7-on-7: In which Adrian Peterson suggests a new workload


Hey, Adrian Peterson, what's an ideal workload for you? C'mon, just throw out a number. Ballpark figure, off the top of your head. How many carries are you looking for in an average week? What's the right number against Miami?

'Bout 40, 50 carries. [Laughs]. That would be lovely.

OK, cool. It's not like I've got you in a dynasty league, so I'm not really thinking long-term. Let's see if we can't get 40 this week, then maybe step it up.

(If you've invested in Peterson this season, the interview linked above is worth a look. He's a funny guy. He certainly deserved more than the six second-half carries he received in the opener).

Later today, Mr. Pianowski will deliver a full serving of post-practice injury notes. Because we know that some of you are much too busy to visit player pages. Until Scott's report arrives, feel free to sample the links below…

Tom Coughlin is "hopeful" that Hakeem Nicks(notes) (ankle) will play in the Manning Bowl, but the receiver was sidelined in practice on Thursday. Nicks reportedly rolled his ankle early in the Week 1 win, although he remained mobile enough to roast the Panthers secondary. We've all ranked Nicks as if he'll play. If he can't go on Sunday night, Mario Manningham(notes) obviously gets a bump.

Those of you banking on a Darren McFadden(notes) revival will no doubt appreciate this news, via Jerry McDonald:

Running back Michael Bush(notes), listed as having practiced without limitations the previous day, was limited Thursday. Wearing a glove over his left hand which protected a fractured thumb, he politely declined to answer any questions about the injury.

Good to hear that he's polite. The Raiders probably need more of that. Too bad about Bush's limited participation in practice, though.

There's a detailed discussion of the Randy Moss(notes) vs. Darrelle Revis(notes) match-up over at the Boston Globe, and it merits a moment of your time if you're waffling on No. 81 this week. Moss was limited to nine catches for 58 yards and one TD in two games against the Jets last year. He certainly does not lack motivation this week, and he's talking a good game. This from ESPNBoston:

"We're coming to the Meadowlands on Sunday, man, so you got 60 minutes of this 'slouch.' I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."

Percy Harvin(notes) missed Thursday's practice, reportedly due to a hip injury, but he tells the Pioneer Press that he'll be ready to play on Sunday. They note that in the locker room, Harvin was not walking with a limp.

The Bears are making plans to deploy Julius Peppers in a variety of useful ways in Week 2, versus a sketchy Dallas O-line:

"We would like for Julius Peppers(notes) to be on their worst guy every time, but that's hard to do," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "It's the National Football League. Whoever they have on the other side is a decent football player. We will move Julius around. Of course that's been our plan. So we'll just see a little of that this week too."

It sounds like tackle Marc Colombo will return, however, so Peppers won't be able to pick on the disastrously bad Alex Barron(notes).

We conclude this casual Friday edition of 7-on-7 with a two must-click pieces of Yahoo! Sports content: Les Carpenter gives you an excellent profile of Arian Foster right here, and Kevin Kaduk offers up a pathetic excuse for an 0-1 fantasy record via podcast.


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