Peterson's explanation is a snoozer: He overslept

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER and MARK CRAIGStar Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 11:13 PM
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vikeleNov. 29, 1210:45 PM

Why do you write "The Packers are one of only two teams that have four receivers with at least 35 catches and two touchdowns." and then continue to mention there are three teams and name the other two? No time for a proof reading? .......Otherwise, here's another game where our D line goes against an O line that was shredded the week before, I wonder if this time our coaches will expect that our opponent makes some changes and thus we need to have a game plan that anticipates it if we want to put any pressure on the opposing QB THIS TIME?

kennyrogersNov. 29, 1211:25 PM

The rest of the team overslept also and didn't wake up until about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

drock918Nov. 30, 12 5:59 AM

It always seems that opposing coaches modify their systems and it completely derails the Vikings. I can't remember the last time I heard anyone say the about the Vikings coaching staff?! Frazier and his staff are way too predictable and their game plan's are so vanilla and rarely if ever incorporate a new wrinkle or element of surprise.

boomer470Nov. 30, 12 8:05 AM

Can we finally put this non-story to bed?

purplewvNov. 30, 12 9:44 AM

Before I start this blog, and the attacks begin, just understand that I think AD is the best RB in the league. He is one of my favorite players, and has had an unbelievable season, running behind a less than avg. O-Line. "I over slept, and slept through my wake up call" is totally un exceptable! This is the one player that demands respect from every team the Vikes play. He is one of the team's leaders, and must set an example for his teamates. If this happened to Allen, Winfield, Greenway, Williams, or Sullivan, fans would be calling for their heads. There is no reason that he should be given a 2 second eyebrow raise by Frazier, and all be forgotten. I have heard Spielman, and Frazier, say a million times that we are looking for players with a team first attitude, and High character. If this happened to, say Robinson, or Fusco, they would have been fined or held out the first half of the game at least. I am not crazy enough to say that AD should have been suspended, but a team in rebuilding, and fielding so many young guys needs discipline. Look around the league, at the teams that win year after year. Do you think missing the team bus would have been shrugged off by the Giants head coach? how about in SF, Baltimore, GB. How do you think this would have gone over in NE, with Mr. Bill. As a lifelong Viking fan, I have been watching this season from OTAs to the present. It was exciting watching the players fighting for jobs, and becoming a "TEAM". After a great start to the season, the positive attitude, the players were running on. What I have been seeing is players that are no longer hungry, lack of discipline, and a 2011 mentality slowly creeping in. I have been backing the coaching staff, all year, and have been brain washing myself to believe that well we have alot of youth on this team, and they will make mistakes, growing pains, blah, blah, blah, etc..... We are comming up on game 12, plus 4 pre-season games. Still having the same "Mental Break downs", still having to "work on these problems", etc... My "Give them a chance" thoughts are gone. Coach Frazier is a nice guy, but it is true in the NFL that "Nice guys finish last"!!! It is time to seek a TOUGH COACH. I don't know how Dungy did it [having Manning at QB], but see the good teams, led by strong coaches, that do more butt kicking, and yelling, than consoling, and back patting. GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

drock918Nov. 30, 12 9:58 AM

I'm guessing Adrian either had an extremely late night out on-the-town or a girl (or girls) in his room who kept him up all night. IMO, oversleeping is the lamest excuse since "the dog ate my homework." My advice for the $100MM man? He had better be the first one in the locker room at Lambeau on Sunday, ready to play lights out!

doubterDec. 2, 12 4:12 PM

If I were Frazer, I would be personally waking AP up with breakfast in bed. Until the Vikings start using AP correctly, to his and their benefit, he can do whatever he wants. Are you really going to criticize the best running back in the NFL for oversleeping? The Vikings are lucky to have him

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