Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now popular now #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Adrian Peterson says he and Patrick Willis should've been drafted 1 and 2 in 2007 draft

most popular this minute | see more
most viewed right now
86 viewing
 Image inside Kanye West Announces Title Of New Album
36 comments
most viewed right now
71 viewing
welp...the end of the kimye regime is near as kim files fo..
70 comments

top in section
33 viewing
Image inside Coming soon: We're taking Grove Street back!
top in games
top in section
16 viewing
Feb 28 - Man gets life in prison for selling $20 worth of wee..
top in news

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know » Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Adrian Peterson says he and Patrick Willis should've been drafted 1 and 2 in 2007 draft
topic by Kjizzle03 - 09-19-2012, 04:30 PM


Adrian Peterson remembers the play in vivid detail.

It was an inside zone run to the left side of the offensive line and he was trying to make a cut in traffic. All the sudden he was smacked by Patrick Willis and he went down to the ground. By the way, it was Week 2 of the preseason.

“He got me on that one,” Peterson said. “He got me.”

Minnesota’s talented tailback and San Francisco’s hard-hitting linebacker have forged a relationship over the years since being selected in the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson was taken seventh overall by the Vikings and Willis was picked 10th overall by the 49ers, but Peterson thinks they both should have been drafted earlier.

“I don’t know why me and him weren’t the No. 1 and No. 2 picks coming out,” Peterson said. “I really felt that way, because I know talent when I see it. He was a guy that I just respected off the top because of how he plays the game. We play the game the same way.”

Asked who he thought deserved to be the first pick, Peterson said, “Come on now, you going to ask that question?”

Willis right?

“No,” Peterson said with a laugh.

As it was, Jamarcus Russell and Calvin Johnson were the top two picks of the 2007 Draft.
Peterson has made a remarkable comeback since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Week 16 of last season. He’s carried the ball 33 times for 144 yards and a touchdown through the first two games and said he expects to receive a heavier workload against the 49ers.

“To his credit, he worked extremely hard,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said. “Amazingly, he makes it back for our opening game and he comes out and he plays extremely well. But to sit here and tell you that I expected him to make it back and play as well as he played in that first game, I’d be lying. That was amazing to me, it still is. He’s doing well.”

According to Peterson, the Vikings will be facing a “heck of a defense” on Sunday at the Metrodome. Aside from Willis, Peterson and Frazier both mentioned Aldon and Justin Smith as notable contributors to the 49ers defense.

But that doesn’t mean the Vikings are going to abandon their run-first gameplan.

“If you follow us, you know that we’re going to try to establish the run and we’re not going to get away from that,” Frazier said. “Although, San Francisco, they play the run as well as anybody in our league. But we feel good about Adrian, about Toby Gerhart, about our offensive line.”

The Vikings coach isn’t only impressed with the 49ers defense. Frazier also credited the offense and special teams for taking part in the convincing victories over his team’s NFC North rivals, the Packers and Lions, to start the season.

“We have a lot of respect for both of those teams that they beat, Green Bay and Detroit,” Frazier said. “They took it to both of them. It tells me that San Francisco is a very good football team.”

Looking at tape of this year’s 49ers offense compared to last year’s unit, Frazier said the added talent at wide receiver jumps out. Adding Mario Manningham and Randy Moss to a group that already included Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree “creates a lot of problems for defenses” in Frazier’s mind.
Not to mention the 49ers are led by Alex Smith, whose 115.9 passer rating only trails Matt Ryan’s mark of 117.6 through two games played.

“The way Alex is playing, he’s so efficient with the football, he knows exactly where to go,” Frazier said. “He has the capability as well so that creates a lot of problems for any defense that lines up to play them. We’ll have our hands full defending the run game and not giving up big plays in the passing game.”
Peterson, meanwhile, has been following his counterpart Frank Gore’s career since his college days at Miami. Peterson said he’s always appreciated Gore’s North-South running style and the way he’s handled adversity, having overcome a serious knee injury while in college.

“That right there, just looking at that, that’s inspiring itself,” Peterson said.


> Adrian Peterson says he and Patrick Willis should've been drafted 1 and 2 in 2007 draft - Photo posted in BX SportsCenter | Sign in and leave a comment below!...agree or disagree



67 comments for "Adrian Peterson says he and Patrick Willis should've been drafted 1 and 2 in 2007 draft"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


 09-19-2012, 04:33 PMaway - #2
DEDOS 101 heat pts101 space
avatar
space
$44,190 | POWERFUL
my fins took teddy ginn over patrick willis


 09-19-2012, 04:34 PMaway - #3
banga 3 heat pts space
avatar
space
$27,669 | POWERFUL
I agree and I'm sure megatincan agrees too.
 09-19-2012, 04:36 PMonline - #4
BronxBombers 177 heat pts177 space
avatar
space
$34,322 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by DEDOS
my fins took teddy ginn over patrick willis


Thanks Again For Ginn
 09-19-2012, 04:36 PMaway - #5
torious 53 heat pts53 space
avatar
space
$66,988 | POWERFUL
It's a passing league. drafting megatron was the right move. calvin doesn't fumble the ball, nor is he injury prone


Last edited by torious; 09-19-2012 at 04:48 PM..
 09-19-2012, 04:37 PMaway - #6
Pistol Peter 33 heat pts33 space
avatar
space
$26,692 | POWERFUL
if we are talking hindsight here then neither of them should go over calvin johnson...shieeet i'm still debating if they should of went over joe thomas...left tackles are hard to find..trust me i know
 09-19-2012, 04:37 PMaway - #7
ghettofire 3 heat pts space
avatar
space
$25,550 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by DEDOS
my fins took teddy ginn over patrick willis


Originally Posted by torious
It's a passing league. drafting megatron was the right move. calvin isn't injury prone either

 09-19-2012, 04:39 PMaway - #8
INFAMOUS 13 heat pts13 space
avatar
space
$31,105 | POWERFUL
Fins took Ted Ginn over Patrick Willis



Jets traded up for Revis Christ


Ted Ginn over Willis and Revis
 09-19-2012, 04:40 PMaway - #9
Kjizzle03 16 heat pts16 space
avatar
space
$14,967 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Pistol Peter
if we are talking hindsight here then neither of them should go over calvin johnson...shieeet i'm still debating if they should of went over joe thomas...left tackles are hard to find..trust me i know
 09-19-2012, 04:42 PMaway - #10
Michael 1987 649 heat pts649 space
avatar
space
$61,993 | POWERFUL
 09-19-2012, 04:43 PMaway - #11
philly337 15 heat pts15 space
avatar
space
$22,401 | POWERFUL
Best rb in the league
 09-19-2012, 04:43 PMonline - #12
dre03  space
avatar
space
$8,242 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Bronxbombers
Thanks Again For Ginn
What has he done for yall??? n*gga been hurt for forever... Ultimately he cost yall the SB last year with his injury lol
 09-19-2012, 04:43 PMaway - #13
torious 53 heat pts53 space
avatar
space
$66,988 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Pistol Peter
if we are talking hindsight here then neither of them should go over calvin johnson...
 09-19-2012, 04:44 PMonline - #14
ChickzNKickz 92 heat pts92 space
avatar
space
$8,095 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Pistol Peter
if we are talking hindsight here then neither of them should go over calvin johnson...shieeet i'm still debating if they should of went over joe thomas...left tackles are hard to find..trust me i know
CJ is great but a WR is only as good as his QB...

A great RB will shine Regardless.....

See # 20
 09-19-2012, 04:46 PMonline - #15
dre03  space
avatar
space
$8,242 | POWERFUL
Well seeing how they are #1 at their positions he may be right... But Calvin Johnson was #2 so i would say Willis at #3 over Joe Thomas
 09-19-2012, 04:48 PMaway - #16
TheT 20 heat pts20 space
avatar
space
$14,775 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Pistol Peter
if we are talking hindsight here then neither of them should go over calvin johnson...shieeet i'm still debating if they should of went over joe thomas...left tackles are hard to find..trust me i know
 09-19-2012, 04:52 PMaway - #17
Bea5T 106 heat pts106 space
avatar
space
$18,644 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by dre03
What has he done for yall??? n*gga been hurt for forever... Ultimately he cost yall the SB last year with his injury lol
he was the most consistent returner in the league last season, check his averages
 09-19-2012, 04:58 PMaway - #18
Kingpin 313 72 heat pts72 space
avatar
space
$14,417 | POWERFUL
07 was a good draft besides the number 1 pick
 09-19-2012, 05:00 PMonline - #19
dahabi 81 heat pts81 space
avatar
space
$9,690 | POWERFUL
 09-19-2012, 05:09 PMaway - #20
X_WunderKind_X 862 heat pts862 space
avatar
space
$27,187 | POWERFUL
CJ, Willis And AP are all game changing talents. Lions did the right thing tho, they got him a QB that could get him the ball.
 

Home > BX Table Of Contents > BX SportsCenter
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
17 viewing
Image inside Grace Gealey from Empire.  
59 comments
@eyecandy
most viewed right now
16 viewing
Video inside Tobey maguire, the perfect spider-man  
42 comments
@movies
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Image inside Eminem A "bi-ch," Detroit Rap Pioneer Esham Says
144 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
12 viewing
BOX The best analysis IMO on the Mayweather vs Pacman f..
20 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
8 viewing
Video inside ATL Hamburger Victim Speaks Out On Her Friends Jump..
114 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
7 viewing
Image inside What shoes are you currently hooping with?
23 comments
@gear
most viewed right now
7 viewing
Image inside MC Nitty Scott  
58 comments
@eyecandy
most viewed right now
6 viewing
Video inside These Kids Aint Scared of Nobody  
71 comments
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
6 viewing
NBA Rest In Peace Mike Conley, Time of Death: 3rd quarter ..
54 comments
@sports


contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   mobile   |   privacy statement   |  © BX 1998-end of time.