"It's getting harder and harder to run when the average weight of your linemen is 375 pounds and your opponents weigh as much or more", Peterson reportedly told a free lance reporter who asked not to be identified.
Peterson had wanted the article to appear without any follow-ups the reporter had announced the day before in the NFL At A Glance.
"Peterson told me that he knew the Vikings needed some size on their offensive line but that between the two lines, it was hard to see daylight."
Peterson: "If you run around the line, you need ten to fifteen yards just to clear the horde up front knocking each other around."
He was then interrupted by a back-up runner with, "You telling him about the Lard Buckets?"
"You shouldn't call them that. All the Center has to do is let his guy through and you or the quarterback one will suffer the consequences."
(Peterson Again) "If the NFL doesn't do something about the sumo wrestlers that are coming into the National Football League, some team is going to have to forfeit a game from lack of players that can suit up. Believe me, it's no fun lying below 2500 pounds of sweaty sumo-wrestlers."
"Especially if one is gay!", yelled the other player.
"You gonna get me into trouble over here. I didn't say that."