Adrian Peterson's decisive 80-yard to...

Adrian Peterson's decisive 80-yard touchdown run for Vikings is one...

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 26, 2010, titled Adrian Peterson's decisive 80-yard touchdown run for Vikings is one.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The play was "65 U-back," and though the Vikings had yet to call it against the Detroit Lions' stout defensive front four by the middle of the third quarter, Adrian Peterson and guard Steve Hutchinson were confident the backside run was available to exploit.

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Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Sep 26, 2010
Peterson:

70 carries in 3 games, no fumbles.

Nice job.
Won Ton Soup

Chetek, WI

#2 Sep 26, 2010
Good for him. Hard work is paying off for him.
Hugh Jorgan

Santa Rosa, CA

#3 Sep 26, 2010
AD would have had 200 yards if not for Berrian, who's holding call negated a 30+ yarder... Berrian needs a tune-up, code red or whatever just get the guy's head on straight or get him out of town. Chili can not HONESTLY say having Berrian, Lewis or Baskett on the field is actually better than having Webb out there. Put Webb on the field like Rex Ryan does for Brad Edwards for pete's sake. Does having Webb carry a clipboard inactive have any upside?
Lito

Victorville, CA

#4 Sep 26, 2010
Well done AP. If only the receiving corp can practice 20 times more.
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Sep 26, 2010
Hugh Jorgan wrote:
AD would have had 200 yards if not for Berrian, who's holding call negated a 30+ yarder... Berrian needs a tune-up, code red or whatever just get the guy's head on straight or get him out of town. Chili can not HONESTLY say having Berrian, Lewis or Baskett on the field is actually better than having Webb out there. Put Webb on the field like Rex Ryan does for Brad Edwards for pete's sake. Does having Webb carry a clipboard inactive have any upside?
I'd like to see Webb too, but even Kevin Seifert over at ESPN addressed that question from all the fans wondering why they don't make that move.

He stressed that it's not that easy a move to just stick Webb in a position he hasn't had any real experience with for a few years and expect him to succeed.

Look how lost Harvin looked trying to cover Rice's wideout spot in the first two games, all the times he and Favre weren't on the same page with routes and timing. Look at how Camarillo is still trying to learn the playbook so he can get more time on the field. And don't even get me started on Berrian... If those experienced receivers are struggling, Webb would be lost.

I think Webb would probably beat everyone on the team in yards AFTER the catch... The problem would be getting him up to speed on the plays, the nuances, and the timing with Favre just so he can first MAKE the catch to be in a position to help.

Here's an idea -- stick him on punt returns if they trust his hands at all. They've really struggled there so far, between Berrian's two drops and both Berrian and Camarillo not getting any significant return yardage. Remember what Childress said about moveing away from Peterson against the Saints? He blamed it on the offense getting further and further back toward their own end zone to start drives, a field position disadvantage that traces directly to those non-existent punt return yards...

Lito

Victorville, CA

#6 Sep 26, 2010
McKinney, Hutchinson, Cook, DeGeare (Herrera), and Loadholt would be good. Get another offensive lineman because it is a long season. Also get a return specialist. Bret and the receiving corp need to catch-up. Berrian does not seem to be the deep threat that he was suppose to be. Oh well, somebody has to take charge and lead the receiving corp. At this time they are not an offensive threat.
The_Webbster

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 26, 2010
Agreed. We need to see what Joe Webb can do on the field in a regular season game. He was drafted as a WR, so let's use him in that role and jettison either Berrian or Baskett. No point in having Webb marinate on the sidelines. Chilly, what the hell is your strategy?! Explain yourself. Enquiring minds are dying to know.
Jonboy

Elk River, MN

#8 Sep 26, 2010
Non existant punt returns, what were you watching. Camarillo had 2 really nice returns, that some stupid block in the back penalties nullified. Both Brinkley and Asher should be flogged for those stupid blocks.
Vikings Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Sep 27, 2010
Hugh Jorgan wrote:
AD would have had 200 yards if not for Berrian, who's holding call negated a 30+ yarder... Berrian needs a tune-up, code red or whatever just get the guy's head on straight or get him out of town. Chili can not HONESTLY say having Berrian, Lewis or Baskett on the field is actually better than having Webb out there. Put Webb on the field like Rex Ryan does for Brad Edwards for pete's sake. Does having Webb carry a clipboard inactive have any upside?
I think Joe webb has too much talent running the ball to be just standing on the sideline. We should be using him as a receiver or at least a wild cat QB where he's in there to run but can also have the option of throwing it too. That will give farve some rest time, help peterson out (cause gerhart so far has done nothing), and add another offensive weapon which we could use right now. Also we should use webb as a kick returner instead of harvin because harvin is way to valuable to the receiver corps to be risking injuries on special teams. Especially with his bad hip. Harvin is the ONLY receiver doing anything right now. We can't afford to lose him! Stupid chilly.
Vikings Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Sep 27, 2010
Lito wrote:
McKinney, Hutchinson, Cook, DeGeare (Herrera), and Loadholt would be good. Get another offensive lineman because it is a long season. Also get a return specialist. Bret and the receiving corp need to catch-up. Berrian does not seem to be the deep threat that he was suppose to be. Oh well, somebody has to take charge and lead the receiving corp. At this time they are not an offensive threat.
I agree with your offensive line lineup. I think cook will eventually be better than sullivan because he's a bigger body so big DT's can't just overpower him as easy. He did play center in college so I'm sure he remembers how. Sullivan is undersize and is evident sometimes when you see DT's just over powers him. Plus he's seems to be too injury prone this season. Herrera is just undersized and not skilled enough. I believe he's a big reason why our running game stalls sometimes because the combination of him and sullivan in the middle there just doesn't get enough push on the d-line. DeGeare should be an upgrade over him just because of the size. Also we need to get rid of McKinney. He's over-rated and can't block anyone thats not a mediocre defensive end. I bet farve's already having sleepless nights just thinking about playing the Bears because Julius peppers is going to be lined up against McKinney the whole time where McKinney is going to get eaten alive and chilly's too stupid to have anyone help McKinney.
Hugh Jorgan

Santa Rosa, CA

#11 Sep 27, 2010
I'm not saying to make Webb a full-time WR. I'm saying to get him on the field for a handful of plays. Rex Ryan has been doing it for Brad Edwards a college QB and it has been very successful/

Webb has knowledge of the Offense and would only be in for a few plays during the game, redzone especially. A fade or jump ball to a 6'5" receiver with 45" inch vertical is truly unstoppable (think Randy Moss rookie year).

He doesn't have to run timing routes, just stretch the defense with 9 routes (very simple) or quick screen,slants.. that's it. Saying it's too hard to get him on the field is a cop-out. Hmmm Berrian, Lewis and Baskett or Webb? I'll take Webb at WR with limited knowledge and trust Favre would too!!

Since: May 10

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Sep 27, 2010
How many idiots wanted to cut or trade Peterson after the NFC Championship game? This kid will just keep getting better as the year goes on.
David d

Cottage Grove, WI

#13 Sep 28, 2010
Peterson is obviously the best back in the league. He runs very much like Jim Brown did. PUNISHING! Violent!! He added 15 pounds of muscle during the off season. AD makes it possible for the vikings to make it to the play offs and beyond.

“clemens for president '20”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#14 Sep 29, 2010
CT Viking Fan wrote:
How many idiots wanted to cut or trade Peterson after the NFC Championship game? This kid will just keep getting better as the year goes on.
Yeah, how about it, these threads were full of those comments, trade the best RB in the league for someone less skilled, makes a lot of sense.

Since: May 10

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 30, 2010
erie-vike fan wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, how about it, these threads were full of those comments, trade the best RB in the league for someone less skilled, makes a lot of sense.
Hi erie. I guess the emotions were running high. "Idiots" was probably too strong a word for it. Sometimes I just get tired of hearing the nonsense.
A lot of us that have been around the game for a while know that some of the best RB's had, and overcame, fumbling problems. I had every confidence that he would solve this issue. The kid has great work ethic.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#16 Sep 30, 2010
I like the Joe Webb expert analysis, because some other coach uses a QB prospect, we should too.

We've got 50 armchair QB's who think they know the team better than the coaches, and would swap out players without ever seeing them practice.

IF JOE WEBB is going to be a QB, they will let him develop as a QB. Is it worth it to let your future franchise QB take a shot at permanent injury doing something some fans think he should, just becuase he MIGHT be a good WR?
I never saw Cunningham play WR, Vick, Bobby Douglas, or any other QB, if they have determined him to be the QB to develop, he will develop as a QB, not a part time receiver.
Rich Gannon was the fastest player on the team when he was with Minnesota, why didn't they make him a WR/RB?
Because he was a QB

“clemens for president '20”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#17 Sep 30, 2010
I know this isn't gonna be of much solace to most VIke fans but if you break down BF's stats through 3 games as compared to last season you have almost identical att/comp and yds., what is inverted of course is the TDs and INT's. But given the current problems within' our rec. corp and the fact that he is pushing the envelope a bit too much the difference can be explained. Run game is better so far and the D is much better, 5th overall, 8th against the pass. Still a lot of season left and after watchin' GB and Chicago this week I certainly felt more comfortable in regards to our chances of winning the division. Call me an optomist if you want.

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