Brian Robison: Opener isn’t about Adrian Peterson

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When Adrian Peterson signed with the Saints in late April, it didn’t take long for people to notice who New Orleans would be playing the first week of the regular season.

They’ll be in Minnesota for a date with Peterson’s former team on Monday night and Peterson made no secret of how he’s feeling about the prospect of facing the Vikings for the first time. Peterson said he wants “to stick it to them” by proving he’s still a top running back in his first game as a Saint.

Peterson’s return to Minnesota will be a dominant storyline this week, but defensive end Brian Robison said it isn’t one that he and other Vikings defenders are talking about.

“No, man. It’s not about Adrian,” Robison said, via Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press. “It’s about our team and the New Orleans Saints. That’s what it is about.”

With Drew Brees at quarterback, the Saints aren’t going to be out of options if the Vikings are able to shut down Peterson so that’s the wisest approach to the game even if it won’t stop the focus on the outside from tilting heavily in the former Viking’s direction.

17 responses to “Brian Robison: Opener isn’t about Adrian Peterson

  1. When a player feels compelled to say it’s not about Adrian Peterson, you know, it’s about Adrian Peterson.

  2. Adrian wants to stick it to the Vikings for paying him over 100 million dollars over 10 years but not wanting to pay him 18 million his last year. Yeah, how about thanking them instead.

  3. I love Robison as a player. What a professional. He came to the Vikings at the same time as Ray Edwards. Edwards was supposed to be the bigger talent. Where is he now? Robison works hard, keeps his mouth shut and does whatever he is asked to do to help the team win. Like Chad Greenway, he will probably retire a Viking. Take heed rookies, this is how it is done.

  4. Even if AP was in his prime the main weapon for the Saints would be Brees. I do not doubt that #28 can return to form, but if NO can beat Minnesota by running the ball it won’t matter who is playing QB. This might be about revenge for AP, but Minnesota is looking for respect. This will not be a cakewalk for the Vikings. Lots of new faces.

  5. I think what will happen is that the Saints will try and force the ball to Adrian and he will make mistakes because he trying too hard.

  6. Im sure AP is going to look great against the Vikes. I personally loved watching him run and wont be bothered too much if he has a great outing. Although of course Im hoping the Vikings win. Minnys defense looks like its gunna need another week or two to come alive so I look for AP to exploit that when he has the chance

  7. It’s nice that the Vikings are in the heads of packer fans on a Viking thread.

    We have lived there rent-free since 1961. Even after the self-proclaimed “dynasty” that packer rubes had mentioned after the pukes caught lightning in a bottle in 2010, they have exactly 1 more than the Vikes.

    The Erin dynasty never happened. As Colin Cowherd so eloquently stated on The Herd today-Ted Thompson will NEVER have another Erin Rodger fall to them.

    Tick tock…….the clock is winding down.

    Vikes have the pieces for a sweet run……their defense will put Erin on the move.

    This will be a Special year Vikes fans!!!!

  8. bridgeh2o says:
    September 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    The Erin dynasty never happened. As Colin Cowherd so eloquently stated on The Herd today-Ted Thompson will NEVER have another Erin Rodger fall to them.
    __________________________________

    A viking troll calling Cowherd eloquent is hilarious after last season. We all remember the butt hurt viking fan who called in right before the season, all mad when Colin said the Packers would win the division. Cowheard told the caller he was a “Viking Fan boy who doesn’t get an opinion because he roots for a team that has been owned by the Packers for years.”

    Now all of a sudden he is eloquent?? LOL! I have news for you, in the past 10 years you have barely been relevant and for the most part, not even considered. Back to third place this year.

  9. truthbetold109 says:

    We all remember the butt hurt viking fan who called in right before the season, all mad when Colin said the Packers would win the division. Cowheard told the caller he was a “Viking Fan boy who doesn’t get an opinion because he roots for a team that has been owned by the Packers for years.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Colin couldn’t even remember the Vikings defeating the Packers at Lambeau in January 2016 and winning the NFC North Division for the 2015 season.

    You don’t own a team when you can’t defend your division title at home in the last game of the year. The Packer just needed to win or tie to defend their title – and only scored 3 points in the first 3 quarters of the game. The Vikings were leading 20 – 3 in the 4th before Rodgers managed to lead the Packers to the only TD they scored.

    At home – against a team you and Colin claim they “owned”. Well the Pack went bankrupt that night…

  10. I am slightly confused how AP can be at all bitter with the Vikings…he essentially got paid for no production for the vast majority of 3 years, and the team (perhaps foolishly) kept him around after the domestic abuse fiasco. Gosh, he sure has a right to hold a grudge against the Purple.

  11. AD is getting too much attention. Anyone that has watched him the last 3 season is wondering a couple of things. Why he is getting the attention. And why he wants to stick it to the Vikings. This isn’t exactly the same scenario as Marcus Allen.

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