Tha Attitude Of Adrian PetersonOctober 25th, 2012
Adrian Peterson likely shouldn’t be playing. His knee injury was so severe last season, 2012 seemed a pipe dream. Peterson told Vikings officials he would be ready to start the season and they scoffed.
And look who started the season at running back for Minnesota.
It just goes to show the attitude that Peterson has, and runs with. Bucs coach Greg Schiano mentioned, specifically, how Peterson “runs with an attitude.” Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy agreed and tried to explain to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club what that running attitude is.
“He is unmatched,” GMC said. “I think he is the best running back in this league. Only thing he needs is a tiny seam and he will embarrass you. He is a freak of nature. He has superb athletism. The thing about Adrian Peterson, when he tore his ACL, and how he is already back, running as fast and as hard as he is, he is a freak of nature. He’s a machine. I don’t even think the dude is human.
“He runs like, ‘You should be ashamed of yourself if you think you can stop me.’ That’s how he runs. He runs like, “Shame on you for attempting to tackle me. I will show you why you can’t tackle me.'”
The Bucs will have counter Peterson with an attitude of their own defensively, as they rank atop the NFL in yards allowed per rush, a run-stuffing attitude that is growing in reputation around the NFL.
The Bucs will have to demonstrate that attitude tonight by blasting Peterson before he gets to the line, and making him pay physically, dearly, for even crossing the line.