first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation In terms of Phoenix/Arizona Cardinal history, you have noidea just how rare Peterson’s prowess is.Since the Cardinals moved to the Valley in 1988, onlytwice had a punt returner taken one back to the house.Steve Breaston returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown ina 21-14 win over Pittsburgh in 2007 and Johnny Bailey hada 58-yard punt return for a score in a 17-10 win over theRedskins in 1993.That’s it.Think about that…23 seasons, 368 regular season games,768 punt returns and the Cardinals had collectivelyreturned two for scores. Peterson’s taken three back in 19 returns. Peterson has spent more time in the end zone this seasonthan Hines Ward, Anquan Boldin, Antonio Gates, ReggieBush, DeSean Jackson, Chris Johnson or Reggie Wayne. Kind of makes you wonder when teams are going to stoppunting the ball to him.Or when the Cardinals will increase the number of times hecan get the ball in his hands. Don’t be surprised to seemore of Peterson on the offensive side of the ball. Inthe past head coach Ken Whisenhunt has used safety AntrelRolle and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie inoffensive sets. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Patrick Peterson’s 99-yard punt return in overtime thatlifted the Cardinals to a 19-13 win took the footballworld by storm. It was the 2nd-longest punt return inleague history, the 2nd overtime punt return for atouchdown in NFL annals, and Peterson became the firstplayer in team history with three punt return scores in asingle season.It’s obvious that Peterson is a very rare weapon; one thatis drawing comparisons to Devin Hester and Deion Sandersjust eight games into his pro career. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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