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thorshammer
02-08-2015, 10:16 AM
I know a lot of folks have strong feelings about what Adrian did. That being said I have a lot of friends who live in the south that all say they were switched as a form of discipline. It's a different world down there. I think he's learned his lesson and I for one hope he gets another chance as a Viking.
http://www.foxsports.com/north/story/adrian-peterson-says-of-course-he-wants-to-be-with-minnesota-vikings-in-2015-020615

snowinapril
02-08-2015, 08:40 PM
He will be back unless the Vikings would get some ridiculous offer for him.

Demarco Murray and 1st and 3rd draft picks this year and 2nd and 4th next year. Something that would really handcuff the opposing team in the trade.

There is no way we release him and there is no way we trade him just because. He will be back. It cost us too much to keep him last year and get nothing out of him to just give him up. AP should really restructure so we can work the cap numbers better the next couple of years.

There would be one thing internally that I would look at and weigh in this scenario. That would be AP's attitude. If he doesn't feel loved by the Vikes after we paid him all of last season for one lousy game, then I would have to think again about trading him. Some of the statements last year that he made were targeting the organization as not supporting him, must have meant verbally in the media. If he isn't grateful, then I would have to rethink keeping him around.

midgensa
02-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Snow has hit this on the head.

There are a couple of things. If he feels we threw him under the bus (which I don't feel we did) then we need to let him go. He will never be all in. If he realizes that we more-or-less stood beside him and said we would be there after he took care of his business ... then he will be fine.

He also has to show a genuine remorse and want to change in the way he treats his children. I have been given the distinct feeling that he feels like he wasn't wrong and he is going to continue to "discipline his children." If that is the case ... then he will end up right back in this situation again.

Personally ... if he is on a team next year I think the league better watch out ... we have all seen the way he runs when he is on a mission.

vikinggreg
02-09-2015, 12:35 PM
I am still a little torn by Peterson's ability to had out swift and rather harsh or violent "discipline" and how he feels about opting out of his hearings, smoking up before a drug test, calling the owner of another team and openly discussing his wants for his future, statements about a fresh start elsewhere.

I just don't get much of a sense that this was a humbling experience but may be more of a sense of a violation to his sense of self-entitlement....

Unfortunately I get the feeling that he wants his contract to be honored (can make trading him difficult) as it is or to be release and do what he wants.

I can also see his point, he lost a season, sponsors and is closer to the end of his career, as a running back he doesn't have the same years to rehab his career and recapture those sponsor dollars say like a Mike Vick.....

jessejames09
02-09-2015, 09:22 PM
There's a whole lot to be said about Peterson playing for the Vikings again. I'm not 100% sure how I feel about that, still. Honestly though, my biggest fear is AD with a chip on his shoulder playing for another team. Especially if it's Dallas. Or Seattle.

thorshammer
02-09-2015, 10:00 PM
I think there are folks that think he has shown true remorse. Adrian screwed up but I think he realizes it.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2014/11/20/adrian-peterson-roger-goodell-child-abuse-switch-minnesota-vikings/70025476/

BadlandsVikings
02-10-2015, 06:46 AM
I want him back next year only if the Vikings tell the special interest groups to go mind their own business

C Mac D
02-10-2015, 02:05 PM
I'd love to have him back next year, but only if we can bring his salary to round $9-10M.

With a RB like Peterson back in the lineup, I think we will mirror the Seahawks quite a bit. Our defense will be stout next year.

midgensa
02-10-2015, 04:32 PM
I'd love to have him back next year, but only if we can bring his salary to round $9-10M.

With a RB like Peterson back in the lineup, I think we will mirror the Seahawks quite a bit. Our defense will be stout next year.

I think our defense is going to take a HUGE step up next year and be something super impressive. If we add another solid corner, either by FA or draft we will really be elite. I would love to see us spend there before WR and just sure up that side of the ball as something truly special.

I agree with the Peterson sentiment and the Seahawks comparison. Though, despite all the love he gets in playoff season and what not, Lynch is absolutely no Adrian Peterson.

tastywaves
02-11-2015, 11:36 AM
Never hurts to have a top defense paired with a strong running game. It is still a physical game....

Adrian's contract amount for 2015 is extremely high and I doubt he would get near that elsewhere at this point. I'm sure the Vikings would like to restructure, not sure where Adrian's head is at like other's have commented...but I also see this as being pretty dynamic.

snowinapril
02-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Armour: Adrian Peterson case shows Roger Goodell has long way to go (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2014/11/18/adrian-peterson-suspension-roger-goodell/19214357/)


"The well-being of your children is of paramount concern," Goodell wrote in his lecture, err, letter. "In the absence of speaking to you to understand your current disposition toward child discipline, we cannot be sure that this conduct will not be repeated.

"Moreover, we are unaware of any effort on your part to acknowledge the seriousness of your conduct and your responsibility to demonstrate a genuine commitment to change."

Perhaps Goodell should take a closer look at those last few words because he hasn't, either.

The ultimate goal in this mess was supposed to be protecting women and children, not egos and territory. Yet Peterson's ban will do nothing to encourage women to step forward when they're being abused, knowing that they and their children are the ones at risk in the fallout physically and financially from draconian punishments.

In all of this, I still hate Goodell.

Nobody necessarily likes their employer, NFL or Vikings, but they show up for the paycheck. Unless you are Barry Sanders.

BadlandsVikings
02-12-2015, 08:24 AM
I still say you should not lose your your right to make a living for what you do in your personal life. What he did was harsh but he still should be allowed to play. Richie Icognito is finally being allowed to play after being blacklisted for normal locker room behavior. This world is getting retarded

tastywaves
02-12-2015, 11:03 AM
This is my take on this whole thing.


That wasn't enough for Goodell, who has now gone from one extreme to the other. As bad as Peterson's initial crime was, the running back's refusal to accept Goodell as great and powerful, an NFL version of the Wizard of Oz, seemed to be equally unforgivable.

Ego is definitely a major factor in how Goodell decides to dole out punishment. He wants people to bow down to him or pay the penalty, I truly hope the NFLPA is able to remove this buffoon's power.

Time to pull the curtain back on this fraud.

thorshammer
02-12-2015, 07:10 PM
I wonder if promoting Warren will effect Adrian's decision. I hope not. He shouldn't have to interact with Warren.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/12/kevin-warren-promotion-could-seal-adrian-petersons-fate-in-minnesota/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

tastywaves
02-13-2015, 01:02 PM
I wonder if promoting Warren will effect Adrian's decision. I hope not. He shouldn't have to interact with Warren.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/12/kevin-warren-promotion-could-seal-adrian-petersons-fate-in-minnesota/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

If Warren was against AD coming back in 2014, he seems to be going out of his way to say how much he wants him back now.

RK.
02-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Football is a business. It will come down to the money. If the Vikes offer him as much as he can make elsewhere he will be back. My guess is he will restructure down to about 11.5 to 12 million.