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Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:59 pm
 
A week after a Tennessee player accused New Orleans' D of playing dirty, Peterson does the same. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

After missing three games with a high-ankle sprain, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to the lineup Sunday against the Saints to carry the ball 10 times for 60 yards. But following Minnesota's 42-20 loss, Peterson suggested that New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer intentionally twisted his ankle one play before he ripped off a game-high 39-yard run.

"I came into the game kind of expecting that coming back from a high ankle sprain," Peterson said, according to the Times-Picayune. "Guys are going to try to take their shots when we're on the pile and try to twist it up and things like that.  "I felt like it kind of got overboard. I got up and kind of got in his face. Thank God I was able to keep my composure."

This comes a week after Tennessee wideout Nate Washington accused New Orleans safety Roman Harper of being a dirty player after he grabbed Damian Williams' facemask.

"Honestly, he's a dirty player," Washington said after their Week 14 meeting. "We watched film on [Harper], he's dirty. And I don't appreciate it, I'm going to step out in public and say it: He's dirty. That was dirty what he did, it's unfortunate that he grabbed the facemask -- at the same time you don't walk over a guy and nudge him with your knee. You don't do that. That's dirty. And honestly, that's a dirty player, flat out. This is not just one game. He's been doing it all season. And I'm tired of it. I hope the league did something about it."

During his Monday press conference, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson came out of the Saints game "fine," which is more than we can say for the Vikings' season. 

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Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Skreffy, 

This article:  example

last week: I don't get the ball enough

last year: I don't get any calls

many more examples...

Of course the most important aspect to Peterson's obvious lie is that it didn't happen.  No one has tape (of course if it happened it would be on tape with 20 something cameras), the NFL disagrees, his own teammates aren't backing him up, etc.  They should actually fine crybaby Peterson for being such a big fat liar, in addition to being a crybaby.

Dude, come back to earth.  Reality ain't so bad, give it a try!
Come back to earth? Try Peterson didn't even play last week, he was out injured, so you're right, he didn't get the ball enough, but probably didn't complain about it. I see a lot of opinion in your writing despite your efforts to state facts. And, how do you know that nobody has "tape" of the incident? Do you work for the NFL? How do you know none of his teammates are backing him, are you a reporter in the locker room? Has the NFL commented on this particular situation yet? If so, could you provide me with the article/link?

Wow, just flinging it up versus a mountain of evidence to the contrary to see what will stick huh?  Sheep will be sheep after all. 

By the way, what does Peterson not playing last week have to do with the fact that last week he did indeed complain about not getting the ball enough (refering to prior games of course)?  The crazies are out in full force.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

This should surprise no one. I remember a couple years back when the Saints faced both the Cardinals and then the Vikings in the play-offs and Gregg Williams(Saints Defensive Coordinator) said he would pay any fines that his defense would get for cheapshots and late hits. The Saints cheapshotted Kurt Warner and Kurt was removed from the game. The same thing happened against Bret Favre and the Vikings. The Saints late hit Favre on just about every play. Saints could get flag on just about every other play for some infraction.

Gregg Williams is similiar to Jim Schwartz from the Lions both coaches will always be known for honoring late hits and cheapshots.

The league is aware of the problem on both the Saints and Lions. Flags will fly.

I remember Warner getting leveled on a solid, clean block after Warner threw a pick 6 sure.  That play was a thing of beauty actually, textbook defense.  When quarterback becomes a tackler, he is just that, a tackler, and all tacklers can be blocked.  It isn't like hunting down the punter for a cheap shot - it was the block that sprung the TD on the interception return.  Please don't confuse excellent legal defense with "dirty.".  No one stomped him when he was down, no punches thrown, just a solid block.  What we don't need is your revisionist history.

Yes, the Saints did hit Favre almost every play.  But isn't that the fault of the offensive line?  Why should the defense apologize for doing its job and getting a lot legal hits in on the quarterback?  Is this football or not, once and for all, make up your minds sheesh.

Of course Gregg Williams never said he would pay fines for players, but he did said he would personally overlook good solid hits that were until very recently, legal.  That is just effective coaching to keep your guys flying to the ball rather than pulling up and second guessing every tackle.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Football is a hard played, hard hitting, nasty attitude kind of game.  Lot's of players can get caught up in that emotional tide.  I have watch many Saints games and they have had some dirty plays.  So do other teams and players.  It's just part of the game.

That being said, it appears to be a pattern with a few players on the saints.  The league should do something about the dirty plays and less about the clean plays that are just hard hits and unfortunately, look flagrant.  The league needs to watch the films and dole out the penalties to the Saints, and any other teams/players that are involved in the ole "giving 'em the business" at the bottom of the piles.

From the Saints games that I have seen, I think they play a little dirty at times, but if the league isn't seeing it, then why should they care.  Keep on with your game plan until someone says "stop that."  Do it with a smile and a swagger all the way to the NFC championship game.  They are playing great and I see no reason to change anything until they are made to change.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

BUCCS

You are sick.  End of story.  To wish the death and suffering of hundreds of thousands of people - many of whom have nothing to do with the Saints - that is sick, twisted, and dirty living.  With Tampa being so close to the coast, you might hold what you wish for. 

You need to experience the fury of nature first hand and then maybe you would be more mature and thoughtful before you wish crazy mess.  I do not live in New Orleans but live on the Florida Gulf Coast and have lived through and seen the devestation hurricanes leave behind. 

Dirty football play = deserving destruction, mayhem, and death on a massive scale.  Merry Christmas to you in the spirit of the season.  Remember your wish in church this week. 



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

The league is aware of the problem on both the Saints and Lions. Flags will fly.
yet, the saints still rank below the vikings in both penalties, and penalty yardage per game, kinda odd, but if a team had gotten as bad of a rep as your saying, id figure the flags would have already been flying

http://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/sta

t/penalties-per-game



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

NOMANS

AP doesn't cry?  Sorry.  But AP is the same person who said the NFL treated players like slaves.  Now, maybe being paid millions of dollars to play a game is slavery, but I would dare say that real slaves would have gladly traded places with him.  Shoot, I bet every African American share cropper would gladly trade places with a man like AP who is in your words "NOT a cry and complain guy...."

All others:

I am a Saints fan, and IF it is true, then the Saints need to be fined and punished with loss of playing time PERIOD.  There is enough chance of injury without dirty play. 

However, just because somne players on another team say someone is dirty does not make it true.  Let's remember that the Titans have a player that I think is great that everybody that plays him calls dirty in Cortland Finnegan.  Sometimes, in this softer NFL just being a hard hitting slobberknocking defensive player gets you that label.  However, most commentators admit that the rules for Safety have changed drastically in just a few years.  I grew up watching football in the 80s, and a lot of the hits being penalized now were called awesome shots then - and I am not talking helmet to helmet hits.  Don't believe me?  Go look at how Ronnie Lott played the game in the 80s.




Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

@Big HEN:  What are you talking about?  Are you serious?  I hate to break the news to you, but AP is NOT a cry and complain guy.

correct me if im wrong nomansfan, but wasnt it peterson comparing playing in the NFL to modern day slavery??



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

This should surprise no one. I remember a couple years back when the Saints faced both the Cardinals and then the Vikings in the play-offs and Gregg Williams(Saints Defensive Coordinator) said he would pay any fines that his defense would get for cheapshots and late hits. The Saints cheapshotted Kurt Warner and Kurt was removed from the game. The same thing happened against Bret Favre and the Vikings. The Saints late hit Favre on just about every play. Saints could get flag on just about every other play for some infraction.

Gregg Williams is similiar to Jim Schwartz from the Lions both coaches will always be known for honoring late hits and cheapshots.

The league is aware of the problem on both the Saints and Lions. Flags will fly.




Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

The Saints are a dirty team. That was obvious as far back as 2009. The commish won't step in cuz the Saints are his lil favorites. Hey,they are dirty...just deal with it!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

man i wish another cat 4 would rip through that shizzhole.....and wipe the turd that live in out with it


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