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    Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    I'm starting to have doubts about it. As much as I love the kid, it amazes me at how much more production Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson have than him, and they are both on incredibly worse teams. AP is just not consistent, he'll get 2 yds, 3 yds, -1 yd, 3 yds, then an incredible 28 yd TD. I don't get it. Does anyone else see it too?

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    I'll take this one guys!

    The answer is... YES! Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the NFL.

    Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson are the two perfect examples of why A.D. is the best back.

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    Positives: Bigger and stronger than Adrian.
    Negatives: Less elusive and slower than Adrian.

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    Positives: Faster than Adrian.
    Negatives: Less stronger and easier to bring down than Adrian.

    See what I'm trying to say? Adrian Peterson is a combination of the two players you mentioned.
    That's what gives Adrian the edge in my book. Adrian has a unique combination of speed and power that I have not seen in a RB in over a decade.

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    I love what the other guys do but they aren't game planned for like AD is. Not saying they don't see guys in the box but with AD it's all eyes on him. I also think our passing game is not allowing him to wear a team down and have him hit those 60 yarders he normally has. I still take 9-1 over proving he is the best.

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    Ask any coach or player in the NFL, who is the better of the three mentioned above.
    I bet 99 out of 100 would say, without hesitation, AP.....


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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    Being less stronger is a bad thing. I'd say any Chris Johnson argument would be a weaker one.
    Trying to bring rationale to an irrational site

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    "Braddock" wrote:
    Being less stronger is a bad thing. I'd say any Chris Johnson argument would be a weaker one.
    As incredibly fast and explosive Adrian is on the run, Chris Johnson is faster in my opinion.

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    The reason Peterson doesn't look as dangerous as the others, is AP sees 6-9 man fronts constantly in every game we play.
    And he's still putting up the numbers that he is.
    It all comes down to who's team is benefiting the most from their player.
    Rams are 1-9, Titans are 4-6, and Vikings are... well.
    Possibly the best team in the league.

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    "Purple_Jesus" wrote:
    The reason Peterson doesn't look as dangerous as the others, is AP sees 6-9 man fronts constantly in every game we play.
    And he's still putting up the numbers that he is.
    It all comes down to who's team is benefiting the most from their player.
    Rams are 1-9, Titans are 4-6, and Vikings are... well.
    Possibly the best team in the league.
    You don't think Jackson faces 6-9 man fronts. He does, more than Peterson. Who else should rams opponents fear? Avery and bulger? Jackson is the only real threat on that team and he faces much more defenders more consistently than Peterson

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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    Chris Johnson has yet to carry the load by himself, LenDale gets alot more carries than CT sees, including receptions.
    Plus LenDale take the hard 3rd and short stuff, which helps CJ's avg.

    Steven Jackson on a better team could be impressive.
    But given his team I gotta give kudos that he's been a hard worker and consistant.

    AD is still the man as I think a good reason why Favre is doing what he's doing is teams are still playing the run.
    Maybe not with a safety, but still forcing AD to run outside and they stretch the play.
    Plus, AD has 2 new starters on the OL, trying to learn zone blocking (ugh!), which is always a steep learning curve.

    So regardless of yds and avg, AD is a proven commodity that delivers regardless of the situation.
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    Re: Is Adrian Peterson the best in the League?

    "alexfandrich" wrote:
    "Purple_Jesus" wrote:
    The reason Peterson doesn't look as dangerous as the others, is AP sees 6-9 man fronts constantly in every game we play.
    And he's still putting up the numbers that he is.
    It all comes down to who's team is benefiting the most from their player.
    Rams are 1-9, Titans are 4-6, and Vikings are... well.
    Possibly the best team in the league.
    You don't think Jackson faces 6-9 man fronts. He does, more than Peterson. Who else should rams opponents fear? Avery and bulger? Jackson is the only real threat on that team and he faces much more defenders more consistently than Peterson
    You bring up a good point.
    I still think Peterson is better than they are though.
    Power without speed can be exposed, and speed without power can be exposed.
    Having a combination of both is a pretty deadly combination.

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