Cornerback Patrick Peterson did not have a good game Monday night against the 49ers, missing a few tackles and giving up a pair of touchdowns to receiver Michael Crabtree. Peterson is a confident guy — important at the position — and said Wednesday he quickly got over the bad performance. But that doesn’t mean he is ignoring it, or dismissing it. He understands games like that can’t happen.
“At the end of the day, Cy Young winners, those guys give up home runs and have to come back, bounce back and hopefully put up a better performance than their last outing,” Peterson said. “I believe that definitely wasn’t my best game, giving up two touchdowns, but it’s all about how I bounce back. This will show what type of player I am, what kind of future I have.”
Peterson has had his ups and downs this season, but no one is questioning his ability and the Cardinals certainly aren’t questioning Peterson’s ability to become an elite cover man.
“We’ve put him on (the opponent’s) best player a lot of times this year,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Having to flip sides and match up, it’s put him in some tough spots, but he’s a competitor. He wants to be the bell cow for that position.”
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