View Full Version : AD wants 2500

02-04-2013, 03:55 AM
Adrian Peterson wants 2,500 yards
Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson wants 2,500 yards - NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000122413/article/minnesota-vikings-adrian-peterson-wants-2500-yards)

Adrian Peterson: Vikings star eyes 2,500 yards next season
Adrian Peterson: Vikings star eyes 2,500 yards next season - TwinCities.com (http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_22489408/adrian-peterson-vikings-star-eyes-2-500-yards)

02-04-2013, 04:04 AM
Given what I feel Spielman will end up with for his "value" WR corp come opening day this season, coupled with Ponder's limited accurate throwing range, AD is probably going to get enough touches to have a shot at hitting that goal.

Purple Floyd
02-04-2013, 06:39 AM
I am guessing he is closer to 1600 than 2500 at the end of the year.

02-04-2013, 11:31 AM
I am guessing he is closer to 1600 than 2500 at the end of the year.

Pretty safe guess. Anything under 2050 yards puts him closer to 1600 than 2500.

But yes, going over 2000 in consecutive seasons is pretty hard to believe.

02-04-2013, 03:22 PM
I definitely would not be shocked to see him flirting with Dickerson again. I would not be shocked to see him get to 2,000 again.

I think he is really that good.

That said ... it will be EXTREMELY difficult to be AD2Kx2 ... much less get to 2,500. I like his goals and know that he is going to give everything he has for the Vikings every single game. Not a whole lot more than that I can ask for.

02-04-2013, 05:05 PM
With Ponders improved upcoming performances , the new receivers Spielman picks up this offseason and Mugsrave opening up the passing game next year, AD will not be relied on so heavily. We also have a tougher schedule next year. I do not see 2000+ as much of a possibility. I'd be glad to see him get it, but hopefully we do not have to count on that.

02-04-2013, 07:19 PM
I want a superbowl victory. If AD had 250 yards on the season and we won the superbowl, great!

02-04-2013, 07:31 PM
I am all in ... I hope he gets it ... if he does we will probably get deep into the playoffs ....

02-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Or we'll just have another inept season from our QB....

02-06-2013, 02:05 AM
Or we'll just have another inept season from our QB....Ha, that's what I was thinking. If AD is rushing for 2500 next year, it'll be because Ponder is still struggling. Plus it'll make us a painfully imbalanced team. At 6 yards per carry he'll need 416 carries (26 per game) which would tie the single season carries record set by Larry Johnson in 2006.

I just wish athletes would keep their goals to themselves, especially when they're this ridiculous. You just look like an ass when you come up way short. Right Chris Johnson? He predicted he'd rush for 2500 in 2010 after his 2000 yard season in 2009.


He ended up with 1364 yards on 316 carries (4.3 avg). In fact he didn't even rush for 2500 yards in 2010 and 2011 combined (2411 yards). I know CJ is no AD, but these bold prediction never bode well for these guys.

02-06-2013, 05:40 AM
9 short of 2500 is still 2491.

02-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Couple of thoughts.......

a. AD got his yards this year by really only having 10 of 16 games with over 100 yards rushing and the first 6 games not really looking like AD of old.

Let him have 16 productive games at just 100 yards each game he will get 1600. Wouldn't be to hard to see him getting 150 yards a game for 2400 yards. Mix in 4 or 5 extra long runs over that span and 2500 yards is pretty conceivable and thats just based on how he did with Ponder as Ponder was this year with no receiving corps after Percy went down.

b. Lets assume that we fix our WR corps and Ponder jumps from just under 3,000 yards passing for the season and puts up 4,000 that would mean he would increase his reps from 480ish to around 550ish (Other QB's in the 4000ish last year....Rodgers 552/Freeman 558/Palmer 565/Schaub 544/Eli 536).

That means that Ponder would only take about 70 reps from the running game which shouldn't really hurt AD's production if you believe what most on here do and thats a better passing game would help AD's average yards per carry increase by voiding defenders in the box.

In the end, I think AD can get there even if Ponder improves his play.