|Trent has a long way to go to catch up to A.D.'s exploits.|
To be clear, I was not trashing Richardson or saying that he would be a bust. Rather, i was simply stating that expecting him to be as good as/better than Peterson is/was an egregious sentiment, as A.D., in my opinion, is one of the most special athletes to come about in any sport in the last 30 years. People bugged out (mostly Tide fans) and started un-'liking' the page!
This is a small sample size, but take a look at the numbers between Peterson and Richardson through their first nine career NFL games. If Richardson is gonna live up to his pre-draft hype, and comparison's to Peterson (who btw is punking kids left and right in 2012), he's got a lot of catching up to do.
Adrian Peterson's rushing statistics, first 9 NFL games (2007)
Quarterbacks: Tarvaris Jackson, Kelly Holcomb, Brooks Bollinger
Other RBs: Chester Taylor, Mewelde Moore
Trent Richardson's rushing statistics first 9 NFL games (2012)
Quarterback: Brandon Weeden
Other RBs: Montario Hardesty, Chris Ogbonnaya