) think the Packers are in a state of decline????????

    They will dominate the North Division, again, even if Rodgers gets hurt in the first game. Who do you think makes Rodgers look so good? His more than capable teammates, that’s who.

    I would take Flynn or Tolzien any day of the week over Baby Hands.

    If the season doesn’t start soon, I may laugh myself to death from the comments by you idiots.

  104. tokyofilthblaster says: Jul 29, 2014 10:37 PM

    The Vikings have a losing record since drafting this guy.

    tainted

  105. pzebich says: Jul 30, 2014 9:56 AM

    I’d rather see two pre-season games than the 4 meaningless they now have.

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