Mike Vrabel’s instructions to Adrian Peterson: ‘Don’t do dumb stuff’

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Adrian Peterson has immoderate ample cleats to capable arsenic Derrick Henry’s replacement.

Luckily, helium got immoderate succinct proposal from manager Mike Vrabel astir what’s expected of him successful the Tennessee Titans role.

“Go arsenic hard arsenic you can, instrumentality attraction of the football, effort to larn the details of the play, play with large effort and don’t bash dumb worldly to wounded the team,” Vrabel told reporters helium said to Peterson.

Vrabel called wide receiver Julio Jones out for “dumb s— that wounded the team” earlier this season.

It would beryllium intolerable to inquire Peterson to reflector Henry’s production. Having carried the shot 219 times for 937 yards this season, Henry has astir 300 much yards connected the crushed than Jonathan Taylor, the NFL’s second-leading rusher with 649 yards. Henry besides leads the league with 10 rushing touchdowns. He is expected to miss the remainder of the regular play with a fracture successful his foot.

Tennessee Titans NFL shot   moving  backmost  Adrian Peterson (8) warms up   during signifier    Adrian Peterson’s Titans occupation seems beauteous elemental according to Mike Vrabel’s instructions.The Tennessean via AP

Peterson is 36 years old, which mightiness arsenic good beryllium Moses’ property precocious successful beingness for NFL moving backs, and helium was a escaped cause earlier signing with the Titans. In fairness, Peterson did look successful each 16 games and mean 3.9 yards per transportation for the Detroit Lions past season. Peterson is expected to divided carries successful Tennessee with Jeremy McNichols, a fifth-year backmost successful his 2nd play with the Titans.