Guys just a "throwback".
I'm not really a big fan of that word but there's not much more you can say.
The NFL commercial where they talk about the evolution of the game and how it just started out in the mud or something.....blah, blah....made a couple rules just to keep the peace. If you saw Peterson in that commercial just being a wrecking ball and going through everyone in front of him without a helmet or even one of those flimsy leather caps, you wouldn't think nothing of it.
"Meh, just AP".
I really hope at some point down the line we don't hear that he's somehow connected to roids or HGH or anything like that. I love the way he plays, every time I watch him I'm expecting a big play on every play. You know that feeling you get when you've seen something so much that you just anticipate it's going to happen every time even though that isn't the case? Like when Nick Folk was in his last year in Dallas and you just knew if there was any sort of difficulty in the kick it wasn't gonna come close. I started going to the kitchen and listening at one point cause I couldn't stand the thought of seeing another miss on the live broadcast. Replays sucked but another live miss would have been the last straw and I may have flown to Dallas and kidnapped Folk.
That's the sense I get with Peterson except every play I feel like he could do something that nobody else in the league right now could and often times even the modest gains are still plays that make you think "wow".