I’ve heard this comparison before and I don’t totally disagree but I just listened to NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders tell Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports that KC Chiefs CB Marcus Peters reminds him of ... Dale Carter!
For you young bucks, Dale Carter was the Chiefs 1992 first round pick who played corner in Kansas City until 1998.
“I love the way he puts his foot in the ground and goes to get that ball,” Deion said on The Drive. “He reminds me even on the field and off the field as a young Dale Carter. He’s long. He has those types of tools. I don’t know if he’s athletic as Dale Carter because Dale Carter was unbelievable. This kid can flat out play this game.”
Deion also had some insight into the two men tasked with coaching Peters, Chiefs defensive backs coaches Emmitt Thomas (also a Hall of Famer) and Al Harris.
“Please don’t underestimate his coach Emmitt Thomas as well as Al Harris,” Deion said. “Do not underestimate the value that they bring. Al Harris is one of the best corners that ever played this game. I watched Al on film to prepare to cover someone because I know he’s playing bump and run man. Emmitt Thomas, his expertise and knowledge and experience is unbelievable. If that kid just listens, studies, listens, he’s going to have a phenomenal career.”
He’s off to a phenomenal start with more interceptions in a shorter period of time than Primetime himself.
Check out the audio of the segment here. Eric Dickerson called in while they were talking with Deion and Neil Smith.