A lot of us. . .well, some of us. . .okay, I have been taking it for granted that Minnesota Vikings' star running back Adrian Peterson will be lined up behind Christian Ponder on the team's first play from scrimmage on Sunday. After all, that's the timeline that Peterson has been shooting for after busting his tail to come back from last season's knee injury.
Now, Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier is attempting to throw a big ol' wet blanket on Peterson's coming out party, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Even if Peterson does make it back -- which has been his plan all along -- he'll get "limited exposure" in the game, Frazier said.
"We'll talk about it as the week goes on and see how he's doing and if it's even a viable option to let him play," Frazier said.
Now, I don't know if this is "coach speak" or Frazier attempting to "keep the Jaguars guessing" or something like that. Frazier doesn't generally strike me as the "shifty" type of head coach, so if he says he's considering not playing Adrian Peterson, then I'm guessing he's seriously considering not playing Adrian Peterson.
And I need to find a different starting running back for one of my Fantasy Football teams this Sunday. At least I had the good sense to draft Toby Gerhart in the same league to go with AP.