Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Good points "NoOffseason!" You dont post often, but you got some nice insight.
Thanks, I really appreciate that
Btw, I actually looked up and the Cardinals actually have 11 sacks until now, which is middle-of-the-pack-ish. But to be honest, eight of those came against Cam Newton in his NFL debut and Tavaris Jackson, so I would still concur that the Cardinals do not actually have a pass rush yet
I still think Peterson might develop into a good corner, he is just in a really tough spot right now and I hope his struggling defense is not shaking his confidence permanently. We will see about him, but I think we will have to wait on real progress for him until next season or so.
But Culliver is really doing great so far, he had a limited (I think it was only a few snaps, right?) start against the Eagles, showed good things against Tampa, but now, battling with a red-hot Calvin Johnson and not only coming away not getting embarrassed, but holding up well against him? Mighty impressive in my opinion
The really nice part? Even if he hits the rookie wall later in the season, his play gives us the luxury to take it slow with Spencer in his injury recovery, so if Culliver really starts to struggle, we still have an experienced Corner we can call up if needed. That kind of depth is really nice to have, especially late in the season