Washington believes Derrius Guice can help Adrian Peterson extend career


Washington running back Adrian Peterson has set a goal of 2,000 rushing yards for the 2019 season and that would look like a stretch even if the team didn’t have Derrius Guice on hand as an alternative to the 34-year-old in the backfield.

Giving Guice time in the offense won’t help Peterson’s chances of crossing the 2,000-yard mark for the second time in his NFL career, but the thought around the team is that the 2018 second-round pick’s presence could help Peterson stick around the league a while longer.

“Yes it can,” running backs coach Randy Jordan said, via ESPN.com. “There’s no question the man has taken a lot of hits, but also delivered a lot. The thing I’m trying to get them to understand: All you guys can feed off each other. It allows them to come to the sidelines and see the whole game in a different light.”

Peterson said during offseason work that “it’s way too early” to start thinking about how the workload is going to be divvied up in the regular season with Guice coming off a torn ACL, but a healthy training camp and preseason should ensure that there’s going to be a bigger split of the work than last year.

29 responses to “Washington believes Derrius Guice can help Adrian Peterson extend career

  1. Guice has to get on the field first. Unless by “extending his career” they mean by him being a bust, they have to rely more on AP.

  2. Peterson was terrific last season. Shocked every coach and wanna be in the country.

  3. Adrian Peterson has always been more effective the more carries he gets, I don’t think he’ll be that effective as a part time back.

  4. Peterson got a lot of yards last year because he was the only option due to injuries. Put a good young running back out there like a healthy Guice and the contrast will be striking. If Guice can play at all, he should keep Peterson on the bench.

  5. Peederson was not terrific last year – he had three above average games and lots of games where he disappeared into doing nothing. My how we have to lower standards to make the Redskins look competent.

  6. @Carroll Prescott

    Your correct he wasn’t terrific but he was solid or did what was asked for about 7 games and in those 7 games they were 6-1. The games I’m referring to are @ten, @tb, @nyg, Dal, car, Gb and @ari.

  7. Dwayne Haskins better keep his head on swivel… in back to back seasons AP’s inability to pick up a block has ended Carson Palmers career and Alex Smith’s too.

  8. If Guice’s knee is completely healed up , 100% healthy and ready to roll then the Skins should roll with him as the #1RB and slide Adrian Peterson into that #2 role. At 34yrs old Peterson would be at his best & play a whole lot better if they kept him fresh via limiting his carries giving him 8-12 carries per game depending on the situation and use Guice as the workhorse. Guice is the future at RB for the Skins anyway sp why not? If the Skins can keep Peterson fresh he could probably still average 4.5-4.8 YPC in a limited supporting role with a 140-160 or so carries for around 500-700YDs rushing. Two things that could quickly sink the Skins running game though is if #1 LT Trent Williams really does hold out which is what he’s saying he is going to do and #2 would be the Skins starting Ereck Freaking Flowers at LG. Flowers is absolute trash and should not be on a starting roster, for Keenum/Haskins sake I really hope they can pick a OG up off the waiver wire once teams start cutting players because no NFL Fan ever wants to see Flowers on the field ever again.

  9. I learned a lot by watching AP work with the offensive line to get those yards despite guys coming off the street every week who were not even 3rd team players. Looking at what AP did with that woeful team with no QB (even Smith was marginal at best), should give people more respect for what true hall of Fame players are made of. Seeing him put all of that together last year doesn’t make me doubt anything he says.

    Also, if Haskins starts the season at QB, it will be in larte part because Peterson can help him and the o-line be successful.

  10. They are going to run the ball 50 times a game. Seems reasonable that one of them will get over 1000 yards.

    But 2,000? Nope.

  11. defscottyb says:
    June 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm
    Lotta haters… both Skins rb’s going over 1,000 yards this year.

    Yup, because legitimate questions and criticisms due to age and plenty of recent evidence of decline = ‘haters.’

    AP certainly showed out at times last year and was definitely a pleasant surprise to that end…but the guy is 34 years old, has an injury history, has not had consistent success since 2015 and is facing competition from multiple other younger RB’s.

    Definitely ‘hating’ to point all that out.

  12. The wheels fell off Washington last year, but he was easily their best playmaker. He did everything he was supposed to do, and as they ran out of qbs and olinemen the box got stacked.

  13. defscottyb says:

    June 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Lotta haters… both Skins rb’s going over 1,000 yards this year.
    I think they can both be productive but a 1000 yards each is crazy when you really look at it. Over the last 6 years the highest ypc Peterson has had is 4.5 so if he does that he would need 223 carries, let’s just say Guice averages 5 ypc he would need 200 carries which means they need 423 carries between them but that doesn’t take into account Chris Thompson who has averaged about 60 carries a year over the last 3 years which puts you at 483 carries. The Redskins last year had 414 carries which includes runs by the qb.

  14. By playing better than AP and getting him benched. Takes a genius, you’re welcome

  15. @
    Sunday Swami says:
    June 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    @Carroll Prescott

    Your correct he wasn’t terrific but he was solid or did what was asked for about 7 games and in those 7 games they were 6-1. The games I’m referring to are @ten, @tb, @nyg, Dal, car, Gb and @ari.
    At TN was a loss.

  16. @gotitan

    Other than being a homer do you have a point? I said they went 6-1 in the 7 games he played well which means yes there was a loss in there.

  17. dirtdawg53 says:
    June 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    He’s rushed for less than 1700 yards in the last three seasons. Combined. How’s he going to get to 2,000 yards in one?

    That’s misleading seeing he was injured in 2016 with 37 carries and played essentially 7 games in 2017.

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