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There isn’t a ‘LeBron James of football,’ and there never will be

Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson both think they’re the “LeBron James of Football.” Both are wrong, and here’s why. 1. A running back can’t be a LeBron — The last two seasons were the most pass-heavy campaigns in NFL history. The face of almost every team is the quarterback. If being the LeBron of the league means being the face of the league, there’s no way Charles...
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Adrian Peterson forced to clarify comparing himself to LeBron

Adrian Peterson was essentially compelled to clarify a seemingly throwaway quote he made during a sideline interview of a preseason game this week when he was asked about how he touted himself the LeBron James of football over the weekend. The Minnesota Vikings running back, who the team is holding out of all its preseasaon games, was being interviewed on the sideline during Saturday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three under-the-radar Vikings set for career years

The Minnesota Vikings season is now less than three weeks away from kicking off, and the wait for the fans sure can’t get here soon enough when you consider the hype surrounding this team. Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson are set for big years, as AP makes his long-anticipated return to the NFL. As we near kickoff, here are three Vikings players who are set for huge years...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make an Impact in 2015 #2 Adrian Peterson

#2 | Adrian Peterson Well we are finally down to the last two players … and by no surprise Adrian Peterson finds himself close to the top. While it was tough to watch the Vikings last year without #28 on the field it also gave a little hope for the 2015 seeing how well the Vikings did without him (not to mention how well Bridgewater did without the best back in the league on...
Via DraftSeason
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 early bold predictions for Adrian Peterson in 2015

Adrian Peterson is sitting out the entire preseason, meaning by the time he takes the field for the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers, it’ll be just about a year since he last played an NFL down. The Vikings offense struggled without Peterson last year, making his return critical. He’ll be counted on to help out the growth and maturity of Teddy...
Via cover32
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: I'm already a Hall of Famer

Adrian Peterson has a rather lofty opinion of his NFL accomplishments. As the NFL welcomed eight new men into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, Peterson reflected on his own career while speaking with reporters. Let’s just say he wasn’t shy. “I’m going to be blunt and honest with you. I feel like if I didn’t play another snap in my life, I got the opportunity to go in...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings LB annoyed over how team used him to promote Adrian Peterson

  The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson surprisingly mended fences after months and months of acrimony when the running back returned to the fold by attending a team OTA session in June. Now that everything seems hunky dory between the team and Peterson after the protracted fallout related to the running back’s child abuse scandal, the Vikings are doing all they can to showcase...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson off probation early despite missing requirements

    Adrian Peterson was sentenced to two years probation last year after he admitted to disciplining his son with a switch and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless assault. Last week, a judge signed a motion to terminate Peterson’s sentence 15 months early. Peterson’s lawyers submitted the request to terminate the probation on July 29, and Judge Kelly Case signed it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson, son featured in Vikings' 'Family Day' tweet

The Minnesota Vikings celebrated “Family Day” at training camp Saturday, and for some reason, Adrian Peterson was prominently featured. Peterson, you might recall, missed just about the entire 2015 season after he was indicted on on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child last September. The Vikings running back was accused of hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson aiming to rush for 2,500 yards

Adrian Peterson is raring to destroy NFL record books on a yearly basis. The Minnesota Vikings running back came within eight yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record with 2,097 yards in 2012, but his personal goal is much, much more lofty. According to the team’s official Twitter account, Peterson aims to rush for 2,500 yards every year. "I always...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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