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    Peterson ?

    I hate to even post this. At this moment, there is a purple Gremlin on my shoulder warning me not to do this. I love Adrian Peterson, and I hate to even do this, but I feel compelled...


    What is going on here ?

    AP had over 1300 yards last year and was one of the leading rushers in the NFL.

    And yet: the final 4 games of the 2007 regular season, he was bottled up. Tonight the Steelers bottled Nr. 28 up. What is going on here ? No big runs...

    Have defenses found an answer ? Do they just stack the box and stop Nr. 28, knowing that the Vikings can't find an answer ??

    Please tell me I am wrong.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    You are wrong.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    You aren't wrong... Teams plan there game against Peterson. That opens up the passing game. Once we show that we can pass very well then teams will start respecting that, which will open up the run again. Did you notice that when he got the ball like 3 guys swarmed him? He didn't even have a chance.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    And when will we "show we can pass well ?".

    I also think that the following is soon to become very obvious: Bevell's play-calling is terrible.

    We threw a screen once to AP tonight and it sort of worked. I just hope that Bevell figures his offense out before the season begins so that we don't see the stacked box with AP having no lanes... :

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    Re: Peterson ?

    "erik5032" wrote:
    You aren't wrong... Teams plan there game against Peterson. That opens up the passing game. Once we show that we can pass very well then teams will start respecting that, which will open up the run again. Did you notice that when he got the ball like 3 guys swarmed him? He didn't even have a chance.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    Dude, did we seem a threat at the pass last year?

    Who is the most dangerous player on the field?

    And tonight it was preseason.

    Nothing to worry about.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    Well I hope we get the box stacked on us, that way Berrian gets better numbers, he's my number three fantasy wideout.(Behind Moss & Owens )

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    Re: Peterson ?

    True. In theory that looks very good, and I just hope we can convert theory into practice this fall.

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    Re: Peterson ?

    "Elam529" wrote:
    You are wrong.
    +1

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    Re: Peterson ?

    peterson didnt have a good preseason last year either. im not really worried, he is not making the cuts he usually would in the regular season because that can easily get him injuried. On dive and other up the middle plays hes running straight to lets people wrap him up to avoid injuries. Just using that speed to get them 3 yards that he earned almost every down. parker got shutdown also but I dont think he will look that bad in the regular season, even though it is the vikings defense hes going up against.

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