Originally written on Thacover2  |  Last updated 11/20/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 06: Runningback Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on December 6, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 30-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
To trade A.P. or not to trade A.P., that is question one local Minnesota Viking columnist has for the team. Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press wrote a column begging the Minnesota Vikings to trade away the best running back on the planet. At this point, keeping Adrian Peterson on the Vikings is like putting a Mercedes hood ornament on a Plymouth. In one respect, an NFL team isn’t all that different from any other business enterprise. As the song says: You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. When to walk to away and when to run. Let’s hope Rick Spielman is limbering up. Powers then went on to try and explain why the Vikings should part ways with Peterson now rather than later.  Powers compared an eventual decline in the 28 year old Peterson that backs such as Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, O.J. Simpson and Earl Campbell all experienced. His point was that running back’s taking a pounding and the span of greatness, even for the legendary backs is 6-8 years bes...
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