Butler: Vikings should re-focus on A.D., not ‘diva’ Favre

Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler drew attention when he referred to his former teammate, Brett Favre, as a “diva” during his appearance on NFL Network’s Total Access on Wednesday.

“What is so harsh about the truth?” Butler asked.

Butler, who noted that Favre wasn’t a diva during their time together with the Packers (1992-2001), said the Vikings have lost their focus on RB Adrian Peterson. The player they call “All Day” was the focus of the Vikings’ running attack for two years before seemingly taking a back seat to Favre this season.

“[Peterson] is not getting opportunities,” Butler said. “Adrian Peterson should be the focus, but that is hard when your head coach (Brad Childress) is riding with Brett.”

Butler said Peterson went from being the man in Minnesota to riding shotgun next to the veteran QB. But is that perception accurate?

Sure, Peterson averaged 110 rushing yards per game last season, compared to 88.2 this season. But Peterson has scored a career-high 15 touchdowns and made a career-high 39 receptions with two games left to play.

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