Peterson’s plays and post-practice with Palmer

Posted by Darren Urban on August 2, 2013 – 5:06 pm

It’s hard not to notice Patrick Peterson on offense (I’ll have more tomorrow on the subject). Every day there seem to be more plays using the Pro Bowl cornerback on that side of the ball. Friday, he caught a long bomb from Carson Palmer over Tyrann Mathieu and later completed a pass to Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer said the Cards actually have a “pretty big package” in for Peterson on offense, and it certainly looks that way. Why not? He’s that good.

“If he wasn’t playing corner he’d probably be just as good of a receiver, H-back or Percy Harvin-type player,” Palmer said.

We all know Peterson doesn’t mind. The only concern would have to be Peterson getting tired playing so much offense when he’s needed on defense. Who knows, maybe that’s why GM Steve Keim collected so many experienced cornerbacks in the offseason — he wanted to give Peterson some leeway to get a blow if needed.

— OK, maybe I don’t think that’s why the Cards have their cornerbacks. Peterson is going to be on the field on defense, don’t worry.

— Palmer reiterated he’s still learning a good chunk of the offense, but it will come. He wanted to come to Arizona in part to learn Bruce Arians’ offense (check out this story here) and embraces the challenge of learning yet another new scheme after going through a couple between Cincinnati and Oakland the past few years.

“I’m very comfortable with being uncomfortable,” Palmer said.

— Along with Darnell Dockett, K Jay Feely was also absent from practice because of a personal reason.

— RB Rashard Mendenhall was fully dressed out for practice but for a second straight day was very limited, spending much of the time on a bike. The rest of the injury list remained static: G Daryn Colledge (calf), TE Kory Sperry (ankle), RB Ryan Williams (knee), CB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Alex Okafor (ankle), NT Dan Williams (ankle/knee), TE Alex Gottlieb (hamstring), WR Robert Gill (hamstring) and TE Jeff King (knee.) (My mistake, I forgot LaRon Byrd, out with a concussion.)

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15 Responses to “Peterson’s plays and post-practice with Palmer”

  1. By hummer53 on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    Have been to 4 of the practices so far. Like the RB’s we have. As for QB’s, they have looked pretty average to me. Palmer has shown some flashes but timing is not good with WR’s. Thought Stanton would look better since he knows the system but he hasn’t shown me much. Frankly I don’t see much in Lindley and TurBush. Is it a concern? Not yet but looking forward the the pre-season games to find out more.

  2. By cardsalltheway on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    Carson Palmer is NOT superior to Alex Smith but the list of QB’s below is…
    “We close with a complete list of active quarterbacks who are superior to Alex Smith: Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III, Eli Manning, Tony Romo (the whole NFC East!), Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick.”

  3. By MTR1136 on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    Before I start to comment this Patrick Peterson Prime Time stuff I wanna thank Darren Urban for his work. I’m a Cards fan since first connecting with American Football (I’m German you need to know) most likely because I liked this Kurt Warner throws is up and Fitzgerald comes down with it kind of stuff but also because I really liked the Big red D. I’m checking this website every possible day and if not there is still the AZCards App for IOS. So thank you Cardinals and especially Darren Urban for keeping Fans around the World on track.

    *Excuse my language by the way but I think you all get what I wanna say’

    When Peterson came out of College I thought he can be very special on every facette of the game and I kind of like the idea of him as a Runner/Receiver,QB kind of guy or how the Jaguars would say “OW”. He has quick feet and more than solid hands. His speed is nasty and he just got this big play making abillity which is the biggest reason why he should get the ball as often as possible if it doesn’t effect his work as a Pro Bowl calliber Cornerback. I think he also should still return balls because of the same reasons. Like what they are doing with him

  4. By AzDesertRat1953 on Aug 2, 2013 | Reply

    With Fitz, Floyd, Roberts and now Peterson along with all the other rookie WR’s this is going to be a very interesting pre-season.

    GO CARDS!!!

  5. By Brdgng623 on Aug 3, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t see anything about Laron Byrd on injury list. Is he back on the practice field from his concussion injury? Really pulling for him to make the squad again this year, showed some flashes of some good things last preseason.

  6. By Darren Urban on Aug 3, 2013 | Reply

    Brdgng —

    RE: Byrd

    My mistake. He should be listed on there.

  7. By Eazy E on Aug 4, 2013 | Reply

    I bet the defense like Pat you sleeping with the enemy.

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