If you can remember Vikings details back to 2007, you probably recall a time when then coach Brad Childress would mix in the team's dynamic rookie running back into the kick return game. You probably also remember in week five when that dynamic rookie back (Adrian Peterson), returned a Robbie Gould Kickoff 53-yards with just over a minute to play setting up a 55-yard field goal for Ryan Longwell to win the game. Well so does Adrian Peterson, and he want more!
Fresh off of his career high water mark of 34 rushing attempts, Adrian Peterson isn't sore. He's not tired or looking for an excuse to rest, he's looking for more opportunities to carry the ball.
"[I'm] not sore at all," Peterson told reporters on Wednesday afternoon. "My body, my knee, my shoulders, everything feels good."
Earlier in the afternoon, special teams coordinator Mike Priefer joked at the podium saying that Peterson often rags on him trying to get in on the special teams action.
"AP always asks to be on special teams," Priefer said. "He always asks. He's a football player. Gunner, field goal block, returner. The guy is awesome. I always say yes and then I ask the head coach and he says no. I know what the answer is going to be, I don't even have to ask [anymore]."
Taking the podium after Priefer, Peterson confirmed the story saying, "For the past two years I have been trying to get in on field goal block come in off the edge...Kickoff return, I wouldn't mind getting back there. I'm in it to win...I believe in having your best players on the field, especially in critical times. You never know what can happen. That’s what I would do."