Very interesting blog post today by the Star Tribune’s Judd Zulgad. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had his weekly conference with the media. Here was the highlight of it, from Zulgad’s blog post:
Running back Adrian Peterson turned the tables on a media member today when asked about the fact he wasn’t on the field for the Vikings’ final offensive drive Sunday in a 19-13 loss at Tampa Bay. Asked if he was surprised, Peterson said, “Does it surprise you?” The answer was yes.
Peterson went on to say that he feels comfortable in the team’s two-minute offense, but he chose to go the diplomatic route by saying he has 100 percent confidence in Chester Taylor.
I think Taylor is a fine player. He might be the team’s third best offensive weapon after AP and Bernard Berrian. But you can’t have AP on the sidelines in crunch time when you need to score.
On that note, the Vikings should think about taking a page from the Miami Dolphins and experimenting with the Wildcat offense. Seriously. Why not? If two of your best offensive players are running backs, why not use AP and Chester Taylor like the Dolphins do with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams? Do the Vikings think they have to find a way to keep Bobby Wade on the field or something?