Adrian Peterson asks NFL players to grow up

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson walks on the field during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 29, 2013, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The mean 'ol NFL has some new stipulations on player safety when the players are on the field. If you're playing in their league, you now have to wear some extra thigh and leg padding.

Naturally, this caused an uproar.

But the league's best player made some good points in response to the outcry about efforts to keep players from exploding.

"I'll call BS on that. It's like, 'You're a National Football League player. If a pad that doesn't weigh but a couple of ounces slows you down, you don't need to be playing in this league.' Like, come on now. Seriously."

--Adrian Peterson via FOX Sports

Peterson also said that players like to be "pretty" out there, but unsurprisingly, the man who had to be taken apart and put back together in a single offseason - an act referred to by a doctor as "superhuman" - did not see the harm in additional coverage.

It's going to take more than extra pads or an ACL in two pieces to hinder some players.