is there are at least 15 talented RBs that will get more carries than Peterson. There are another 15 guys projected to rush for more TDs than AP, and I don't think he's going to add more than a couple of hundred yards receiving. Without a lot of carries, TDs or receiving yards, he's going to need to average close to 5.0 YPC to be a RB1.
?? Who said anything about being a RB1?
His upside is pretty limited, which makes him a bad second round pick in most leagues.
His upside is massive. The odds of reaching that upside are another story perhaps, but if the coaches ride him and he stays healthy, he could easily by top 5. Not saying he will, but he could.
But that aside, this "upside is limited" appears to be the "pet strat" of 07 and overblown. LT's upside is limited too. So is Gates', Harrison's, etc etc......boy I'd hate to have those guys on my team.
Really, what's the difference between Peterson and Ahman Green, except Green doesn't have a very good RB to compete with?
You're kidding, right? offhand -
1 - Green's career is about over while Peterson
's whole career is in front of him
2 - MIN has a better OL
3 - MIN has a better D
4 - Taylor isn't a "very good RB." He's a pretty good RB.
5 - Green wasn't a #1 pick for his team
6 - Peterson
is just a flat-out more talented back in various ways
These can all come into play to varying degrees.
PS I'm not huge on Peterson
or against him. Just IMO
Edited by BigRed, 18 August 2007 - 04:02 AM.