Peterson falling short of standards he set for himself

  • Article by: Chip Scoggins , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 2, 2013 - 11:21 AM

 

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slammanSep. 15, 1310:17 PM

Peterson needs to do some 'soul searching' until he figures out football is a team sport focused on winning. He literally carried this team to 10 wins last year. This year he is constantly talking about his own personal goal of 2,500 yards instead of winning football games. AP get re-focused on winning football games and the stats will take care of itself.

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vikesgr8fanSep. 16, 13 6:16 AM

For someone who can crush your hand when he shakes it, it's surprising to see him fumble. I noticed some of his old habits surfacing yesterday; the fumble, way too much dancing around instead of running north and south, dropped passes, poor blocking, etc. When he gets happy feet he starts waving the ball around; I'm surprised he didn't fumble more. In his defense he didn't have really many holes to run through as the OL was very ineffective all day. Just a poor showing for the Vikings today all around.

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bizsmithSep. 16, 13 6:35 AM

Pone fumble I saw was Ponder stuffed the handoff right in the crotch. Ouch! And no wonder it was a fumble.

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oldmotorheadSep. 16, 13 8:35 AM

Will the Vikes ever have decent d backs besides Smith????

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rzieskeSep. 16, 13 9:00 AM

Tell me why AP has not improved his reception ability out of the backfield. Nine in the box and the Vikes can't design plays to isolate AP into more one on one situations instead of off tackle all the time? The weapons need coaches who can keep the opposing defense on their heels.

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brocklander1Sep. 16, 13 9:08 AM

Zach Line was holding on that Patterson KR

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minnestupidSep. 16, 1310:19 AM

I can't believe that Walsh kept kicking to Hester on kick-offs! He used to be able to kick the ball out of the end-zone yesterday he seemed not being able to do that! Hester getting 279 yards! That should never have happened!

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blitzem47Sep. 16, 13 4:37 PM

its a lot harder to kick for distance when you are outside. if you noticed neither kicker kicked the ball deep.Its only an obvious observation.

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blitzem47Sep. 16, 13 4:41 PM

there is nothing wrong with the corner back play.Every corner gets beat sooner or later. they held the great megatron to 35 yards.Cook did get burnt by marshell but the game winner looked like a confused mess.

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