Good article, loved these quotes about AD
Adrian Peterson digested the news slowly. Someone had just walked over and informed him that another NFL player had made the rarest of admissions: He is scared to tackle him.
This is no small confession in the ultramacho world of professional football, where pain is both an honor and virtue and fear is rendered dormant by inactivity. But Dallas' Nick Folk -- albeit a kicker, but still an actual NFL player who wears a uniform and everything -- was willing to break with the usual stereotype during a recent conversation in the Cowboys' locker room.
"The only time I've been truly scared of anything is getting ready to kick off and seeing Adrian Peterson standing back there," Folk said. "Most return men are just trying to run by you, but Peterson's the type of guy who'd love to run over me and then run by me. When Peterson's standing back there, I don't have a great game plan for stopping him."