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 Brees’ observation 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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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…

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.
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    Yeah right! Maybe 3 or 4 years ago. Have you even seen him play the last few years?

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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