Gerhart expects "big role" in offense-- Mon Jul 23 7:00 am --
Gerhart to get the nod until Peterson is ready
Toby Gerhart thinks Adrian Peterson will be in uniform for the Minnesota Vikings' season opener, but that doesn't mean Gerhart expects to be a backup out of the gate.
"I'm looking, going into the season, to have a big role," Gerhart told 1500 ESPN's "Sunday Morning SportsTalk" show.
"I don't know how big it will be. But I'm looking like I'm going to be the starter from Day 1 and have to be the starter all the way on through until Adrian is back and ready and full-speed. I'm excited about that. I'm ready to embrace that and go out and help this team win and really show people what I can do." (1500ESPN.com)
FF Today's Take:While Gerhart thinks he'll be an important part of the offense he does acknowledge he doesn't know how big it will be. It's a likely scenario that Peterson will be eased into game plan the first few weeks of the season. Those drafting him will definitely need to take a mid-round pick on Gerhart for insurance.