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Schiano: Peterson "as good as they get"

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October

The Bucs biggest challenge Thursday will be stopping Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, a physically-gifted, violent runner who is third in the league in rushing (652).

Making it all the more impressive, Peterson is a medical marvel, having appeared to have not lost a step despite tearing his left ACL and MCL last December.

"He's a freak of nature," Vikings QB Christian Ponder said.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Peterson, a four-time Pro Bowler, is "as good as they get," and the 6-foot-1, 217-pounder "runs with an attitude."

"He's one of a kind," DT Roy Miller said. "Not too many running backs can run past you, and run through you, juke you - there's not too many guys that have it all. He's such a big back, when he breaks through the line, you watch on film and a lot of the corners and the secondary, they get scared to tackle and they don't know what to do. We're just going to have to help out and slow him down before he gets to the second level."
 

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@tampabay.com

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:35pm]

    

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