Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on during overtime against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson on McCoy As NFL's Best RB: "I Definitely Started Laughing"

Recently, a lot of buzz has been made of Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s comments on ESPN.  During a conversation with Stephen A. Smith, he said this about the NFL’s best running back:


Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs onto the field prior to the Eagles

“My brother always rips me all the time, trying to make me play harder. I say, ‘I’m the best,’ and he’ll say, ‘Did Adrian Peterson retire?’ I look at the last three years and everything. I think AP has been the best back for so long, and he’s been doing it for so long, that’s why he automatically gets the best running back. But the last three years? I’ve been All-Pro, first-team, twice. I never leave the field. I block. I catch. I never leave the field. I don’t have anybody do my job; I do it myself. Tons of credit goes out to Adrian Peterson. I’m a big fan of his, for sure.  But I feel I’m the best..”

Well, it didn’t take long to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to answer back about this comment.  Here’s what Peterson said on FOX Sports Radio:

Dec 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

“I definitely started laughing. It was funny because when Stephen asked him the question, you know, he kind of hesitated. If you watched it, you know he didn’t believe it when he said it. So I’ve got to tell the youngsters, ‘Next time, say it with your chest, man. Say it like you mean it!”

And Adrian Peterson wasn’t done there.  He continued going on about it.

“He didn’t really mean it. If you watched – if you’ve seen his response – he didn’t really mean it. . . . But, you know, I’ve got to give the young guy credit, you know. There’s nothing wrong with having confidence in yourself.”

McCoy is an excellent running back, but he still has a way to go to reach what Adrian Peterson has accomplished.  I’m sure this back and forth isn’t over though.  I can’t wait to hear what McCoy has to say next.





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