Patrick Peterson is Criminally Overrated

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I saw the reports on Profootballtalk that Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals is now the highest paid cornerback in the national football league.

I nearly spat my drink out.

My god is this guy overrated. Not once have I watched him and said to myself “wow, this guy is good”. I’ve said that about Richard Sherman, Joe Haden, Earl Thomas, and Darrelle Revis. Not this guy.

Yet we hear people constantly say this guy is the best cornerback in the league. The Arizona Cardinals office certainly thinks so?

How so?

Tell me if he’s even sniffed the playoffs before like Sherman or Revis have. You can’t knock Joe Haden for that since the Browns are always awful. The Cardinals actually had Palmer playing decent last season and a stacked defense. That’s right. Karlos Dansby was the one on that defense who people thought was underrated. I agreed. He could have been in the running for defensive player of the year last year. He was playing lights out. John Abraham was also good. The young kid Mathieu was great until he went down with an unfortunate injury.

Peterson has never won anything and he is in my opinion the most overrated player in the league. People can say all they want. They can say he’s good for man on man coverage or returns punts. Big deal. Why can’t he win anything if he’s so great?

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I’m Not Sure About the Arizona Cardinals

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Whenever I offer my opinions that the Arizona Cardinals will come I last place in the NFC West division next year their fans get all pissed off.

How is it a bad opinion?

I saw a tough team last year that may have overachieved and not be built for the future.

Let’s get it straight, Bruce Arians is a hell of a coach and one of the leagues best in the NFL. But he’s also in a division with two of the top five coaches in Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh.

His team was inconsistent last year. They blew out the Colts and then barely held on against worse teams.

If the Cardinals were in the NFC West, without a doubt I’d say they make the playoffs. Especially in the AFC. But it happens. I think they will regress next year. Karlos Dansby and he defensive MVP like stats has left for Cleveland. Washington is out all season. Those were two huge guys on their defense last year. John Abraham has to regress eventually as well.

It’s only a matter of time before the St Louis Rams become above five hundred (.500). With all that young talent they are drafting on both sides of the ball and stingy coach Jeff Fisher I believe they will turn that corner this year.

Sorry cards fans.