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Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson: Which one would you want?

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As the Monday edition of PFT Live gets rolling, we want your opinion on something.

If your team needed a veteran running back, which one would you want — Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson?

The Raiders have locked on to Lynch at a time when Peterson is available. Peter King of TheMMQB.com points out that Lynch can operate comfortably out of the shotgun, whereas Peterson can’t.

But Lynch hasn’t played in more than a full year, and he’ll soon be 31. Peterson turns 32 on Tuesday, and he has had a couple of serious knee injuries in the past several years.

Then there’s the question of whether Lynch will get along with the coaching staff and the front office in Oakland. While the Seahawks do a good job of keeping their dirty laundry under wraps, there’s been a vague, nagging sense that Lynch was more than a handful for management. Peterson doesn’t bring those questions with him, which could make him easier for the coaching staff to deal with.

As far as the Raiders are concerned, that ship has sailed. They’re all in for Lynch, even if maybe they’d be better off with Peterson. As far as you are concerned, the ship is still in the harbor. Vote on which guy you’d want, and then check out PFT Live for the results of Monday’s question of the day.

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45 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson: Which one would you want?”
  1. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 20, 2017 6:43 AM

    Both on cheap deals

  2. RegisHawk says: Mar 20, 2017 6:45 AM

    Where hype meets speculation…

  3. jodylab says: Mar 20, 2017 6:50 AM

    Neither! Draft class way too good.

  4. irishgary says: Mar 20, 2017 6:52 AM

    Definitely Lynch. Peterson is a loser in many ways

  5. racerx1225 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:53 AM

    I think its a crap shoot and we are really lucky a guy as savvy as Reggie McKenzie will be structuring their contracts.

  6. billsbackto81 says: Mar 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    Draft day: Peterson
    Today: Lynch

  7. theothertyson says: Mar 20, 2017 7:03 AM

    Lynch all day. Doesn’t need blockers, and is a hell of a pass catcher, and pass blocker.
    People forget how good he was at all aspects of the game. Had so many clutch receptions in big moments.

    AP?
    Fumbled in the clutch, and couldn’t catch a cold. Pass blocking? Nah

  8. bpurd says: Mar 20, 2017 7:08 AM

    In today’s NFL Lynch is simply a better all around player.

  9. babygaga19 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:31 AM

    Neither!

  10. war27 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:35 AM

    Not sure how the Raiders are “all in” on anything here.

  11. oneilistheone says: Mar 20, 2017 7:59 AM

    Raider fans, do you seriously want to carry Taiwan Jones as a RB on the depth chart this season because of his teams skills? I mean they are good but that is 3 scat backs!

    When Murray went down we lost what little power we had from the RB position. I like the youngins but not as starters or fill in starters.

    I can see us getting a RB in the draft and in F/A not neccessarily in that order.That is one of the most if not the most physical demanding skill position there is.

    It is likely that your starter will miss some time.And when that happens you still want a physical presence lest your offense gets a little softer.

    Signing Crabtree did not stop us from drafting Cooper.

    Reggie likes to double down.

  12. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 20, 2017 8:04 AM

    What this story neglects to mention is that Seattle still holds the rights to Lynch so if they were serious about signing him they would have to make a deal with Seattle for his rights. Why do that when you can draft a RB. Both of those guys are on the downside of their careers. They both would likely want a considerable amount of money.

  13. wib22 says: Mar 20, 2017 8:05 AM

    Lynch. One less year of wear and tear, and not a child beater and horrible person.

  14. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 20, 2017 8:08 AM

    As a Bills fan… “All in” scares me. Just draft a back.

  15. whatjusthapped says: Mar 20, 2017 8:25 AM

    One shined in the playoffs, the other fumbled away two playoff games.

  16. oneilistheone says: Mar 20, 2017 8:35 AM

    whenwilliteverend says:
    Mar 20, 2017 8:04 AM
    What this story neglects to mention is that Seattle still holds the rights to Lynch so if they were serious about signing him they would have to make a deal with Seattle for his rights. Why do that when you can draft a RB. Both of those guys are on the downside of their careers. They both would likely want a considerable amount of money.

    What Seattle will have to do is decide if they are going keep him or not when he is officially unretired,keep that 9 mil on the books for a back up or will they volt him back to the top of the depth chart.

    The Raiders can be serious about signing him when he is released?They dont have to be serious about trading for him.So The Raiders don’t have to do anything if they don’t want to but wait.Draft a RB and wait some more
    if they want to.

  17. atthemurph says: Mar 20, 2017 8:49 AM

    So if Lynch “unretires” what does Seattle do?

    I wouldn’t trade for him as I am pretty sure they would cut him after signing Lacy.

  18. nhpats says: Mar 20, 2017 8:55 AM

    The Raiders could have Barry Sanders in his prime…..it still doesn’t mean they will accomplish anything. They won’t even win their own division this season.

  19. TheDPR says: Mar 20, 2017 8:59 AM

    Chasing name-brand RBs always works out, right?

    I’d take Lynch over Peterson if I had to take one but that’s the more important point – nobody has to. Signing either one for anything but an incentive laden deal is a risk not worth taking.

  20. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Mar 20, 2017 8:59 AM

    The one without a criminal record.

  21. JaminJake says: Mar 20, 2017 9:07 AM

    I’ll take neither of them for $500 Alex

  22. therealraider says: Mar 20, 2017 9:09 AM

    1 drunk moronic local radio broadcaster runs his yap and his media compadres run with it as if its legit. This story is nothing but filler fluff. Lynch is not coming out of retirement, the Seahawks are not releasing his rights and he will not suit up for the Raiders. Greg Papa’s Lynch to Oakland report is about as accurate as Mike Silver’s Kaepernick to Denver report from last year. Here we are a year later and Kaepernick is a free agent and nobody will touch him with a 10 foot stick. A year from now Lynch wll still be posted pictures on instagram from far off foriegn locations without a yard gained on his career rushing total.

  23. joefelicelli says: Mar 20, 2017 9:11 AM

    I wouldn’t take either of them right now. Lynch is likely nowhere near football shape right now, and Peterson apparently wants to still make elite RB money.

    I would take a bigger back early, and a second back later in the draft, maybe round 2 or 3 for the first one, and one of the 7th rounders on a receiving back.

  24. chillyball says: Mar 20, 2017 9:25 AM

    The Shield.

  25. raiderrob21 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:30 AM

    If both as FAs, Lynch. If we have to trade for Lynch, Lynch if the price is a 5th or lower. If not, Blount or AP whoever comes cheaper

  26. minson15 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:35 AM

    leftlaneisforpassingonly says:
    Mar 20, 2017 8:59 AM

    The one without a criminal record.
    ——————————-
    They both have a criminal record. Why do you think Seattle got Marshawn for so cheap in 2010 from the Bills. Marshawn was immature back in the day and had some growing up to do.

    To all the people that say Seattle is going to cut Lynch if he comes out of retirement and Raiders will just sign him after the fact. Why would the Seahawks do that. I bet they would cut lacy instead of Lynch and then renegotiate his contract. Give his salary fully guaranteed, and whatever else he wants to stay in Seattle. Lynch loves Seattle (not as much as Oakland), maybe not the playcalling but loves the team and the players on the team. So its not that bad of a situation to be in.

  27. r8rsfan says: Mar 20, 2017 9:35 AM

    I’ll take Beast Mode…..All Day long.

  28. dwightiam says: Mar 20, 2017 9:39 AM

    Come on Ted! Give him (AP) a shot!

    He would fit in Green Bay perfect. He only needs to run the ball like 6 times a game.

    So he will stay healthy. AND, he won’t be the only threat on the field. So nobody will be able to double down on him. And if they do, Arod will make them pay.

  29. mayorofdetroit says: Mar 20, 2017 9:40 AM

    I’d take Lynch, All Day!

  30. kissmysandwich says: Mar 20, 2017 9:53 AM

    Peterson is done. When backs get over 30, they need to rely on their football savvy and experience to produce. Tomlinson was a great example of this. Peterson has none of that, and his days of being the fastest and strongest guy on the field are over with.

  31. codytha035 says: Mar 20, 2017 9:58 AM

    MIXON

  32. freebird2011 says: Mar 20, 2017 10:06 AM

    Blount > Beast Mode > All Day

  33. cueghost says: Mar 20, 2017 10:19 AM

    As a part time Raider fan (full disclosure there), I would take Lynch over Peterson FOR SURE! That being said, this draft is loaded up with good backs… I would love to see Dalvin Cook partnered up with Cooper and Carr for a”Big 3″ core for the next decade. I think Oakland is a lot closer to being a Super Bowl contender than a lot of people realize.

  34. billswillnevermove says: Mar 20, 2017 10:24 AM

    Good thing Lynch is coming back to the NFL. If not for the NFL, Lynch would be in prison.

  35. kapmorg says: Mar 20, 2017 10:31 AM

    You should add Jaamal Charles to this poll.

  36. patsdrukker says: Mar 20, 2017 10:46 AM

    When you have to go with one of these two, then it’s Lynch. I mean second down from the one yard line, I surely would feed him the rock.

    God bless not everyone thinks as I do!

  37. purpleguy says: Mar 20, 2017 11:29 AM

    How many snaps does Carr take from under center vs. from the shotgun or pistol formation? AP is an I-formation RB that is not effective out of the shotgun. Despite criminal records, age or personal integrity issues, the practical answer to AP vs. Lynch lies above.

  38. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:48 AM

    How come there’s no “neither” choice in your poll?

  39. singletrack74 says: Mar 20, 2017 12:12 PM

    Different style of running so you really can’t compare the 2.
    Beast Mode would work for a team that wants to run more than pass. AP is your explosive player in a pass first offense. IMHO.
    both are HOF IMHO

    gohawks

  40. mojodoa says: Mar 20, 2017 12:50 PM

    All in? LMAO.

  41. djvh2 says: Mar 20, 2017 7:41 PM

    When people bad mouth Peterson for his 1.9 apc last year, they just aren’t being fair. He also had 3 catches for 8 yards.

  42. ohgoshhi says: Mar 20, 2017 10:03 PM

    Who is a better person? Marshawn.
    Who would you rather have next year? Adrian.

    Love me some Beast Mode, but Marshawn was already declining his last season and if he played this September it would be his first game in just under 2 years. Guys in their mid 20’s frequently struggle to come back after a break that long (running backs especially), and he’s a 30 y/o who was maybe over the hill 1.5 years ago. It would be awesome to see him comeback, but there’s no way he would be the same player he was.

    AP is still in shape and the few games from early last season weren’t a large enough sample size to truly say he’s done. Maybe he too is over the hill, but there’s a better chance he’s got something left in the tank than Marshawn.

  43. fmc651 says: Mar 21, 2017 4:36 PM

    Happy Birthday AD! Skol.

  44. kmossg says: Mar 21, 2017 5:55 PM

    Different style of running so you really can’t compare the 2.
    Beast Mode would work for a team that wants to run more than pass. AP is your explosive player in a pass first offense. IMHO.
    both are HOF IMHO
    ———–
    I would argue lynch is better suited for a pass oriented attack given he can consistently catch and more importantly, pick up free rushers in pass pro.

    I can’t say the same for lynch as I haven’t watched as many of his games, but AP is definitely a guy you need to center your offense around. He’ll go for 2 yards, then 6, then -2, then 2, then 80. You need to feed him consistently for him to be effective.

  45. FlashPatterson says: Mar 22, 2017 10:42 AM

    Personality-wise.. I take the skittle monster over AP 10/10 times. He’s just a cool guy who wanted to play football and mind his own business. AP was okay by me until he decided the Vikings were to blame for his one year suspension after beating his son. At that point I realized he’s been a glory chasing DBag the whole time. Never saw manning or Brady talk about legacy, AP talked about his greatness daily.

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