So...like I said...
Adrian Peterson: 4.8
LeSean McCoy: 4.7
Chris Johnson: 4.7
Chris Johnson shouldn't even be in this conversation. He's a disgrace to runningbacks. He's terrible. As for LeSean McCoy, when does he ever face 8 men in the box? Rarely/or never! Peterson is by far the best back in the league. Stephen A. Smith is a Philly homer and Skip Bayless hates Adrian Peterson. He calls him Adrian "Pedestrian" if that's not hate, I don't know what is.
Where are you getting your stats from? Marrdro's spread sheets?
Sorry, I did have McCoy & Johnson's numbers flipped, but both still had higher averages than AD's average over his past 3 years.
Again, here are the stats that say you're wrong;
LeSean McCoy: 5.0
LeSean McCoy, RB for the Philadelphia Eagles at NFL.com
Chris Johnson: 4.7
Chris Johnson, RB for the Tennessee Titans at NFL.com
Adrian Peterson (Last 3 years): 4.8, 4.6 & 4.4 respectively. Avg. of those 3 years: 4.6
Adrian Peterson, RB for the Minnesota Vikings at NFL.com
Ha, Singer only looks at Peterson's past three years? Once again, Singer's Peterson-hate parade continues.
You cant take an average for each year, total them, and divide by 3. That is not a Yards Per Carry Average. That is a season average
Total Rushing Yards divided by total number of rushing attempts gives you a Yards Per Carry Average.
Here you go
McCoy 2009 135 754
2010 207 1080
2011 155 637
3 Yr Total 497 2471 4.971830986 Average
Johnson 2009 107 302
2010 316 1364
2011 358 2006
3 Yr Total 781 3672 4.701664533 Average
Peterson 2009 167 798
2010 283 1298
2011 314 1383
3 Yr Total 764 3479 4.553664921 Average
Based on Yards Per Carry only, McCoy would be the better statistical back. That is why stats only tell part of the story.
Which running backs see eight-man fronts - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Peterson faces most eight man fronts in league | ProFootballTalkQuote:
Peterson has 59 such rushes for 217 yards and four touchdowns, with 134 of those 217 yards -- nearly 62 percent -- coming after contact
Peterson averages 5.37 yards-per-carry when the opposition doesn’t stack the box against him