Sigh… the Packers Don’t Need Adrian Peterson
I can’t believe I’m doing this again. For the second straight year, I have to write a blog post about Adrian Peterson and the Packers. Someone commented our Facebook page about Brian Gutekunst being ‘Baby Ted’ and ‘not making any moves.’ He referred to Adrian Peterson. I laughed it off because I thought there’s no way we are doign this again. Then, our very own Nolan Murphy suggested the same thing. He made a very good point about the Packers being thin at running back, but there’s no way Green Bay should consider Peterson. He’s over the hill and finished as a legitimate running back in football. We need to stop pretending he’s worth a damn.
This blog post could make no sense in a couple hours honestly. The Washington Redskins have Peterson in town for a visit, and he’s wearing his gear in the locker room. It could mean absolutely nothing or could mean that Peterson will be a Redskin in the coming days. Peterson is probably more desperate than he’s ever been to be a part of a new team, but the guy still has an ego. He’s stuck in this world where he’s still the best running back in football. He’s not a good fit for the Packers, period.
DeMarco Murray doesn’t make too much sense either. Jamaal Williams has an ankle injury, but it’s not that serious. Ty Montgomery is still there. Aaron Jones will be back for Week 3. It feels reckless to add a veteran back at this time. If Williams or Montgomery did go down in serious fashion in the coming weeks, that conversation can be had about adding an older player. Until then, let’s all settle down.
I’m also interested in what Leshaun Daniels could do for the team. He’s a former Big Ten starting running back with some collegiate success and still only 23 years old. Those are the type of guys that are worth looking at, not the likes of Murray or Peterson.