No practice for Adrian Peterson, for reasons other than shrimp or snuff

AP

As the Vikings prepare to try to win in Chicago for only the second time since 2000, they have to worry about the availability of running back Adrian Peterson.

Peterson, a rookie the last time the Vikings won at Soldier Field, didn’t practice on Wednesday, but not due to the ingestion of shrimp and/or tobacco. Peterson was listed as missing practice due to finger, hip, and ankle injuries.

The finger injury is old; the hip and ankle are new. But the shrimp and/or tobacco are a non-issue.

But the shrimp threat apparently looms, because (as Peterson told reporters on Wednesday), he continues to eat shrimp despite the fact that he’s allergic to it. That’s a curious departure from the fairly linear approach to allergies — i.e., if something makes you swell up and/or puke, don’t eat it.

44 responses to “No practice for Adrian Peterson, for reasons other than shrimp or snuff

  1. if he’s allergic to shrimp, that means iodine, and people who acquire that allergy get much worse over time… I had a family member eating shrimp her whole life, then in the space of about a year she got so allergic it caused anaphylactic shock and almost killed her… hope AP smartens up… that’s a potential russian roulette situation developing

  2. He’s just being rested. He’s a NFL running back. After Week 3 every starting running back is hurting in those areas and then some.

  3. He’s good for 1 good run per game. Otherwise, he averages 1.75 yds per rush. Still can’t block. Still can’t find the end zone with a GPS.

    #minnywastedhiscareerbutnobodycares

  4. Vikes are doing the old “bait” and “switch” for Da Bears! Resting him so that Diggs don’t take over the whole show!

  5. Why overanalyze this? He’s simply not a very bright person. He has not earned nor deserves a benefit of the doubt.

  6. He might love shrimp. The thing with shellfish is the allergy often develops when you get older. That might be why he thinks he has some kind of tolerance based on being able to eat them at an earlier age or in small quantities. If he wants to test his tolerance he is going to end up sick.

  7. The Vikings have been on in my part of the country a few times this year so I have a decent feel for the team. I still see pretty much the same A.P. even after taking a year off. But it looks like the Vikings offense runs more smoothly when he’s not on the field. His skillset doesn’t seem to mesh well with Bridgewater’s skillset. Curious to hear what fans of the team think.

    Bears don’t have nearly the talent that the Vikings do, but the Bears are a well coached team this year, unlike last season. Add to the fact it’s a division game and I’d expect a surprisingly competitive game.

  8. Coolzog Iodine allergies are a legit thing. Ask my Mother in Law who could die if she gets iodized salt. Google takes a quick couple of seconds to see it is a real thing.

  9. Choosing to eat something he’s allergic to or gulping chew either way it probably eliminates his chances at a Nobel Prize. But last time I checked that wasn’t a qualification for the HOF

  10. Wow!
    Beating his kids, bilking people out of their money with his phony charity foundation, food allergy ignorance, is their anything this guy can do besides carry a football?

    Don’t misunderstand, he does that extremely well, but then again, he can’t even be counted on for all 3 downs.

    He’ll definitely never be as great as Walter Payton or Barry Sanders.
    But then again, who is?
    Billy Sims? Maybe.

  11. What is it with the Vikings schedule? Seems like they only play the worst bottom-feeders in the league week after week.

    Worst 4-2 team in the last 54 years.

  12. Food allergies are no joke, hence why you’re supposed to AVOID them entirely. We all know AP isn’t the brightest bulb, but the fact that he knows he’s allergic to shellfish and still continues to eat it is quite baffling. It could literally kill him. Just because you might have a small reaction one time doesn’t mean the next reaction will be the same—that’s one of the scarier things about food allergies. The reactions are unpredictable and certainly have the capability to be fatal. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I’d be willing to gamble with my life just to eat something I enjoyed the taste of.

  13. In the last 20 years, there has been a shelf life for the productivity of RB’s with the vast majority of them taking a steep decline when they hit age 30. (Coincidentally, Peterson current age)

    Now the Viking fans will have a bunch of excuses why Peterson is the exception and not the rule, we all know their objectivity is clouded by their purple glasses. The same glasses they were wearing this summer when Peterson predicted 2500 yards rushing and nobody blinked an eye. Maybe because the fan base was equally delusional in predicting a Superbowl parade in Minneapolis this coming February.

    But Peterson is losing his battle with Father Time, the Vikings are going the same direction as Peterson and the only people who don’t see it are the Viking fans.

  14. I think by now we need to realize that he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Nuff said !

  15. All I know is the Vikings will completely destroy the talent starved Bears on Sunday, with or without Adrian Peterson. That’s just a stone cold lock.

  16. finchy74 says:
    Oct 28, 2015 8:22 PM
    The Vikings have been on in my part of the country a few times this year so I have a decent feel for the team. I still see pretty much the same A.P. even after taking a year off. But it looks like the Vikings offense runs more smoothly when he’s not on the field. His skillset doesn’t seem to mesh well with Bridgewater’s skillset. Curious to hear what fans of the team think.

    Bears don’t have nearly the talent that the Vikings do, but the Bears are a well coached team this year, unlike last season. Add to the fact it’s a division game and I’d expect a surprisingly competitive game.
    ————
    Finally a non Viking fan posts in a Viking thread with actual basis for discussion. For that I thank you. You actually bring up a great point and something I’ll watch closely moving forward. It was said earlier in the season how he’s not used to running with the QB in shot gun. Something Teddy likes to do.

    As for the Bears yes they are more talented than their record shows player wise and coaching wise. Cutler lost his favorite WR and had to get used to a different system. He’s better than people give him credit for. His issue in my opinion is consistency. But they can compete. The main difference I see between the two teams is the Vikings defense when they play to their capabilities.

    Thank you for a good post instead of the normal troll drivel

  17. #28 = massive ego. He’s no speech writer (or giver) and the reason he seems so mechanical when he talks is because he’s acting. He’s bad at it. Still, he’s ripped off a few and Minnesota pounds the ball regardless of score or situation. He’s a beast and he’ll gain 12-1300 yards this year. Maybe more.

    The game against Fox and Chicago will be competitive. Cutler has played well against the Vikings but Minn beat them late last year. I’ll predict 23-13 Minnesota and improve to 5-2.

  18. He’s good for 1 good run per game. Otherwise, he averages 1.75 yds per rush. Still can’t block. Still can’t find the end zone with a GPS.

    #minnywastedhiscareerbutnobodycares

    ———————

    These kind of posts prove the posters knowledge of football… take away any players big plays and they have terrible averages.

    It is seriously the dumbest argument ever.

    Add to that he’s currently #14 ALL TIME in rushing TDs, and 17 away from being top 5 ALL TIME, it just makes you look like you have no clue.

    I guess Packer fan logic means being a sure fire first ballot HOFer is a wasted career. Before you blame the team, remember, #28 can only blame himself with his fumbles in the 2009 NFCCG

  19. I live in Minnesota and have watched the Vikings since the 60s.
    AP is starting to do what aging RBs do. That’s stand in the backfield and tap-dance before hitting the hole. He’s trying to out juke defenders and he’s getting crushed. Watch the difference between how he hits the line and how Asiata and McKinnon hit the line. AP dances while the others slam into the hole.

    I think he’s trying to score on every run instead of just getting decent yardage. Big mistake.

  20. Oh no, it would be terrible if Adrian couldn’t play and we didn’t get to see him tap dance in the backfield on every carry except one. How awful it would be if the Vikings were in 3rd and 2 situations instead of 3rd and 12 all game.

    Thanks for the memories, Adrian, but when Teddy fakes the handoff I breathe a sigh of relief.

  21. @finchy74

    With Adrian we see a lot of 1 yard 2 yard gains then -2, -3, and then a big one. It seems like a product of the defense almost selling out to stop him. When the other backs come in they get 3 or 4 yards consistently but there’s no threat of breaking the big one. Without that threat, I don’t think we see the big gains by Teddy like in the Detroit game, 30 yards, 36 yards, 19 yards, 49 yards.. I’ll credit that to Adrian. I’m glad he’s back. Last years offense was so boring.

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