If you’ve ever wondered what a day in the life of Adrian Peterson is like, you’re finally going to get a glimpse. The Minnesota Vikings star running back wore a helmet cam and microphone on the first day of training camp to give fans an inside look at his job.
The camera provided some realistic looks at what the first day of training camp would be like, as everyone was clearly relaxed and getting used to being back on the field. AP was even a little rusty, dropping an easy pass from Christian Ponder. But like he said, it was the wind.
If there’s one part of the team that the Vikings don’t have to worry about this year, it’s their backfield. Peterson is about as close to a sure thing as there is in the NFL. He’s going to show up each and every week and give it his all, which will likely result in another huge season in 2013.
My prediction is that AP won’t break the single-season rushing record this year, mainly because more plays should be passes. To say that the Vikings leaned on Peterson in 2012 would be an understatement. They simply can’t have the same game plan as last year and expect to make any progress as a team. Ponder has to evolve as a passer for the Vikings to be legitimate contenders in the NFC.
But if Ponder can get better, it’s only going to open more things up for AP. We all saw what he did when every team knew the Vikings were going to run, imagine if they developed a respectable passing attack.
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