36. "RE: Fact: None of these dudes carried a good team like AD in 2012 " In response to In response to 13
Walter did. Unless you think Willie Gault and Jim McMahon were anything beyond above average?
And the team was coached by Mike Ditka.
Obviously the Bears developed an all-time great defense but their offense was Walter Payton. And that was in an era where a running back's durability was put to the test in a serious way, game in and game out.
Taking nothing away from Peterson or if anyone thinks he was better than Sweetness, different discussion. But he definitely carried the Bears entire offense for the entirety of his time in the league. When they were trash and when they were good and when they were the best team in football. Definitely worthy of comparison to Adrian Peterson's role with the Vikings this year.