11 Aug

This Arizona Cardinal has done it four times this

first_imgThis Arizona Cardinal has done it four times this season,each time over 80 yards and he currently leads the NFLwith 558 total yards. The player is Patrick Peterson and the name of the game ispunt returns. Peterson returned his fourth punt for a touchdown Sundayagainst the Rams, tying an NFL record for punt returns fora touchdown in a single season. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt knew Peterson was a goodreturner, but had no idea he could be this special. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img “I didn’t know that he was going to return four fortouchdowns,” Whisenhunt said. “It’s pretty clear that hehas those abilities to do that quickness, strength, greathands, I can say now after his fourth one I’m notsurprised I couldn’t say that at the start of the season.” Obviously by now most punters realize the danger Petersonpresents and will probably try to keep the ball away fromhim. Although that wasn’t the story Sunday, even afterPeterson warned punter Donnie Jones not to punt to him.However, Whisenhunt says sometimes keeping the ball awayis easier said than done.“I watched their punter in pre-game and he was obviouslytrying to kick it to the sideline, but it’s not an exactscience,” Whisenhunt said. “Every once in a while you’llmiss you and it’ll you go down the middle and you justhope that it doesn’t hurt you. It’s a tough deal when youhave someone back there that can return it like Patrick.” Whisenhunt believes Peterson is a legitimate threat forrookie of the year. “I don’t have a vote in it but I would certainly push forhim,” Whisenhunt said. “He’s had a huge impact with ourteam on our wins and I know we don’t have a lot of winsbut what he’s done tying a record in the NFL that’s prettyspecial.” Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more