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Brees: Peterson signing “puts a little added responsibility on all of us”

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There’s been a steady stream of positive reviews from members of the Saints when it comes to how running back Adrian Peterson has looked in his work with the team since signing with them earlier this year, including quarterback Drew Breesobservation that the veteran back is still a “stud” on the field.

That’s not the only thought that Peterson’s arrival has put into the quarterback’s head. Brees told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com that Peterson’s decision to sign on to share backfield duties with Mark Ingram has made him feel an increased level of urgency heading into the 2017 season.

“It’s still just such a surprise that it actually happened,” Brees said. “We really signed Adrian Peterson? Mark is such a great player, and so it was amazing he came to us, and I think it says a lot about how he views our organization. . . . Knowing that he wants this to be his last stop. And here we go. That puts a little added responsibility on all of us — ‘OK, this is our window, let’s go do it.'”

Breer spoke to several other members of the organization who continued to offer glowing reviews of what they’ve seen from Peterson thus far. Peterson can only do so much, though, and the torn labrum suffered by left tackle Terron Armstead has been added to the list of things that could help slam the window shut in New Orleans this season.

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20 Responses to “Brees: Peterson signing “puts a little added responsibility on all of us””
  1. allight59 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:03 PM

    Glad they are going to try now…..didn’t realize they didn’t before the Adrian signing…

  2. artvan15 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:17 PM

    Peterson is sure getting a lot of press since signing with the Saints. Got a feeling he is not going to make much of a difference for them.

  3. raiderinva says: Jun 16, 2017 5:27 PM

    Looks like the Saints PR staff is ticked off they didn’t win the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

    They are off to an early start to correct that for 2018.

  4. tjacks7 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:29 PM

    Yea, everyone better play super good this year so you can get to the playoffs where AP will fumble your season down the drain.

  5. mzew233 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:29 PM

    Welp. Week 2 loss. and more sound bites on Brees’ opinion of Brady, his life in general and his wife’s comments

  6. sb44champs says: Jun 16, 2017 5:30 PM

    Glad the Saints drafted a LT in the first round

  7. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 16, 2017 5:32 PM

    Yep, Adrian Peterson’s presence is going to require added responsibilities for everyone. Someone is going to have to catch the passes, someone is going to have to pass block, someone is going to have to recover the fumbles, someone is going to have to convert the third and longs…

  8. mnvikes1961 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:36 PM

    “Knowing that he wants this to be his last stop.”

    Drew- it was Peterson’s ONLY stop. Aren’t the Saints the only team that wanted Peterson? Who else was in line for his services?

    Peterson wanted the money- didn’t get it. Wanted to play for a contender- didn’t get it. When you realize no one wants you- you just take what you can get.

    Yet Brees thinks it’s “amazing”. Good stuff.

  9. KCFinfan says: Jun 16, 2017 5:50 PM

    Just as a sports fan in general, seeing AP run has been awesome. His running style is one where you have to watch every snap cuz something sweet could happen. Not too many athletes like that out there. To see him rip off another sweet season and push for the playoffs would be cool for the NFL. Good storyline.

  10. zwakblog says: Jun 16, 2017 6:17 PM

    Tampa didn’t want him!

  11. ninefingers9 says: Jun 16, 2017 7:22 PM

    KCFinfan says:
    Jun 16, 2017 5:50 PM
    Just as a sports fan in general, seeing AP run has been awesome. His running style is one where you have to watch every snap cuz something sweet could happen. Not too many athletes like that out there. To see him rip off another sweet season and push for the playoffs would be cool for the NFL. Good storyline.
    ————
    Yeah right! Maybe 3 or 4 years ago. Have you even seen him play the last few years?

  12. tylawspick6 says: Jun 16, 2017 7:35 PM

    saints will miss playoffs again
    and mysteriously mickey loomis will
    still be employed

  13. tylawspick6 says: Jun 16, 2017 7:38 PM

    Jun 16, 2017 5:36 PM
    “Knowing that he wants this to be his last stop.”

    Drew- it was Peterson’s ONLY stop. Aren’t the Saints the only team that wanted Peterson? Who else was in line for his services?

    Peterson wanted the money- didn’t get it. Wanted to play for a contender- didn’t get it. When you realize no one wants you- you just take what you can get.

    Yet Brees thinks it’s “amazing”. Good stuff.

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    well, bb interviewed out of respect, but he was
    never a fit there

    so, one team other new orleans

    then, bb fleeced buffalo and got gillislee for a 5th

  14. Liberalsruineverything says: Jun 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    Emmitt Smith had a few good games for the Cardinals. That’s all the Saints will get out of AD. It won’t be against the Vikings sorry to say.

  15. youngs79 says: Jun 16, 2017 7:57 PM

    He will be a Hall of Famer just based on running the football. He is as good as anyone at that, however, he has trouble picking up blitzes, pass blocking, and catching the football. Fumbling at key times, like playoffs, has been an issue as well.

  16. aj66shanghai says: Jun 16, 2017 10:59 PM

    Vikings fans are too funny

  17. Eli Pacheco says: Jun 16, 2017 11:02 PM

    Remember Franco Harris with the Seahawks?

    Me either.

  18. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Jun 17, 2017 3:53 AM

    Sorry guys, it ain’t 2009…Saints may have a better record, but they still won’t catch Atlanta and Tampa.

  19. orndorf2 says: Jun 17, 2017 6:29 AM

    Fans are haters, aren’t they?

  20. mnvikes1961 says: Jun 17, 2017 8:37 PM

    Hate might be a be too steep. How about realistic?

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