On Monday, the Vikings were unequivocal about the decision to let running back Adrian Peterson play in Week Three. In the wake of that decision, the criticism has been unanimous, loud, and growing.
As a result, there’s already talk that the Vikings could change course and not let Peterson play on Sunday. Don’t be surprised if that happens.
It would be a curious turn of events, an admission that the Vikings got it wrong and an example of an NFL bowing to overwhelming pressure from the media, fans, and sponsors. But as the saying goes, wisdom often never makes an appearance.
It’s better that wisdom show up late than not at all.