It is rare indeed when a linebacker takes a look across the line of scrimmage and thinks to himself “That guy is so tough he could be one of us.’’
Defensive players usually believe they have the patent on toughness. But not with the running back the winless Giants must deal with Monday night.
“Everybody knows that Adrian Peterson is a special player’’ said linebacker Jon Beason getting ready for this third game with his new team. “I like to tell people he should be playing on the defensive side of the ball with his determination the way he plays every down like it’s his last. I love to watch him play football. It’s a big challenge but it’s an opportunity to do something great.’’
Peterson usually is the one doing the something great but not so much when he faces the Giants. The NFL Most Valuable Player in 2012 Peterson has played against the Giants three times in his seven-year career and he hasn’t wrecked those games as he has so many others. In 2008 his 103 yards were misleading