Patrick Peterson notches first score as a Cardinal
Patrick Peterson finally got one.
With just more than two minutes remaining in the first
quarter the rookie
Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ eyes, left his man and made a
break on the ball.
little running and a couple of jukes later, touchdown.
“It felt great because I was screaming the whole way to
the end zone,” Peterson said.
Collecting his first career interception — preseason or
not — is a special
moment, but the way the former LSU star did it impressed
San Diego’s Pro
“On one of the timeouts he’s like ‘Where the freak did you
Peterson said. “I don’t think he saw me.”
And yes, Peterson said Rivers really did say “freak.”
The word Ken Whisenhunt used to describe the No. 5 overall
“He will get there,” the head coach said. “He is a guy
that really works at it,
it means a lot to him, and we are excited to have him.”
Incidentally, while the pick six was certainly a nice
play, Peterson actually
imagined he’d reach the end zone for the first time in the
NFL on special
“Actually I really thought it was going to be a punt
return and I almost had
one today and the guy on the ground tripped me up,” he
being an athletic person on that play.”