- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
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BU: It's great, man. Practices drag on during camp, but if you get that fight early, then everybody's on edge the rest of the day. We had two or three the other day. The worst part about it is that Coach [Lovie] Smith makes you stay after you fight. So you're already tired as heck, and then he makes you stay.
DP: What's it like when [Minnesota running back Adrian] Peterson gets the ball?
BU: He tests you. He'll bounce around so much back there, and then once he sees a crease he hits it. You've got to be very gap controlled with him; no matter what you think he's doing, just run through your gap. He's probably going to cut back to you.
DP: Is there anybody like him in the NFL?
BU: No, there's no one as explosive as him. He does some things I haven't seen before. He's definitely the best offensive player in the game.
DP: Can I pencil you in for 10 wins?
BU: I think so. I'd like to say more, but 10 is a good starting point. Talentwise, we're up there with anybody.
DP: So I'll pencil you in for the NFC title game, O.K.?
BU: That'd be great too.
DP: Pen or pencil?