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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: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Gee could it be maybe that football these days is all about taking out the other teams star player?
Gosh that's nothing new AP, where have you been playing, National Flagfootball League?
Give me a break! 



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

what a dope



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Not saying that it was right if it did happend. But Adrian Peterson has got to know that his ankle would be a "target" for the defense. If he had a sore hand and they were punching at the ball would Adrian and everyone else feel that constitutes cheap and dirty play?  Just like a boxer, if his oppenent has a cut, you keep going after it, you don't stop hitting him in that area.  Fact of the matter is, it's just a natural reaction to go after someone's weakness. just so happens in this case it was an ankle.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

who is that comment for "learn english"



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

"I think that Peterson is just fustrated over their pitiful season..."
"You here far less crying from players on contending teams they know and feel the intensity of the game every week."
"So I guess what AP will cry about next week..."

@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. He's been a model citizen and athlete his whole career; a true professional. I guess you fail to realize the guy's livelihood is on the line with every single play he's involved in. He has every right to complain when an opposing player plays dirty and deliberately tries to injure him, especially coming back from - and on the same limb as - the injury.  I guess you never played sports, huh?  Just stay in your basement where it's safe and warm for ya.




Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Go back to school and learn a little English, please!



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

and big ren when your up at half by ten and 17 points and only carry the ball 5 times in the second half i would complain too thats why the  vikes blew all those games and frazier needs to be axed cause hes a soft coach and yet again a loser get a man like cowher



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Ren

no Adrian

his dad complained

are we going to hold him accountable for things his family does?

tough hits are part of the game but twisting someones ankle after the tackle is dirty and cheap



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Peterson is a class-act all the way.  If he said it, it has merit.  Saints can't play D.  Just because it happens, doesn't make it acceptable.  I know that's hard for many to understand in today's society.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:58 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

skrefty it makes you feel better that you have time to disect video and talk like your educated its not personal your just a loser like i said AP has never complained about anything and the saints need to apologize the most cause they are always doing something , you need visual evidence to believe something thats how all the criminal dirtbags in this world get off because of cowards like you who dont mind people getting away with something wrong if nobody saw it happen  too bad i dont know who you really   PUNK


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