Patrick Peterson shook his head. “I freaked around and fumbled the ball,” he said, lamenting his blown chance playing quarterback in a wildcat formation Sunday in St. Louis.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt already said he thought Peterson could have potentially taken the play — it was second-and-8 for the Cardinals from their own 26-yard line in the first quarter — all the way for a touchdown. “It was open,” Whisenhunt said, and Peterson wasn’t arguing the point.
“If I had held on to that ball, I believe I was going the distance,” Peterson said. “I didn’t have to look at the paper (on the sideline). They tried to show (the photo) to me, and I was like, ‘Trust me. I know. I know what could have happened.’ ”
Peterson said his knee hit the ball just as he was trying to secure it to run, meaning he forced his own fumble. Peterson-as-quarterback as had an inauspicious start; when the Cards tried to run a play with Peterson back there (against the Rams, no less) back on Nov. 6, they couldn’t even get the play off before needing to call a timeout. They were lined up incorrectly, and Peterson said he and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling “were not on the same page.”
Maybe this is progress? The first one isn’t even snapped, the second one at least was snapped — albeit for a dangerous fumble and a gain of no yards. Part III has to be better. Right?
“Hopefully,” Peterson said, “we will have more plays to come.”
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