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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson sat down and spoke with KFAN in St. Paul, Minnesota about the new “crown of the helmet” rule. Peterson came across torn about the new rule. “Sooner or later we’re going to be playing touch football,” Peterson told me amidst rolling eyes and a frustrated shaking head. “That’s just the passion in me that said that and then the maturity in me said, you know what, it’s an okay rule because it protects players.” Peterson did continue to state why he doesn’t like the rule. “The one thing I do not like about the rule is they single it out towards running backs,” Peterson explained. “From my point of view, when you’re looking at the defense and there’s eleven guys coming at you. There’s so many times that guys have came at me and lowered their helmet not with their face mask facing me. They just lowered their helmet and came in and dived at me, my legs and my knees.” Peterson stresses that running backs have to also protect themselves. “We have to protect ourselves and that’s one of the ways that we have always learned,” Peterson continued. “A lot of guys will still do it, but I’m one of the guys that does it that way. I’ll be more comfortable with it if they just spread the love and bring that over to the defensive side and make sure when those guys come in to attack us, that they’ve got their head up and face mask showing as well. And anytime that they have their helmet down, they get flagged just like they are putting on us. I’ll be satisfied if they do it that way.” Read more: http://www.kfan.com/pages/vikingsblog.html?article=11175814#ixzz2QMsIJTZj Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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