Not everyone thinks it's the right move. Coach
McAllister played at about 220 as a rookie in 2001, then started putting on weight for the rigors of a full-time role after
Indeed, there's even an argument for slimming down.
Peterson has missed two games to injury in his two seasons. While elusive, he doesn't shy from contact, and that style in a heavier frame could be risky. "Imagine we have a backpack, and we put 20 pounds in it and start going up and down stairs," says
If Peterson sticks to his plan, he could find that out for himself.