Peterson’s agent trolls Vikings on social media

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With the draft nine days away and the Vikings hopeful that after the draft comes and goes the chatter about a trade of Adrian Peterson will die down, the best strategy for Peterson’s camp could be to agitate in the hopes that the Vikings will decide that they’ve had enough.

Coincidentally (or not), Peterson’s agent has recently done some agitating on his Facebook page.

Most recently, Dogra posted a photo of himself sitting in a chair draped with a Peterson jersey.  Dogra is wearing a Buccaneers hat with the message, “Game on!”

Last Tuesday, Dogra added this quote over a photo of G.M. Rick Spielman on the phone:  “I might need a weapon for my franchise QB . . . . maybe a WR . . . maybe from Louisville.  I just hope they can turn the pick in while they are on the clock.  It’s happened in the past . . . multiple times. . . .”

Dogra is referring to 2002 and 2003, when the Vikings were involved in clock mishaps in the top 10.  In 2003, the Vikings were trying to trade down from No. 7 with the Ravens, who would have moved up from No. 10 to get quarterback Byron Leftwich.  The 15 minutes ran out, the Jaguars took Leftwich, the Panthers took tackle Jordan Gross, and the Vikings finally submitted a card, taking defensive tackle Kevin Williams with the ninth pick.

While many think the Vikings likewise allowed time to run out in 2002, the truth is that the Cowboys with the sixth pick were trying to trade down two spots with the Chiefs, who hoped to select defensive tackle Ryan Sims before the Vikings could get him at No. 7.  Time ran out for the Cowboys, but the trade was accomplished before the Vikings could submit the card that would have given them Sims.  Minnesota settled for tackle Bryant McKinnie.

The silver lining is that both players ended up becoming cornerstones of the offensive and defensive lines for the rest of the decade, even though McKinnie held out into the regular season.  One of his agents was, yes, Ben Dogra.

With Peterson, there may be a silver lining.  For now, it’s buried deep inside a storm cloud.

95 responses to “Peterson’s agent trolls Vikings on social media

  1. “Here, Mr. Agent: have thousands of dollars.”

    “Cool! What do you want me to do?”

    “Go `neener neener’ on FB.”

    “Ah, a fine art. You’ve come to the right guy.”

  2. Ben Dogra is a tool. Get a new agent AP, this guy is a joke. There is a reason he was fired from the agency he worked for and you shoulda fired him also. Fire him and go with Condon.

  3. Gotta love this agent just toying with the Vikings and their fans making a mockery of everything Minnesota, not like its very hard though. He will keep it up until he gets what he wants, and to think fans think Peterson has no leverage. If he is forced into that locker room he will tear that team apart from within. Welcome to the schism.

  4. It’s too bad no one on the Vikings is as creative as Dogra. I don’t blame Peterson. I think he’s a world class D-bag and shoulD be in prison, but hey, he’s a once in a lifetime talent, and why waste that talent with a bunch of bottom feeding mouth breathing losers like the Vikings? When you’re hanging your future on Teddy Dishwater, your obviously reaching pretty hard. All Spielman is doing is trying to raise the price. Trade him and get it over with and screw up a couple more draft picks. SKOLOLOL

  5. Why are AP’s feelings hurt? Somebody please tell me what the Vikings did to offend AP. Or is this just a money grab (or getting his money guaranteed)?

  6. As much as Dallas makes sense as a win now option i don’t see it happening. I guess a new contract in Florida where there is also no income tax makes sense is you don’t care about winning. But if winning isn’t important just stay with the Vikings

  7. This article starts out by making it seem like the agent’s name is just “Dogra.” As if he was Prince or something.

    I was hoping by the end he’d become “The Agent Formerly Known as Dogra.”

  8. This is the guy my fellow Vike fans can’t wait to welcome back to Winterpark? So, he can carry a football for 30% of offensive plays?

    If you can get a 3rd round pick, keep his sorry butt to the curb and move on.

  9. Not a smart agent. Whole Peterson saga, is an agent using his suspension to get guaranteed money in a new contract, of which there is none in his current. In the NFL, your contract is only as good as the guaranteed money that is in it. This agent stunt, is not going to change the Vikings minds, in fact it is likely to irritate them, and cause them to hold out, just to set an example for other agents.

  10. You guys are still this delusional in thinking this type of stuff isnt ok’d through Peterson first? If not explain why the abuser hasn’t fired him or came out in front of the media himself? He has more leverage than you think.

  11. AP is a great player with probably at least two good years left in him, if not more. However, it’s pretty darn clear that he wants out of MN, for whatever reason (I guess he feels that other teams would’ve been more supportive of him beating his 4 year old son).

    If I were the Vikings I’d try to deal him and get something for him. I don’t know how you gauge what he’s worth in a trade, but I wouldn’t ask for a king’s ransom.

    The Vikings get the benefit of losing his salary – which has to be seen as a big plus – and whatever picks they can get.

  12. Peterson is NOT just sitting back and letting his agent do this stuff. He’s complicit. Has to be.

    What a jerk.

  13. IF AP doesn’t play and make his $13 million from the Vikes, then Dorga’s 3% agrent fee is $0.00. 3% of 0 = 0. Good move Dorga, now the VIkes may hope AP sits out just despite you…CLOWN

  14. Pound for pound, the Minnesota Vikings provide more off-season entertainment than any other franchise in the National Football League.

  15. I hope he’s implying that TB is dumb enough to surrender their #1 pick to the Vikings for AP. We can trade that #1 pick for a boatload of other picks I would think. Dogra, you’re almost as dumb as AP. Almost.

  16. I’m beyond tired of this attitude from AP and his agent with regard to wanting a trade. I just don’t get it all and probably never will. Am I crazy to think he should be happy and have some gratitude that he still has a team with a very lucrative contract just waiting for him in Minnesota?

  17. What I conclude from this article is that trolling the Vikings and their fans is so easy to do that even an idiot like Dogra can pull it off.

    But I do have a question, it would appear that in the annuals of the NFL draft, spaning decades of time and a multitude of teams, how is it that only one franchise could screw up so badly that they didn’t turn their picks in on time? Not only once, but twice?

    Follow up question, is is a coincidence that the same team that would be asleep at the wheel in the draft is one of the few that have never won a Superbowl and in the last 5 years, finished in last place 3 times?

    Don’t you love NFL trivia?

  18. If I were Peterson, I’d be very, very pissed at Dogra. Since when is it all about the agent? The best and most successful agents are the ones who keep a low profile, keep their mouths shut publicly, know how to compromise, and work like the devil behind the scenes to get the best situation for their clients. Dogra is doing everything backward. He’s essentially making a very bad situation even worse for his client, especially in terms of Peterson’s relationship with the public. Peterson needs to fire this clown yesterday and then find an agent that knows how to operate like a businessman instead of an internet troll.

  19. Peterson’s agent works for Peterson. Obviously Peterson is telling him to do whatever it takes to get him out of Minnesota so he can go to a team that has a legitimate shot at winning a championship. He knows that will never happen in Minnesota.

    SKOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  20. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    Apr 21, 2015 11:58 AM

    I hope he’s implying that TB is dumb enough to surrender their #1 pick to the Vikings for AP. We can trade that #1 pick for a boatload of other picks I would think. Dogra, you’re almost as dumb as AP. Almost
    ———————–

    To even suggest something as ridiculous as that would lead one to believe you suffer from the infliction not Dogra. Tampa Bays 1st……Bwahahahaha!

  21. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Apr 21, 2015 11:37 AM

    Gotta love this agent just toying with the Vikings and their fans making a mockery of everything Minnesota, not like its very hard though. He will keep it up until he gets what he wants, and to think fans think Peterson has no leverage. If he is forced into that locker room he will tear that team apart from within. Welcome to the schism.
    ————————————-
    Yeah keep believing that. Dogra is a joke of an agent. He gets fired from just about every big named player he’s signed. He’s been fired from the corporation. This picture is just one reason why.

    As for Peterson, if you think he’s going to purposely tank the Vikings if he should play there, you’re highly mistaken. Peterson may be mad at the organization but I would bet he wouldn’t do that to his teammates or himself.

  22. It’s disgusting to me that AP and his agent are pouting in public like this. If it were up to me, I’d give the damn baby another year off, maybe something will sink into his rock hard head. The Vikings and their fans worshipped this guy several years, paying him accordingly. And boo hoo, he got a (paid) time out.

    Also, they seem so damn sure that there’s alot of other teams lining up for his services.

    Guess what? A 30 year old RB with lots of mileage, a 12 mil salary cap hit and a conviction for child abuse is not in high demand.

    Of all the trade rumors and general time fill sports gossip preceding the draft, I haven’t once heard a thing about a team trying to make a move for him, even after being reinstated.

    Nobody but Minnesota wants him. Not at that price, not with that baggage, not with that attitude.

  23. For the poster who said if AP has to remain a Viking he would tear the locker room apart, etc, that wouldn’t happen. The fact is, if he remains a Vike, and the brass feel he’s dogging it or being more of a problem than a team player, he can be suspended without pay for actions detrimental to the team, period! How much will dogbreath earn from a client who has zero income? If AP decides to hold out, by the cba itself, the team pays him zilch, and for anyfuture employer if he does that to force a trade, it shows the other teams what a dirt bag both Adrian & his agent truly are. The bottom lineis, the eam has all he leverage, and a restructured contract, or even mking some of his 2015 salary guaranteed is not on the table. The Vikes aren’t going to pay him dime one more than what is currently mutually agreed upon to be his set pay. Why would/should they? If anything, a reasonable player tells the team that they will play the current rate all season in what should be a “prove it” setting. He alone caused his arrest, as well as suspension and legal issues, nothing was of the teams doing. Once he cmes down off his high horse, or should we say camel, and sees the light for what it really is; that the team could’ve released him the moment he was arrested, yet they stood by him and even voluntarily paid him in excess of 10 million to sit at home, they were never obligated to do that. So, he should look at that 10 mill as an advance for his 2015 season, and looking at that logically as the team is, they owe him nothing going forward, but he owes a ton of gratitude to the organization and should report for training as scheduled with bells on, looking to make everyone he spurned forget his indescretions and everyone can move forward towards a very bright future on an up and coming very good team behind him.

  24. If Peterson approves of this loser’s antics… Well, then I guess they deserve each other.
    I just hope Peterson realizes that Dirtball Dogra has his own bank account in mind, and ultimately doesn’t care how things work out for AP beyond how it profits him(Dogra).

  25. If Gordon or Gurley is available later in the round, trade him for the chance to draft for one of these two (preferably Gurley). You’ll get youth and talent, plus you’ll save money and have a lot less drama.

  26. whatjusthapped says:
    Apr 21, 2015 12:00 PM
    But I do have a question, it would appear that in the annuals of the NFL draft, spaning decades of time and a multitude of teams, how is it that only one franchise could screw up so badly that they didn’t turn their picks in on time? Not only once, but twice?
    Follow up question, is is a coincidence that the same team that would be asleep at the wheel in the draft is one of the few that have never won a Superbowl and in the last 5 years, finished in last place 3 times?
    Don’t you love NFL trivia?
    ——
    If you read the article you would have seen that Dogra was wrong, the Vikings only turned in their picks late once. I guess expecting a sconnie to have reading comprehension, or to base their comments on facts is asking too much.

    I do love NFL trivia…
    Since the NFL modern era which NFC north team(s) have more division titles than the Packers? A: Vikings and Bears.

    Which has had more playoff births? A: Vikings and Bears.

    Which has had the most MVP QBs? A: Packers.

    Wait…how does that work? Oh, that’s right, your franchise is a one trick pony and that pony is only a couple years away from being sent off to the glue factory.

  27. Vikes should hold onto Peterson, list him as active for each game, and sit him on the bench, all game, every game.

  28. If you were a top 5 talent at your position in the NFL would you honestly want to play for the Vikings? Factor in you have give/take 2-4 years remaining in the league playing at an above average level.

    NOBODY would want to remain on a miserable team that can’t win a title

  29. Most of me just thinks Dogra is just a genuine article D-bag. The other little part of me that seems to speaking the most sense, and coming from experience, all of Dogra’s behavior in the last year not only looks and sounds like he has a major Drug Problem, it SCREAMS it.

  30. Sounds like the kind of agent that teams would love to deal with. This really helps AP’s career.

  31. djstat says:
    Apr 21, 2015 11:56 AM
    IF AP doesn’t play and make his $13 million from the Vikes, then Dorga’s 3% agrent fee is $0.00. 3% of 0 = 0. Good move Dorga, now the VIkes may hope AP sits out just despite you…CLOWN
    ____________________________________
    False, and you don’t even know his agents fee without looking at his contract. Agents generally make 3-15% of a players on field salary and a similar percentage of endorsements. I don’t even know if AP has any endorsements left at this point but Dogra will be making plenty of money this season as we all know AP is not sitting out the season, he can simply miss practices and be detrimental to the team if they force him onto the field during an actual game.

    I just wonder how many people that comment on PFT make blanket statements like you just did instead of making informed comments.

  32. I do not really care for the Vi-queens all that much, but if I were their GM I’d plan my draft around the idea that AP is retired. Let him lose a ton of money holding out and take a stance that he is under contract for 3 more years and no further comments. If he wants to play he will show up. If not, he can retire. The man signed a contract, and got paid all season last year while on suspension for beating a toddler with a stick. If I pulled that same crap, and my employer still wanted me a year later, the last thing i would be doing is demanding another job at a different company…..

  33. Peterson really needs to part ways with this guy. But I’m not sure if Peterson is wise enough to understand it.

    It’s too bad— Adrian had the chance of building back his reputation but I just cannot understand the road he and Dogra have taken to restore it. Because it’s making absolutely no sense to me.

  34. If Vikings really were going to trade Adrian, they would have around 25M in cap space. What would they do with it? Who would trade for AP aside from the handful of teams with 17M in cap space (5M for draft picks, 12M for AP’s contract, .75M for the rest of AP’s contract that whatever player doesn’t make the team to free up a roster spot for the team)? Of course that assumes AP won’t restructure to facilitate trade which sounds like he’s consider.

    Their owner is not one to be cheap unlike the previous owner. Aside from teams with over 17M

    The trade almost has to include a player as the Vikes have to meet cap minimum and no longer have the same ownership they had when they missed a pick but got their guy Kevin Williams for less money.

    Teams with 17+M in cap according to overthecap.com.
    Jags, Titans, Browns,Bucs,Raiders,Falcons,Bengals.

    Other teams that are close but would have to cut, trade, restructure a player or include all their draft picks to make the cap work or trade remaining draft pick for future picks.

  35. I do love NFL trivia…
    Since the NFL modern era which NFC north team(s) have more division titles than the Packers? A: Vikings and Bears.

    Which has had more playoff births? A: Vikings and Bears.

    Which has had the most MVP QBs? A: Packers.
    ——————
    Only in SKOLOLOLOLOL-Land to fans care about playoff berths and division titles. It’s what makes you guys the not so lovable losers.

    They call Green Bay, Wisconsin TITLETOWN, USA for a reason. 13 Championships and counting. Meanwhile….in SKOLOLOLOLOLAND…but we have the lead in division championships!

    BTW….the Packers also lead the league in MVP QB’s who have actually won a championship. Something that has eluded the Vikings as one of the oldest teams in the league.

  36. “False, and you don’t even know his agents fee without looking at his contract. Agents generally make 3-15% of a players on field salary”

    You shouldn’t act so high and mighty pointing out wrong information when YOU are completely clueless yourself.

    Here are the current agent fee regulations:
    MLB – no cap
    NFL – 3%
    NHL – no cap
    NBA – 4%

  37. 31 other billionaire owners are taking note of Mr. Dogra. I am certain none of them are impressed with is antics. If I have Dogra as an Agent, I fire him immediately. And I don’t just mean AP.

    Also, if the Bucs are interested in AP, I can’t imagine they like the fact that Dogra is doing this either.

    My stance…never bet against a billionaire. You’ll only lose.

  38. Dogra seems to be seeking to do more than tweak the noses of the Minnesota organization. He wants to escalate the animosity and discomfort between the Peterson and Vikings camps to a breaking point that will require a break-up of some kind, ultimately leading Peterson to another team.

    Noting that the Vikings could be aiming for a WR from Louisville sounds a lot like a reveal that on their draft board Minnesota expects to be going after DeVante Parker with their first pick.

    If that is not the case, it’s still pretty much a warning shot to the organization that if they keep Peterson around, the Vikings can expect Dogra to undermine the club with leaked insider information at any available opportunity.

    If Parker is the Vikings actual pick they have decided upon and expect to make, it’s not a warning shot, it’s war.

    If so, Dogra’s implied message is that whatever the Vikings try to do to force Peterson back into the fold and return to business as usual with him will be refused.

    Moreover, as far as they are concerned, Dogra and Peterson intend to take every opportunity to be a hostile cancer from within the organization until there is movement to place Peterson elsewhere.

    Until then, they are spies within the building. and no secret will be safe.

    That is, unless, you know, Dogra is just being playful and pulling and April Fool’s Day gag on the Vikings.

    It being three weeks after April Fool’s, the Vikings must find this hilarious.

  39. Mr. Dogra is trying all kinds of stunts to make fans and the press believe that he and AP are in the position of power. They have little to none. Ultimately, the Vikings could trade him or keep him. Those are the 2 courses of action available. If the Vikings do not trade him, AP can report, sit out or retire. If he sits out or retires, he doesn’t get paid nor is he able to add to his stats to attempt to accomplish his goal of being considered one of the greatest rbs to have ever played the game. I keep hearing that he could report and be a malcontent and not play hard. This is a team game and I don’t see him doing that to his team mates. Unless the Vikings receive assets in trade that will make them a better team, APs best chance of playing and being paid millions is with the Vikings.

  40. The Vikes need to play this just as Cincinnati did with Carson Palmer.

    THey should hold AP to his contract and publically state that Peterson needs to honor his contract. Then draft another RB and pretend AP isn’t even on the roster. But shop him in the back channels.

    When a decent offer comes along, ship him to Oakland!

  41. Speilman strikes me as the type to keep AP just out of sheer stubbornness. If the Vikes get what they want for AP more power to ’em I guess. But I think it’s more likely I’ll get struck by lightning twice in one day.

  42. I’m not sure why anyone is shocked that AP would not be wise enough to put a stop to his agents comments in the media and not know how badly it makes him look. Clearly AP is not the brightest guy in the world judging by the texts he sent that were released during the child beating investigation and more so that he actually see’s himself a victim in this.

    What I can’t believe is why someone in the AP camp hasn’t told him how bad this looks and how he needs to start showing some remorse and making an effort to present himself in a better light. I’m not sure if he just surrounds himself with people who will do anything that he wants or what, but it’s pretty sad that this is the person we see after everything he did to his little boy and that his only priority is himself.

  43. They call them “agent” because they act on behalf of the player. No agent does anything against the wishes of the player he represents, or at least no agent does it twice. To try to pin this on Dogra and say that Peterson isn’t aware or doesn’t understand what this guy is doing is to be very, very naive. $13 mil and a top draft choice? I don’t think so, unless that GM plans to retire in 2016. Peterson is delusional and his agent is just doing what his client wants. The only market for Peterson right now is a team that is required to spend the money or give it to the union. Oakland and Jacksonville come to mind.

  44. Anyone who thinks Dogra is doing this idiocy on his own is kidding themselves. If he wasn’t doing Peterson’s bidding here, he would have fired him.

    I think the Vikings fans are correct in saying the Vikings have done nothing wrong in this whole sorry business, that Peterson is entirely the villain of the piece, and that he is being unreasonable in expecting them to have done more. They PAID him a huge chunk of change to work out at home the whole year. What did he expect – that they have Goodell’s wife kidnapped and swap her for Peterson’s reinstatement?

    I think Vikings fans are wrong though, in thinking Peterson doesn’t hold the whip hand here, UNLESS the Vikings are serious in thinking they can win this year – win meaning have a shot at the division and at least 1 playoff win, not a 9-7 wild card and a first round blowout. Peterson is still much better than any draftee who would replace him, so if you think you can win NOW, you keep him.

    I don’t think that’s what they think, even though some of their fans so. I think the objective this year is to have a winning season, go from 7-9 to 9-7 or 10-6, maybe make it as a wild card, but most importantly build a culture of winning under Coach Zimmer, add more assets, and try to contend for a championship NEXT year. I think if your best player isn’t with the program, that building will be a lot more difficult. So even though NO ONE will give a first rounder for a RB his age and with his salary hit, you take what assets you can get for him, and turn them into players who will help you a year from now.

    The issue here is you can’t have a situation where your best player is unhappy, when a newish coach is trying to change the recent culture, and build a winning tradition. Im sure Peterson’s agent tells him this over and over, and suspect he believed it himself anyway. So ultimately, the franchise’s best interest is moving him, unless they think they can contend this year.

  45. The Vikings are clearly winning the PR war with Peterson the child beater and his immature clown agent.

    This is why it’s important to maintain professionalism and realize that it’s not personal, just business. Dogboy may very well “win” this battle for his client but is going to lose the war when other clients drop him and GMs league wide take an instant hard-line stance against him.

  46. I don’t think MN fans care as much as you think they do, PFT. I’d say 50% flat out want him gone. Another 25% are more interested in recent arrivals in Bridewater and Zimmer, another 15% are gonna just bleed purple no matter who’s in the jersey, 5% think any running back over 30 isn’t worth the money and then there’s they 5% that really want him back.

    The 2014 season was played without him, and there was no “Free Adrian” campaigns, there were not chants for him at the game, there was not alot of “If only we’d had AD”.

    It’s kind of a curiosity around here; like, “how much can we get?” vs “Oh, he’s back, okay”. It’s not the hand wringing you’re trying to make it out to be.

    7 years of Adrian never got us to the Superbowl, never even got us many years with a winning record. MN fans recognize this. He’s not Walter Peyton to us. Even before the drama, he wasn’t really “beloved” like a John Randle or Bud Grant. He was always somewhere behind CC and Moss, and ahead of Robert Smith in the affection category.

  47. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Apr 21, 2015 11:49 AM
    He has more leverage than you think.
    —————
    Ok. Walk us through it. I want to hear what leverage Peterson and/or his agent have. Because I’m not seeing it.

  48. nobody is trading a high pick for a 30 year old rb even if it is AP…..with the new rookie cap, it is all about rookie $, and then having a CEO $$$$$$(QB), a CFO $$$$$ (DE/OLB), and a COO $$$$(DB/LT?WR)…..the rest is all about middle mgmt around $$ 4 to 6 mill per, and rookies.

    Basically most teams cap #’s have 3 guys making about 50% of the total cap, and the other 50 players making the other half……

    RB’s get paid in the mid mgmt level. (unless you play on the vikings and you get paid like a CEO)

  49. This guy costs Peterson more money every time he opens his mouth. How many teams are saying “no thanks” as they watch the total lack of professionalism coming out of Peterson’s camp?

  50. channelguy says:
    Apr 21, 2015 1:55 PM
    ———-
    I disagree with your thinking of trade him now to get what you can. There’s no logic to that. Saving the cap money means nothing this late in free agency.

    However, if you keep him this season, it helps Teddy develop that much faster. Keep him for all 3 seasons, and then Teddy can be cut loose entering his 5th season.

    Or, trade AP next off season when he has shown he is still worth a lot, and the extra cap money can be used on top tier free agents.

  51. People are fools if they think AP doesn’t have leverage.

    1. Social commentary (it’s not media..it’s commentary)

    They can drag the Vikings through the mud and create rifts within the locker room if he CHOOSES to.

    Right or wrong… it’s leverage.

    2. He can pretend he is hurt to get out of everything, including games if he wants to. Any team relying on a player to be a key cog that doesn’t practice, and doesn’t want to be there isn’t too bright. It is nowhere near optimal and is not conducive to winning games.

    Right or wrong… it’s leverage.

    3. He can threaten to retire. I know alot of people don’t believe it, but let’s face it, he has enough money to retire, even if he has stocks and they go down 90 percent. He’s made enough money and has enough assets to survive very well as long as he isn’t a moron. There are plenty of historic examples of sports players retiring. Not just sports players, but NFL players, and not just any NFL players, but star running backs.

    Ask yourself what did Detroit get in return for Barry Sanders retiring?

    Nothing… and they haven’t won a playoff game since.

    Right or Wrong, it’s leverage, and it can be real, because it has been real in the past with some very other big stars who quit in their prime.

    It seems a lot of NFL media, fans, etc… seem to think AP has to play ‘nice’ and thus he has no leverage, because he has to play ‘nice’.

    He doesn’t have to play nice, and he indeed has massive leverage.

    See #3 if the Vikings try to trade him to some team he doesn’t want to go to either.

    Now how much of this is bluff? Who knows. But that’s the risk, that you keep and count on someone who may be a ghost, or at the very least won’t be trying hard. The Vikings can use a pick and get a good rookie RB to team and grow with Bridgewater.

    But for anyone to actually truly think that AP has no leverage simply because he is under contract… well that person is a moron with little intelligence other than to parrot talking points. A thinking person KNOWS he has leverage.

    The only question is, how willing is he to utilize that leverage, and are the Vikings smart enough to peg how serious AP is so they don’t get left holding onto an asset who won’t play for them yet take up cap space.

    We’ve see the Vikings changing stances. After first saying they would accommodate AP, they backed off, now they are starting to talk about what compensation they would want…but state they want to keep him.

    AP has said all along and stuck to his guns. We’ve seen the Vikings change their position. I don’t know about you, but the party that scrambles around and changes their position/tactics is usually the side that is losing the battle, and that side is NOT AP.

  52. Oh and AP won’t be worth as much next year as he is THIS year… he’ll be 31 next year. Whatever AP is worth, it’s at the highest level it will ever be going forward. If that’s a 2nd to 4th round pick, then that’s what it is.

    Next year, it will only be less. 31 and another year of mileage on him… not to mention if he gets hurt.

  53. If you cant get at least a first rounder for him, ride him like a Horse, Treat him the way he deserves.
    How in the World can he blame Minnesota?
    For all those Trolls that continue to infest every Vikings story, We have had a lot more success than
    many franchises. It it just the ARROGANT fans of
    one team that doesn’t realize how hated they are by the rest to the Leagues fans. When you fall it will be hard, and you will be crying your eyes out saying,”Why don’t you feel sorry for us”.

  54. radrntn says:
    Apr 21, 2015 2:13 PM

    nobody is trading a high pick for a 30 year old rb even if it is AP…..with the new rookie cap, it is all about rookie $, and then having a CEO $$$$$$(QB), a CFO $$$$$ (DE/OLB), and a COO $$$$(DB/LT?WR)…..the rest is all about middle mgmt around $$ 4 to 6 mill per, and rookies.

    Basically most teams cap #’s have 3 guys making about 50% of the total cap, and the other 50 players making the other half……

    RB’s get paid in the mid mgmt level. (unless you play on the vikings and you get paid like a CEO)
    —————
    Exhibit A in my rebuttal…

    Marshawn Lynch and the two time SB appearing Seattle Seahawks.

    Just sayin…there are exceptions to the rule. And AP is one of those exceptions.

  55. channel guy got it.

    Before FA I am sure the VIKINGS would of taken a 2nd for him cause they could of used the $$$ for the big fish in the FA market. Than pond is gone for this year.

    Now it has to be a whole lot more for a trade and I do not see it coming.

  56. This guy really puts the “d” in douche. Peterson could save at least some face by following Watt’s lead and handing that greasy fatso a pink slip.

  57. THIS is Dogmeat’s BIG strategy? LOL. I think a Kindergartener with a cell phone on selfie mode could do better. Furthermore, the unprofessional stance of the man does make one wonder if he is high. How could he release such a photo of himself? Not only does he look like a bum, but also a contestant on The Biggest Loser. IF he was representing me, I’d fire him on the spot.

  58. With Dogra losing all his high value clients this just confirms that he has nothing else to do but troll. Soon he’ll be on a street corner with a sign asking for handouts #smh

  59. Time for a inspection at a ship yard of lettuce, so to say Peterson.. the longer the lettuce sits at port it’ll spoil. This is what the vikes should do!! Trade down and get picks to acquire an O-lineman then a running back…. enough of this BS agent, he has lost more players lately and not just Maclin and JJ Watt because they don’t want the negative PR

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