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If We Don’t Talk About It, It Still Doesn’t Go Away


I considered just ignoring the topic of Adrian Peterson’s fumbles this week because I didn’t want to talk about such a sad topic during such a happy time.

Here’s my take: 

–          First, the coaches need to pull the leash off of Adrian and tell him to forget everything they told him about being patient.  This offensive line is not performing well enough on run plays for Adrian to stand behind them waiting for a hole that will never come and then get pummeled for -4 yards.  Let him run wild like he did his rookie year, and like Chris Johnson is doing this year.

–          Someone needs to keep Adrian aware of the game situation.  Peterson wants to run his hardest on every play.  The coaches want him to just go down.  There should be a happy medium here instead of a clear cut answer.  When the game is on the line, then Adrian’s fighting attitude is beneficial.  When the game is in hand against a lesser team, then Adrian needs to take what they give him and not risk the fumble.

–          Adrian simply needs to hold onto the ball better.  For a guy who has such a strong handshake (gag) he needs to focus on keeping it high and tight.

That’s what I think on the situation.  What do you folks think about it?

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3 Responses to “If We Don’t Talk About It, It Still Doesn’t Go Away”

  1. c.carterhof says:

    I agree Adam, let AD be AD.

    Did you see those #’s on fumbles wtf put up in an earlier post. It happens to some of the greats. He’s a hard workin kid, I’m sure it wont become an ongoing problem.

    I too have become sick of the stong handshake slogan, Adam.

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    Cc, Freds will be happy to hear you are sick of the handshake thing. So am I. Seems like the fumble thing is overrated, compared to wtf’s facts. But CC I will wait for you to check on that.

  3. wtfvikesfan says:

    Interesting stats…….

    PervyHarvin says:
    December 1, 2009 1:41 PM
    Eric Dickerson- First four seasons: 13,14,10,12

    Walter Payton- seasons of 9,10,11

    JimBrown-seasons of 9 twice and 7 twice

    Franco Harris-10twice,9twice,8twice,11

    Those numbers are fumbles in a season. Don’t panic about AD. Hard ass runners tend to fumble,part of the bad ass style. Hopefully like Walter,he will get it worked out.

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