Here’s what the star running back yelled at his head coach.
Adrian Peterson was seen screaming at Sean Payton on the sideline late in the Saints’ loss to the Vikings on Monday night.
New Orleans struggled to run the ball, with Peterson totaling just 18 yards on six carries in his debut with the team.
He was, understandably, frustrated.
Sean Payton, Adrian Peterson on the sideline pic.twitter.com/MMHfvJ3gcr
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) September 12, 2017
Peterson has revealed what he was saying.
It’s not as vicious as it looks (at least he’s saying it’s not as vicious as it looks).
Let's be clear…I said we need to run the ball up their Donkey. Nothing more. I'm passionate but respect my coach at the same time
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 12, 2017
Payton told reporters after the game that the exchange wasn’t heated.
“Listen, I’d tell you if we were in a heated exchange, so why don’t you ask him? He was into it, we were all into it, there was none that I can recall. And I’m being honest,” he said at his press conference.
New Orleans is set to host New England next Sunday.