The Job Hunt: Michael Vick’s next team might be the Vikings — if Adrian Peterson has his way

When Nick Foles showed up and showed out at the quarterback position with the Philadelphia Eagles, the writing was on the wall for MIchael Vick. He has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles and is looking for a new team. Where will he end up?

Who knows? There are a great many teams that could and would benefit from his skills and agility on the gridiron. If legendary running back Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, Michael Vick will end up in Minnesota. He tweeted that he wanted Vick to be a Viking and that Vick could take the team to the playoffs:

@MikeVick would intently make the vikings a playoff team!
Well, I don’t know about Vick taking the team to the playoffs, but hey – anything is possible. The question is can Michael Vick stay healthy enough to last an entire season?
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,
~Angela Davis

UPDATE: Adrian Peterson’s son dies from alleged abuse

This is soooo sad Jersey Girl Sports fam. The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has died. He has been in critical condition since Wednesday following the alleged abuse by Joseph Robert Patterson, 27, the boyfriend of the boy’s mother

Patterson, who has a long history of domestic violence and assault, was initially charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on an infant, will certainly be facing additional charges. His bond, before the death was $750,000. 

Hours before he passed, Peterson addressed the media thankful for the support:

“I really appreciate all the support that I’ve been receiving from fans, the Vikings organization,” said Peterson, who was excused to miss Thursday’s Vikings practice before returning Friday. “This is a private matter and I would ask you all to please just respect my privacy and not ask at all about the situation at hand.”

For Peterson, there will be many more questions. Who is the mother? Where was she? How long had she been dating Patterson? What injuries did this poor boy sustain? There are a host of questions many will want the answer to, but first things first.

Peterson will be preparing to bury his 2-year-old son.

Our prayers are with the family.

Your Jersey Girlfriend, 

~Angela Davis

NFL running back Adrian Peterson speaks on gay marriage, “That’s not something I believe in”

Since Jason Collins “came out” in an interview with Sports Illustrated confessing that he was gay, it seems everyone in the sports world has an opinion about gay athletes. Adrian Peterson is no exception. 

In an interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio, Peterson expressed his views when asked how he felt about he Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe who was an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage: He said that he considered Kluwe a friend and added:

”I have relatives who are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love ’em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But to each his own.”

Now before you get out your rainbow protest signs against Peterson, take a minute. As we are a country about inclusion and free speech, we have to be open to hearing the opinion of those who do not believe in and/or support gay marriage. 

That’s OK too. As long as it doesn’t affect the game.

Personally, I don’t care who athletes sleep with. I just want my team to win.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Dr. James Andrews calls RGIII ‘super human’ after fast recovery

Dr. James Andrews is the coveted orthopedic surgeon who worked on Minnesota Viking’s running back Adrian Peterson. He’s also the surgeon who operated on the two torn ligaments in Robert Griffin III right knee. As fast as Adrian Peterson healed. Dr. Andrews notes that Griffin is doing likewise, so much so that he’s called him super human in an interview with ESPN saying:

 “He wants his recovery to be fairly private, but I can tell you he’s way ahead of schedule. His recovery has been unbelievable so far…RGIII is one those superhumans. First patient I ever had like that was Bo Jackson. And recently I, of course, had Adrian Peterson, who is also superhuman. They have an unbelievable ability to recover, whereas a normal human being may not be able to recover.”

 

All that being said, don’t expect Griffin back during Week 1 of the NFL regular season. Coach Mike Shanahan cautioned against it when speaking at the recent NFL owner’s meeting saying:

“For me to tell you anything at this time is kind of ludicrous,” he said.

I agree and it’s smart. Setting the expectation that Griffin will return to 100% Week 1 is a setup for failure. This is about more than just healing. It’s about a recovery period to ensure he can run, be agile, sprint, turn on a dime and, yes, take a hit without injuring the ligaments again–or worse. 

It’s best to cheer on his noted fast recovery–and welcome him back–when he’s truly ready.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

*parts of this story contributed from USA Today Sports

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