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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Adrian Peterson is Great and All, but No Way He's Catching Emmitt Smith

   Adrian Peterson is a badass. Best running back in football. The NFL's reigning MVP. No. 1 overall on most Fantasy Football draft boards.
   But, sorry, he's no Emmitt Smith.
   Furthermore,  he ain't breaking No. 22's record.
   Not like Peterson came out and pro-actively boasted about someday eclipsing Smith's all-time NFL rushing record. But he also didn't shy away from the lofty goal when pushed about details.
   "Man. Oh boy," Peterson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "I have to do some calculations. I've been in the league seven years. I'm already right around 9,000. Calculate it out ... Let's think. Maybe get a couple 2,000-yard seasons. ... I've got ... Hmm ... 2017."
   Alright big talker, we want details What week in 2017?

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2 comments:

  1. As a Walter Payton fan, I remember saying the same thing about Emmitt Smith.

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  2. A.P. also did this with all sense of humor and no boasting. Maybe he'll break it, maybe he won't, but he's still a classy enough guy to have fun and be humble about it.

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