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    Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

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    Don Banks > INSIDE THE NFL
    Posted: Thursday September 17, 2009 3:35PM; Updated: Thursday September 17, 2009 4:06PM

    It's a rather exclusive club within the NFL, but by now, there must be a certain exquisite agony shared by the six teams that passed on Adrian Peterson in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

    They all had their reasons, but you have to wonder these days if they remember exactly what they were as they watch Peterson's weekly geyser of highlights and consider the ever-increasing possibility that they, in effect, selected Sam Bowie and bypassed the chance to draft Michael Jordan.

    The Cleveland Browns, who selected third that year, are just the latest of the six to pay firsthand for their sin of omission. Facing the Browns for the first time last Sunday, on the opening weekend of the NFL's regular season, Peterson gouged them for 180 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Minnesota's 34-20 road win. It marked his fifth 100-yard rushing performance in the eight games he has played against the teams that snubbed him.
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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    Yah Peterson and Anderson would have been just find there

    And Browns fans would be thrilled

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    Joe Thomas is a beast. Right now Peterson would be the obviouse choice, but running backs usually only have a few years before they start to fade, Joe Thomas could be a complete stud for the next decade. It's still too early to rip the Browns.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    Yah and Lions got Megatron.. Easily a top 5 WR

    I don't think too many teams screwed the pooch

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Joe Thomas is a beast. Right now Peterson would be the obviouse choice, but running backs usually only have a few years before they start to fade, Joe Thomas could be a complete stud for the next decade. It's still too early to rip the Browns.
    I agree.

    Who knows, maybe Cleveland will have Chester Taylor or some other back next season, and they will need Joe Thomas to block for him.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    Interesting read.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    All I can say is he's a Viking now baby ;D
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    Nice read Z, and reminds me of how happy I was that draft, when AD slipped down to us. I still can't believe he didn't go top 3.
    The media made so much out of that sell inflicted coller bone break, it scared people I think.
    But not me, thats one of the easiest healing bones and heals stronger than the original in place.....AD is a Beast!


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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    They are probably having the same thoughts that teams had at this point in Randy Moss's career after passing on him.

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    Re: Regrets? Six teams wonder what might have been with Peterson

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    They are probably having the same thoughts that teams had at this point in Randy Moss's career after passing on him.
    +1

    That was a true fall there

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