jake_twothousandfive wrote:This violent running style is a lot of what makes him so good. He'll take on anyone, anytime, any day (and All Day)...as a coach, what are you going to do? Tell him not to try so hard? Nah, he's the best player on your team and a for a team where the window of opportunity is right now...you need him to do everything that he can.
He has always played like this. And he's not going to stop now.
This kid is fricken electric, and I'm sure would have a solid career without striking fear in opposing Ds knowing he will pull a Mac Truck over their a$$. But if you take that aggressiveness and will to get those extra 2-3 yards out of AP hes going to turn more human and be the everyday shifty, quick back. AP has a reputation now and I don't for see that changing anytime soon, nor would I want it to. He is a beast and I'm sorry to say but I would much rather stud performances from him (fantasy wise or real life, just like this guy all around) each week with an occasional injury, than averageness each week while playing every single snap.
Point blank I think that it could potentially hurt his long term, but what you will get out of him up until that point with be damn near record book material. Can't say enough about the respect I have for the Petersons and MBIIIs and players with that mentality of 'I could step out of bounds here or I could get those extra 2-3 yards, f*ck it thats what this team gave me pads and a helmet for. DL, DB or LB you have met your match.' I hate these prancy pricks who get paid millions upon millions and catch a pass or break a run and get within 5 yards of a defender and run out of bounds, instead of lowering their pads and taking that guy out. AP is a special talent and I really think that his running style is what has and what will make his legacy for years to come.
AP for Pres! lol jk!