Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adrian Peterson Is Rethinking His Running Style

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson came away from Monday's team meeting with NFL officials more convinced than ever that he needs to abide by the new rule banning players from hitting with the crown of their helmet. The final selling point for Peterson came when the officials showed the Vikings the video that the league has put together to explain this year's new rules and points of emphasis.

In the video, top-of-the-helmet blows delivered by Peterson and Cleveland running back Trent Richardson are used as examples of plays that now will be a 15-yard penalty.

"I knew that I ducked my head and used my crown a lot, but the example they picked, they must have picked the worst one because I had my head all the way down," Peterson said. "You'd think I hit [the defender] with the back of my neck. That's how far my head was down." (Star-Tribune)

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