Vikings won’t change the way Peterson runs

Adrian Peterson isn’t taking part in Vikings minicamp this weekend (incidentally, neither is Brett Favre), but he’s still a topic of conversation.

The Vikings made offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell available to reporters Saturday, and he was asked what he’s learned in his offseason film study of Peterson, who has battled much-publicized fumbling problems.

“I think the number one thing is that Adrian Peterson never gives up a play,” Bevell said. “And so it is important for him to know that that is his running style and that when you are not giving up plays, at the end of it when there is more than one guy on the pile there are going to be people raking at it and trying to take it away from you.

“So first of all, just to put it in his mind, we are not going to change the way he runs. That’s how he is. But there are some things that he can do technique-wise. Some drills that you saw that coach [Eric] Bieniemy is working on him with that we can make sure that he does a better job holding on to it.”

Bevell didn’t have much to say about Peterson’s absence, unlike Brad Childress.

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