Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson: “He is a stud”

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The early reviews continue to be positive for new Saints running back Adrian Peterson. The future Hall of Fame tailback has a fan in his new future Hall of Fame quarterback teammate.

“He is a stud,” Brees told reporters on Thursday regarding Peterson. “He looks the part. It has been impressive. Obviously, you admired the guy from afar. I have played in a few Pro Bowls with him, so I do have a little bit of that experience. There is something about handing the ball off to that guy and watching him run through the hole and take on anybody who tries to tackle him. Obviously, we are not in pads right now, but you are just imagining what it is going to be like. So, I am excited for that time to come.”

The team’s defenders may not be excited for that time to come, especially when he catches a swing pass from Brees.

“Any time you can get him in space against a smaller DB, look out,” Brees said. “Good luck tackling that guy in the open field. I feel like all of our backs are doing a really good job right now. Our offense is conducive to that. We do a lot with our backs. I think he is going to be able to do some stuff in this offense that maybe he has not done over the course of his career, just because we require some versatility from that position.”

The challenge for Peterson will be accepting that he’s no longer “the guy” but one of three running backs the Saints will use — Peterson, Mark Ingram, and rookie Alvin Kamara. But if Peterson can do with limited reps the kinds of things he did with extended opportunities in Minnesota, it’s hard not to imagine the Saints giving him more chances to get loose.

37 responses to “Drew Brees on Adrian Peterson: “He is a stud”

  1. “I think he is going to be able to do some stuff in this offense that maybe he has not done over the course of his career, just because we require some versatility from that position.”
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    Drew, you will soon find out that requiring versatility from Adrian Peterson is not going to make Adrian Peterson more versatile.

    Do you seriously think the Vikings didn’t want Peterson to pass block, catch passes in stride, and hold onto the ball?

  2. Wait til you need him to pick up a blitzer, catch the ball or just hold on to the ball in a playoff game… he’s not so impressive then.

  3. First ballot HOF for sure, on two all-decade teams for sure. But how he is this year after the injuries and such the past few years? We’ll see. I might not bet against him having a great year, but I wouldn’t bet on it either.

  4. The first thing that will get loose when they throw to Adrian in the flat is the BALL!

  5. I can’t believe no one has tied the “stud” reference to his numerous kids out of wedlock — well, until now that is. Wish AP all the best except for the first game of the season.

  6. I am hoping AP has a fantastic year. He has paid his dues and he was a great player. Now if he can stay healthy……

  7. “Any time you can get him in space against a smaller DB, look out,” Brees said. “Good luck tackling that guy in the open field. ”

    Don’t worry Drew, the first time you see him wide open in the open field, he’ll drop it.

    The next time, it’ll be because he leaked to early and you just got sacked.

    The third time, he’ll be wide open in the flats, lose valuable split seconds fighting the ball until he actually catches it, try a quick spin move and get tackled by the ankles as he lunges forward to net a 4 yard loss instead of a 5 yard loss.

    The fourth time, he’ll drop it again.

    The fifth time, he’ll fumble.

    And then Drew, you’ll stop looking at that option. Have fun!

  8. Just wait until he fumbles repeatedly. It WILL happen. I’ve never understood how a guy with hands as strong as Peterson’s can fumble so much. You’d think he’d have that football in a death grip, but noooooooo….

  9. gb trolls wanna poke about the cheap shot saints versus the Vikings opener. But come Oct. 22nd, all day will be sealing gb’s fate.

  10. Wait, wait, wait… you mean we were right all along? Peterson can’t catch, can’t block, and can’t run from the shotgun? What a comical bunch you are. I can’t wait to watch you turn on Zimmer.

  11. Some stud. Just wait Drew. Soon you will find out he can’t pass block, has a hard time finding the hole at the line of scrimmage, can’t catch, oh yeah he fumbles. No big time back has ever had a worse skill set. All the greats has some semblece of being “all around back” Walter Payton picked up the blitz better than any back I ever seen. Hope he gets your head taken off Drew. Good luck. Too bad Saints can’t cheat any more. Makes it hard to even make the playoffs.

  12. Peterson has been in the NFL for 10 years now. What’s his legacy, the best back to win only one playoff game? Maybe because he fumbled away his best chance to get to the Superbowl but he’ll have to share that honor with Childress for sending the 12th man into the huddle or BrINT Favre for throwing that terrible INT at the end of the game when he could have just kept the ball and ran for a first down and the game winning FG.

  13. There’s been 8 different owners of the barneys since 1956. An average of 1 every 7 years. During that time what is the one common denominator that would cause these owners to dump this stinking heap of failure? The skoltrolls! The Wilfs were ready to leave this smelly mess a few years back and had they not laughingly swindled the idiot minisoda citizens into building a new stadium for them at the taxpayers expense, they’d be in Cali already. This is fact!

  14. Unless Ingram gets hurt. A.P. will be on the bench most of the time. I can’t see him getting more than 10 touches per game. Ingram is in his prime, unlike A.P.

    A.P. was awesome 3-4 years ago. That time has passed.

  15. As a Pats fan, even with this loaded team, I think they could be in for it when they go down to Nawlins

  16. It’s nice to se Minnesota fans take such an interest in a guy they had no use for. And as far as his receiving goes, name the QB who has been throwing to him that has completed more than 55% of his passes for his career. Maybe it’s not the receiver, but the quarterback.

  17. edenprairieballer says:
    Jun 1, 2017 8:59 PM
    And Vikings fans who hate on AP sound stupid. The guy ran for 10,000 yards and a 100 touchdowns for us. Show some class.
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    Pointing out AP’s flaws does not equal hating on AP.

    This interview specifically mentioned AP getting open in the passing game in open field.

    Fact – he’s terrible in blitz recognition and pick up.
    Fact – he’s a terrible receiving option

    Is he a threat to break any running play for a TD, from anywhere on the field? Yes, one of, if not the best of all-time.

    Does he force Defenses to game plan around his potential in the running game? Absolutely.

    Neither of which change the fact that he’s a detriment in the passing game.

  18. “He is a stud,” Brees told reporters on Thursday regarding Peterson. “He looks the part. It has been impressive. Obviously, you admired the guy from afar. When you see the sweat glisten on his muscles, you’re whisked away to a Carribean paradise, where 2 consenting men can, wait, what was the question?”

  19. Fanboys, just so you know, Peterson likes to go by AD (“ALL DAY”) and not his initials AP. See SI interview article with him several years back. Boys, your lack of knowledge is embarrassing!

  20. skolvikes says:
    Jun 1, 2017 10:37 PM
    edenprairieballer says:
    Jun 1, 2017 8:59 PM
    And Vikings fans who hate on AP sound stupid. The guy ran for 10,000 yards and a 100 touchdowns for us. Show some class.
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    Pointing out AP’s flaws does not equal hating on AP.

    This interview specifically mentioned AP getting open in the passing game in open field.

    Fact – he’s terrible in blitz recognition and pick up.
    Fact – he’s a terrible receiving option

    Is he a threat to break any running play for a TD, from anywhere on the field? Yes, one of, if not the best of all-time.

    Does he force Defenses to game plan around his potential in the running game? Absolutely.

    Neither of which change the fact that he’s a detriment in the passing game.
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    Everybody on planet Earth… except for Viking fans… knew Peterson was a detriment in the passing game but you guys fought and argued and made insane statement after insane statement after insane statement to the contrary. According to you guys, everything in purple becomes “the best _______ in the NFL” the minute it gets to Minnesota… and it’s “a bum” the minute it’s gone. You could set your watch to it.

    It’s been the same delusional dance with players and coaches alike. Tice, Childress, Frazier, Ponder, T-Jack, Patterson, etc, etc, etc, on and on and on. Zimmer’s next, without doubt, and I called that the day he was hired. It’s what you guys do. Not some of the time or even most of the time but every time. This is why you guys get no respect from any other fan base. You can be mad at the rest of us all you like but the fact of the matter is, you bring it on yourselves.

  21. I think it would be smart for them to mix AD in more late in the game if possible. Often times in Minnesota it would take Adrian a handful of carries to wear down the defense and break off that big run. If you have to spend the first half trying to stop Drew Brees and the passing attack a healthy dose of AD in the second half could be a back breaker.

  22. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 1, 2017 7:32 PM

    Wait, wait, wait… you mean we were right all along? Peterson can’t catch, can’t block, and can’t run from the shotgun? What a comical bunch you are. I can’t wait to watch you turn on Zimmer.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    You mean just like all Packer trolls suddenly realized Feast Mode was in fact actually fat after he left Green Bay?

  23. he isn’t wearing green and yellow trash so best of luck All Day. and please fumble vs your former team.

    see ya in canton wearing purple

  24. diveleft says:
    Jun 2, 2017 9:47 AM
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 1, 2017 7:32 PM

    Wait, wait, wait… you mean we were right all along? Peterson can’t catch, can’t block, and can’t run from the shotgun? What a comical bunch you are. I can’t wait to watch you turn on Zimmer.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    You mean just like all Packer trolls suddenly realized Feast Mode was in fact actually fat after he left Green Bay?
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    No. We knew Lacy was overweight, we weren’t thrilled about it and we acknowledged it. You were completely unable to acknowledge the flaws in your “greatest running back that ever lived.” You people just don’t have that capacity for rational evaluation.

    Like even now, when I post what everyone on Earth knows, you can’t just accept it and try to do better… instead, you try to deflect it onto Packer fans. There is something seriously wrong with you people.

  25. “The future Hall of Fame tailback”

    Hold on. Owens isn’t in because he “wasn’t a good team mate” and getting into the HOF is not just about stats.

    Peterson beat a four year old on the privates who needed to go to hospital, was convicted of assault and suspended from the league.

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