Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hasn’t always had the help he needs on the offensive side of the ball. More often than not, Peterson is the offense and has had to carry his teammates.
Well Norv Turner is installing a new offense that isn’t so Peterson-dependent, and Peterson has been impressed from what he has seen in the offseason.
“I’ve been watching the offense the last few games, and it’s like, ‘Man, they don’t even need me,’ ” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Teams are going to have to play more honest. If they do stack the box, we’ll beat them with the passing game.
“This is going to be the best offense I’ve played in. This is the offense I’ve been waiting for. We’ve got the pieces to facilitate moving the ball around. When Brett Favre was here, listen, when I saw those deep balls going up and guys making big plays, I was like, ‘Yeah!’ That makes your team very scary.”
Peterson has yet to play in the offense, sitting out the preseason games like he does every year for the past several seasons. During that time though the Vikings offense has seemed to move the ball well and arguably better in years passed through the air with quarterback Matt Cassell throwing to Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings and Kyle Rudolph.