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    Re: Adrian Peterson Says He Had an 'Average' Rookie Year

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
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    Some 'average' year
    ! but his attitude is way above average without a doubt. Of course he won't be such an unknown quantity this year but if we can get teams away from 8 in the box then he may just make his 2,000 yard season
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    Detouring the 8-9 men in the box is going to be critical for us this year.
    AD was really slowed (compared to the first half) in the later part of the season and I defenitely don't want this trend to continue into next year.
    I discount the 8-9 men-in-the-box theory a tad, however.
    I also think a lot of the 2nd-half downturn was due to the length of the NFL season.
    Rookies often hit the wall late in the first season.

    =Z=
    I can't help but wonder how much his knee injury hindered his late season performance as well.
    I know it wasn't considered serious but there has got to be a certain level of mental commitment to get over something like that and convince yourself (even the sub consious) that your fine and can utilize it 100%.
    I'm sure the knee brace didn't help those few games either.
    I think that both of you (Z and BH82) are both on the money.
    Rookie wall and knee injury probably had alot to do with his decline in production.

    Face it, good backs face 8 man fronts all the time and still get yards, just like he did early on in the season.
    Yep! I said that earlier in the season, but was scoffed at. How many 8 man fronts has LT seen in his tenure? Tons.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson Says He Had an 'Average' Rookie Year

    how many teams have sold out against the run with 8 or 9 man fronts against SD almost every play??
    not too many.
    If they tried that, Brees/Rivers would light it up.
    I believe Philly once did that to them and LT only got about 12 yards or something like that.
    I truly believe with TJ progressing, and now having a legitimate reciving threat in Berrian, the opposing defenses have to respect the pass at least a little bit, meaning only 7 or sometimes 8 in the box, never 9.

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    Re: Adrian Peterson Says He Had an 'Average' Rookie Year

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    how many teams have sold out against the run with 8 or 9 man fronts against SD almost every play??
    not too many.
    If they tried that, Brees/Rivers would light it up.
    I believe Philly once did that to them and LT only got about 12 yards or something like that.
    I truly believe with TJ progressing, and now having a legitimate reciving threat in Berrian, the opposing defenses have to respect the pass at least a little bit, meaning only 7 or sometimes 8 in the box, never 9.
    If last year was average, I hope this year is decent.

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