All off-season we’ve been hearing how Adrian Peterson wants to gain weight and play at 230 pounds. So far, however, we haven’t heard a satisfactory explanation as to why AD has come up with this plan, other than some vague stuff about being more durable. And now it sounds like there may even be a tiny bit of controversy over the idea, at least going by some of Brad Childress‘s statements about the plan. Chilly said:
I’m thinking he’s probably not going to get to 230, nor does he want to be at 230. I would have no trouble telling him that or you.
I think just adding weight to say I’m going to get 10 pounds heavier probably doesn’t have a lot of merit to it.
Maybe this is all just a big scheme by AD to cover up his insatiable appetite for bearclaws and cinnamon rolls. “No guys, I’m not just turning into a tudball. It’s all part of my plan.” To become Jerry Ball? Yes, I know, he means muscle. Maybe he thinks being bulkier up top will make him better at holding onto the ball? Heidi Montag tried that – it didn’t help.