Posted July 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
It sounds strange to say Patrick Peterson could have a breakthrough season this year. After all, the spectacular Arizona Cardinals cornerback returned four punts for touchdowns, one a 99-yard game winner, and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie kick returner last season. But he knows that his biggest value to the Cardinals will be as a shutdown cornerback, and he learned a year ago that there probably is no tougher task in the NFL than trying to defend the best receivers in the game when pretty much all the rules are tilted toward the offense. Peterson made great strides as the season went on and he's vowing to keep on improving as he goes against wide receiver extraordinaire Larry Fitzgerald in practice after practice. Those punt returns were stunning, but Peterson knows how valuable he is supposed to be at his every down position on defense. ''I worked extremely hard throughout the OTAs, throughout minicamps, with Larry, one of the best guys in the business,'' Peterson said on Frida...
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