Adrian Peterson’s best move is patience

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Running back Adrian Peterson is ready to play. No one, however, is ready to hire him.

Eventually, someone will be. Which means that Adrian’s best strategy at this point will be to wait.

Inevitably, a starting running back will be injured. Inevitably, someone will have a need for a guy who can suit up and play. Inevitably, Peterson will get a call.

That’s his best approach, especially after his experience last year in New Orleans. Peterson still wants to be the guy (he still regards himself as the best running back in the league, proving yet again the fine line between confidence and delusion in the mind of a pro athlete), and every team has a starting running back on the roster. So Peterson won’t have a chance to play until the need arises. And the need won’t arise until an injury happens.

But an injury will happen. It’s likely that multiple injuries will happen. If Peterson waits long enough, he could find a job with a contender late enough in the season to have a chance to do something he has never done: Play in a Super Bowl.

46 responses to “Adrian Peterson’s best move is patience

  1. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    May 11, 2018 at 10:34 am
    The Packers need help in that position. And basically every position except quarterback.

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    Well… They could use a better back up QB, so they do need help there too.

  2. Inevitably, a starting running back will be injured. Inevitably, someone will have a need for a guy who can suit up and play. Inevitably, Peterson will get a call.
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    I agree with the first two statements but I’m not sure about the third.

  3. Uh he’s done!!

    New Orleans had a great running game last year, except with this clown on the field.

    He sucked, period! And he should be in jail for what he did to his kid!

    Adios loser

  4. I’m not sure he will get a call, just because teams don’t want to go through the drama for a guy who is not starting caliber and will just be a temporary fill-in or backup. There are plenty of guys under 30 with recent NFL experience who will be sitting on the couch for the next 3-4 months who could suit up and give you 3 yards per carry as a fill in.

  5. He had some big games behind a bad Cardinals line. Should get a call. Not sure he will.

  6. Patience and Beaterson have never been on the best terms. Just ask that little boy he took the switch to for playing too much Sega Genesis.

    It’s no secret AB has to count to 10 just to tie his own shoes…probably all that glue he ate as a kid. But he’ll got a shot when somebody gets desperate. And then he’ll get all IMPATIENT again and death stare you from behind when he gets 3 carries a game.

  7. You clowns saying he’s done make me laugh. Just say you don’t like the guy because of what he did. A healthy in shape veteran back is never done. As a member of the over 30 club we prefer to wait until camp starts and wait for the young guys to get hurt. Then see if the phone rings. If it doesn’t ring you wait or decide to retire. Players understand that it’s a business, we don’t need to start and we don’t need to play. We just need to continue making money. 10 yr veterans have paid their dues and for the love of the game just doesn’t sound the same at yr 10. When will you fans get it??? The players career is a BUSINESS not a game.

  8. The Packers need help in that position. And basically every position except quarterback.
    ——
    Yet we are still the favorite to win the north, second favorite to represent the NFC in the SB, and voted most improved team in the north. How’s that happen?

  9. The problem is that he really believes he is still #1. You can call that confidence with some guys, but with AP its arrogance. Always has been.

    After his year suspension for child abuse, he had the guts to mad at the Vikings. It was his fault, and they had to overpay for a rb who didnt even play for them. The ego and sense of entitlement are through the roof.

    Exhibit B: the death stare he gave Sean Payton last year. He sucked and should’ve been benched that game. But he couldnt see that because he’s the MVP.

  10. Come back to MN and play as a situational/3rd down running back, get your 100th touchdown and retire. The game has changed; AP’s game has not…

  11. He never learned to block or get better at receiving so now that his durability is questionable and his speed a little less and he is still as arrogant as he ever was the 32 teams in the NFL will not be giving him a call.

    His next contract will be a one day contract with the Vikings 3 years from now to retire as a Viking.

  12. Oh and a very slow learner too. Not what you want from a guy you bring in because of injury.

  13. I’m sure Vikes will sign him – just seems like the kind of move they would make. And, their current RB is kind of fragile, so they could use the backup insurance.

  14. pkrlvr says:
    May 11, 2018 at 11:47 am
    The Packers need help in that position. And basically every position except quarterback.
    ——
    Yet we are still the favorite to win the north, second favorite to represent the NFC in the SB, and voted most improved team in the north. How’s that happen?
    ……..
    Speaking of Green Bay I hear the Packers are hungry to bring back Eddie Lacy. 😋

  15. “I heard the Vikings were whipping themselves into a frenzy over the prospect of bringing back Peterson.”

    Anything written in a manner similar to this is embarrassingly juvenile.

  16. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    But but but this is a Viking’s story. And it’s May!
    ////////////////////////

    A fellow fight-picker of yours fired the first anti-Packer volley in the very first post of a non-Packer story. Fight-pickers. How annoying you must be to legitimate and good Viking fans. Not fresh. Not funny.

  17. What a squandered talent. The greatest RB in NFL history. 10 years, and just one lousy playoff win to show for it.

    Spieldope is the mother of all incompetence, and didn’t surround him with any talent. And Viking fans got exactly what they deserved.

    Nothing.

  18. We know where your “packers are favored” argument comes from….. but make sure you are up to date. As the ESPN article analyzing the odds said, “if the Vikings sign Cousins, this win total jumps toward 10.5” I just saw as article with VegasInsider lines putting the Vikings at 10-1 and the Packers at 14-1. BR predicts the Vikings at 13-3 And the Packers at 12-4 on April 19. The only thing agreed on everywhere? Both teams are top 5 in the NFC and fighting for the division and the conference this year. Looking forward to the season

  19. Yet we are still the favorite to win the north, second favorite to represent the NFC in the SB, and voted most improved team in the north. How’s that happen?

    >>

    Congrats on your offseason championship.
    Let’s wait til late November though to see who’ll win the North, shall we.

    One prediction I will make though is only one team from our division will make the playoffs, the NFC is too good and stacked currently. We’ll see…

  20. Captain cut and paste taking about fresh? Huh? Making childish rules of conduct talking about juvenile? What?
    What IS funny is everyone clearly see this. Now that’s entertainment.

    🤣😎😵 🤡🤡🤡🤡

  21. cheeseisfattening says:
    May 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Captain cut and paste taking about fresh? Huh? Making childish rules of conduct talking about juvenile? What?
    What IS funny is everyone clearly see this. Now that’s entertainment.
    ________

    I assure you what you consider entertainment is rarely that. Insert stupid emojis here.

  22. Correct, I never cut and paste my prior posts in new stories like a simpleton. All my posts are written fresh each story. Glad you noticed.

    btw, I don’t mean to take credit for writing new posts each story, it is nothing special that most everyone does. I mean to say I am not like the exceptional few that continually cut and pastes. That would be embarrassing.

  23. Adrian is done. His ego won’t allow him to accept that now but eventually he will be forced to accept it. This talk about the Saints is so far off. The Saints team did better after he left.

  24. Admonishing others for being repetitious really takes the cake. Velveeta never talks football. Never. It’s only insults and putdowns, time after time after time after time, He thinks it’s “fresh” and “funny,” and believes he deserves credit for it! Wow. Just wow.

  25. pkrlvr says:
    May 11, 2018 at 11:47 am
    The Packers need help in that position. And basically every position except quarterback.
    ——
    Yet we are still the favorite to win the north, second favorite to represent the NFC in the SB, and voted most improved team in the north. How’s that happen?

    ***

    You do realize “most improved” isn’t necessarily a compliment.

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