He said the zoneoriented defense will allow other

first_imgHe said the zone-oriented defense will allow other defenders to “complement” his skill set.“Now we have a more zone-oriented defense to where now everybody is looking at the quarterback, everybody is going to have the opportunity to break on the ball,” Peterson said.That was crucial in his interception Sunday. Instead of chasing a receiver down field, Peterson broke on the ball [email protected]‘s [email protected]‘s TD. pic.twitter.com/a5joOuQHBT— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 27, 2018Last season, Peterson only had one interception, the lowest in his seven-year career. He has had two or three in every season except 2017 and 2012, when he had seven.Though it’s dangerous to read too much into the preseason — especially when Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t play — it allows the coaching staff to see how players adapt to new roles.“The thing that I love about Pat is he’s smart,” Holcomb said on Thursday. “We can move Pat around and do different things with him. I think it’s been beneficial.”Against the Cowboys on Sunday, he gave a glimpse of what this could mean for the Cardinals defense going into the regular season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Sports reporter Kevin Zimmerman contributed to this report. – / 28 It looks like Patrick Peterson is thriving in his changed role on defense.He cut off a route and intercepted a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin on the sideline, allowing Peterson to prance into the end zone for an easy touchdown.It gave the Cardinals a 14-0 lead in their preseason game on Sunday.Peterson later forced a fumble against running back Rod Smith.Related Links’Complementary’ Cardinals defense can help Patrick Peterson now, laterBradford unable to kickstart Cards offense without Fitzgerald, JohnsonCardinals running back D.J. Foster injures knee, carted off fieldAfter practice Thursday, Peterson spoke about how the new defense under coordinator Al Holcomb will give him different responsibilities. Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson (21) runs into the end zone with a touchdown followed by teammate Benson Mayowa (91) after an interception during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 3 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more