For the last few seasons Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been in the business of covering opposing teams' top wide receiver. Business has been good. Peterson has continued to make the Pro Bowl in each of his seven NFL seasons. P2 has been so good that he has ranked among the four least-targeted corners in the game four out of the past five years according to Pro Football Focus. Limited targets has its downside statistically, as Peterson is often a very lonely man on Sundays and has few opportunities to force turnovers.
Peterson says he will have a new role in the Cardinals’ new defensive scheme under coach first-year head coach Steve Wilks. There will still be some press coverage of top receivers, but he will also get to play off the ball and blitz off the corner.
Jody Oehler breaks down the pros and cons of Peterson switching out of his old role on The Drive on Fox Sports 910.
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