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Nightmare scenarios: Whom (and what) NFL players fear

As Halloween approached, ESPN.com wondered how many NFL players would divulge their darkest fears about an unforgiving game. Read their confessions.

Originally Published: October 30, 2008
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Adrian Peterson digested the news slowly. Someone had just walked over and informed him that another NFL player had made the rarest of admissions: He is scared to tackle him.

This is no small confession in the ultramacho world of professional football, where pain is both an honor and virtue and fear is rendered dormant by inactivity. But Dallas' Nick Folk -- albeit a kicker, but still an actual NFL player who wears a uniform and everything -- was willing to break ...

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