Adrian Peterson said last month that his goal for the upcoming season was to rush for 2500 yards. It’s a lofty goal. Most football fans would agree that that number is probably a little farfetched, but after the season he had last year there is no doubt that when the guy sets his mind to something he’s going to work his butt off to accomplish it.
Of course, the opposing defenses are going to be working and planning extra hard in the coming year to make sure that doesn’t happen. They will be spending extra time watching game tape to try and figure out how to stop the animal.
Stopping A.P. may have just got a whole lot easier thanks to the NFL owners. By a vote of 31-1 the owners passed the “helmet rule” which will penalize players 15 yards for using the crown of their helmets during a play. Zygi Wilf voted for the rule that could become one of the biggest obstacles to his franchise player’s goal. Only Mike Brown of the Bengals dissented on the rule.