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Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson still bitter over All-Pro snub

‘s team didn’t make the playoffs, and he didn’t receive the honor he’s earned in every odd-numbered year since 2011.

He wants you to know, even after snagging two interceptions in the , he isn’t happy about it.

“No, that definitely didn’t make up for not making the All-Pro team because All-Pro is something I put all my hard work and effort towards throughout the week and throughout the season, to receive that nomination,” the Cardinals cornerback said Monday, via The Arizona Republic. “So no, yesterday’s game definitely didn’t make up for it. But I’ve got another year to do it and I’ll be working even harder this year to make sure I don’t miss it in 2018.”

Peterson was last named an All-Pro in 2015, when he recorded eight passes defensed and two interceptions to go along with 35 tackles. His numbers in 2017 weren’t much different: eight passes defensed, one interception, 34 tackles.

Pro Football Focus’ grades on Peterson have been rather volatile for one of the league’s better cornerbacks. In his last two All-Pro seasons, Peterson posted grades of 84.3 and 87.5, per PFF. But in 2011 — his first All-Pro season — he earned a 40.1 grade. In 2017, he was closer to those All-Pro grades, at 79.6.

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Peterson, who was ranked as the NFL’s No. 49 corner by PFF, finished second in coverage, allowing one reception per 21.2 coverage snaps. Casey Haward (17.7), Aqib Talib (17.7), Richard Sherman (17.4) and Chris Harris Jr. (17.4) found themselves in the top six of that same category, but so did Cleveland’s Briean Boddy-Calhoun (19.3).

“From the little bit of film I’ve observed and watched, he obviously at times jumps off the tape,” Holcomb said of the Cards’ defensive tackle, via azcentral sports. “He’s got some ability. That’s something that as we get into Phase 1 and Phase 2, we’re going to sit down and discuss some things and try to find out exactly what makes him tick. And as a coaching staff, we have to try to do the best thing that we can to get the most wholesale jerseys out of him and continue to develop his talents and get him on the field. That’s why we’re here.”

Nkemdiche has always shown promise in his football career, even prior to college and the pros, when he topped most high school recruiting site’s national rankings. At Ole Miss, though, he had an up-and-down career (both on and off the field), leading NFL Network analyst and former scout Bucky Brooks to label him as “the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the draft.”

So far, it’s mainly been bust in Arizona. Nkemdiche has played in just 17 total games the past two seasons, logging a mere 12 total tackles.

Along the way, Arians made his mark as a proven quarterback whisperer, tutoring a wide array of signal-callers from Tim Couch to Ben Roethlisberger to Andrew Luck to Carson Palmer. Everywhere he went, his students improved by leaps and bounds.

Waiting longer than most for a head-coaching opportunity, Arians turned heads in 2012 when he stepped in for ailing Colts coach Chuck Pagano, guiding the team to nine wins and three losses and earning Coach of the Year honors. Two years later, Arians nabbed that award again in Arizona.

A viable, exciting contender as recently as 2015, the Cardinals fell off over the past two season, battling injuries and struggling to match the feats of their once explosive offense.

This year’s roster was ravaged by injury, leaving Arians to compete without Palmer, star running back David Johnson jersey and a flood of supporting characters including Adrian Peterson, John Brown elite jersey, Robert Nkemdiche, Deone Bucannon and women Markus Golden jersey.

A fountain of wit and pro-football knowledge, Arians battled health issues over the past two seasons, a factor that clearly played into his decision to walk away.

He was always more than just a coach. In a league where coach-speak dominates, Arians was a comprehensive breath of fresh air. Unafraid to drop verbal bombs and sailor’s language on reporters, he also rivaled men Bill Belichick cheap jerseys when it came to espousing knowledge on the game we love.

The Cardinals will miss Arians — and so will we.