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Title: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: markdmd on February 17, 2017, 10:30:16 AM
Thoughts? https://www.google.com/amp/www.sportingnews.com/amp/nfl/news/adrian-peterson-ny-giants-news-nfl-free-agent-rumors/1kojseqmsd9lz1bhak4vd2vw61?client=safari (https://www.google.com/amp/www.sportingnews.com/amp/nfl/news/adrian-peterson-ny-giants-news-nfl-free-agent-rumors/1kojseqmsd9lz1bhak4vd2vw61?client=safari)
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: Philosophers on February 17, 2017, 10:38:28 AM
He is one of the most remarkable physical specimens in the NFL with an unbelievable work ethic and skillset.  That said, the NFL is a game where physical health is important and has he simply worn down his body to the point where he would not regularly play and contribute?  Not sure. 
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: jimv on February 17, 2017, 10:52:38 AM
NO!
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: beaugestus on February 17, 2017, 10:57:20 AM
I doubt it, but if they decide to sign him it would have to be an incentive laden contract. He's not going to get a huge payday.
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: babywhales on February 17, 2017, 11:01:39 AM
Fix the line before you even talk about getting  a RB
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: Sem on February 17, 2017, 11:23:38 AM
Sounds like putting a Band Aid on a severe knife wound to me.
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: jerseyguy on February 17, 2017, 11:36:31 AM
I don't think our problem is the RB but rather the blocking and thats what needs to be addressed, will Peterson be successful behind the O line we have, I don't think so...
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: COGiantFan on February 17, 2017, 12:11:49 PM
Larry Csonka 2.0?  No thanks.
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: ViewFromSection129 on February 17, 2017, 12:27:33 PM
Plenty of RB depth in this year's draft.  Pick one in the later rounds to pair with Perkins and we are good to go.
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: todge on February 17, 2017, 12:30:04 PM
Sure why not?  He would be an excellent tandem with Paul Perkins giving them the balance between north/south (thunder) and an east/west (lightning). The Giants are in a "win now" scenario.
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: Grime Time on February 17, 2017, 12:38:27 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again.   How much?
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: MightyGiants on February 17, 2017, 01:15:07 PM
Pass, the team that signs Peterson is paying for past rather than future performance
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: zephirus on February 17, 2017, 01:34:35 PM
I have yet to see any article that shows the Giants have any interest in him.  Peterson can bat his eyes at us and hike up his skirt - but I hope we don't bite. 
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: jerseyguy on February 17, 2017, 04:19:59 PM
Pass, the team that signs Peterson is paying for past rather than future performance
you're right about this, and I think  its true for the most part with most of the free agents who are at or looking at 30 years of age, not all but most..
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: MP21WAYS2PAY on February 17, 2017, 05:36:05 PM
AP no!

Cordarelle Patterson yes!
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: uconnjack8 on February 21, 2017, 09:01:46 AM
Assuming Peterson is actually interested in playing for the Giants (I think it's a real possibility he is trying to increase price) here are my thoughts:

In general I never want to get older at RB or WR.  There are exceptions to every rule though.  The cons are obvious with AP:

1) Age, he will be 32 this year. Whats left in the tank?  It's been an odd last few years for him:  A year long suspension (or "commissioner's exempt list" whatever that means), a rushing title and an injury.
2) Injuries have been a story his entire career.   In 10 years he has played 16 games 4 times.
3) Cost, he will definitely cost more than anyone we would draft. 
4) He has had issues with fumbling

The Pros:

1) He may come relatively cheap.  Regardless of the name it's doubtful teams are going to open their wallet for a RB of that age. Plus he is at a point in his career where he may take less to play on a team he sees potential to win a Super Bowl.
2) He would not need to be the bell cow he has been in the past.  Perkins and Vereen would still be a sizable part of the offense.
3) If I am assuming he is serious about wanting to play for the Giants then I would think he has watched some film and seen how defenses are defending the Giants. He hasn't seen two safeties that far off the line in his entire career.  He has also then seen some of the holes that Jennings missed. 


Conclusion:

At the right price I would sign him (to a contract that can be ended after a year without much cap hit).  In the past that when he has something to prove he can exceed any and all expectations.  When guys like him get near the end and haven't played in a Super Bowl it is a huge motivator.  I think it makes him less Larry Csonka 2.0 and more OJ Anderson 2.0.  His ability to break a tackle a huge factor (like Perkins ability to make the 1st guy miss) with our poor blocking.

My gut feeling is don't sign him but I know that if they did I would feel some excitement that we did.  Getting him on the cheap with a cap friendly way out is a low risk move that could really help bring the play action back into our offense. 
Title: Re: Adrian Peterson to NY?
Post by: Vette on February 21, 2017, 09:30:41 AM
It was reported by one of the Journalists and I believe it was Paul Schwartz, that the Giants have no interest in pursuing Peterson.