This one's fun: the Minnesota Vikings strapped a camera to Adrian Peterson's helmet for a bit at practice to give us a first-person look at what it's like to be an NFL player in a training camp.
Spoiler: you couldn't do it.
So many great moments to love about this video:
• The Matt Cassel down-home introduction that sounds like it could've come straight from a Garrison Keillor old-timey radio performance.
• The way Peterson blames his missed catch on not wanting to mess up the camera.
• Kyle Rudolph clutching his, uh, nether regions after someone got a little feisty with the helmet.
• And the speed. Oh sweet heaven, the speed. These are practice drills, and yet the ball and the defenders are just rocketing at you. This gives you a perfect idea of just how much is going on at any given moment of an NFL game, and how fast it's happening.
Also note that this is a no-pads drill. To get the full effect, you probably ought to slam your forehead into the desk a few times. (Note: not really.)
Bravo to the Vikings for doing this. More, please.
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