Adrian Peterson Tells Vikings He Wants To Play Special Teams

Adrian Peterson Tells Vikings He Wants To Play Special Teams
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Apparently coming nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record isn’t enough for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

The PFT most-valuable player award winner now wants to play special teams as well.

According to Dave Campbell of the Associated Press, Peterson has been constantly nagging special teams coordinator Mike Priefer to be involved on various special teams units.

“For the past two years I’ve been trying to get in on field goal block. Come in off the edge, you know? It’s just going to take one block for them to really be like, ‘OK, you know what? Let’s take the chance and let you go out there and get it done,’” Peterson said. “Kickoff return, I wouldn’t mind getting back there. I’m in it to win.”

Peterson actually did see time as a kick returner during his rookie season. Peterson had 16 kickoff returns and averaged over 25 yards a return in 2007. Priefer isn’t going to say no when a player comes to him and says he’s available to contribute, but head coach Leslie Frazier seems to have other ideas.

“He always asks,” Priefer said. “He’s a football player. Gunner, field goal block, returner. The guy is awesome. I always say yes, and then I ask the head coach and he says no. I know what the answer is going to be. I don’t even have to ask.”

Priefer wouldn’t rule out the possibility of using Peterson as a returner in a critical situation in the postseason. For now, just add Peterson’s desire to play special teams to his long list of goals.

via Pro Football Talk

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Women

I Tried Marijuana Lube, And This Is Your Vagina On Drugs

I recently heard about the new Foria cannabis lube. It’s manufactured exclusively for women. Women tired of the same boring old lube without any drugs in it. The world has always told my lady boner that weed and sexual pleasure don’t happen at the exact same time, and yet here miracle marijuana lube rose into my life […]

World

Groom Takes Epic Shirtless Photo With Groomsmen Because Wife Wanted A Serious Photo

When you’ve got good friends as groomsmen for your wedding, they’re pretty much willing to do whatever you ask of them. That’s what Joe Mulvihill’s groomsmen did when he asked them to take a ridiculous photo for the wedding album. Joe’s bride-to-be Rachel had originally asked him not to do anything silly with the photos of […]

News

This Russian Guy Dressed Up Like A Panda To Propose To His Girlfriend (Video)

This is the strangest and cutest thing I’ve seen all day. A Russian man, named Aleksey Ravkov, proposed to his girlfriend by dressing up as a panda. Ravkov had some of his buddies bother his girlfriend, 23-year-old Liudmila Shmalova. Ravkov came to her aid wearing a full on panda costume. He punched and kicked his friends, “saving” Liudmila […]