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(Yahoo)   Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson runs away with The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 50
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2008-01-02 11:32:51 AM
BOOMER!
 
2008-01-02 11:45:18 AM
Second should be Marshawn Lynch. He got over a thousand yards despite missing a couple of games. And playing the Patriots twice.
 
2008-01-02 11:55:37 AM
Any word on whether they caught him and got the award back to give to the rightful winner?
 
2008-01-02 11:56:22 AM
Joe Thomas was more helpful to his team's offense than Peterson was.
 
2008-01-02 11:56:36 AM
It should have been........yeah, him.
 
2008-01-02 11:58:26 AM
bobfreck: Any word on whether they caught him and got the award back to give to the rightful winner?

damn it i thought i could sneak this in
 
2008-01-02 11:58:33 AM
I was rooting for Collins
 
2008-01-02 12:01:08 PM
Purple Jesus FTW!
 
2008-01-02 12:07:50 PM
i thought The Bears drafted him years ago.
 
2008-01-02 12:16:55 PM
I hope it keeps him warm and fuzzy as he watches the playoffs from home. C-H-O-K-E!
 
2008-01-02 12:19:50 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I hope it keeps him warm and fuzzy as he watches the playoffs from home. C-H-O-K-E!

His fault or the team's? If Jackson could stretch out the defensive they wouldn't have stacked the line against Peterson.
 
2008-01-02 12:22:05 PM
protectyourlimbs: I was rooting for Collins

Todd Collins has been pretty good, but he's been in the league for 10 years.

/ha
 
2008-01-02 12:30:16 PM
cameroncrazy1984:

Todd Collins has been pretty good, but he's been in the league for 10 years.

/ha


Ok...thanks for the info on that.
 
2008-01-02 12:31:28 PM
YAY! I love that guy... I wish he was on my team. For reals.
 
2008-01-02 12:34:56 PM
Should have been Joe Thomas.

/biased
 
2008-01-02 12:35:37 PM
Di Atribe: YAY! I love that guy... I wish he was on my team. For reals.

Why? So that he can split carries with a much less talented RB with fumblitis like they do with Barber?
 
2008-01-02 12:41:49 PM
Finally, something to replace the Bang Boat scandal as the greatest thing to happen to the Vikings in the last 10 years. As a fan, I am proud.
 
2008-01-02 12:50:13 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I hope it keeps him warm and fuzzy as he watches the playoffs from home. C-H-O-K-E!

I really blame the "CHOKE" more on the fact that TJack couldn't be bothered to pull his head out of his ass half the time. Not only that but the biggest flop draft pick in Troy "Hit me in the chest and I still can't catch" Williamson. Allison and Wade weren't bad, but with neither a strong receiver group, or a strong quarterback... it makes it easy to stop even talented runners like Peterson and Taylor.
 
2008-01-02 12:57:14 PM
Everything was going fine until d**kless here turned off the machine!

Is this true?

Yes, your Honor. This man has no d**k.
 
2008-01-02 01:00:09 PM
as well he should!
 
2008-01-02 01:14:45 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus:

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2008-01-02 01:21:41 PM
An_Innocent_Primate: Why? So that he can split carries with a much less talented RB with fumblitis like they do with Barber?

No. So he can split carries with Barber. Can you imagine having a Peterson/Barber running duo with Owens and Glenn at WR and then having Witten at TE? And then you've got Romo gunslinging? It's... it's just so... BEAUTIFUL!

Ahem. But this thread isn't about my boys. It's about Peterson who is awesome.

/need to go clean up
//brb
 
2008-01-02 01:33:18 PM
Di Atribe: But this thread isn't about my boys. It's about Peterson who is awesome.

True, and semi-true. I am of the opinion that the Vikings had great run blocking that benefitted both Peterson and Taylor. They had comparable statistics both in yards/carry and carries/TD. Taylor's a decent RB and would start for many teams, but he's nothing special. Right now, Peterson is on par with that.

Personally, I'd say Lynch was much more impressive because he had to work without great blocking in front of him.
 
2008-01-02 01:37:41 PM
They seem to have spelled Joe Thomas wrong.

static.nfl.com
 
2008-01-02 01:41:59 PM
Yay Adrian, now all we need is a couple of good WR. Oh and if it's not too much to ask, how about a QB. Maybe one who knows to throw the ball when 8 are in the box?
 
2008-01-02 02:12:46 PM
Offensive Tackles will never win a RotY award unless it is a lean year in the talent department on offense. Unfortunately for Joe Thomas, this wasn't one of those lean years.

/Peterson deserved the award this year
 
2008-01-02 02:28:00 PM
Without a doubt, it should have been Nick Folk of the Dallas Cowboys! What a farkin travesty! What were the voters thinking?
 
2008-01-02 02:46:39 PM
Zach Miller!
 
2008-01-02 02:48:33 PM
An_Innocent_Primate: I am of the opinion that the Vikings had great run blocking that benefitted both Peterson and Taylor.

Well sure. No one would be any good at this game without a good team surrounding them. It's very much a team game. I just can't imagine any other rookies as exciting as Adrian Peterson. That boy good.
 
2008-01-02 03:01:39 PM

cameroncrazy1984 [TotalFark] Quote 2008-01-02 12:22:05 PM
protectyourlimbs: I was rooting for Collins

Todd Collins has been pretty good, but he's been in the league for 10 years.


Isn't it like being a re-virgin? Don't you become a rookie again afterl ike 3 years of inactivity?
 
2008-01-02 03:27:42 PM
In his last 6 games that he played (starting the game after his 296 yard day) here are his numbers: 126 carries, 305 yards, 2.4 YPC, 4 TDS. Same offensive line and crappy QB he had in his good games. I was blown away after the first half of the season and thought like everyone else that he was in the top 2 RB's in the NFL, but after looking at those numbers I don't know. NFL teams adjust to talent like that and the really good ones are the ones who succeed in spite of being the focus of the opposing D.
 
2008-01-02 03:45:42 PM
Di Atribe: That boy good.

My point is, upon what do you base this statement? What I said earlier was that Chester Taylor, a better than average but not great RB, posted numbers that were almost identical to AP's. It's not a similar situation to your 'Boys where one RB is clearly better than the other by about 2 YPC with many more TDs.

I'm not saying that AP won't develop into a stud RB. He might. But there were others such as Joe Thomas and Marshawn Lynch that were much more valuable to their team than AP was. Without AP, Taylor runs for 2k yards. Without Lynch or Thomas, the Bills and Browns would not have functioned offensively.
 
2008-01-02 04:01:39 PM
He is fun to watch. I picked him up on my fantasy team this year as well.
congrats AP!
 
2008-01-02 04:02:28 PM
Mike1507: In his last 6 games that he played (starting the game after his 296 yard day) here are his numbers: 126 carries, 305 yards, 2.4 YPC, 4 TDS. Same offensive line and crappy QB he had in his good games. I was blown away after the first half of the season and thought like everyone else that he was in the top 2 RB's in the NFL, but after looking at those numbers I don't know. NFL teams adjust to talent like that and the really good ones are the ones who succeed in spite of being the focus of the opposing D.

I don't think he's quite the same since his knee got popped in the green bay game either. I think he was still adjusting to running with the knee brace. The fact that there is ZERO game but the running game put even Taylor's running game into the dumpster.
 
2008-01-02 04:33:32 PM
They nab the Offensive Rookie of the Year, and the Vi-Queens still produce such a vortex of suck that you can see it from space.
 
2008-01-02 05:10:56 PM
An_Innocent_Primate: He might. But there were others such as Joe Thomas and Marshawn Lynch that were much more valuable to their team than AP was.

Maybe. But it's not the MVP award. It's the rookie of the year award. Peterson has done some outstanding things this season.

Hey, I'm not arguing that Lynch and Thomas weren't valuable players to their teams. But look where the Vikings ended up... nearly making the playoffs, even though they had Tarvaris Jackson as their QB (who isn't bad, just inconsistent).

/i'll admit i'm biased
 
2008-01-02 05:28:32 PM
Mike1507: In his last 6 games that he played (starting the game after his 296 yard day) here are his numbers: 126 carries, 305 yards, 2.4 YPC, 4 TDS. Same offensive line and crappy QB he had in his good games. I was blown away after the first half of the season and thought like everyone else that he was in the top 2 RB's in the NFL, but after looking at those numbers I don't know. NFL teams adjust to talent like that and the really good ones are the ones who succeed in spite of being the focus of the opposing D.

That doesn't really mean much. RBs' performances fluctuate a lot. Go look at Tomlinson's stats for the first couple of games this season. They were terrible. But he still ended up with the rushing title. I'm just saying even the best backs have bad games and streaks.

Peterson broke the all time single game rushing record as a rookie. He might not be the 2nd best RB in the league based on one game, but he definitely deserves the ROTY.
 
2008-01-02 05:30:57 PM
cameroncrazy1984: Second should be Marshawn Lynch. He got over a thousand yards despite missing a couple of games. And playing the Patriots twice.

(1) Lynch played the Patriots once. (One of those games he missed was vs. New England.)

(2) In any case, the Patriots rushing defense was 10th out of 32 teams, good but not great; it's not a huge accomplishment to play them as a RB. For what it's worth, Lynch carried the ball 20 times for 74 yards when he played them.

(3) The top rushing defense Lynch faced was Pittsburgh, and he had 18 carries for 64 yards, a 3.6 average. Next was Dallas, against which he had 20 carries for 66 yards, a 3.3 average.

(4) Since you're pointing out divisional games, how come you didn't mention that four of Lynch's games were against Miami (the #32 rushing defense) and the Jets (#29)? Outside the division, how about his games against Denver (#30) and Cleveland (#27)? His biggest rushing game of the season was against Cincy (a veritable powerhouse at #21).

(5) Shouldn't missing games count as a negative, rather than be ignored?
 
2008-01-02 05:56:13 PM
SOONER!!!!
 
2008-01-02 07:34:03 PM
Super Chronic: (4) Since you're pointing out divisional games, how come you didn't mention that four of Lynch's games were against Miami (the #32 rushing defense) and the Jets (#29)? Outside the division, how about his games against Denver (#30) and Cleveland (#27)? His biggest rushing game of the season was against Cincy (a veritable powerhouse at #21).

all that to dispute the claim that he should be second place?
 
2008-01-02 07:42:56 PM
IAmRight

Yeah, who lets facts get in the way of feelings?
 
2008-01-02 08:15:52 PM
Who lets inane sports conjecture get in the way of doing something useful?
 
2008-01-02 08:18:45 PM
AP deserved it, but I think Joe Thomas should've gotten more love. He kept Derek Anderson on his feet long enough to make him seem important. The Browns have their franchise LT for the next 15 years., one of the 5 most important pieces of a contender.
 
2008-01-02 08:37:13 PM
Mike1507: In his last 6 games that he played (starting the game after his 296 yard day) here are his numbers: 126 carries, 305 yards, 2.4 YPC, 4 TDS. Same offensive line and crappy QB he had in his good games. I was blown away after the first half of the season and thought like everyone else that he was in the top 2 RB's in the NFL, but after looking at those numbers I don't know. NFL teams adjust to talent like that and the really good ones are the ones who succeed in spite of being the focus of the opposing D.

True. He was struggling with a knee injury however. Also, one game was against the Redskins, who are the greatest team in the history of teams or greatness.
 
2008-01-02 09:09:32 PM
An_Innocent_Primate: Di Atribe: YAY! I love that guy... I wish he was on my team. For reals.

Why? So that he can split carries with a much less talented RB with fumblitis like they do with Barber?


God don't remind me, Julius Jones makes me so mad, everytime they hand it off to him I know nothing at all is going to happen. If Barber was treated like a started he'd have over a 1000 yds, and would be a star. I think Julius Jones and Whack Jacques Reeves are my least favorite Cowboys, cause they just plain suck.
 
2008-01-02 09:17:37 PM
TomFooleryWhat: Mike1507: In his last 6 games that he played (starting the game after his 296 yard day) here are his numbers: 126 carries, 305 yards, 2.4 YPC, 4 TDS. Same offensive line and crappy QB he had in his good games. I was blown away after the first half of the season and thought like everyone else that he was in the top 2 RB's in the NFL, but after looking at those numbers I don't know. NFL teams adjust to talent like that and the really good ones are the ones who succeed in spite of being the focus of the opposing D.

True. He was struggling with a knee injury however. Also, one game was against the Redskins, who are the greatest team in the history of teams or greatness.


Greatest team in the history of gay, racist-named, DC-based, crappy football teams.
 
2008-01-02 10:38:30 PM
germ78: Offensive Tackles will never win a RotY award unless it is a lean year in the talent department on offense. Unfortunately for Joe Thomas, this wasn't one of those lean years.

/Peterson deserved the award this year


An offensive tackle will not win the OROY award, but Joe Thomas deserved it this year. There is little doubt in my mind that Joe Thomas will make more Pro Bowls and have a bigger affect on the league than Adrian Peterson. He did this year and he will in the future.
 
2008-01-03 06:48:02 AM
TheJoe03: Julius Jones
just plain suck.



of course, he's from Notre Dame. That's what their football players major in.
 
2008-01-03 11:05:12 AM
Tony Stark: Who lets inane sports conjecture get in the way of doing something useful?

Would you be the same Tony Stark who sometimes posts on realgm.com?
 
2008-01-03 11:09:03 AM
Super Chronic: Tony Stark: Who lets inane sports conjecture get in the way of doing something useful?

Would you be the same Tony Stark who sometimes posts on realgm.com?


I rechecked and the other guy is Tony Starks, so I guess it's not you. Or is it?
 
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