Arians talks Peterson

Posted by Darren Urban on July 30, 2014 – 12:45 pm

Not a lot newsy out of Bruce Arians’ presser today. Patrick Peterson’s contract and press conference is dominating (and I’ll have that story in a bit). One Peterson thing to pass along from Arians however. He was talking about Peterson’s abilities, and the stats, and B.A. has already made it clear how he doesn’t see how outsiders can truly judge Peterson’s play. He noted how he was watching the Calvin Johnson TD catch from the Lions-Cards game last year, and how whoever was on TV was blaming Peterson for the play.

“There was a pass he gets blamed for, and they are saying lazy technique,” Arians said. “It was zone coverage and the inside guy should have picked it off. Karlos (let it go) through his hands. It’s not his man. The people who watch those things and stat them, they don’t know what we are asking him to do.”

Not that it matters. The Cardinals paid Peterson and they and Peterson himself believe in what he is.

Arians called him the “perfect citizen.” He also said that while the contract situation would not have affected Peterson, he was happy to avoid the distraction through the media had it not been done.

— Arians said there was nothing new on the injury front. LB Lorenzo Alexander will skip practice today in a move that was scheduled. RB Andre Ellington and DT Dan Williams are both expected back at practice Friday.

— Tight end Darren Fells “got my attention for the first time” in Tuesday’s practice, Arians said, especially with his blocking.



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5 Responses to “Arians talks Peterson”

  1. By tyman on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Its great for the team to lock up Patrick so early…
    Kind of feel bad for the other teams trying to sign the 2011 draft picks. The bar is now set.

    Congrats on the contract Patrick.

  2. By John The Draft Guy on Jul 30, 2014 | Reply

    Exactly tyman,

    I mean what is JJ Watt’s worth? Or AJ Green?

    Cam’s contract has to be huge. Robert Quinn had 19 sacks last year.
    Von Miller has 35 sacks in 40 games.

    Not to mention guys like Julio Jones, Marcel Dareus, Tyron Smith, Aldon Smith and Muhammad Wilkerson.

    What a draft class!

  3. By br in nc on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    One of the better draft classes from recent memory, that’s for sure! If a CB is worth $70 million dollars of which $48 million is guaranteed I can’t imagine what Came Newton will command, QB, at times a one man offense, and would not shock me if JJ Watt becomes the highest paid DE or defensive player. (well deserved IMO) Julio and AJ should surpass PP’s contract #’s as well, wow talk about some Benjamin ‘s, the federal government can’t put a huge dent in the deficit with the taxes they are about to be collecting on the huge upcoming contracts!! LOL!

  4. By jason on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply


    Don’t forget that Kaepernick and Sherman came from that draft class as well….amazing.

  5. By Big Ken on Jul 31, 2014 | Reply

    I feel sorry for other teams only after the Cardinals have turned them into a piece of carpet.

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