Last year at this time Patrick Peterson was a roo


first_imgLast year at this time, Patrick Peterson was a rookie withexpectations to succeed, but no real reason to believe hewould.This isn’t last year.The second-year pro is entering camp as the undisputednumber one cornerback on the team, someone who will beexpected to play at a consistently high level against theleague’s best receivers.Always confident, the 22-year-old is up to the challenge.“I’m definitely more comfortable, have more confidencewithin myself,” he said of what’s different this timearound. “Just going through the offseason with the team,OTAs, minicamp, having a better grasp of the playbook. Andhaving a better understanding of how teams want to attackme.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Peterson made the Pro Bowl last season, though for hisskills as a punt returner and not as a cover corner. Whilethe Cardinals certainly benefit from his ability to turnany punt into a touchdown, he knows the team needs him toturn into a shutdown corner. He thinks he’s getting there, and the process startedmonths ago when he worked on his off-man coverage.“I believe that won’t be a weakness in my game,” he said.“I’m going to be an all-around cornerback this year.” – / 35 Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   last_img