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    The Peterson Factor

    The so-called "Peterson Factor" is the way Adrian Peterson can impact a game without even touching the ball. Every NFL fan is very familiar of how he can impact a game by touching the ball, and that's excactly why he can impact a game without touching the ball.

    It might sounds strange, but please let me explain!

    The opposing defense is paying so much attention to what Adrian does, therefore making it easier for his teammates to make plays. Other running backs may have the same kind of impact, but Adrian Peterson arguably has the biggest impact as he's widely known as the best running back in the league.

    In less words: Adrian Peterson distracts the opposing defenses.


    Here's an example of the "Peterson Factor" from NFL.com's "Anatomy of a Play"-series:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80dca5eb

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    Fun to watch the anatomy of a play.
    I find it funny that media hacks figure something out and act as if they had some huge breakthrough.
    Anyone that has followed the game, especially professional coaching staffs, know that if you have a stud on the team the attention focuses on them and they can be used to create diversions.
    That is done at the pee-wee football level.
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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    Almost every team has a player like that (not as good as AP but a focal point). Westbrook brings the same kind of issues, Buckhalter slipped out of the backfield for a td cause the defense was focusing on westbrook.

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.
    Not really the same.

    A huge majority of the fan base were and some still are to this day, all up in arms when Tice mentioned the Randy ratio, like we gave up some deep dark secret that no one knew about.

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    "singersp" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.
    Not really the same.

    A huge majority of the fan base were and some still are to this day, all up in arms when Tice mentioned the Randy ratio, like we gave up some deep dark secret that no one knew about.
    Some of us use it alot to highlight the glib way he addressed the media.

    Announcing the Randy ratio was dumb, but telling everyone who we were gonna take in the draft was even dumber. :
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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    "singersp" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.
    Not really the same.

    A huge majority of the fan base were and some still are to this day, all up in arms when Tice mentioned the Randy ratio, like we gave up some deep dark secret that no one knew about.
    Personally, I wasn't fond of having a retard running the team.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.
    Not really the same.

    A huge majority of the fan base were and some still are to this day, all up in arms when Tice mentioned the Randy ratio, like we gave up some deep dark secret that no one knew about.
    Personally, I wasn't fond of having a retard running the team.

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    The "AP Factor" is why we need Chester Taylor on the field at the same time.
    --He's a great RB, catches the ball well & with plenty of yac, plus he is a good blocker.
    When AP is lined up in the backfield put Chester in the slot or split him wide(Think of the mismatches) or put them both in the backfield.
    My point is when the D has to put so much energy on stopping AP & then you put CT out there with him..It's a friggin nightmare!

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    Re: The Peterson Factor

    "singersp" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    That must be like the Randy Ratio. Now everybody is going to know that we will try to hand the ball off to Peterson. We are doomed.
    Not really the same.

    A huge majority of the fan base were and some still are to this day, all up in arms when Tice mentioned the Randy ratio, like we gave up some deep dark secret that no one knew about.
    No one would have guessed we would throw the ball to the best receiver in the NFL.

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