Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ NFL NATION ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:00 pm 
* Mr Random Thought *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:44 am
Posts: 9839
Adrian Peterson as a 2500 yard back. I know that Peterson is just trying to set high goals: what he really wants is 2106 yards not 2500. If you want to hit a goal you aim over it. I get that.

That said, I've seen this little campaign all over the place and there are some people that apparently think it could actually happen. I think that's insane. It would be like asking Barry Bonds to hit 100 homers in a season right after he hit 73.

Again, nothing against AP. I'm just making fun of the people who are actually want this campaign to be taken seriously.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:46 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:01 pm
Posts: 1847
while I agree its not very likely, I wouldnt be shocked at all if he actually came close. If the stars align and Ponder starts playing well, which is not likely but I wouldnt put much past AP.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:11 pm 
NET Veteran
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:35 am
Posts: 700
I remember "Its now time" Got me pumped up for very little.

AP is the best RB in the NFL, however he will never hit the 2500 mark.

The play that AP breaks the record he will be shown the bench.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:22 pm 
NET Veteran
Offline

Joined: Sun May 03, 2009 11:36 am
Posts: 1307
Ehhhh, wouldn't surprise me if he got close, to be honest. AP is one of a kind. If he stays healthy for the entire season, anything is possible, especially just an extra 24 yards per game. He is a legend in the making.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:03 pm 
* Mr Random Thought *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:44 am
Posts: 9839
I would be surprised if he got close to 2500. I would even be mildly surprised if he hit 2106. Even for AP, last year was special, and AP has a lot of tread on his tires.

Last year AP had 6.0 YPC. Think about how stellar Lynch was last year. He had 5.0. MVP Shaun Alexander had 5.1 in 2005. Adrian Peterson's YPC in his previous five seasons? 4.7, 4.6, 4.4, 4.8, 5.6. The 5.6 YPC came from his rookie season where he only had 238 carries. Even for AP, 6.0 is an outlier.

In 2006, Larry Johnson had 416 carries, which is the modern NFL record as best I can tell. Only twice has a back gone over 400 carries. Peterson had 348 carries last season. If AP managed 6.0 yards per carry AND ran the ball 416 times, he'd end up with 2496 yards rushing. So all he'd need to do is have one of the most efficient rushing seasons ever while breaking the carries record.

IMO, it's crazy talk. The likelihood of getting 400+ carries alone is close to zero, and a 6.0 average is similarly rare. There's a reason why Dickerson's record (which is well short of 2500) has lasted so long.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 7:06 pm 
NET Bench Warmer
Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:33 pm
Posts: 27
Mike Wallace saying he was going to get 2000 receiving yards in '11 and people saying it was feasible is still the most ridiculous off season goal to me.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:12 pm 
* Natural Rubbing Action *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:23 am
Posts: 17588
Location: The beautiful PNW
It's possible. Ponder ends up on IR by week five, the Vikings will elect to direct snap it to AP 50 times a game. He'll get the 2,500 yards. Of course, the next three years combined, he'll be lucky to rack up enough yardage to make it back and forth to the bathroom on time every time.

_________________
World Champion Seattle Seahawks football. It's an addiction, and there is no cure.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 10:07 pm 
* NET Moderator *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:35 pm
Posts: 18457
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
I'll guess less then 1800 for him this year.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:30 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:46 pm
Posts: 5524
Location: Kansas City, MO
GoldenIsThyTate wrote:
while I agree its not very likely, I wouldnt be shocked at all if he actually came close. If the stars align and Ponder starts playing well, which is not likely but I wouldnt put much past AP.

Wouldn't Ponder have to suck bad for this to actually happen? So confused I am.

_________________
43-8...it's all about that action boss....
next man up.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:26 pm 
*NET FCC Liaison*
User avatar
Online

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 am
Posts: 22873
Location: Kirkland, WA
Now that Minnesota has moved Harvin, AP will be even more critical to their offense. Ponder doesn't scare my grandmother. AP is not going to get close to 2,500 yards; I'm with Kearly.

_________________
Sam Bradford is a game changer.

*He can change a win into a loss.
*He can change a loss into a win by getting injured.
*RedAlice is right.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 10:54 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:55 am
Posts: 757
I just hope he breaks Dickerson's record. Maybe AP won't hold onto it 30 years down the road and pull a '72 Dolphinish act whenever someone gets close to breaking it.

_________________
Last edited by Russell Wilson on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:20 pm, edited 29-3 times in total.
Last edited by NFC Champion Russell Wilson on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:14 pm, edited 23-17 times in total.
Last edited by World Champion Russell Wilson on Sun Feb 2, 2014 7:14 pm, edited 43-8 times in total.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:57 am 
* NET Philistine *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:02 am
Posts: 14120
Location: Portland, OR
Looking at the Vikings schedule, they play the NFC East and the AFC North. Outside of the Bengals for the AFC North, I don't see a lot of run stopping going on in those games. Not sure how the Bears D is going to stack up, but the NFC North doesn't strike me as a run stopping division, either.

So, it's not outside the realm of possibility, but gravitation towards the mean is likely, and AP has got to be worn out after such a ridiculous workload.

_________________
Super Bowl Champions XVLIII


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:27 am 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:38 pm
Posts: 1111
2500 yards would not be good for the team. Historically high rushing leaders do not equal success.


RkPlayerTeamYardsYearRecordPlayoffs?
1Eric DickersonRams2105198410-6Wildcard(L)
2Adrian PetersonVikings2097201210-6Wildcard(L)
3Jamal LewisRavens2066200310-6Wildcard(L)
4Barry SandersLions205319979-7Wildcard(L)
5Terrell DavisBroncos2008199814-2Superbowl(W)
6Chris JohnsonTitans200620098-8DNQ
7O.J. SimpsonBills200319739-5DNQ
8Earl CampbellOilers1934198011-5Wildcard(L)
T9Ahman GreenPackers1883200310-6NFC Div(L)
T9Barry SandersLions188319949-7Wildcard(L)
11Shaun AlexanderSeahawks1880200513-3Superbowl(L)*


* The Seahawks did not actually lose this game, and as a fan you should consider this a win. ~GO HAWKS ~STEELERS ARE DUMB


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 9:59 am 
NET Pro Bowler
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:38 am
Posts: 10236
Location: Vancouver, WA
He won't get close IMO. Ponder sucks so bad at stretching defenses and without the threat of Percy, 8 or even 9 in the box will be the reality play after play. Not even a back as great as AP can overcome that regularly. I'm with JSeahawks, less than 1800.

_________________
From the white sands
To the canyon lands
To the redwood stands
To the barren lands

Image


Last edited by hawksfansinceday1 on Sat May 18, 2013 2:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: For me, the most ridiculous offseason campaign, maybe ever.
 Post Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:13 am 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am
Posts: 2192
Have you seen the look in his eyes when he runs? He looks possessed. He has his eyes on one thing: the end zone. I wouldn't put anything past AP.

Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ NFL NATION ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AbsolutNET, Anguish, canfan, HuskyHawk, Seahawkfan80 and 20 guests

 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.