How have former Cardinals Patrick Peterson and Jordan Hicks done this season?
Both Peterson and Hicks have been interesting on the Vikings this season. While they have had their moments of brilliance, both are really starting to show signs of their age and declining.
Peterson has been the perfect mentor for Cameron Dantzler this season. He is winning at the catch point not with athleticism or speed, but with technique and football IQ. The defense has not allowed Peterson to do what he does best: play bump and run. That might change this week which could be good for a Vikings defense that truly plays a bend-but-don’t-break style.
Hicks has shown a lot more issues than Peterson has. While he has an interception and a lot of tackles on the season, he has struggled massively in coverage. He has let tight ends and slot receivers get behind him leading to big plays, first downs and touchdowns. There is a lot of chatter about getting third-round pick Brian Asamoah, who was seen as a developmental player, some more snaps and Hicks’ struggles are the reason for that.