Tha Attitude Of Adrian Peterson

October 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.

4 Responses to “Tha Attitude Of Adrian Peterson”

  1. Tbuc Says:

    If the 2011 Bucs with a clueless coaching staff could go into Minny and win. Clearly a better 2012 team should be able to win as well.

  2. Oahubuc Says:

    In before “Waaaaaah McCoy is complimenting another player!”

  3. Sneedy16 Says:

    Both are former Sooners so you know that McCoy is going to talk him up. Well I watch the highlights of last year and man that defense with serial loafer Sean Jones and Geno Hayes, Peterson ran for 120 and 2td. I’m pretty sure with Lavonte David and Mark Barron can do a better job. Plus Mason Foster isn’t the same person as last year. I’m hoping they keep him under 50 yard, and Toby under 20 yards. I’m more worried about the versatile Percy Harvin.

  4. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    This is what I hate about McCoy. Not the complimenting part which btw was spot on. What I hate about him is that he is as much of an elite athlete at his position as Peterson is at RB. But McCoy rarely plays with the attitude and the will to dominate. Sapp used to do that, Suh tries to do it even though he isn’t as talented as McCoy.

    On defense, I’ve always believed that mean attitude makes a good player great. McCoy instead of bitching about double teams has to play with that “I’m gonna kill your QB” attitude. In his prime, splitting double teams were a daily routine for Sapp and McCoy must become such a player.