When Saints running back Adrian Peterson said he didn’t sign up for nine snaps per game, the general reaction from many was, “Oh yes you did.” Saints coach Sean Payton said before Sunday’s game against New England that Peterson definitely didn’t sign up for the workhorse role he had in Minnesota. “I don’t think we’ve [more]
In the aftermath of Adrian Peterson‘s recent “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps” remarks, some (me) suggested that the Saints should trade him. They reportedly don’t plan to, yet. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Saints currently aren’t interested in trading Peterson. That could change, however, based on needs elsewhere and, as a [more]
The Saints aren't considering cutting or trading Peterson after the appearance of sideline tension
The moment from Adrian Peterson’s debut with the New Orleans Saints that went viral was Peterson yelling something to coach Sean Payton on the sideline, and Payton wheeling around and saying something back. It looked worse than it was, apparently. Show More Summary
It may not be time for a divorce between the Saints and Adrian Peterson. But it’s definitely time for an annulment. Peterson says he didn’t sign up for nine snaps per game. By agreeing to be one of multiple tailback options in a pass-based offense, however, he did. And it was obvious from the get-go [more]
Rough start for the Saints and their new backup RB.
But that’s exactly what Peterson played against the Vikings on Monday night. Adrian Peterson isn’t happy about his workload with the Saints. He said he “didn’t sign up for nine snaps,” which is what he played in New Orleans’ loss toShow More Summary
Saints running back Adrian Peterson downplayed any sideline tension with head coach Sean Payton immediately after Monday’s loss to the Vikings and did so again on Thursday while saying that he enjoyed seeing the memes that people have created around the intense stare he gave Payton during the game. Peterson particularly liked one that had [more]
Week one of the NFL season gave Adrian Peterson the opportunity to stick it to his old team as he had stated just days prior before taking on the Minnesota Vikings. Head coach Sean Payton had other ideas as Peterson only carried the ball six times for a putrid 18 yards in a 29-18 loss […]
To say that Adrian Peterson’s return to Minnesota on Monday did not go as planned would be an understatement. The running back, who spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Vikings before joining the Saints in the offseason, was on the field for just nine snaps in a 29-19 loss. At least […]
New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson knew he might not get a lot of carries, but his short time on the field was worse than he planned.
Welcome to the War Room, where Yahoo Sports’ football minds kick around the big topics of the week. Got a suggestion for a question? Hit us up right here. Today: Week 1 surprises, and the fate of Adrian Peterson. Onward! Question 1:...Show More Summary
Adrian Peterson was one of the most talked-about names in free agency this past offseason. He was at one point the most dominant running back in the NFL, but injuries derailed his career with the Minnesota Vikings. After waiting most...Show More Summary
It’s natural that the flashy new acquisition gets the most work. But in New Orleans, that meant third-round running back Alvin Kamara, and not Adrian Peterson. While Peterson was busy having positive communication with coach Sean Payton during his debut with the Saints, Kamara was busy on the field. According to Josh Katzenstein of the New [more]
Adrian Peterson started for the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. It was a nod of respect to the veteran as he faced his former team, the Minnesota Vikings. He carried on the first play and gained 9 yards. And that’s pretty much it for positive vibes from Peterson’s Saints debut. Show More Summary
On Monday night, Saints coach Sean Payton said he was aware of no “heated exchange” with running back Adrian Peterson. By Tuesday, Payton still believes there was no such incident. Per a league source, Payton acknowledges that there was an interaction, but that he interpreted Peterson’s words in a “positive way.” After the game, Peterson [more]
Peterson appeared to be yelling at his coach during the game, but he says that's not what went down
Saints running back Adrian Peterson and head coach Sean Payton say there is nothing to talk about with respect to the heated exchange captured by ESPN’s cameras on Monday night. In fact, both of them say there was no heated exchange. “We weren’t in any heated exchange,” Payton told reporters after the game. “I’d tell […]
That didn't take long.
Adrian Peterson admits he didn’t tell Sean Payton “I love you” on Monday night. But the running back also insisted multiple times that he and the Saints coach are not at odds and did not exchange words during the game. “I could’ve said, ‘I love you,'” Peterson said, via Josh Katzenstein? of the New Orleans [more]