Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks (Update: Lacy signed)

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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:14 pm
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    chris98251 wrote:Funny thing is if the Vikings hired Bevell and signed Tjack as a back up Siouxhawk would be on the Vikings board before the Mic hit the floor.

    I certainly would not like that. It's kind of baffling that you think you know me well enough to not see the connections I've made after watching the Hawks for 7 years. But once again, you've watched the team longer Chris, so you're a superfan over a lowly follower such as myself.


    Not at all, you jumped ship once and your loyalty is evident to whom you are a loyalist to.

    OK ... and that is bad how? .
    Keep in mind that I don't take my loyalty lightly. Do you really want to go in this direction?


    Just means that your a Seahawk fan today, a Vikings fan yesterday and who knows tomorrow.

    If you were someone's boyfriend or girlfriend would anyone trust your commitment?
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:17 pm
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    chris98251 wrote:Funny thing is if the Vikings hired Bevell and signed Tjack as a back up Siouxhawk would be on the Vikings board before the Mic hit the floor.

    I certainly would not like that. It's kind of baffling that you think you know me well enough to not see the connections I've made after watching the Hawks for 7 years. But once again, you've watched the team longer Chris, so you're a superfan over a lowly follower such as myself.


    Not at all, you jumped ship once and your loyalty is evident to whom you are a loyalist to.

    Chris, he stayed though. If he was a Minnesota fan some things make sense. But regardless I think he supports the Seahawks regardless. I could be horrifyingly wrong though.....
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:19 pm
  • Siouxhawk wrote:
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    chris98251 wrote:Funny thing is if the Vikings hired Bevell and signed Tjack as a back up Siouxhawk would be on the Vikings board before the Mic hit the floor.

    I certainly would not like that. It's kind of baffling that you think you know me well enough to not see the connections I've made after watching the Hawks for 7 years. But once again, you've watched the team longer Chris, so you're a superfan over a lowly follower such as myself.



    OK ... and that is bad how? .
    Keep in mind that I don't take my loyalty lightly. Do you really want to go in this direction?


    Just means that your a Seahawk fan today, a Vikings fan yesterday and who knows tomorrow.

    If you were someone's boyfriend or girlfriend would anyone trust your commitment?

    Rest assured that during the Pete regime, I will never wander.
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:25 pm
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    IrishNW wrote:watch us throw 7 million guaranteed at him....

    Pete has a "thing" about uber athletes

    Why would you say that? You act like our GM is incompetent, which he certainly is not.

    I hope we get Murray at this point if the FO insists on veteran insurance. This draft is loaded with serious RB talent. So yeah get someone cheap and draft someone that will remove Rawls and Precise from the mix if we nailed it.
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:42 pm
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    Yeah, we'll be locked and loaded to win the Super Bowl in 2012.

    Tarvaris Jackson
    Sidney Rice
    Percy Harvin
    and now maybe Adrian Peterson. How many of Bevell's Vikings need to strike out here before we stop signing them? Does Favre want to put in a year here, too?

    Rawls and Prosise both looked great last year when healthy. Talent at RB is not a problem, injuries are. So I'd hardly call a 31 year old back a "valuable piece."


    How dare you leave out the great Blair Walsh?
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:15 am
  • We do love Minnesota Viking castoffs. I think it's all about the Steve Hutchinson thing. Who knows beyond jealousy is crazy?
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  • Siouxhawk wrote:No matter what, they were on our roster and we won a Super Bowl. What do you want?


    Correlation is not causation. That's like saying we won the Super Bowl because we got new jerseys. Those two facts have as little to do with each other as three former Vikings riding the pine behind a legendary defense.

    But to the original point: Peterson was great--one of the greatest, even. But we don't need to be throwing lifetime achievement money at a 31 year old back. Especially with our line as broken as it is. This has Shaun Alexander written all over it. If anything, I'd offer him a one-year, minimal "prove it" deal, or a map back to Sea-Tac. If anything.
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    This isn't really news is it? I was under the impression Seattle has been telling every RB they bring in that a decision won't be made until they've met with everyone, which I'd assume would mean after Jamal Charles. I think that's why we haven't seen any of the major RBs sign yet, Seattle is the ideal location for just about every one of these guys given our propensity to run the ball and our Superbowl ready roster.
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  • Scrap them all and draft Mixon, cheaper and less mileage and will be hungry.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Scrap them all and draft Mixon, cheaper and less mileage and will be hungry.

    That's what I'd do.
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  • Mixon's punch vs AP's Switch....
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Re: Adrian Peterson visiting the Seahawks
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:49 am
  • I don't want the Hawks to waste any picks on offensive players. If Lacy has lost weight and is in shape offer him a contract.
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  • chris98251 wrote:Scrap them all and draft Mixon, cheaper and less mileage and will be hungry.


    After a couple weeks of mulling it over, this seems like the best move for the Hawks. Get a young angry and good runner, one that can deliver punishment, Mixon sure looks to be that guy.
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  • Plus AP is offering to give free daycare to other players children.
    However,(discipline is extra).
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  • Two problems with Adrian Peterson:

    1- Most importantly he's the wrong type of runner for our system. He's a line up 7 yards deep in the "I" formation and hit the hole in a gap blocking scheme kinda back. He doesn't run out of a shotgun formation and he's not a one cut backside of a zone blocking scheme runner like Marshawn. Whoever said he's more like Alexander is correct in that regard.

    This is not to say he doesn't have the physical tools to be able to do these things, just that he doesn't and we don't know of a certainty that he'll be productive in our scheme.

    2- He beat his 4 year old son bloody with a switch, on the front of the thighs (and a hopefully errant shot to a testicle) with the poor kid still fastened in a car seat and called it discipline ... Imagine the sheer terror that kid experienced. A 4 year old! He's a part time dad to at least 4 kids by 4 different women and he ain't a good one. I know this is about football but that kinda matters to me.

    I'll pass on AP and I hope Pete does too.
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  • Adrian actually took quite a few snaps out of the shotgun in Norv Turner's system and Bridgewater at QB when he led the league in rushing 2 years ago, so formation shouldn't be a problem. To me, it still comes down to the money being accepted and that would apply to all 4 free agent RBs we're auditioning.

    Where are all the Pope supporters that were pretty vocal a season ago? Do they now not believe he's our complementary piece in the backfield?
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  • I guess "quite a few" is a relative term.
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  • Look at it this way, if Adrian is as handicapped as you seem to imply running out of the gun, why would we be bringing him in for an audition in the first place?
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  • Siouxhawk wrote:Look at it this way, if Adrian is as handicapped as you seem to imply running out of the gun, why would we be bringing him in for an audition in the first place?


    Due diligence.

    I'm glad we went Lacy instead.
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  • c_hawkbob wrote:
    Siouxhawk wrote:Look at it this way, if Adrian is as handicapped as you seem to imply running out of the gun, why would we be bringing him in for an audition in the first place?


    Due diligence.

    I'm glad we went Lacy instead.

    I still believe AP will have a huge year for whoever lands him. Thinking Raiders or Packers at this point.
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  • I think he'll wind up back in Minnihaha once he comes to grips with his actual market value.
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  • c_hawkbob wrote:
    Siouxhawk wrote:Look at it this way, if Adrian is as handicapped as you seem to imply running out of the gun, why would we be bringing him in for an audition in the first place?


    Due diligence.

    I'm glad we went Lacy instead.


    Due diligence, negotiation leverage, driving values down for other RB prospects we're bringing in (up for other teams in the RB FA market), personality/psychological evaluation.... the list can go on, I'm sure.

    Lacy will probably be the most reliable regarding injury and I guarantee he came cheaper than AP will, so I'm actually pretty happy about it. If only Lacy could keep the pounds off....
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  • RB Adrian Peterson tells ESPN he will sign with Saints


    After a wait of more than a month, Adrian Peterson seems to have found his landing spot back in the NFL.

    Peterson told ESPN he plans to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Peterson said it is a two-year deal, but the second year is a team option.

    He told the network the base value of the deal is $7 million. The Minnesota Vikings chose not to pick up the $18 million option on Peterson for 2017.

    "I am excited to be joining the New Orleans Saints," Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN. "I'm really looking forward to this opportunity. Most importantly, I chose this team because it just felt right within my spirit. Additionally, my wife and family added their confirmation with the same feelings.

    USA TODAY Sports was among several outlets who confirmed Monday that Peterson and the Saints were close to signing a deal.

    The move would bring an end to an extended free agency process for Peterson, 32, who stands as the Minnesota Vikings' all-time leader in rushing with 11,747 yards in 10 seasons.

    But he wouldn't have to wait long to face his former team. The Vikings host the Saints in the first Monday Night Football game of the 2017 season.

    Peterson also visited the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, but the teams opted to look elsewhere to address their needs in the backfield. The Seahawks signed former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, while the Patriots took on Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee.

    In New Orleans, Peterson will team up with Mark Ingram, who had a career-high 1,043 rushing yards last season.

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  • Peterson obviously wants to keep playing and didn't seem to have other options, but I don't really see it from the Saints' side of things.

    He couldn't be a worse scheme fit for them.

    Maybe they're just taking moon shots knowing Brees only has a year or two left.
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  • Popeyejones wrote:Peterson obviously wants to keep playing and didn't seem to have other options, but I don't really see it from the Saints' side of things.

    He couldn't be a worse scheme fit for them.


    or....

    http://deadspin.com/the-saints-have-the-right-offense-for-adrian-peterson-1794623329

    "The Saints offense should generally be a good fit. Peterson notoriously dislikes working out of the shotgun, and the Saints are near the bottom of the NFL in shotgun usage. Last year they “only” lined up in shotgun on 55 percent of snaps. (To give you a sense of how the NFL has changed, and how it might’ve left backs like Peterson behind, just five years before that, 55 percent was good enough for the fourth-highest rate of shotgun.)"
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  • I like this signing for NO, as great as Brees is, and was even last year........what all his success and yards thrown for showed is that you can't be one dimensional in the NFL.

    So adding AP should balance that offense out quite nicely. Obviously IF Peterson can stay healthy.

    Which is also a good fit for him, cause with NO's offense already being high powered and effective with Brees, he doesn't have to be a primary back expected to carry the rock 20-25 times. But just him being in the backfield should keep every defense honest.
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