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first_img Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ And Peterson is feeling more comfortable with every game.“It’s coming along, I just want to continue taking it agame at a time, a day at a time,” he said. “It will behere before you know it.” The former LSU star would not point to his inexperience asan excuse. “A lot of guys tell me I’m not a rookie anymore; I’ve gotto go out there and make plays,” Peterson said. “That’swhy they brought me here, to come here and make plays forthis defense, for this secondary and for this team aswell.“I won’t necessarily say it’s a rookie or a learningprocess, I have four games up under my belt now, now it’stime to go make plays.”Peterson has just one interception on the season, andwhile he’s been burned quite a few times there have beenmany instances of him being in position to make a play.Though he doesn’t like the idea it is a learningprocess, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt is seeing signs ofprogress.“There’s going to be some good and some bad,” the coachsaid. “They made some plays on the ball [Sunday], Ithought did a nice job.”Of course, Eli Manning finished the game throwing for 321yards, with 162 of them going to receiver Hakeem Nicks.Victor Cruz also caught six balls for 98 yards, so it’stough to see where the corners did a solid job. But a lot of the issues in the secondary can beattributed, in part, to a non-existent pass rush, as it’stough to ask anyone to stay with a receiver for as long asArizona’s defensive backs have needed to. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The number five pick in the draft, Patrick Peterson wasexpected to come in and be a part of a secondary featuringDominque Rodgers-Cromartie and Greg Toler, among others. The offseason saw the team part with DRC and sign veteranRichard Marshall, but Peterson was still expected to bebrought along slowly, probably as a nickelback to start. But then Toler went down in the team’s third preseasongame, lost for the season, and Peterson ascended to astarting role. last_img

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