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08:00 AM ET 12.14 | Eric Dickerson isn't happy that all records are made to be broken, at least not his record of 2,105 yards in one NFL season. [Adrian Peterson] has 1,600 yards through 13 games and said recently that Dickerson should be nervous. ... "Adrian is a class guy," Dickerson said. "I don't watch football any more. I don't watch sports. I just see the highlights. I see his highlights and he's a great player. I don't want him to break my record, but I wish him the best." Then Dickerson was more blunt. "I don't want him to break it," Dickerson said. "I'll be honest. I don't want to see it. If anyone ever broke it, and if my son played football, I'd want my son to break it. But that's it. No one else."

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December 14, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Good ol' Eric... hasn't changed a bit.

December 14, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Nice to hear someone be honest at least

December 14, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice to hear someone be honest at least

That was my first thought, as well. Of course he wants his record to stand. Why not admit it?

December 14, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Yes, refreshing to hear him be honest. Of course, the good 'ol boys of the Dolphin's unbeaten team are pretty unabashedly against anyone breaking their hold on the only undefeated season, so this is not unprecedented.

FWIW, as a Colts fan since they've been in Indy, I still remember fondly those few years of watching Eric when he was in his prime. There's never been a back quite like him since. I always thought of him like a thoroughbred horse. His form and running style were a thing of beauty to watch. But he could be a **** too, lol.

December 14, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Eric never seemed like the nervous type.

December 14, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice to hear someone be honest at least

Agreed.

December 14, 2012  09:04 AM ET

It's good to see a former NFL player that can still put together an articulate sentence at age 52.

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December 14, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Yes, Eric Dickerson did set the record in a 16-game season.

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December 14, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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true, but the '72 Dolphins' annual dinner to celebrate it is lame, they don't have it to celebrate the occomplishment, they have it to thumb their noses at anyone in the hunt for a perfect season.

Rumor has it the Dolphins send champaign to the team that knocks off the biggest threat each season. Maybe Dickerson should send some to opposing linemen and linebackers.

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December 14, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Me, Me and Mini Me!!!

December 14, 2012  10:13 AM ET

What Eric might have achieved in stats, were it not for contract disputes & suspensions....

December 14, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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40 more yards and Jamal Lewis would have broken it in 03. How weird is that? Jamal Lewis.

A name I'd forgotten. Wow. Definitely a double-take post.

December 14, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Yep, Eric Dickerson! He never met a sideline he didn't like!

December 14, 2012  01:27 PM ET
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That was my first thought, as well. Of course he wants his record to stand. Why not admit it?

I agree......nothing wrong with saying how you feel, in this case.

 
December 14, 2012  03:27 PM ET
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40 more yards and Jamal Lewis would have broken it in 03. How weird is that? Jamal Lewis.

That man was a beast that year, it is amazing how his whole life and career turned in a relatively short period of time after that incredible year with the whole drug charge and jail time bit, Now I hear he is being sued for more than a half million for an unpaid loan.

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