Adrian Peterson: I want to stick it to the Vikings

AP

Adrian Peterson is a week away from making his debut for the Saints against the team he played for his entire career in Minnesota. And he’s eager to make the Vikings regret getting rid of him.

Peterson told the Star-Tribune his mindset heading into the season is to beat the Vikings in the opener, then return to Minnesota for the Super Bowl.

“In my mind, we’re starting and ending the season in Minnesota,” Peterson said. “Of course I want to stick it to them. I want to stick it to everyone we play. But going back to Minnesota, playing the Vikings? Yeah, I want to stick it to them.”

The 32-year-old Peterson is coming off a miserable, injury-plagued season in which he carried 37 times for 72 yards. He may be done as an effective NFL running back. But he would love to prove he has something left, starting in Minnesota in Week One.

70 responses to “Adrian Peterson: I want to stick it to the Vikings

  1. STICK it to them? Are you going to try to PUNISH them by BEATING them?

    Sorry, terrible, tasteless, awful puns.

  2. Sounds like AP is aiming for that whopping 3.0 avg. mark!
    Watch out Minnie, he’s gonna get ya, even from the bench!

  3. The only mistake the Vikings made was not getting rid of this overpaid boat anchor three years sooner. The mistake their fans made was blindly supporting this guy in the face of overwhelming evidence and opinion not to.

    For the sake of their superiority-complexed fans, I hope he does stick it to them. If anyone needs a healthy lesson in pride and shame, requiring the removal of purple-tinted glasses………it’s them.

    Geux Saints!

  4. Yeah cuz they treated you so wrong up there Adrian. You were definitely screwed! Had nothing to do with being an aging back with two major knee surgeries and a major off field issue that got you national attention as a child beater.

    Signed,

    A former Minnesotan

  5. The simple fact is Adrian would not play for the Vikings for the same amount of money and part time role that he is playing with the Saints.

  6. With all the millions that the Vikings paid this guy, the last few years with very little value received, you would think that they would be the last team that he would want to “stick it to”.

  7. All the Vikings ever did was pay him big bucks when he had to sit out for beating his son and give him a pay raise after that for uneven production. Now you could say that wasn’t very smart but then again, this is the Vikings we are talking about.

  8. What an a••
    After all they did for this guy. If he’d been cut
    He wouldn’t be playing for anyone.
    Vikes 31 Aints 13
    Stick man 12 carries 33 yards

  9. The Vikings were more than fair with him and paid him a lot of money while he was there. I am sure he would like to beat them on the field, but “stick”it to them implies something different.

  10. And thus Peterson shows what a little worm of a man he is. The Viking stuck by him and paid him many millions while he was on the commissioner’s exempt list for child abuse. They supported him and paid him throughout his career.

    Yet he wants to “stick it to them”

    What a vile person Peterson is.

  11. No team in their right mind would pay a 31 year old RB $17 million on the last year of their contract. He could have taken a pay cut and still made double what the Saints are paying him. The Vikings owed him nothing and he will eat those words next week.

  12. That makes sense. I mean it’s not like he went and got suspended for a season and the team still paid him. The team was so disloyal they actually gave him a raise. The bastards.

  13. Greatest player in Viking history. Their 10 year Adrian Peterson “Dynasty” netted them a grand total of 1 playoff one. That’s right – just 1 lousy playoff win.

    They set the bar pretty low in Loserville.

  14. Can’t blame him. All the Vikings did was stand by him when he got in trouble for spanking his kid. Paid him his full salary despite being basically suspended for a year and then kiss his butt to get him to return for 18 million a season. I’d be pissed too

  15. Who wouldn’t want to stick to the people who made you famous and rich for life? That gratitude stuff is for suckers.

  16. The only mistake the Vikings made was not getting rid of this overpaid boat anchor three years sooner. The mistake their fans made was blindly supporting this guy in the face of overwhelming evidence and opinion not to.

    For the sake of Viking fans, I hope he does stick it to them. A healthy lesson in pride, shame, and priorities Is in order.

    Geux Saints!

  17. Peterson may well have “something left” since he’s spent much of the past few years either injured or suspended. He’s probably got less mileage on those wheels than a normal 32 year old running back would.

  18. The real question is, will Peterson do more damage vs the Vikings or will Lacy do more damage vs the Pack? It could go either way. I think Lacy may do more damage to the Packers’ front 7 but if they get into the respective backfields, Peterson will utterly destroy the VZB. Now… can he get there against Minnesota’s front 7? It’s going to be fun to watch both scenarios play out.

  19. Adrian is going to “stick it” to the Vikings? Really? I think he has already done that many times with his child abuse problems, suspensions, lack of good play at times. Adrian is a great running back, but it’s the baggage that scars him. If i were the Vikings I would be more concerned with slowing down Brees and Alvin Kamara first.

  20. I still like AP. But he has not looked like purple Jesus in a long time. Making a comment about “sticking” shows he is still not the brightest. Let’s hope he does not ride a camel to
    The stadium.

  21. As much as I dislike the vikings, AP should just be quiet.

    Sure it is known league wide that the vikings have the most obnoxious fans which no one can understand why, their team has never won a Super Bowl. That being said, the team was more than fair to a running back that can’t block or hang on to the football.

  22. Given that he hasn’t put up good first week numbers in a LONG time, and stunk last year, I would find it doubtful that he will have a huge game. Might he get a goal line carry and score? Maybe, especially with how the Vikings have looked in the preseason. But, I would find a huge game unlikely.

  23. I read another article where he claims that he wants to stick it to them for how he handled the abuse situation. Claims it was not abuse and just a difference of opinion in parenting. I wanted this pos out after this abuse happened and I see I was right about him. He is an abuser and can’t take responsibility for it. He is a fumbler and you could never count on him to make a play when you needed it. The guy is a piece of work. Unreal.

  24. h0metownzero says:
    September 4, 2017 at 9:27 am
    I can’t believe how poorly Viking fans treat their former “face of the franchise” player.

    It’s all very unseemly.

    —–

    You know what? The same happened with Brett Favre in 2008.

  25. And when he is officially cut from the league and no one wants him anymore he will expect the Vikings to retire his jersey and place it in the ring of honor. Dude is dumb. CTE will only make him seem dumber. He wants to stick it to the fans.

  26. I think he already stuck it to the Vikings. I remember a couple of horrifically bad fumbles in a playoff game a few years ago. He doesn’t get it; RB isn’t the position that carries a team to a title. Minnesota proved that conclusively. How many years is it now without a Championship? 56?

  27. truthbetold109 says:
    September 4, 2017 at 10:55 am
    As much as I dislike the vikings, AP should just be quiet.

    Sure it is known league wide that the vikings have the most obnoxious fans which no one can understand why, their team has never won a Super Bowl. That being said, the team was more than fair to a running back that can’t block or hang on to the football.

    ///////////

    “Most obnoxious fans”? This years SB is in our back pocket and the mighty Vikings will rattle off multiple championships!!!!!

  28. Why is their always so much ugliness in MN?

    ————————————————-

    Wisconsin’s cup runneth over?

  29. As a lifelong Vikings fan, I wish AD all the best in his final years in the game. He will be back to retire as a Viking, and he will go into the HOF as a Viking.

    With that being said, he is a backup now. He will have limited opportunities to “stick it” to the Vikings, and if you think the Vikings defense doesn’t want to knock his head off, you are sadly mistaken.

    Now I will say, if our offense and defense plays next Monday like they have this preseason, the Saints are going to walk into our stadium on national tv and decimate the Vikes. I call it as I see it. Right now our team as a whole is looking weak, so we will see.

  30. This is coming from a Packers fan, but I sincerely hope Minnesota beats them. The Vikes stood by him through all the bs and paid him millions of dollars and finally smartened up and cut him because his production dipped, so he gets mad? It’s a business. Get over it

  31. Vikings looked like crap all preseason . I think just about every team they play is gonna ” stick it to em’ ” . Side note : this is how competitors talk. Drew Brees is gonna do the same . And before you Viking fans get upset over this small talk, you should be more concerned about sam Bradford and that atrocious O-line. Not to mention , this regressed defense that even the Bills sliced in half . Oh yea , you guys made Brian hoyer look pretty good too .

  32. This is more of he wants to prove that AD is still a big deal at RB. And he wants to prove the Vikings wrong.The Vikings moved on and are very happy with Cook. I have no problem with that type thinking from AD. Many players have done that before him. It certainly isn’t about how the Vikings didn’t support him or treated him poorly.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    September 4, 2017 at 7:30 am
    The only mistake the Vikings made was not getting rid of this overpaid boat anchor three years sooner. The mistake their fans made was blindly supporting this guy in the face of overwhelming evidence and opinion not to.

    For the sake of their superiority-complexed fans, I hope he does stick it to them. If anyone needs a healthy lesson in pride and shame, requiring the removal of purple-tinted glasses………it’s them.

    Geux Saints!
    —————————
    I completely understand your sentiment.
    The Vikings have, without a doubt, the worst fans in the world.
    Their lack of general football knowledge and the fact they’re complete hypocrites, it’s understandable why they are routinely ridiculed.

    But, much like I couldn’t stomach Peterson in purple, I loathe him just as much in a Saints uniform.
    I simply can’t cheer for a child abuser.
    Though the Barneys proved they had no problem with it.
    And I think it’s sad and pathetic any team would demean themselves by signing this piece of garbage.
    So yes, Geux Saints!
    But, Peterson can blow out his wheel, once again, for all I care.

  34. I still have no idea why the Saints would even want this guy on the team. He fumbles. He’s 32yr old. He doesn’t block. He doesn’t catch. He’s always hurt and, like Barry Sanders, he’s boom or bust and ruins offensive drives all by himself.

    I just never thought Sanders or Peterson were guys you could consistently win with and certainly couldn’t win a championship with.

    Apparently I am right, (so far).

  35. I hope Viking fans give him a cheer as he is introduce or comes on the field for the first time and then yell like all get out for the D.

    And enjoy yelling even more as he dances behind the line and gets tackled for a loss. Almost breaks one but loses the ball. As he whiffs on another block and gets their HOF old QB plastered cause we know how well he blocks and how well he picks up new offenses.

  36. stellarperformance says:
    September 4, 2017 at 7:30 am
    The only mistake the Vikings made was not getting rid of this overpaid boat anchor three years sooner. The mistake their fans made was blindly supporting this guy in the face of overwhelming evidence and opinion not to.

    For the sake of their superiority-complexed fans, I hope he does stick it to them. If anyone needs a healthy lesson in pride and shame, requiring the removal of purple-tinted glasses………it’s them.

    Geux Saints!
    —————————
    I completely understand your sentiment.
    The Vikings have, without a doubt, the worst fans in the world.
    Their lack of general football knowledge and the fact they’re complete hypocrites, it’s understandable why they are routinely ridiculed.

    But, much like I couldn’t stomach Peterson in purple, I loathe him just as much in a Saints uniform.
    I simply can’t cheer for a child abuser.
    Though the Barneys proved they had no problem with it.
    And I think it’s sad and pathetic any team would demean themselves by signing this piece of garbage.
    So yes, Geux Saints!
    But, Peterson can blow out his wheel, once again, for all I care.

    **
    Oh you two, talking with immature generalities per usual.

    AP led the league in rushing in 2015. I don’t understand how a “lack of football knowledge” is applied there.

    You presume an entire fan base was OK with what he did.

  37. 504to757 says:
    September 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    And before you Viking fans get upset over this small talk, you should be more concerned about sam Bradford and that atrocious O-line. Not to mention , this regressed defense that even the Bills sliced in half . Oh yea , you guys made Brian hoyer look pretty good too.

    ____________

    Who needs a cystal ball, right? I mean we all know we can base the entire season on meaningless preseason games- where *most* teams don’t game plan, aren’t going to show you any new twists/keep things basic and are focusing mostly on players on the edge. But go ahead and keep your fingers crossed on that “regressed defense” thing. And good luck with that. Hilarious.

  38. I hate to say it Adrian but you are probably the last player on that team the Vikings are worried about. That ground shaking 2 Yards per carry and 1.5 Fumbles per game average have the Vikings line licking their chops.
    After making 20 or 25 yards and losing 2 fumbles you just might be playing on a different team next week, and it won’t be in the NFL!
    Talk about a worthless human Being! Minnesota could have cut you and been praised by that action, instead they made sure you had Child Support Money, even when you showed how selfish you are last year when you could have had a different procedure and only missed a hand full of games. A true LOSER in every aspect!

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