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Adrian Peterson wants to play special teams for Vikings

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04:57 AM ET 01.03 | In the NFL, the most valuable player you can have is a talented everyman; this is the guy that can run the ball, catch the ball and block for the quarterback. Adrian Peterson is the quintessential everyman, but he wants to extend his everymanliness to another level - Adrian Peterson wants to block field goals in addition to everything else he does for the Vikings. Not too long ago, Peterson said he wants to compete in the Olympics, too, so we might just have to chalk this up to Peterson getting extra high off the high he's got the Vikings on. You can just imagine Peterson sitting on his bed, resting his head in his hands, kicking his legs behind him whilst reading a Sports Illustrated going "Oooh, I wanna do that! No, I wanna do that! And THAT too!" But is Peterson just getting overly excited or is he going to start overextending himself in Minnesota?

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January 3, 2013  09:44 AM ET

No.

January 3, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Dude...

January 3, 2013  10:15 AM ET

The Guy's a Little Nuts, but that's what it takes to be a Big Time Running Back, all the guy wants to do is Win, I admire that!

January 3, 2013  10:28 AM ET

Cabin fever must be setting in up there in MN.

January 3, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Ummm, is he *special?*

January 3, 2013  10:51 AM ET

They start putting him on 'special teams' he'll be on the short bus back to rehab on his knees.

January 3, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Cabin fever must be setting in up there in MN.

This time of year divorces are down, but murders of spouses are up.

January 3, 2013  11:31 AM ET

No, bad move, concentrate on just being a running back and let the coaches figure out special teams.

January 3, 2013  12:11 PM ET

I think it's a good idea. Worked out well for Gronkowski.

January 3, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Adrian, take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Repeat after me: I am a running back, I am a running back...

January 3, 2013  01:04 PM ET

"Adrian Peterson wants to play special teams for Vikings"

Let me see. He wants to compete at the Olympics and he wants to play special teams. Does he want to win the Super Bowl?

 
January 3, 2013  01:37 PM ET

I'd put him in on punt returns every now and again

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