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Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby treat24 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:00 am

Supposedly he is much improved. He's matured a lot after getting a full year to learn the ropes. His cuts are, I guess, noticeably quicker. My guess is he is more acclimated to the NFL speed now. He's looking very good at picking up blitzes and blocking. He should be a much better player this year than last and play more passing downs... Which shouldn't be hard being he played almost none last year :-° This is of course assuming he can avoid injuries. It is also assuming Childress and Bevell learn how to coach football and learn how to use AD.

I haven't gone to camp yet, this is from the radio reports and friends that have gone.
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby bungle613 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:12 am

That's asking alot out of Childress. :-b
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby LS2throwed » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:18 am

This is to be expected, AD is a high character guy and has a VERY high work ethic...I remember Darren Sharper was talking about him in the weight room Monday after a game doing squats like it was the summer time and working out harder then the vets...He wants to be the best in the game, he isn't the type that sits back and goes off natural ability, thats the scary part.
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby moochman » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:06 pm

Quicker cuts and more acclaimated to NFL speed? :-o
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby nsulham » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:18 pm

I've been fortunate enough to have Priest and LJ in their prime and now I have AD. I don't have children of my own yet but I imagine this is what it feels like somewhat. Whenever the words Adrian Peterson are spoken are typed I just grin.

I don't think 2K is far off at all mooch. Of course he needs to stay on the field first but if all systems are go 2K is certainly in reach with his talent.
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby Kensat30 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:22 pm

Peterson over Tomlinson?

If the cuts get much quicker, can we move Peterson to #0?
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby dobie76 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:07 pm

Just don't jinx him . . . I'm awfully nervous about his durability. (He's my lone keeper this year)
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby m16a » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:29 am

Well of course he'd get better, I mean after how bad he did last season all thats left would be to go up ;-) :-b
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby treat24 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:24 pm

Adrian Peterson-RB- Vikings Aug. 2 - 9:47 pm et


Vikings watchers are calling RB Adrian Peterson a "far more complete player" than he was last season.
He's a much better blocker in passing situations, has improved as a receiver, and has worked on being a more patient runner. Running backs coach Eric Bieniemy notes the giant step forward in Peterson's professionalism and understanding of the offense. Peterson isn't going to give the Vikings any reason to take him off the field, but Chester Taylor figures to maintain a role in the offense.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Related: Chester Taylor
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Re: Vikes Training Camp - AD looking better than last year.

Postby dgan » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:33 pm

My only concern outside of injuries is an LJ-like 9 in the box scenario. The intermediate passing game has got to improve or he is just going to have a tough time against good defenses - and they play their fair share this year. Teams have a lot more film on what that offense looks like when he is in the backfield. Defenses are going to stack the box, and the good ones will have success. That is the only reason I have LT first.
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