Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim must really believe his recent comments where he suggested defensive back Patrick Peterson is a modern day Bo Jackson/Deion Sanders because the team has over 60 offensive plays set away for Peterson.
Speaking to beat writer Darren Urban, the Cardinals Pro Bowl defender suggested that he’s ready to hit the field, both offensively and defensively and that the Cardinals have at least 60 plays set away for him in an offensive package.
Patrick Peterson has talked about playing offense before. At this point, it’s no secret. But the Pro Bowl cornerback revealed Thursday the number of plays in the Peterson offensive playbook has grown to 60.
“I didn’t know it was going to be this many,” Peterson said with a smile. “I am definitely getting my workload.”
But Peterson said he was on board with all the offensive work and relishes the chance. “The thing that intrigues me about the plays I am in there, I don’t go in just to get the ball. I can be in there as a decoy,” Peterson said. “I can be there to open up the field for other guys, to take the top off the coverage. That’s what I love about it most.”
Obviously Peterson isn’t the focal point in all 60 plays, however, the package was built around Peterson so each play called will be suited to his strengths.