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Old 09-14-2017, 08:54 PM   #1
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Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

Adrian Peterson Says After Saints Debut He 'Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson commented on his low usage in his team's 29-19 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.

"I didn't sign up for nine snaps, though, but unfortunately that's the way the game played out," Peterson said Thursday, per USA Today's Kevin Spain. "In my mind, personally, I knew it was gonna take some adjusting. You know, me and Mark [Ingram] played in the last preseason game, and [Alvin Kamara] didn't even play that game. So with all three of us being out there, I knew it would take a game or so to kind of get adjusted."


Peterson also acknowledged what appeared to be a heated moment between he and Saints head coach Sean Peyton during the game.

The seven-time Pro Bowler said the exchange was "definitely overdramatized."

Peterson ran for 18 yards on six carries in the loss. According to Pro Football Reference, his carry total tied a career low, and his rushing total tied his third-worst output.

Peterson was a somewhat surprising addition to a Saints team that was welcoming back Ingram, who hit 1,000-plus rushing yards for the first time in his NFL career in 2016. New Orleans also traded up in the third round of the 2017 draft to select Kamara.

And it's not like the running game has been a staple of the Saints offense since Drew Brees took over at quarterback. Even at 37, he led the NFL in passing attempts (673) in 2016.

Perhaps New Orleans saw signing Peterson and picking up Kamara as a way to take some pressure off Brees as he approaches what may be the twilight of his career. Still, finding a way to keep Ingram, Peterson and Kamara happy won't be easy for Payton, and the Vikings game was evidence of that.
Cut this child beatin' thug yesterday! Gawd I hate this loser!
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Re: Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

Sounding like a soon to be released AP. It's obvious to me the Saints are not in position to run the ball enough to keep everyone happy, build around Karmara and be done.
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Re: Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

No you did. But we throw the ball.
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I have friends who personally know Peterson. "Child beating," c'mon man.
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Child beating! Whatever! Give him the dayum ball or trade him so I can get some fantasy points
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Re: Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

We know you hate him, Danno. There's nothing unusual about his reaction to me, though. It would probably be better if he said nothing, but given the fact that he barely touched the ball after I would presume having been promised at least 15 touches a game, it doesn't surprise me that he isn't thrilled about it.

At least he didn't throw a tantrum after a teammate scored a touchdown, instead of himself, like Ingram did last year.
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Re: Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

Notice AP said 'snaps', not carries. Sean's usage of AP was horrendous and I'm with AP on this one. AP is a decent pass blocker and he can catch well enough to go on checkdown routes. Let the man on the field so the defense can worry about being isolated with him one on one. Having a rookie on the field 2-3 times what AP was is insane.
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Re: Adrian Peterson - 'I Didn't Sign Up for 9 Snaps'

That headline made it sound like he was *****in but the rest of what he said sounded like he understood why he only got 9 snaps.

Between Strief goin down, complete failure in the redone and having to play catch up the entire second half, the game didn't work toward Peterson's strengths. His time will come. And I hope he balls out.
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without an OL? kinda of a stupid move to try to pound the rock
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