Patrick Peterson getting back to “my playmaking ways”

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Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson learned a new defensive system along with his teammates this offseason, but he thinks it will ultimately harken back to earlier times in his career.

Peterson feels his ability to make plays has been limited in the last few seasons because teams are able to avoid throwing the ball to his area. Based on what he saw during offseason work, Peterson thinks that head coach Steve Wilks and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb have come up with an approach that will make it easier for him to impact games.

“[I’m] very excited, ’cause I’m gonna be doing a lot of new things that I haven’t done in my career — in my NFL career,” Peterson said, via AZCentral.com. “I’m just looking forward to getting back to my playmaking ways because I believe over the last two and half, three years, I’ve been kind of handcuffed in doing that, because obviously teams try to stay away from me. But now, Coach Holcomb and Coach Wilks are going do a great job of finding ways to install me into the game.”

Regardless of where Peterson is lined up, forcing teams to look in his direction will require the rest of the secondary to hold up their end of things. Brandon Williams, Jamar Taylor and Bene Benwikere are some of the players vying for time alongside Peterson and whoever winds up on the field will have to make plays of their own for Arizona’s defense to fully take flight.

22 responses to “Patrick Peterson getting back to “my playmaking ways”

  1. I’d like to hear one of these guys say,

    “I plan to have my worst year ever this year.”

    or, “I don’t really want to win. Simply ‘participating’ is good enough for me.”

    or ”Quite honestly, I’ve been thinking about forming a new league in which everybody plays naked. Players would simply have their numbers tattooed on their backs.”

  2. This new scheme is going to Maximize Patrick Peterson’s talents as QB’s are not going to know who exactly he’s covering every snap as Arizona isnt going to telegraph where he’s going to be, with Peterson playing off the ball much more this season allowing him to jump routes and playing more zone concepts. Patrick Peterson is going to be an absolute beast this next season. QB’s just dont throw Patrick Peterson’s way any longer, with Peterson again ranking as the least targeted #1 CB in the league among #1 corners, being throw at once every 9.9 coverage snaps, and allowed the least receptions among #1CB’s per coverage snap and the 2nd fewest receptions allowed per coverage snap among all NFL CB’s allowing one receptions every 21.9 coverage snaps, and he allowed the fewest yards per snap among all #1 CB’s ranking 3rd among NFL CB’s allowing just 0.65 yards per coverage snap. He covered elite & #1WR’s more than any other CB in the NFL, traveling or shadowing top WR’s in 12 games last year. This new scheme will maximize his talents. He will still cover or travel/shadow #1WR’s at time when AZ plays the Julio Jones/Deandre Hopkins of the league, but he will also play much more zone and off the ball coverage, allow him to make more plays on the ball and get back to his play making ways. The 7X Pro-Bowler likely will have another All-Pro caliber season this year.

  3. Seems like this dude is older than 27 doesn’t it?

    6 years ago Peterson was as good as Revis or Champ Bailey. He fell off a bit, and as he says it is partly because QB’s stayed away from him the last few years.

    IMHO he is still a Top 10 CB in this league.

  4. ”Quite honestly, I’ve been thinking about forming a new league in which everybody plays naked. Players would simply have their numbers tattooed on their backs.”

    Pretty sure Donald Sterling has thought or said this before.

  5. 10-6, and Peterson has been the best corner in the NFC West for at least the last four years. Seahawks secondary has been torched last few years

  6. 10-6, and Peterson has been the best corner in the NFC West for at least the last four years. Seahawks secondary has been torched last few years
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    Torched? Like Peterson in 2014?

    Had to publicly disclose his battle with diabetes, he was so terrible.

    .. I’ll take Sherman over any corner not named Woodson or Sanders.

  7. .. I’ll take Sherman over any corner not named Woodson or Sanders.

    Lol, and that’s why you’re a 2013. How’s the bandwagon now?

  8. xavier179 says:

    July 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

    All this talent on the team over the last few years and they didn’t win squat. Blame should be claimed by Arians and Kiem.
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    Don’t forget Palmer choking in playoffs!

  9. El Guapo say
    10-6, and Peterson has been the best corner in the NFC West for at least the last four years. Seahawks secondary has been torched last few years
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    I’ve found the internet to be more enjoyable when you comment on things you actually know something about.

  10. I’ve found the internet to be more enjoyable when you comment on things you actually know something about.

    How’d that secondary fare against the fearsome Drew Stanton, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, and Aaron Rodgers? Oh, right. I think Richard Sherman left Seattle because he was sick of losing to all of the above.

  11. Don’t forget Palmer choking in playoffs!
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    ‘Good’ enough to beat Mike McCarthy.

    .. which should tell you anything you need to know about the man.

  12. seafraudmike sure gets quiet when you ask him about all the times little Richard got terrorized by offenses the last few years.

  13. interesting Bene Benwikere was drafted by Carolina when Wilks was Secondary coach

    Also Remember Josh Norman Breakout yr was because he started to listen to what Wilks was teaching him

  14. How’d that secondary fare against the fearsome Drew Stanton, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, and Aaron Rodgers?
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    The 2014 NFCC Game is arguably the worst post-season game of Rodgers career, and drove him out of the top spot all-time in passer rating.

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