Get Ready For The ‘PatCat’; Patrick Peterson To Be Used In Arizona Cardinals Offense

Arizona Cardinals DB + New WR Patrick PetersonPatrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals will have as many as 15 designed offensive plays for him during the NFL season.

Peterson’s main position is cornerback, where he has become one of the premier defenders in the league. But he has always made an impact in the return game as well. The Cardinals are going to try and take advantage of his skillset and athleticism, and incorporate him into the offense.

Head coach Bruce Arians said that the team has even designed a specific package called the ‘Patcat’, which stems from the popular ‘wildcat’ formation used by teams over the last several years where a receiver or running back has taken the snaps at the quarterback position.

Defensively Peterson is the best corner on the Cardinals. He led the team with seven interceptions in 2012 and had 52 tackles.

Arizona could use the offensive firepower, as the team ranked 28th in the NFL in passing yards, and dead last (32nd) in the league in rushing. Peterson has the ability to break tackles and explode through a gap created by blockers. This has the potential makings to be a very productive package when Peterson is in the game on offense.

Peterson anchors the Cardinals secondary which ranked 5th in the NFL against the pass last season.

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