Marcus Peters is going to be lonely this year and that’s not because he’s sitting alone for the national anthem. It’s because opposing quarterbacks will avoid him like the plague.
If Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t throwing at Peters, who will?
Marcus Peters in coverage tonight:— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) September 8, 2017
1 time thrown at(ignoring throw aways)
0 catches allowed
0 yards allowed
0 touchdowns allowed
I mean that for real. Who will challenge Peters? One side of the coin is that Peters is really good and he’s dangerous to throw to so teams will avoid him. We’ve known this for a couple years now. Bill Belichick praised his ball skills before the game. He’s not a rookie anymore.
The other side is that the Chiefs right cornerback situation isn’t nearly as strong as Peters’ side. Phillip Gaines and Terrance Mitchell were picked on a little bit. Of course you target them over Peters. The Chiefs gotta hope they can maintain until reinforcements come in the form of Steven Nelson’s return in the second half of the season.
So, you’re missing Nelson and Berry (probably) now. Peters becomes all that more important to the Chiefs secondary.
While we’re here, the anthem. We got a ton of comments on this last night and the one most we got most often was whether the Chiefs, Andy Reid or Clark Hunt would do something about it (I think because of that fake letter attributed to Clark making the rounds). I’ll say that Peters demonstrated last year, Andy Reid stood with them last year during one demonstration and Clark said he would have no hesitation signing Kaepernick. So, take that for what it’s worth on the Chiefs reaction. I doubt this becomes A Thing in the locker room ... not to take away from those who feel genuine anger over it because that’s real, too.