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Just My Type
DAN PATRICK
February 11, 2013
ADRIAN PETERSON
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February 11, 2013

Just My Type

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AP: I'm hoping the way I play inspires youngsters. With that, we'll produce the next generation of great backs. They'll have to put us in the game plan and give us our reps.

DP: When you came off the field against the Packers in Week 17, did you think you had broken Eric Dickerson's single-season record?

AP: No, because they would have told me immediately. But I didn't know I was nine yards short. That stunned me at first. When I got lifted up [on my teammates' shoulders], I was just happy we were in field goal range.

DP: Do you think you can break it next year?

AP: I feel I'll cruise past it.

DP: What's your goal for next season?

AP: I set the mark at 2,500.

DP: Did anyone trash-talk you when you were going for the rushing record?

AP: Yeah, especially St. Louis. Eric Dickerson called to try to pump those guys up. They were talking so much trash. And I'm like an assassin on the field—that's what I call myself on the field, the assassin—because I don't really say much when I play.

DP: Were they able to bait you at all?

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