Adrian Peterson: Exchange with Sean Payton about using routes

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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson says a first-half sideline sell Monday night with manager Sean Payton was simply him suggesting a New Orleans Saints should run a round adult a middle, that they afterwards did.

At first, Peterson pronounced a brief exchange, video of that circulated on a internet during a game, was “confidential” and “just communication.”

When asked some-more questions after a Saints’ 29-19 detriment to a Minnesota Vikings, Peterson offering a clarification.

“One thing we pronounced to him was, ‘Hey, let’s run this inside zone.’ And we came out, and we ran that,” pronounced Peterson, who joked that he competence have been yelling, “I adore you!”

Peterson afterwards took to Twitter in respond to a SportsCenter tweet, reiterating a inlet of a exchange.

Payton, meanwhile, pronounced he didn’t remember any arrange of exhilarated sell with Peterson on a sideline and credited him for being into a game.

“Listen, I’ll tell we if we were in a exhilarated exchange,” Payton said. “… None that we can recall, and we am being honest.”

Peterson was austere that there was zero simmering between him and his new coach, who was seen branch around and replying to a seven-time Pro Bowl using behind before stability to travel down a sideline.

“There’s no conflict,” Peterson said. “Let’s not try to spin it like there is.”

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Peterson pronounced he has a lot of honour for Payton and a Saints’ offense.

“He’s a good mind,” Peterson said. “So we’re gonna learn from this. … It’s no issue. And we have bigger fish to fry.”

Peterson didn’t censor from a fact that his much-anticipated lapse to Minnesota was a letdown, as he finished with 6 carries for 18 yards and no catches.

He got a initial dual carries of a night — for gains of 9 yards and 1 yard — as a throng mostly booed his lapse to a place where he spent a initial 10 seasons of his career. That incited out to be a prominence for Peterson, who was used reduction and reduction as a Saints became some-more and some-more one-dimensional.

“Of march it’s tough. I’m your ultimate competitor. It was tough. But we knew a form of conditions we was entrance into. So during a finish of a day, we usually gotta figure out how we can usually do better,” Peterson pronounced of his timeshare with Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara in New Orleans’ pass-heavy offense.

Payton, when asked if it was formidable to stagger 3 using backs into a diversion flow, said: “It usually becomes formidable when we turn one-dimensional. And that happened too early in a fourth quarter.”

Peterson, asked to weigh his performance, pronounced it was formidable to with his singular involvement.

“I don’t know. I’ll have to demeanour and see,” Peterson said. “What was it, like 9 snaps? Eh. Not too most to evaluate.”

Peterson is some-more of a base-down runner, while a Saints cite Ingram and Kamara in a flitting game. For Peterson to get some-more touches, a Saints will have to be in position to run a round some-more — possibly safeguarding a lead or exploiting a certain diversion plan. Neither was a box Monday night, as New Orleans ran a round a sum of 21 times for usually 60 yards (2.9 yards per carry).

Peterson was a primary receiver on a play-action pass inside a 5-yard line during a second half — though Minnesota’s invulnerability snuffed it out.

“They usually did a good job,” Peterson pronounced of a play. “[Cornerback Trae Waynes], we had [linebacker Anthony] Barr right there. Good call by a defense. You know, Zim [Mike Zimmer] is a great, defensive-minded coach.”

When asked if his rarely touted lapse to Minnesota was “embarrassing,” Peterson pronounced no.

“It’s not annoying since there’s things that we can fix. And we see that for what it is,” Peterson said. “So it’s not annoying or anything like that. We had opportunities, and we usually didn’t execute.”

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