Adrian Peterson and his father seem to be learning a lesson many of us were taught by the start of middle school. Words have consequences.
Last week, Nelson Peterson, Adrian’s father, threw shade on the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line.
Speaking about the Oakland Raiders, he said “What we personally like is [the Raiders’] offensive line. The offensive line, they haven’t been playing around. They haven’t been trying to get offensive linemen from the bottom of the barrel and trying to make them into something.” The comment was also meant as a shot against the Seattle Seahawks (more on that here).
Vikings’ left guard Alex Boone doesn’t seem all too happy about that.
“Some of the comments that were made about the offensive lines elsewhere and about our offensive line — and once again we’re throwing low blows again and I’m not sure everybody understands the situation and really wants to go that route. You know what I’m saying? I mean sometimes we get it guys, everybody’s pissed off, let it go, OK? Everybody’s in the same boat; we’re all pissed. Nobody made it to the playoffs on our team, everybody’s upset about that. So can Adrian help us? Absolutely. He can help any team and he’s a great running back one of the greatest but sometimes I wish guys would just think more before they say things because sometimes you regret the things you say and there’s two things you can’t take back, Florio: Bullets out of a gun and words out of your mouth,” said Boone, via Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
Peterson and his father spent the week before free agency talking up potential options for Peterson — all of which happened to be Super Bowl contenders. So far, nothing has happened on that front. In fact, the Seattle Seahawks actually chose Eddie Lacy over Peterson, and Lacy recently weighed in at 267 pounds.
It’s nice to see them getting some humble pie. There seems to have been minimal interest on the market for Peterson, as one would expect for a 31 year-old running back who’s played 20 games in the past three seasons.
Other than a visit with the Seahawks (more on that here), Peterson has by-and-large been out of the rumor mill since free agency has started. It’s tough to feel bad for him.