Adrian peterson

Business of Football
How They Broke RG3
How They Broke RG3
Fueled by his performance as a rookie, Washington lavished Robert Griffin III with preferential treatment and risked putting him in harm’s way. Two years later, they have to dial things back in order to repair their franchise QB. It’s not too late
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Union Can’t Get A Word In
A One-Way Negotiation
When the league discusses a new personal conduct policy at the winter’s owners meetings, the NFLPA is one voice that won’t be heard
By Andrew Brandt
The Friday Interview
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
Fran Tarkenton pulls no punches on today’s NFL. The Hall of Fame quarterback says Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice should never play again. He rails against the culture of painkillers and performance-enhancers. And he says RG3 is on his way to the same graveyard as JaMarcus Russell and Vince Young
By Jenny Vrentas
The Friday Interview
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith and president Eric Winston speak out strongly against what they see as commissioner Roger Goodell’s unilateral and arbitrary enforcement of new discipline. If “Everything is on the table,” the union asks, why won’t the NFL come to the table?
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
The Best Buy in Football
The Best Buy in Football
At a third of the price of an elite quarterback, a good coach is the wisest expenditure in the salary cap era, and the best way to gain a long-term competitive edge. Plus, thoughts on Adrian Peterson and NFL gambling
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Peterson’s Punishment
Peterson’s Punishment
The NFL came down hard on star running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him effectively for the rest of the season without pay despite his having already missed nine games and had his legal case adjudicated. He and the union strenuously object, and plenty of legal wrangling remains
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Perfect Patriot
The Perfect Patriot
On Sunday night, America tuned in to see Tom Brady and Andrew Luck battle for AFC supremacy. Instead an undrafted journeyman running back stole the show. Plus, the Chiefs roll on, and what's next for Adrian Peterson?
By Peter King
Analytics
With or Without You
With or Without You
Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson left the Ravens and Vikings in a bind this season, but their absence hasn’t really hurt the teams’ performances
Business of Football
It’s Time for a Solution
It's Time for a Solution
Issues with the NFL’s ‘Let Roger handle it’ method of discipline are now obvious. Going forward, it’s going to take more than one person to oversee league discipline. Here’s what could work
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts
Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts
Roger Goodell's much anticipated (and much overdue) press conference delivered little substance. Meanwhile, a new report has shifted focus from Park Avenue to Baltimore
By Peter King