Friday, April 14, 2017

Is Adrian Peterson the answer for the Patriots' running game? - Cover32

All of New England was abuzz after ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that long-time Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson was visiting Foxboro recently. Peterson left New England without a contract but with him still unsigned, there are many fans imagining a future Hall-of-Fame running back lining up behind Tom Brady.

Of course, signing Peterson makes little sense for the Patriots.
First, there are all the off-field issues to deal with. It won’t happen as long as Bob Kraft owns the team. In fact, forget all the off-field problems. The Kraft family would never seriously consider him after his suspension for much of the 2014 season, being charged with child abuse.
Although the Patriots have taken a chance on malcontents Corey Dillon, Randy Moss, Albert Haynesworth, Chad Johnson, Donte Stallworth (he was signed again in 2012 three years after being suspended the 2009 season for DUI manslaughter) and even LeGarrette Blount, the Krafts have been outspoken on violence against women (and child abuse is certainly as bad an offense).

Even if the front office, ownership and the rest of the organization can get past this, Adrian Peterson is not a fit for the New England Patriots on the field.


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