During Cardinals coach Bruce Arians’s visit to PFT Live on Thursday, the topic of cornerback Patrick Peterson’s rocky 2014 season came up for discussion.
Peterson himself said that he didn’t feel his play was up to his standards, but Arians said that he felt Peterson only had a bad September before picking up his play over the rest of the season. Arians also revealed that Peterson was dealing with some health issues that hadn’t previously come to light.
Arians said that Peterson was battling blood sugar problems that he described as “borderline” diabetes during the conversation with Mike Florio. According to Arians, the team’s medical staff was able to get a handle on the issue heading into the second month of the season. There were no further problems once things were under control and there doesn’t seem to be much fear that they’ll recur now that everyone is aware of what Peterson needs to do.
For the rest of what Arians had to say about the team’s offseason plans and what he looks for at the combine, take a look at the entire interview below.