Adrian Peterson says, "Feed me"

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson realized on Thursday night that it’s difficult to prove that he’s the best running back in the game — better than Titans tailback Chris Johnson — unless Peterson gets the football enough times to prove it.

“I’ll do whatever it takes,” Peterson told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports after the 14-9 loss to the Saints.  “Whatever it takes to help
this team win.  I don’t know if Coach [Brad Childress] heard me, but I
remember walking by in the second half on the sideline saying, ‘Hey,
give it to me.  Feed me.’ I don’t know if he really heard me.  But
there’s a lot to learn from this game.”

Though Peterson couched his request to be fed in terms of helping the team, it’s hard not to think that he has a fairly strong ulterior motive, especially as he chases a second contract.

Peterson had a respectable 87 yards on 19 carries, which projects to a 1,392-yard season, nine more yards than he gained in all of 2009.

That would be very good, but not great.  And definitely not enough to claim the throne of best running back in the game.

87 responses to “Adrian Peterson says, "Feed me"

  1. The Vikes should ride Peterson. They have a great chance with the run game, and a slim chance with their passer who feels he does not need time to get in tune with the receivers.

  2. It was laughable that the Vikings didn’t give the ball to Peterson AT ALL starting a drive down 5 with 9 minutes left, but no one ever accused Childress of being a good coach.
    He doesn’t have the guts to make Favre hand off in that situation anyway.
    Unfortunately for Peterson, who was dead right, he doesn’t have a good enough coach.

  3. At this point, I feel like he’s more interested in putting up better numbers than Chris Johnson than he is helping the team win or getting a new contract.

  4. Petersen will be fine he actually looked stronger last night he will have a strong year,he will definetely catch a lot more passes this year look for about 2100 total yards from scrimmage

  5. I’m sure he’ll be getting plenty of carries next week now that Chilly realizes they don’t have anyone who can catch the ball other than Shiancoe.

  6. Saints are just a superior team to the Vikings. Don’t feel bad, Pervy, as we are superior to most teams. See what talking shit does? Brett ALWAYS chokes in the big games. Good Luck this season, looks like you are going to need it…
    MNFANINAZ:
    LOL!!

  7. Wow, what a diva! You don’t cause that kind of controversy in the middle of a big game! He’s obviously immature and selfish! And his self destruction will ultimately result in the implosion of his team’s playoff aspirations!
    Oops, sorry I grabbed comments from Florio’s Ochocinco articles for a thesis paper I’m writing on obsessive compulsion and the biases they reveal and I accidentally posted them in this comment box clickery-do. Weird.

  8. Sorry AP, Lord Favre rejects your request to be fed.
    Do you suppose the Vikes defense is a littled jaded this morning knowing they held the Saints to two scores and still lost the game?
    Kravon
    PFT All-Time Team

  9. They stopped running the ball in the 2nd half, I remember he had 12 carries early in the game.
    Why they stopped, I have no idea.

  10. You got the best back in the game, and a mauling o line with your receivers hurt and the oldest QB ever and chilly decides to throw it everywhere. Freakin idiot. Wasting APs talent for farve

  11. All the Queen faithful are lucky they aren’t posting my comments. How odd? Queens get kicked to the curb by my Saints, and you can’t leave comment? A little sour are we today, Florio??

  12. sorry ap – the game plan was to throw 30 balls into the turf and/or to the defense – THEN you get fed…c’mon, be a team guy – follow the plan…

  13. @joetoronto
    They stopped running because Childress can’t coach! Look at Payton. He was calling all throws for the first half, but the Vikes were dropping back and doing a good job at stopping the Saints after the opening drive. At half, Payton adjusted, went hard with the run and it worked. Saints get the “W”. Chilly did the complete opposite. The run was working great for the Vikes, so what does he do in the 2nd half? That’s right, abandon the run and give the ball to Favre. How did that work out? Maybe some time in training camp would have helped Favre develop some chemistry with his team mates???

  14. Favre (paraphrasing Ricky Bobby) told AP, “How are my stats going to look if I give you the ball?”
    AP responded, “I’ll just bury it way down inside of me and not bring it up again.”

  15. Yo! Adrian!!
    We can’t just feed you the ball. We need some time to practice our passing game … seeing as how no body showed up for training camp …

  16. Yeah, if I was the Vikes D, I’d be pissed. They did their job. Too bad the guy the Vikings call QB has to be the head coach too. They should let that bald-headed guy with glasses make a few calls…..nah, he sucks too. Childress won’t give AP any balls because he doesn’t have any to give.

  17. Peterson looked really good last night when he got the ball. It makes perfect sense to feature him in their offense and then get defenses to put eight in the box and then let Favre–who still has some zip in his arm–take some shots.
    The Vikings ought to be more worried about how the Saints ran the ball down their throats the entire second half, right past the Williams’ Wall/Starcaps Brothers.

  18. “He doesn’t have the guts to make Favre hand off in that situation anyway.”
    I should point out to you, and I don’t just say this as someone who hates the vikings more than just about anything, that a real issue for the team is that favre will call whatever play he wants regardless of what childress says. This is an ongoing and clearly visible problem. Peterson isn’t quite as good as he was a couple years ago but he’s still pretty good. He was starting to wear out the saints defense a little in the first half and if they kept it up in the second half, they would have had a better shot. Aside from that the game wasn’t as close as the score. The saints gave the vikes 10 points by missing a fg and then dropping an easy TD.

  19. Most Saints fans never cease to amaze me. Two close games in your home and you think your team is superior. I think you should be more worried about your offense ONLY putting up 14 points when the Vikings only had 3 CBs and worry about your kicker making a fricking FG.
    The Vikings offense looked much like they did last year at the beginning of the season. I give the Saints defense credit. They played a solid game although the run defense needs some work.
    Overall the game went much as I expected and I think the better team that night won. It sure would be interesting to see what might happen if the home field is reversed.

  20. Why is this idiot still the coach? It was apparent that the running game was fine and the passing game was struggling a bit. Why not run AP more? I’ll tell you why, because Chilly is a moron.

  21. dldove77 says:
    September 10, 2010 7:55 AM
    At this point, I feel like he’s more interested in putting up better numbers than Chris Johnson than he is helping the team win or getting a new contract
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    Idiot, who cares!? If he puts up over 2k on the ground, I bet the Vikes have a pretty good year.
    Let him chase the record! He’s the best player on the team, unless Ray Rice was there.

  22. He was churning out some really tough yards. There wasn’t much easy going there. 17 or so yards were called back on a holding call too. He seemed to do a good job making sure he was holding onto the ball.
    I think the Saints defense at the end of the second half was really starting to feel the effects of getting run at by AP…

  23. hemry27 says: September 10, 2010 8:49 AM
    Yeah, if I was the Vikes D, I’d be pissed. They did their job.
    ************************************
    What are you talking about? They surrendered two long drives in the second half, one leading to a TD, and then couldn’t stop the Saints from converting on 3rd downs at the end of the game.

  24. The numbers A.P. put do not do justice to how the game went. A.P. gets stopped for losses way to much. He could never carry a team. For every eight yard pick up he gets it is followed bey three or four Carry’s for no yards. They should have never let Chester Taylor go.

  25. While on the sideline at last night’s game, I also overheard Favre say “Feed me. No really! I’m starving – maybe a nacho platter? Anybody got any wings or some dirty rice?”

  26. I watched the entire game, and someone correct me if i’m wrong, but Jared Allen didn’t play right? Or Kevin Williams? Or Ray Edwards? Or did the Saints dominant O-line just SKOOL them? WHO DAT!!

  27. whodaywhodat says: September 10, 2010 8:13 AM
    Saints are just a superior team to the Vikings.
    ___________________________________
    You are joking right? Your field goal kicker couldn’t throw a rock out of a boat and hit water. Brees throws 27 complete passes in that situation for only 237 yards. Yes, the ‘Aints won the game, but a superior team to ANYONE at this point? I think not!

  28. whodaywhodat says: September 10, 2010 8:13 AM
    Saints are just a superior team to the Vikings.
    ___________________________________
    You are joking right? Your field goal kicker couldn’t throw a rock out of a boat and hit water. Brees throws 27 complete passes in that situation for only 237 yards. Yes, the ‘Aints won the game, but a superior team to ANYONE at this point? I think not!

  29. One thing I’ll say about Peterson – it honestly looks like he could rip it and take it to the house every single time he has the ball in his hands. Even when the guy runs into a pile, he somehow manages to roll, pop and shimmy his way through like 30% of the time.

  30. U gotta call plays for the best player on the team. They were doing well while he was running, keeping the Saint’s offense on the sidelines. I expected a shootout.
    Vikings need Rice back ASAP.. but back to the point of this article.. GIVE AP the BALL

  31. Two close victories? Outside of the final score this game wasn’t that close. Two missed FGs and a dropped INT kept the score to what it was. THE NFCCG was close. This, not so much. If not for Saints miscues this is a 27-9 slaughter. But hey, Vikes fans knows it’s gonna be a loooooong season so i’d try to find a bright side too. SKOOL.

  32. People are going to see what they want to see.
    What it was was a pretty good defensive game from both teams.
    Favre’s rust was apparent and it was the same as it was the 1st few games last year.
    Vikings have nothing to hang their heads about, although I think had they kept Walker, he may have made a difference.
    Congrats Saints fans, you won, but it wasn’t the blow out you were all predicting.
    Camarillo must not have the playbook down yet, he didn’t play much.
    I also thought being 2 corners down , they did a pretty nice job.
    I’m as happy as i can be after a loss, they were in it all game.
    P.S.
    GB fan forever. You can stick those giving away 10 points right up your bored out ass.
    No one let Minnesota fans get away with “excuse making” so STFU.
    Cheese turd.

  33. The honest truth is neither team looked good last night. The Saints had trouble scoring and I knew the Vikes would decline this season. I just didn’t know we would see this amount of whining from the players, coaches, and vikings fans. Vikes are the second best team in the NFC north behind the Packers.. way behind. (And no I’m not a Packers fan)

  34. Obviously Chilly is a complete idiot. On another note, he was such an idiot that he let Patrick Crayton go to the Chargers for a 7th round pick knowing he needed a legitimate route runner…..dumb-ass. He said he didn’t want Vincent Jackson……dumb-ass. He said the didn’t want Housh……dumb-ass. They could have used Mark Clayton, who was released by Baltimore, to at least stretch the field…..dumb-ass. 5 carries for AP in the second half….dumb-ass. And to think all you haters give my man Wade such a hard time.

  35. Yeah Stupid Ass Offensive Coordinator Or Coach whomever was calling the plays in the 4th quarter should be let go, if you have AP use AP like you should not only will it always keep 8 in the box and open better pass plays but he might just bust through that 8 and go in for a score. Jesus. Fire someone.

  36. Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS says: September 10, 2010 9:01 AM
    Most Saints fans never cease to amaze me. Two close games in your home and you think your team is superior. I think you should be more worried about your offense ONLY putting up 14 points when the Vikings only had 3 CBs and worry about your kicker making a fricking FG.
    —————————————————
    You do realize that the Saints were missing defensive starters as well…right?

  37. Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS says:
    September 10, 2010 9:01 AM
    Most Saints fans never cease to amaze me. Two close games in your home and you think your team is superior. I think you should be more worried about your offense ONLY putting up 14 points when the Vikings only had 3 CBs…
    ==================================
    Not sure if I want to respond as a Saints fan or a football fan. MOST teams are a bit rusty coming into the season – the good teams get better as time goes on. The Saints only put up 14 pts true – not much to do with the Minny Def though, Meachem’s drop and Hartley’s 1st miss makes the game 24-9 which is why the game wasn’t as close as the score.
    As long as the Saints beat the Vikings they are superior on that day (in this case those two days). No matter how you cut it – you turn the ball over a lot and lose, you don’t turn the ball over and lose. You are the least penalized and lose, you are the most penalized and lose.
    Now here’s the reality – Minnesota is a good football team with the BEST back in football. Had your QB come in on time and work with the young/new receivers, the timing would be better – it will get better throughout the year. The problem is you have the dumbest coach in football hence you will not win any close game that requires any football acumen from a coaching perspective and that is a shame for such a talented team.
    In terms of what would happen if the Home Field were reversed – wow the Master of the Obvious. That’s why it’s called Home Field Advantage. The Saints had it in the Post Season due to the best record (which includes road wins) and had it last night due to winning the SB.
    And my last thought Minn. was a 10-6 playoff team before Favre – he upgrades the position but they were a good team before and he CANNOT make ANY receiver a Pro-Bowler!!! He’s been throwing to 1st and 2nd Rounders.

  38. As of now, Peterson does give them the best chance. Favre is not on the same page as his receivers and it showed last night. Peterson ran tough and hard when he got the ball.
    Favre didn’t look good. He started strong but faded throughout the game…Unfortunately with him at quarterback, Peterson will never be the featured weapon on that team. He’s the number two option…not because he’s second best but because Favre could never stomach being number two. Childress doesn’t have the stones to reign in Favre and everyone on that team is fully aware of it.

  39. Nosredna says:
    September 10, 2010 9:26 AM
    You are joking right? Your field goal kicker couldn’t throw a rock out of a boat and hit water. Brees throws 27 complete passes in that situation for only 237 yards. Yes, the ‘Aints won the game, but a superior team to ANYONE at this point? I think not!
    ==================================
    LOL!!!! According to dictionary.com superior means –adjective
    1. higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.: a superior officer.
    So let’s see Saints win twice in 8 months, win the SB, sit among the top of the Power Rankings and beat all of last years final four – NYJ, MIN, Ind. I get it they aren’t superior to anyone. One thing we know is that they are the World Champs for at least the balance of this year.

  40. Brad Childress needs to be ejected from the organization. He completely gave up on the run game, and once he had Brett pass more and more, the play just got sloppier. Brad and Brett alone lost the game…
    Disgusting..
    I’m not even upset with the defence, they were tired and still held the Saints to 14 points, credit goes to the Saints D, but man, Chilly and Brett blew it.. Oh and Bernard Berrian, the useless Viking, who can’t catch, can’t run routes and causes interceptions with his tip drill.

  41. I am a HUGE Viking fan…bottom line we DID get beat by a better team and coach….pains me to say it…mistakes by the organization caused this loss…thin secondary…thin OL…no WRs….Childress has no business being in charge of this team…we had our chance at a Super Bowl AND FUMBLED IT AWAY!!!!!….last night was a winnable game….the idiots in charge of this team screwed it up!!!

  42. Thats APs problem, what is he doing talking to Chilly about that. Coach Favre has more to do with play calling.
    Enjoy the of the NFC North.

  43. AP ran well last night, and they should have fed him more. But until those WR’s step up and that offensive line does a better job of blocking, then teams are going to stack the box and force Brett Favre to throw the ball. And anyone who watched last night (and this preseason) knows his passes aren’t as crisp this year (yet at least). His ankle is still not allowing him to put set and throw with his usual velocity. Which is even more the reason to feed AP the ball.

  44. Serr8d says:
    September 10, 2010 7:55 AM
    “Feed me”
    You sure you’re not quote-confusing Adrian Peterson with Byron Leftwich ?
    ————————————————–
    You sure you’re not quote-confusing Byron Leftwich for Rex Ryan? 😉

  45. AP is the best pure RB in the game. Sometimes it all comes down to the personnel around you. I would argue that AP is better than Emmit. Put AP on Dallas with the line Emmit had & Wow…..

  46. They certainly should have given him the ball more times last night.
    That said, this guy’s not going to a very long career with the way he runs the ball and getting over 350 touches a year. He’s going to be washed up by the time he’s 28.

  47. “The saints gave the vikes 10 points by missing a fg and then dropping an easy TD. ”
    ——-
    They missed two FG’s

  48. I don’t think the Saints played particularly well last night or last year. But the Vikings defense is still formidable. Their offense couldn’t be expected to catch lightning in a bottle twice, and it won’t. Excuses will not be heard because they had several opportuntities to bring in some receiving talent, but elected not to. OK…play with what you think is your best shot, but don’t tell us “but…but…but.”

  49. Calistin says:
    September 10, 2010 8:11 AM
    I’m sure he’ll be getting plenty of carries next week now that Chilly realizes they don’t have anyone who can catch the ball other than Shiancoe.
    Forget about Childo to “Realize” something.
    He can’t.
    The guy will go down as one of the worst head coaches in th NFL.
    The sooner the Wilfs “Realize” THAT, the sooner we get a quality oach.
    AD didn’t touch the ball in the 4th qtr.
    Childo is a moron.

  50. You Vikes fans should know what I’m talking about when I say this game had a look of things similar to when Mike Sherman was at the bitter end, and not too different from when ray Rhodes was there. I think clearly this offense is in disarray to some point. I don’t know if it’s Chilly, Bevell, or favre talking them into changing or Favre just changing plays at the line, but to basically remove AP from the second half was a terrible decision…IMO. Did they even try a screen to him (AP) last night..? That guy gets in open field and it’s over.

  51. Chilly has actually “progressed” as a head coach: he chose NOT to kick an onside kick to start the season this year!! Way to go dipshit!!!

  52. Supersuckers says:
    September 10, 2010 10:27 AM
    They missed two FG’s
    See Play By Play – in the absence of the Meachem drop the FG is never attempted so I repeat 10 pts. with Meachem drop and the first missed FG.
    3rd and 6 at MIN 14 (Shotgun) D.Brees pass incomplete short right to R.Meachem.
    4th and 6 at MIN 14 G.Hartley 32 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-J.Kyle, Holder-T.Morstead.

  53. vike fans are blaming the coach… Darn, missed on that prediction! Otherwise the Saints, on a bad day for them, completely and utterly skoaled the vikes.
    Oh, by the way, Favre was probably changing the calls. Schism anyone? Probably replace Skoal with that.

  54. Had AP played for the JETS or Ravens last night he would haqve had 300+ all purpose yards ….
    why not even try to dunk it off to him just to mix it up and save him from his opunishing running style. He does not have to make all the hard yards but obviously the Vikes receiver yesterday could not aniticypate where Favre would launch it to ….

  55. He was the Offensive (read: “offensive”) Coordinator under the Fatman in Philly. He aint running the ball and Peterson wont ever be a 2k yarder.
    Childress’ WCO is about throwing, throwing, throwing and then calling a timeout.
    Forget about it.

  56. Hey all you vike fans! Good Mourning! Ha ha ha!
    AP (Absolute Poser) got 87 yds in his first outing. Which means he only needs 2413 yds to meet his goal of 2500 yds in a season. By the way, he needed to average 157 yds a game to get there.
    Ha ha ha! And he thinks he’s the best back in the game! When will Mr. Fumbles SHUT UP!

  57. “Most Saints fans never cease to amaze me. Two close games in your home and you think your team is superior.”
    “Yes, the ‘Aints won the game, but a superior team to ANYONE at this point? I think not!”
    I strongly disagree with these two comments. Allow me to elaborate. Bear with me, Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS and Nosredna, this could get a little complicated:
    The Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints engaged in a regular season NFL football contest. At the end of the allotted time for a regular season matchup, the New Orleans Saints had accumulated more points than the Minnesota Vikings. Based on the NFL’s own archaic, draconian rules, the team that accumulates the most points at the end of the contest is declared the winner. The team with less points is declared the loser. A running tally is kept over the sixteen game season of each team’s won/loss record (some contests even end in a tie!). The won/loss record determines such things as a) division standings; b) playoff positioning; c) home field advantage; and d) draft position for the following year. But this is beside the point…
    Given the point total of each team involved in last nights NFL contest, it would be fair to declare the New Orleans Saints ‘superior’, and the Minnesota Vikings ‘inferior’, at least relative to the Saints. This principle can also be applied to last seasons NFC championship game, in which the Saints accumulated more points than the Minnesoate Vikings (given this fact, some might even declare the Saints VASTLY superior to the Vikings).
    I hope this helps clear up any confusion. Good luck to everyone’s team this week in accumulating more points than their opponent in their quest for superiority!

  58. This game was lost before and during it thanks to the “Village Idiot” Childress. 3 CB’s(they got away with it), No SE on roster(lines up on line of scrimmage has be big & physical, able to get off bump & run unlike flanker, lines up yard off), trading Reynaud(playmaker). Managing of game, you got your big dog lathered up(AP) and the Saints panting then you sub him with Albert Young in the 1rst half? Then don’t give him the freakin ball in the 2nd half? Pass the ball against the 3-3-5 D while everyone can see Favre is off? Take P. Williams out at the beginning of 2nd half, Saints established run ? Decisions and adjustments are what good coaches do. Just a egotistic uncomprising turd!

  59. Vikes couldn’t convert a third down to save their lives in the second half, or I’m sure AP would have gotten the rock some more. If they could actually put a drive together, it would have been a 100+ yard game for him.
    I thought he looked great, though. If the rest of the offense can get in sync, he could definitely take the rushing title this year.

  60. Peterson’s problem isn’t fumbling as much as it is Brad Childress calling games.
    Sorry AP, but Childress’ idea of a gameplan is to down by 5, with plenty of time left in the 4th quarter then essentially take you out of the game.
    Brilliant!

  61. He has a point. He should be getting more than 19 carries. His YPC was pretty good. He should have 25 to 30 carries, not 19.

  62. AP held on to the ball, bravo. Still didn’t get over 100 yards against the “porous saints defense”.

  63. AP whining about not getting the ball? Gee, that sounds a bit T.O. like if you ask me.
    Sounds like Childress’ constant whining is rubbing off on his players and that all is not well in the purple kingdom.
    I suspect that the next contract that Peterson signs will have Jerry Jones’ name on it.

  64. # Nosredna says: September 10, 2010 9:25 AM
    You are joking right? Your field goal kicker couldn’t throw a rock out of a boat and hit water. Brees throws 27 complete passes in that situation for only 237 yards. Yes, the ‘Aints won the game, but a superior team to ANYONE at this point? I think not!
    ====================================
    Pretty sure Hartley kicked a dagger right through your heart last year, and also set a Super Bowl record with 3 field goals of 40 yards or longer. Not to worried. Vikes on the other hand, better worry about how to complete a pass on 3rd down!
    Allied Biscuit:
    Its a easy fix, amigo. Be a Saints fan.

  65. Mr. F looked exhausted even before the game started. He wants to throw the ball all the time and Petersen wants the ball all the time. It’s a no-win situation.
    There’s no I in team….that goes for both of them.
    I’m sure today the Vikings fans are complaining mostly about the officiating. It’s never their players fault of course!
    And…..Chilly is a rotten coach. I could do better!

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