Adrian Peterson has chalked up his much-discussed (at least on the web) post-touchdown premature helmet removal during the Packer game to an excess of enthusiasm. “I was just really caught up in the moment,” AD told the Tampa Bay media in a conference call. “Especially after having the fumble and then coming back out with the mentality I had on the last drive. For me, it was more emotional because I had just fumbled to put us in a bad situation that could’ve cost us the game, and then in the last drive when we needed it, turned it around and got into the end zone. I was sitting on the sidelines and just really having faith, telling myself and telling the guys, ‘Hey, we’re going to win, we’re going to pull it out.’ Needing a career drive, having the faith it was really going to happen. I was just caught up in the moment. I wasn’t trying to celebrate.”
I’m assuming Brad Childress has had a talk with Adrian about keeping his lid on until he’s back in the bench area. We don’t need any Dwayne Rudd situations ruining any games for us.