Skip to main content

Saints players convinced Adrian Peterson will dominate again

Drew Brees and the rest of the Saints couldn't speak any higher about how much they think Adrian has left in the tank.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Saints are raving about Adrian Peterson like he's going to prove to the world how much the Vikings will miss him.

"He's a stud, man. He looks the part," said a laughing Drew Brees, via the Saints' website. "It's been impressive. Obviously you admire the guy from afar. I've played in a few Pro Bowls with him so I do have a little bit of that experience. But there's something about handing the ball off to that guy and watching him run through the hole and taking on anybody that tries to tackle him."

Like the Vikings, the Saints aren't wearing pads during organized team activities so it's impossible to say what Peterson will look like on the field in Sean Payton's offense. But Brees has a pretty good idea of what to expect.

"Any time you can get him in space against a smaller DB, look out... good luck tackling that guy in the open field," Brees said. "I think he's going to be able to do some stuff in this offense that he hasn't done over the course of his career just because we require some versatility from that position."

Brees isn't the only one raving about Peterson.

"I’m amazed," left tackle Terron Armstead said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "This dude is extremely blessed. He’s got so much left. You’ll see it."

"Everybody’s doubting him,” Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro told the Times-Picayune. "He’s 30 or whatever he is. Every clip is 'Can A.P. still do it?' Just wait. Y’all about to see for yourself. He’s going to be a factor."

The Vikings will get the first look when they host Peterson and the Saints on Monday Night Football in Week 1.

Next Up

image

Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus

Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.

syphilis

Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases

The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud

Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.

covid

Minnesota switches to weekly COVID updates

The weekly updates will be provided on Thursdays.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 12.22.08 PM

Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive

The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.

monkeypox

Minnesota confirms second case of monkeypox virus

More cases are expected in the coming days and weeks, the health department says.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29

One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.

Screen Shot 2022-06-29 at 10.19.37 AM

Drone drops bag of candy near kids fishing

A black SUV quickly left the area afterwards.

FLickr - AL Franken 2016 - Lorie Shaull

Al Franken to bring comedy tour to Minneapolis

Acme Comedy is hosting the former senator in late August.

Alabama

Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival

The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.

Related

Saints players convinced Adrian Peterson will dominate again

Drew Brees and the rest of the Saints couldn't speak any higher about how much they think Adrian has left in the tank.

Next stop on the Adrian Peterson tour: New Orleans Saints

Adrian Peterson lining up behind in the backfield behind Drew Brees?

Next stop on the Adrian Peterson tour: New Orleans Saints

Adrian Peterson lining up behind in the backfield behind Drew Brees?

Adrian Peterson unsure he'll play again this season

Adrian Peterson tip-toed his way around questions about his future.

Adrian Peterson unsure he'll play again this season

Adrian Peterson tip-toed his way around questions about his future.

Adrian Peterson loves that his Saints jersey is a bestseller in MN

Peterson's new Saints jersey is the top-selling jersey in Minnesota.

Adrian Peterson on his future and Teddy Bridgewater's health

Adrian Peterson doubts Teddy Bridgewater will miss the entire 2017 season.

Adrian Peterson on his future and Teddy Bridgewater's health

Adrian Peterson doubts Teddy Bridgewater will miss the entire 2017 season.