Rand: Adrian Peterson's legacy coming into focus

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  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 6:35 AM

We’re not sure if this is the official crossroads of Adrian Peterson’s career — the point where we stop talking about his potential, or even his greatness, and start wondering how much time is left.

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mdachsJan. 23, 1412:48 AM

It's a real shame that Adrian and some other top Vikings talent were working for an ownership team that was very immature and inexperienced in managing an NFL team.

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lakeelmo99Jan. 23, 14 7:57 AM

In a pass happy league where you need lots of points to win the Wilfs built an offense around running. Result: last place in a very mediocre division. Nice job fellas.

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haye0138Jan. 23, 1411:33 AM

I love AP, but he has nobody to blame but himself for not playing in the Super Bowl after he fumbled away a PRIME opportunity in the NFC championship game in the Superdome

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kennyrogersJan. 23, 14 8:11 PM

Peterson didn't lose any fumbles in that game. The official line from ESPN: Rushing: A. Peterson (MIN) - 25 CAR, 122 YDS, 3 TD, 0 FUM LOST

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vikingblitzJan. 23, 14 8:50 PM

It wasn't Peterson's fumbles that destroyed our chances at the SB. It was Berrian's fumble in the redzone (that costed us points) and Harvin's fumble inside the 20(that gave an easy TD to the Saints). Brett Favre's two interceptions goes without saying. Peterson's fumbles didn't do the team any favors, but it wasn't the catalyst for our defeat.

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vikingblitzJan. 23, 14 8:51 PM

It wasn't Peterson's fumbles that destroyed our chances at the SB. It was Berrian's fumble in the redzone (that costed us points) and Harvin's fumble inside the 20(that gave an easy TD to the Saints). Brett Favre's two interceptions goes without saying. Peterson's fumbles didn't do the team any favors, but it wasn't the catalyst for our defeat.

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gadflyJan. 24, 1411:02 AM

Other than Sanders (who retired at age 30), the NFL’s top three career rushing leaders (Smith, Payton, and Curtis Martin) all had 1000-yard seasons at age 31 or later. In fact, Martin’s single most productive season of his career came at age 31, and the second-most productive 3-year stretch of Payton’s career began at age 30. So Peterson probably has 3-5, good-to-great years left.

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gadflyJan. 24, 1411:23 AM

Fortunately (for Peterson), despite Turners reputation with QBs like Aikman and Rivers, he has probably been even more successful with RBs. Not only Smith and Tomlinson, but he was also HC of the Redskins when Terry Allen had his two best years and for the first two of Stephen Davis’ four career 1000-yard seasons.

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gadflyJan. 24, 1411:37 AM

akeelmo99 Jan. 23, 14 7:57 AM "In a pass happy league where you need lots of points to win the Wilfs built an offense around running. Result: last place in a very mediocre division. Nice job fellas." Statements like this really make "us" hope that the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. "We" have read so many opinions from so many self-appointed experts about how everything in the NFL revolves around the QB that it makes "us" sick.

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kennyrogersJan. 24, 1410:18 PM

Actually I get absolutely no satisfaction whatsoever watching Matt Birk, Bryant McKinnie, Randy Moss, or Percy Harvin playing in the Super Bowl. If Peterson wasn't wearing Purple, I could care less if he played in a Super Bowl. But if he IS wearing purple...........

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