VU Daily Blog: 8/27/10

Adrian Peterson's new commercial is gaining traction for views and Football Outsiders has an interesting stat or two on the Vikings' receivers. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progresses through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 4:57:00 PM

Peterson's online commercial approaching 200,000 views

Adrian Peterson's endorsement of Vitamin Water takes on a bit more aggressive attitude with a video that has made it to YouTube. In the commercial, actor Gary Busey plays Norman Tugwater, an attorney looking to make fantasy football players pay for the right to draft his clients.

Peterson is one of those clients.

"If you refuse to pay our athletes, we'll come find you and squeeze it out of you like a tube of toothpaste," Tugwater says.

At one point, Peterson puts a fantasy player in a sleeper hold when he and Tugwater break into the draft after Peterson is selected. Here's the video:


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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 9:08:00 AM

Good-hands team

The Vikings lost one of the surest receivers in the game when Sidney Rice decided to have hip surgery that will put him out of action for the first half of the season. But two days after that surgery, the team acquired another sure-handed pass receiver in Greg Camarillo.

According to Football Outsiders, Rice led the all wide receivers over the 2008-09 seasons with a "drop rate" of just 1.3 percent. Drop rate measures the amount of times receivers drop a pass that the statistical web site deemed catchable.

So, with Rice out of action for the first couple of months of this season, the Vikings traded for a very different receiver in Camarillo, but one that was even more successful last year when it came to catching everything within reach.

Camarillo was targeted 73 times last year and dropped none, according to Football Outsiders. That was best among all receivers in the NFL in 2009, and only five qualifying receivers didn't drop a pass.

Rice is more of an outside receiver and Camarillo is more of a slot guy, but both have been highly successful at catching nearly everything thrown their way.


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