When Redskins running back and the team’s 2018 offensive MVP Adrian Peterson told reporters last week that the absence of Trent Williams on the left side of the offensive line “hurts,” he started to talk about the potential damage Williams’ holdout will have on the team quarterbacks.
“Trent is the best left tackle in the league, hands down,” Peterson said. “He’s the most athletic left tackle in the NFL. When you’re missing the best player on the team, you’re going to feel the effect of that. It’s different for our quarterbacks to sit back there and not know for certain that their back side is protected. When Trent is back there, you know that your back side is protected. It just brings confidence for the quarterbacks …”
And then he added the money quote, what Peterson was really getting at.
” … and for the running backs, too, within the run game.”
For this specific running back, his wallet, and how empty it is.
There’ll be a lot of collateral damage from Williams’ reported refusal to report to the Redskins if it continues into the season. There’ll be the damage to the organization both inside and outside the industry surrounding Williams‘ reported issues of trust with the team’s medical staff. There will, of course, be the inability to protect the team ’s prize first-round pick, quarterback Dwayne Haskins, or whoever is behind center for this team when they open the season in Philadelphia on Sept. 8.
Williams, like Peterson said, is among the best left tackles in the league, the anchor of an offensive line Master P says he’s thrilled his pal, Michael Thomas, signed a $100 MIL contract with the Saints — but he’s warning the WR to be SMART with his cash so he doesn’t end up like Adrian Peterson.
Of course, Master P is like the King of New Orleans — he knows everyone down there including Michael and his dad, “Big Mike.”
The No Limit boss says Michael’s dad played a huge role in helping the 26-year-old land that fat 5-year, $100 million deal … telling TMZ Sports, “Fathers and sons are winning!”
Master P famously made a FORTUNE during his days as a hip-hop mogul — so he’s offering up some tips for Thomas so he can STAY RICH after his NFL career is over.
“Invest in stuff that you believe in. Don’t let these financial advisers steal your money like it’s been happening [to guys like] Kevin Garnett, Adrian Peterson.”
“Watch your money, write your own checks,” P said … adding, “Invest time into economics, into banking.”
In other words, don’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to your money — the best person you can trust when it comes to your finances is YOURSELF!!!
As for Peterson, he’s made more than $100 mil during his storied NFL career — but he’s reportedly fallen into debt and can’t pay his way out of it.
Peterson’s attorney says there’s more to the story than what’s being reported — but acknowledges “this is yet another situation of an athlete trusting the wrong people and being taken advantage of by those he trusted.”