Nah, Peterson was terrific, and he would have played better than Bush has with us, but he definitely didn't have it rougher, our biggest problem is that we really don't use Reggie's strengths well, he runs best behind a full back, and we always have him in single back, and he actually runs better between the tackles than out side.
all of his best runs have come when he follows Karney, and the first guy in the hole is blown up, and then he has to make someone miss in the open field, and his instincts kick in. when our line collapses, and a guy rushes through, Reggie isn't very good at reacting, or breaking a tackle without gaining speed.
I think AP would have done much better when the line collapsed, but our line blew with run protection in the middle, so most plays without a fullback(which Payton loves) are blown up fairly quickly. When Reggie went down, he switched back to how he used to use Deuce a lot, simple I-form, and no trick plays. Hopefully he realizes how much better that is than trick plays.
Hell, they weren't that good in pass protection, our sack count was so low because Brees is about as elusive and heady in the pocket as I have ever seen, and he avoided a lot of sacks.
While I'm on the subject, we never send Reggie downfield on passes, all swing passes.
AP is brilliant, and he was much better than Reggie this year, but the Vikings have phenomenal run blocking, Saints... not so much.
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