Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 52

Thread: AP 2000 Yards

  1. #31
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    50,033
    vCash
    1500
    I was checking my fantasy football match-up and saw that the guy I am facing has Peterson. I am in trouble.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Kenosha, Wi
    Posts
    873
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by wrizzo View Post
    now i want him in minny even more!!! jennings in 13'!!!
    To old, (for Speilman) and too expensive. If we could get him on a 2 or 3 year contract for relatively cheep then I would sign him.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    18,295
    vCash
    1500
    Jim Brown calls Adrian Peterson’s comeback a “miracle”
    Posted by Darin Gantt
    December 19, 2012, 2:34 PM EST


    Few can identify with the greatness of a running back the way Jim Brown can.

    And Brown said Wednesday that what Adrian Peterson’s doing now is nothing short of a “miracle.”

    The Hall of Fame running back, in an interview with Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, said he’s still as impressed with Peterson’s character, and his ability to come back from last year’s knee injury, as any feat on the field.

    “I think — of course, like everybody else that has eyes — he is doing a tremendous job and he’s showing so many things about greatness,” Brown said. “One of them is that a man like Adrian, he has overcome a very devastating injury, and to come all the way back from that to do what he’s doing now just shows so much character because it takes hard work and dedication behind the scenes to come from point-zero to where he is at this particular time.

    “We should have nothing but admiration for it. And only a person of great character could do it, so I’m glad that I saw his greatness early. (Laughs) This isn’t the first time I have expressed my respect for him. It’s a miracle to really accomplish what he’s accomplishing now.”

    Not only is Peterson back from last year’s torn ACL and MCL, but he’s on the verge of breaking the league’s single-season rushing record.

    Peterson has 1,812 yards, leaving him 294 yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s old record of 2,105 set in 1984.

    For Brown, that achievement stands on its own merits, as he wasn’t comfortable comparing.

    “I don’t deal with who’s the greatest,” Brown said. “That’s very limited, I’m sorry to say, and I think this is an example of it. Why would anyone want to say that what Adrian has done this year isn’t what someone else did years before? It’s what you do when you do it, and it should not be compared. We don’t have to compare it. It’s unnecessary. And it’s taking something away from someone to give someone else something. You don’t have to do that. Because what Adrian is doing now doesn’t hurt anyone else who’s ever run the football.

    “I’m not going to look at Walter Payton and take anything away from Walter. I’m not going to look at John Riggins and take anything away from him. I’m only going to look at the positive things of each individual.

    “What I’ve said about Adrian is about as much as you have to say. I’m not here to evaluate running backs against each other. I can tell you every kind of move Adrian has. I can tell you about his size and about his speed, his quickness, his balance and maybe most of all his determination. I can tell you about those things, and those things are outstanding in every way. He has the size, he has the speed, he has the quickness, he has the balance, the intelligence. He has the determination, the will, and so he has a combination of those skills that are fantastic to watch.”

    Brown has been, at times, hesitant with his praise. So the clear respect he had for Peterson’s feat represents another accomplishment for the Vikings running back.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ack-a-miracle/

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    18,295
    vCash
    1500
    Adrian Peterson's chase at history has roots in a decision made by an old coach
    Thu, Dec 27, 2012 5:06 PM EST

    HOUSTON – Perhaps the best story of the NFL season is Adrian Peterson's chase of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing mark. The story behind that story is Peterson's amazing ability to return from a devastating ACL tear only a year ago.

    And there is actually a story behind that story.

    Peterson is, like Bo Jackson before him, an incredible and rare blend of power and speed. It almost is an unnatural combination, as someone that large shouldn't be so fast, and someone so fast shouldn't be that large. Peterson was running 4.4 40s at 215 pounds coming out of high school. He's a big target not only for intrepid linebackers, but also for the devious duo of torque and gravity.

    Ultimately Jackson's uncanny strength and speed turned out to be his downfall, as he was cut down too soon by a hip that couldn't propel him and harness him at the same time. Peterson's ACL tear proves that crippling injuries can happen at any time, and especially to someone applying that much force to every stride.

    Fortunately for the Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson, who needs 208 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to break Dickerson's record of 2,105 yards, there was someone who realized this long ago.

    That person is Jeff Harrell, Peterson's high school coach. A lot of those who have followed Peterson's career already know about Harrell, but put yourself in his shoes for a moment. You coach at Palestine High, two hours outside Houston, and you have a good program but not a powerhouse. Then Adrian Peterson comes along. What could that mean for you?

    "Adrian could have played any position," Harrell said last week by phone. "He could have played linebacker."

    Imagine the temptation. This young man is unstoppable at the NFL level. He was unstoppable at Oklahoma. So imagine him in high school. Peterson could have blitzed, returned kicks, anything. A lot of high school stars play both ways, but not a lot of high-schoolers can run a 10.33 100 meters, as Peterson could.

    He was a would-be weapon wherever he was put on the field and, as we've learned, he had the attitude to make himself useful.


    "He wanted to play," Harrell says. "He wanted to play anything. He wanted to practice. If you held him out, he wanted to be in there. He would play offensive guard if you let him. He didn't care. He wanted to play."

    So what did Harrell do? He said no. Often.

    "I couldn't live with myself if he got hurt and there was no reason for him to be in the game," Harrell explains.

    Palestine did very well with the kid they called "A.D." The school won nine games both of his varsity seasons. It probably could have won more.

    "I tried to do what I thought was the right thing and what was best for him," Harrell says. "He didn't understand all the time but he does now."

    Make no mistake, Harrell ran Peterson hard. He even told him to line up eight yards behind the line of scrimmage because he got so much momentum so quickly. His offensive coordinator, Tommy Allison, remembers giving the ball to Peterson again and again on one drive before trying a couple of pass plays in the red zone. It got to third-and-goal from the 15 and Harrell walked over to his assistant and said, "Tommy, give the big cat the ball."

    He did, and Peterson ran it in.

    There were games, as you can imagine, when nobody could tackle him. That included his last one as a high-schooler when he ran for 350 yards and six touchdowns … in the first half. Nobody wanted that game to end, so Harrell's decision to sit A.D. for the second half didn't go over too well. Peterson could have hit 3,000 yards for the season with one more long run. Harrell stuck with his gut.

    Who knows? Maybe Peterson could have played two ways and ran for 600 yards a game and lasted just as long in college and the pros. But the story of Bo Jackson and Marcus Dupree and even Marcus Lattimore says the old coach did a good deed. He doesn't want any credit for it – he's just happy to be part of this story – but Harrell's decisions are part of this story. A good part of this story.

    "The things that he's accomplishing now," Harrell says of Peterson, "could not happen to a better person."

    Last weekend, Peterson rented out two suites in Houston's Reliant Stadium for friends and family. Harrell wasn't there. He goes to only one game a year, which happened to be the week before when Peterson broke through the Rams' defense and sprinted more than 80 yards to the end zone. In Waco, where Allison coaches now, the former offensive coordinator saw the run and marveled to his sons, "Just like high school!"

    Those Peterson's runs are something Harrell and Allison are used to seeing.

    Thanks to A.D., and the restraint shown by his former coaches, they're something we're all now used to seeing, too.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--ad...220646353.html

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,574
    vCash
    1500
    9 yards short or not this guy goy us to the playoffs, one of the best RBs of all time and should be MVP.

    Vikings Roster thread
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...d.php?t=718220

    WE TRUST V4LB!!! HE IS THE GREATEST GUY IN OUR FOURM.
    WITHOUT HIM OUR FOURM WOULDNT BE EXCITING.
    HE GETS ALL THE WOMEN!!!!
    HE IS NEVER WRONG!!!
    WE TRIED TO VOTE FOR HIM FOR PRESIDENT BUT HE IS SO GREAT THAT HE WOULDNT RUN FOR OFFICE

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    3,089
    vCash
    1500
    Congrats... good push for the record.
    Suck it

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    3,089
    vCash
    1500
    And u want to know whats awesome???

    AD is perfectly happy with the results... no record but a W against GB and making the playoffs.
    Suck it

  8. #38
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    50,033
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by 100%CHEESE FREE View Post
    9 yards short or not this guy got us to the playoffs, one of the best RBs of all time and should be MVP.
    I agree!

    Getting the 2nd most all-time is still a GREAT accomplishment!

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    5,574
    vCash
    1500
    remember this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=078gtNawin4

    "He knee how do you feel?"
    I FEEL GREAT!
    Last edited by 100%CHEESE FREE; 12-30-2012 at 09:44 PM.

    Vikings Roster thread
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...d.php?t=718220

    WE TRUST V4LB!!! HE IS THE GREATEST GUY IN OUR FOURM.
    WITHOUT HIM OUR FOURM WOULDNT BE EXCITING.
    HE GETS ALL THE WOMEN!!!!
    HE IS NEVER WRONG!!!
    WE TRIED TO VOTE FOR HIM FOR PRESIDENT BUT HE IS SO GREAT THAT HE WOULDNT RUN FOR OFFICE

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Marble, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    2,111
    vCash
    1500
    I have a gut feeling that AP isn't going to get worse and our Line is going to get better. This is just his warmup season

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    Posts
    3,089
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by 100%CHEESE FREE View Post
    remember this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=078gtNawin4

    "He knee how do you feel?"
    I FEEL GREAT!
    This is awesome!
    Suck it

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, Ny
    Posts
    1,559
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by 100%CHEESE FREE View Post
    remember this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=078gtNawin4

    "He knee how do you feel?"
    I FEEL GREAT!
    hahahahaha fantastic!

    i traded gronk straight up for him in week 8 hahahahaha



    WISH LIST:

    Win a SB before I die.


    The enemies gate is down

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Steubenville/Alliance, Ohio
    Posts
    6,752
    vCash
    1500
    MVPeterson


    I cant wait to stand on the podium with Zygi and Mark and Jonathan, and were standing on the podium, and we look up and the confetti is falling down on top of us, and were all hand in hand, and Commissioner Goodell comes over and hands the Super Bowl trophy to Mr. Wilf and tells him hes world champion, that is my goal and that is my drive.
    - Mike Zimmer

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, Ny
    Posts
    1,559
    vCash
    1500
    theres nothing that can be done about it now, but tobi going in at the end of the houston and rams games cost AP the record. i know he was feeling that abdominal starin towards the end of the houston game, bc you could see him grab his side after he ran ob. it is what it is.



    WISH LIST:

    Win a SB before I die.


    The enemies gate is down

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Marble, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    2,111
    vCash
    1500
    I remember last week getting pissed that we put Toby in at the end of the Texians game and he got over 9 yards...Man was I right

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •