Adrian Peterson Wants to Return Kicks, Block Field Goals

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Adrian Peterson runs over A.J. Hawk

Adrian Peterson

If the Minnesota Vikings have any chance of beating the Green Bay Packers this weekend, it’s going to take a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson.

You know, because he’s their whole team. It sounds like Peterson is entirely aware of that fact.

On Wednesday, the running back said he’ll ask his coaches if he can return kickoffs and get on the Vikings field goal block unit on Saturday.

“For the past two years I’ve been trying to get in on field goal block. Come in off the edge, you know?” Peterson said via The Associated Press. It’s just going to take one block for them to really be like, ‘OK, you know what? Let’s take the chance and let you go out there and get it done. Kickoff return, I wouldn’t mind getting back there. I’m in it to win.”

What are the chances this actually happens?

Slim to none. The Vikings would be stupid to risk their best — their only — player in a secondary aspect of the game right?

Well, right, but these are the Vikings we’re talking about. It sounds as if they haven’t entirely ruled out putting Peterson in to return a kickoff with the game on the line.

“We would show him exactly where the return is supposed to hit and let him do his magic. There’s absolutely an opportunity for him to go back there, I would think, in a crucial situation,” special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said.

Saturday is probably the perfect time for this to happen. The Packers can’t tackle Peterson on offense. There’s no reason to expect they’d be able to tackle him on a return.

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11 Comments on "Adrian Peterson Wants to Return Kicks, Block Field Goals"

  1. icebowl

    Bring him on.
    Clay will want to get in on special teams when tat happens.
    They’ll stuff APs ass.
    Go pack

  2. Ryan

    I say let him go for it. If he wants to put himself in the most dangerous situations of the games, be my guest. I don’t root for injuries, but he is somewhat asking for an injury to be a bigger possibility.

  3. Packer Bob

    If you benched everyone on the Vikings offense and just gave the ball to AP I bet we still couldn’t tackle him.

  4. Vijay

    He is a beast. We have not seen a RB that people/ teams were scared to tackle since…??? Maybe Jim Brown? I think if he holds up physically, we are seeing possibly the greatest RB talent of all time. Couple that with Detroit having possibly the best WR of all time in Megatron and it’s amazing that the Packers win against these teams more often than not. That speaks to how well our avg. players are coached up and how great Rodgers is as a QB.

  5. Wisconsinbleedspurple

    Green Bay Packers: Propery of Adrian Peterson. We own you and always will. We will win more superbowls than you will.

  6. Drunk On Duval Street

    Wisconsinbleedspurple/Chris Restivo is one of those guys that can’t get a date with a woman and has been picked on his whole life. So he comes here to passive aggressively trash talk. Loners like that do Jeffrey Dhamer type shit. Creepy bastard.

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