After Further Review: The Adrian Peterson story that matters - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

After Further Review: The Adrian Peterson story that matters

All eyes will be on Adrian Peterson Sunday (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8) All eyes will be on Adrian Peterson Sunday (Source: Edwin Goode, FOX 8)
(WVUE) -

It was the stare that captured national headlines. But the truth is whatever happened between Adrian Peterson and Sean Payton Monday night was the most insignificant storyline stemming from their loss to Minnesota.

The Saints have much bigger and more urgent issues to address. The run game was awful. The pass rush was non existent. The secondary made Sam Bradford look like a Hall of Famer, while a real Hall of Famer awaits today.

Make no mistake, Peterson is a storyline, just not the one the national media will run with. The real story is how will he fit into this offense and will he be effective? It's true he didn't sign up for nine snaps, but his snaps here will undoubtedly be the lowest of his career. Success will be the ultimate determinant.

If they're winning, this will take care of itself; if they aren't then perhaps things could get testy. But then again, if the Saints aren't successful, a whole lot more people than just Peterson will start to feel uncomfortable.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints vs Cardinals

    After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs Cardinals

    The Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints return to action next Saturday against the Chargers. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

    more>>

    Ball security. Ball security. Ball security. Taysom Hill will have to say it in his sleep because it cost him Friday night. Hill accounted for four turnovers against Arizona. 

    more>>
  • LSU football player suspended indefinitely after his arrest, second-degree battery charge

    LSU football player suspended indefinitely after his arrest, second-degree battery charge

    Saturday, August 18 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-08-18 18:56:14 GMT
    Drake Davis (Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)Drake Davis (Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

    An LSU football player was arrested Friday for a second-degree battery charge, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

    more>>

    An LSU football player was arrested Friday for a second-degree battery charge, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

    more>>
  • Payton on Taysom Hill: 'I think it was a tough night for him'

    Payton on Taysom Hill: 'I think it was a tough night for him'

    The Saints turned the ball over four times against the Cardinals. Source: Nola.comThe Saints turned the ball over four times against the Cardinals. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints turned the ball over four times against the Cardinals. Source: Nola.comThe Saints turned the ball over four times against the Cardinals. Source: Nola.com
    The Saints turned the ball over four times against the Arizona Cardinals. Taysom Hill threw two interceptions, and lost two fumbles. Well that turnover was all on Taysom Hill. Two turnovers for the #Saints offense in two drives. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/w2sbR9p4Ne — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 18, 2018 Taysom Hill throws his second interception of the contest. #Saints offense with four drives, three result in turnovers. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/d8AnVXWryr &m...more>>
    The Saints turned the ball over four times against the Arizona Cardinals. Taysom Hill threw two interceptions, and lost two fumbles. Well that turnover was all on Taysom Hill. Two turnovers for the #Saints offense in two drives. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/w2sbR9p4Ne — Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) August 18, 2018 Taysom Hill throws his second interception of the contest. #Saints offense with four drives, three result in turnovers. @FOX8NOLA pic.twitter.com/d8AnVXWryr &m...more>>
Powered by Frankly