Adrian Peterson - The Next Bo Jackson?

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  1. Adrian Peterson - The Next Bo Jackson?


    Personally I think he is the best athlete in the running back position since Bo. But sometimes I feel like he is doomed to suffer the same fate - catastrophic injury cutting his hall of fame potential short.

    Just too big, too fast and too explosive - something has to give.


  2. I hear you. He's a monster. You also have to look at the fact that all of Minnesota's opposing defenses should be doing nothing but looking for the run, because of their ****ty pass offense.

    He is definately a bad dude. That would be awesome if he broke Dickerson's rookie and season record.
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  3. He very well could be but as Bill Parcells likes to say, lets hold off on putting him in Canton just yet.

    :bruce3:

  4. The guy has freakish physical ability. I haven't seen a RB with that many physical tools since Bo Jackson or even Christian Okoye. I've been actively watching football since 1987 so don't crucify me if I left someone out.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    The guy has freakish physical ability. I haven't seen a RB with that many physical tools since Bo Jackson or even Christian Okoye. I've been actively watching football since 1987 so don't crucify me if I left someone out.
    A guy that can set the NFL rushing record on a team without a QB or a deep threat? Thats insane.
    Teams can stack 8 men in the box against him all day and not get burned by a passing attack. They still cant stop him. Urlacher and Merriman both said it wasn't that they werent in the correct defensive scheme to stop him, they just could not physically stop him.

    We havent been this excited in Minnesota since Randy Moss left. Now all we need is a QB and on decent WR to go with Wade and Sidney Rice.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by CNorris View Post
    A guy that can set the NFL rushing record on a team without a QB or a deep threat? Thats insane.
    Teams can stack 8 men in the box against him all day and not get burned by a passing attack. They still cant stop him. Urlacher and Merriman both said it wasn't that they werent in the correct defensive scheme to stop him, they just could not physically stop him.
    Good post, he is amazing.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by CNorris View Post
    A guy that can set the NFL rushing record on a team without a QB or a deep threat? Thats insane.
    Teams can stack 8 men in the box against him all day and not get burned by a passing attack. They still cant stop him. Urlacher and Merriman both said it wasn't that they werent in the correct defensive scheme to stop him, they just could not physically stop him.

    We havent been this excited in Minnesota since Randy Moss left. Now all we need is a QB and on decent WR to go with Wade and Sidney Rice.
    Great points ! The guy has no supporting cast on offense. Give him a QB to take safeties out of the box and he'll be putting up 100 yards on a bad day.

  8. Packers did some damage.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Packers did some damage.
    Adrian Peterson is a great runner but he has to have help. The Packers defense was smokin today. With his performance so far this season, no teams will be sleeping on him.

  10. Problem being that Peterson has been known to be injury prone... is this just the beginning?
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by FrankJ View Post
    Personally I think he is the best athlete in the running back position since Bo. But sometimes I feel like he is doomed to suffer the same fate - catastrophic injury cutting his hall of fame potential short.

    Just too big, too fast and too explosive - something has to give.
    IF he is going ot get hurt i think it will be due to his physical nature of playing the game the way he does. I have yet to see him duck outtta bounds.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Problem being that Peterson has been known to be injury prone... is this just the beginning?
    A guy puts his helmet on your knee at the moment you are making a cut back. OF COURSE you are going to get hurt.
    This isnt the beginning of anything except bad luck and a cheap hit.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Problem being that Peterson has been known to be injury prone... is this just the beginning?
    It's easy to speculate now but RB is a tough position to play so there will be injuries regardless of how good you are. I think Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin are the only 2 great RB's that lasted 10 years with little or no damage. Just too much physical punishment and it catches up sooner or later. I saw a special on Earl Campbell and how ****ed up he is now due to the punishment he took with the Houston Oilers and it was quite the eye opener.

  14. I have to agree with Iron Warrior. I don't believe Peterson is anymore injury prone than any other RB in the league, with the exception that he plays for the Vikings and they have zero passing game. If Peterson was playing with a well rounded team, for instance, the Dallas Cowboys (), then he would not be as vulnerable.

    Edit: Oh and IW, sorry about your 9er's last night. I was really pulling for them. RIP Richard Nolan

  15. he wont be the next Bo Jackson. Hes a rookie and when he learns to know when and when not to run out of bounds. and if the Vikings can learn to pass the ball even a little bit. he will be as dominating as ever.

  16. I hate to see that injury (even though it's supposed to be only one game he's out). I hope he continues to put up awesome number this season. I love to see records broken.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by BDAWG View Post

    Edit: Oh and IW, sorry about your 9er's last night. I was really pulling for them. RIP Richard Nolan
    Well, I think this is the first time a Cowboys fan has rooted for the 49ers Richard Nolan was an assisstant with the Cowboys before taking over for the 49ers in the 70's, may God bless his soul.

    That was a rough one. The 49ers showed no heart on offense and even looked scared at times. Play calling has been too conservative and it's getting on my nerves ! I think my blood pressure spiked up another 10 points after the game.

  18. lol ya. i hate the 9ers but i was rootin for them too. probably just cuz i like Frank Gore and Vernon Davis and i dont like anyone on the Seahawks

  19. Quote Originally Posted by CNorris View Post
    A guy puts his helmet on your knee at the moment you are making a cut back. OF COURSE you are going to get hurt.
    This isnt the beginning of anything except bad luck and a cheap hit.
    Yes a cheap hit. Quite the genius eh?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    It's easy to speculate now but RB is a tough position to play so there will be injuries regardless of how good you are. I think Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin are the only 2 great RB's that lasted 10 years with little or no damage. Just too much physical punishment and it catches up sooner or later. I saw a special on Earl Campbell and how ****ed up he is now due to the punishment he took with the Houston Oilers and it was quite the eye opener.

    No doubt, He missed quite a few college games due to injury though. That is my point.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by CNorris View Post
    A guy puts his helmet on your knee at the moment you are making a cut back. OF COURSE you are going to get hurt.
    This isnt the beginning of anything except bad luck and a cheap hit.
    Thats not a cheap hit. He's a RB not a QB that just stepped up into the pocket and let the ball go. DB's and smaller LB have to go low to tackle a physical freak like Peterson.

    I hope thi injury isn't one that lingers, he could do some damage.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Thats not a cheap hit. He's a RB not a QB that just stepped up into the pocket and let the ball go. DB's and smaller LB have to go low to tackle a physical freak like Peterson.

    I hope thi injury isn't one that lingers, he could do some damage.
    I don't think it will be. It was an LCL so shouldn't put him out for more than a game. Hopefully. For Minnesota's sake anyway.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Thats not a cheap hit. He's a RB not a QB that just stepped up into the pocket and let the ball go. DB's and smaller LB have to go low to tackle a physical freak like Peterson.

    I hope thi injury isn't one that lingers, he could do some damage.
    Exactly the guy tackling him was Al Harris, a CB and a good one, but big size difference.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Yes a cheap hit. Quite the genius eh?
    That wasn't a cheap hit. Things happen fast when you're playing football. He could have also hit a teammate on the knee. There are several occasions where a teammate accidentally drives his helmet on a teammates leg, knee, etc.

    I don't know if you saw the injury that Bryant Young suffered in 1998 but it was a similar play and Ken Norton, Jr. (his teammate) sidelined him for the year on a hit to his lower leg.

  25. wll i have a personal distaste for AP just because he is from oklahoma and i hate all sooners

    but he has skills. but like many said. let see what happens

    i mean hell he broke his collarbone celebrating in the endzone in college ya know
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    It's easy to speculate now but RB is a tough position to play so there will be injuries regardless of how good you are. I think Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin are the only 2 great RB's that lasted 10 years with little or no damage. Just too much physical punishment and it catches up sooner or later. I saw a special on Earl Campbell and how ****ed up he is now due to the punishment he took with the Houston Oilers and it was quite the eye opener.
    ahem Emmit Smith My take on this is that yes he is a freak but does anybody else remember in previous years when every one and their mother was saying Lt, Larry Johnson, Priest Holmes, Edgerrin James, Jamal Lewis etc... and how they were the next incarnation of Jim Brown or Eric Dickerson. I mean all these guys are very good running backs but the longevity just isn't their anymore I mean the average lifespan on a rb these days is 4 years.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by CNorris View Post
    A guy that can set the NFL rushing record on a team without a QB or a deep threat? Thats insane.
    Teams can stack 8 men in the box against him all day and not get burned by a passing attack. They still cant stop him. Urlacher and Merriman both said it wasn't that they werent in the correct defensive scheme to stop him, they just could not physically stop him.

    We havent been this excited in Minnesota since Randy Moss left. Now all we need is a QB and on decent WR to go with Wade and Sidney Rice.
    I see your point about the lack of skill position support. But, there are some cattle on that Minnesota offensive line that are helping these backs run wild up there.

    Not to take anything away from AP though. He's a suprisingly versatile runner and burst onto the scene for sure. I'm VERY satisfied with the quality of running backs in the NFL right now and I keep watch for the youngster in Buffalo as well. ...now if only there were more than 3 or 4 quality QBs in the league to bring more excitement again

    RippedForce, good point about longevity. The guy that stands out in my mind is Marshall Faulk.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by rippedforce63 View Post
    ahem Emmit Smith My take on this is that yes he is a freak but does anybody else remember in previous years when every one and their mother was saying Lt, Larry Johnson, Priest Holmes, Edgerrin James, Jamal Lewis etc... and how they were the next incarnation of Jim Brown or Eric Dickerson. I mean all these guys are very good running backs but the longevity just isn't their anymore I mean the average lifespan on a rb these days is 4 years.
    Cadillac Williams *ahem* talk of most impressive rookie ever then *ahem*.

    RB is a notoriously fickle position. I'll reserve my judgment for another few years.

  29. If he can stay healthy - and that's a big if - I believe he has the potential to be one the best to ever play the position. He is simply an amazing athlete. But it's hard to stay healthy in this sport, and with his history of past injuries... Only time can tell.

    But he is definitely the real deal and I look forward to watching his performances for as long as he's around.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by rippedforce63 View Post
    ahem Emmit Smith My take on this is that yes he is a freak but does anybody else remember in previous years when every one and their mother was saying Lt, Larry Johnson, Priest Holmes, Edgerrin James, Jamal Lewis etc... and how they were the next incarnation of Jim Brown or Eric Dickerson. I mean all these guys are very good running backs but the longevity just isn't their anymore I mean the average lifespan on a rb these days is 4 years.

    I dont know why LT would be put in that group, those are all good rbs , but LT has earned the right to be mention with elite rbs.
  

  
 

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