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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: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:53 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

What a joke!  I hate seeing guys play dirty, however there is a thin line between playing dirty and being very physical and aggresive.  If you want to be technical you can call a penalty on every play of every game in football, heck basketball as well to be honest.  You see defensive players sitting on top of ofensive players to help run time off the clock.  You see guys pushig and shoving among many other things.  you see so many things on both sides of the ball both righ and wrong.  I think that Peterson is just fustrated over their pitiful season that they are having after nearly getting to the Super Bowl just two seasons ago.  You here far less crying from players on contending teams they know and feel the intensity of the game every week.  Some of these teams that are looking toward next year have lost that intensity.  So I guess what AP will cry about next week, and by the way AP did complain earlier in the season about not getting enough touches. 



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:43 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Skreffy wants to call others compaliners/whiners/cowards... I'd like to see him say what he's saying to A.P.'s face... 



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:39 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Skreffy not interested in facts

just name calling behind a computer screen

Peterson is not a complainer



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:34 am
 

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? 




Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:27 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

Thanks for the potshot at the end of this article Ryan Wilson.  We all FREAKIN KNOW what the Vikings season has been like. We don't need YOU to rub it in our faces! You should be fired.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:26 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

so you're saying, "no pics- it didn't happen"?

With the Saints involved, I have to accept Peterson's word on this.
Whatever floats your boat man.  Take the word of a guy with a history of whining and complaining over one of the league's best guys, Greer, and the video.  When facts and evidence don't sway people - well you know you understand why wrestling is so popular.  Again, no corroboration from the league, teammates, officials, even his own coach lol.  Yep, peterson is 100% undenibly a liar.  So again the question is what makes such an obviously talented player fabricate such a story?  Frustration.  If you want to hear a Viking speaking the truth, ignore crybaby Peterson and listen to Shiancoe who is calooing it like it is - the Vikings gave up.  No need to blame the Saints, but the homers will anyway, they HAVE to cling to something.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:17 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

so you're saying, "no pics- it didn't happen"?

With the Saints involved, I have to accept Peterson's word on this.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:17 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

and skreffty your another loser a sports fan who makes fans look like idiots and prob live in your grandmothers basement
This guy is the problem with posting on sports boards in the first place.  Despite all evidence disproving his homer "position", despite the league and AP's own teammates not backing him up, and despite the lack of personal hostility in my replies to the legion of homers grasping at Tuesday morning straws after a vicious beat down, this guys goes personal.  You see it time and time again.  He doesn't have an analytical leg to lean on, so he resorts to play ground taunts.

Someone here is living in a basement indeed.  Hint:  probably the guy escewing fact and reason for personal attacks.  It isn't new, homers will always be homers, but I think the adults on these comment boards grow tired of it.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:14 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

The facemask was clearly and accident but that didn't stop punk thug criminal Nate Washington from trying to start yet another fight. 
Accident?  That was no accident.  That was a DB who was clearly beat on the cutback and resorted to the last thing he could do to stop the touchdown...an epic facemask
Um, no.  What ever you need to believe, but he was not fined for the facemask as it was clearly inadvertant.  But if happened the way you said (and it didn't), that would make for one smart cornerback, certainly nothing vicious and no evil intent that is for sure, but again, video eveidence shows it to be a facemask when Harper was trying to get jersey.  Intentional would be all the fights scumbag Nate Washington tried to start against the Saints a week earleir - insane that he wasn't ejected and fined, but the leage does the Saints no favors.

By the way, the Saints lead the league in official league apologies.  Yup.  Somuch for special treatment.  Darn pesky facts always get in the way of a good lie.



Since: Dec 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:10 am
 

Adrian Peterson thinks Saints D was playing dirty

and skreffty your another loser a sports fan who makes fans look like idiots and prob live in your grandmothers basement


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