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    Give Peterson more carries

    [size=13pt]Commentary: Adrian Peterson[/size]

    By STEVE GREENBERG The Sporting News
    9/20/2007


    Give Peterson more carries


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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    Great find Sing.
    I have to agree.
    We should keep giving him the ball.
    It definately couldn't have hurt us the way the last game finished.

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    I think we are using AD perfectly, CT is coming back and with 14 games still ahead of us it's not time to use either guy like Christian Okeye was used or Earl Cambell. I like our approach and we have yet to have both guys healthy for a whole game. When we do our offense will be better for it. Having a fresh AD, or CT in the 4th Qtr will be a bonus from everything to opening the playbook, to clock management.

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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    we have 2 feature backs and a 3rd thats not to shabby if they are healthy we need to hand the ball off no fewer than 40 times a game. Our big boys up front are built to runblock, so why not let them. If we run the ball more, it gives the opportunity for opponents to walk the safties up to stop the run, this leads to playaction and bam our recievers have single coverage down field, and T Jack would have a few options. The problems our offense is having is the same problem we had last year... poor play calling. Plain and simple, Childress is not running the offense efficiently. 200 carries should be the minimum for both chester and adrian for the season, I wouldn't mind seeing that number actually closer to 250, unless Moore has about 100. There is to much talent in that backfield, and to much nasty running blocking capability on that line to not run the ball. Shoot, I'd love to see five lineman, a tightend, and a fullback on almost every play. Rotate the backs, and you have yourself an efficient clock eating offense, which is exactly what this team is built to do

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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    We just need to put him in the best position to succeed...not overwork him...swing passes where he can run more in the open field, rather than always between the tackles.
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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    I don't like that article.

    I think it was written by a OSU (Tulsa/Stillwater) fan with much AD hate.
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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    Great find Sing.
    I have to agree.
    We should keep giving him the ball.
    It definately couldn't have hurt us the way the last game finished.
    We certainly need to get him the ball more often than we did last week.

    I think we should send him outside with a quick short pass more often. Hit him while he's on the move.

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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    More carries . . . AND . . . somebody block for the guy!

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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    It won't do any good to give him more carries if the defenses are stacking the box, though. We need to spread out the field a bit and give him some room to operate.

    We can't have defenses keying on him and cheating up on us - we have to make them pay by being able to go deep on them to get them back.
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    Re: Give Peterson more carries

    the idea would be to draw the safties up with the run, and then throw it over the top... that is essentially the idea of play action

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