Brad Childress Doesn't Sound Down With Adrian Peterson's Weight Gain Plan

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.

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Brad Childress, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Mike

    Adrian Peterson’s explanation that he wants to be more durable sounds satisfactory to me.  Adding muscle to increase durability to become a power back like Jamaal Lewis has become a matter of survival.  Poor All Day is being smashed into 8 and 9 man fronts by a stubborn coach that won’t improve the passing game to pull defefenders out of the box.  I will miss the thoroughbred All Day and his long runs. RIP