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Adrian Peterson Says Trade to Cardinals Answered His Prayers

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Kristopher Love | 12 October, 2017, 03:51

Adrian Peterson's time in New Orleans had come to a crossroads. There's only so many balls to go around and obviously, I think there was just an odd man out and it seemed to be Adrian. "Adrian and I have talked a ton each week". Our relationship, I'd say, has been fantastic.

As of Tuesday, they'll get more opportunities to exhibit those specific characteristics.

"These are all hypotheticals", Payton said.

I mean, who else is going to run the ball in the desert? All of those things are a fantasy'.

Peterson, who was traded from the Saints this week for a conditional late-round pick, will get the football often on Sunday despite only having a few days of practice with the Cardinals, coach Bruce Arians indicated. "It was something I was praying about". I felt like he was a great teammate, really loved his work ethic.

WIKIMEDIA COMMONSCan Peterson be even half the back in Arizona that he was in Minnesota?

"Do I still got it?" "It appears that he's going to get a great opportunity there". Peterson's playtime was significantly less than Ingram's and Kamara's. I'm going to fight and put my best foot forward. "He'll get to go out there and prove to everybody what he wants to prove to them, that he still can do this and that he still has a lot of juice in the tank".

Kamara, likewise, expects to get more touches now that Peterson is in Arizona, but the rookie is grateful for the time he got with the legendary veteran. I know he's been wanting those carries and those snaps. "I let him know that through a text".

So, it's a chicken-or-the-egg-type question: Is Peterson's 27 rushes for 81 yards at 3.0-per carry the reason New Orleans ranks near the bottom half of the league in rushing, or is it Sean Payton's reliance on the passing game that kept the running back on the sideline more often than not, hence the team's awful rushing totals?