Vikings RB Adrian Peterson

There was a lot of change this off-season for the Minnesota Vikings, from a new coaching staff to drafting their quarterback of the future in Teddy Bridgewater. Even their field has changed as the Metrodome is no more and the team has put up temporary residence at The University of Minnesota while their new stadium is being built.

One piece stayed constant, however.

And it’s a big piece.

Running back Adrian Peterson is entering his 8th season with the Vikings and is coming off a down season with 1,266 rushing yards on 279 attempts. However, the team as a whole struggled, undoubtedly contributing to AP’s lower numbers. Only one year earlier in 2012, he had a monster season coming off of an ACL injury, posting 2,097 rushing yards, only 9 shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s all-time single-season rushing record.

Peterson stopped by SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday to talk about the changes in Minnesota.

“After the season ended, my head was spinning. There were so many thoughts going through my head, but those thoughts kinda got laid to rest once I was able to get around [head coach Mike] Zimmer and the new staff there, coach [Norv] Turner – you know, get back in the building and start soaking in the new playbook and the system and what we have going. Just the atmosphere there is different in the building, and things are going pretty good.”

Peterson was then asked about the system being installed by new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

“The terminology, that’s something we’re all trying to digest and get on one accord with, but I feel like it’s going to be an offense that will benefit everyone.” Peterson said. “We’re able to do so much, be so diverse, and when you got an offense like that and you have players in the right position, which I feel like Cordelle [Patterson], Greg Jennings, having Kyle [Rudolph] back this year, and three quarterbacks that are competing, good quarterbacks, you know the sky’s the limit for us.”


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