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first_imgPeterson might be NFL’s one true shutdown cornerThere are a few top-tier corners, but I have to go with Arizona’s Patrick Peterson. The sixth-year corner can play man coverage on any receiver and might be the only true shutdown corner in the league heading into 2016.Darrelle Revis hasn’t been dominant as of late, while Josh Norman and Richard Sherman are good route readers and great at playing zone. But I can’t justify any of these three being ranked ahead of Peterson right now.And finally, Charley Casserly singled out Peterson’s ability to make plays for whatever kind of defense a team employs.Peterson can fit into any defense — and he’s a threat to score after any pickI would go with Patrick Peterson. I think he is the most complete CB. He can press, play man coverage from an off position and can hold his own in a zone scheme. Also, he has the ability to make plays with the ball when gets it.Sherman was named by two of the panelists while Revis got the nomination from one.Peterson is coming off arguably the best season of his career. He was named a first-team All-Pro for a second time after collecting 35 total tackles along with two interceptions and 10 passes defensed. According to ProFootballFocus he allowed more than 50 yards in a game just twice in 2015, surrendering 56 to the Chicago Bears in Week 2 and 52 in the Divisional Round win over the Green Bay Packers. From PFF: Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Considering that he spent a lot of time covering the best receivers in the NFL, that’s a fantastic stat to back up his claim as one of the best CBs in all of football.Whether or not Peterson is the best cornerback in the land is absolutely up for debate, but it is clear that if nothing else his name belongs in the conversation. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Patrick Peterson walks around during a Cardinals OTA practice. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Comments   Share   For a little bit of reference, there was this.Good times, indeed.At any rate, it’s been a couple of years since that little tiff and by all accounts, both Sherman and Peterson are still among the very best at what they do. But who is the very best?That’s the question some NFL.com writers tried to answer, and three of the six people polled went with Peterson.First there was Adam Schein, who praised Peterson’s all-around game.Patrick Peterson is the total packageThe best corner in the NFL is Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals’ first-team All-Pro stud is better than Richard Sherman. And Darrelle Revis. And Joe Haden. How do I know? Peterson told me on SiriusXM Radio. And it’s true. When you combine pure coverage, ball skills, playmaking ability, smarts and versatility, nobody’s on his level.Peterson said he thinks he doesn’t get the credit because he doesn’t talk like the other corners. (Well, he talks at least a little bit. But that’s neither here nor there.) His teammate, Pro Bowl defensive lineman Calais Campbell, compared Peterson to Deion Sanders in his prime on my CBS Sports Network show, “Time to Schein,” stressing that Peterson excels in a defense that asks the corner to do a lot.David Carr, meanwhile, noted how Peterson is one of the few players who can essentially erase a receiver from the game plan. Remember a couple of years ago when the NFL world was abuzz over the question of who the NFL’s best cornerback was?Generally, people pointed to the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson and the the New England Patriots’ Darrelle Revis, with Cleveland’s Joe Haden and a couple others seeing their names mentioned as well.A completely subjective argument, the most fun seemed to be had by Peterson and Sherman, whose “feud” spawned many tweets as well as comments related to the the matter.last_img read more

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first_img(left to right): IAN CARTWRIGHT; CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY/NASA; PIXABAY/PEXELS Alpha Centauri, a three-star system and the sun’s nearest neighbor at just 4 light-years away, ought to be a great place to look for Earth-like planets. But last week, at a meeting of the European Astronomical Society, astronomers lamented the way the system has thwarted discovery efforts so far—and announced new efforts to probe it. “It’s very likely that there are planets,” says Pierre Kervella of the Paris Observatory in Meudon, France, but the nature and positions of the stars complicate the search.China asserts firm grip on research dataIn a move few scientists anticipated, the Chinese government has decreed that all scientific data generated in China must be submitted to government-sanctioned data centers before appearing in publications. At the same time, the regulations, posted last week, call for open access and data sharing. The directives puzzle researchers, who note that the yet-to-be-established data centers will have latitude in interpreting the rules.Mosquito spit can bust blood clots in miceDoes your blood run thick? A bit of mosquito saliva might one day be just what the doctor ordered. That’s because scientists have found a new way to reinvigorate anticlotting factors in mosquito spit in the lab. The modified blood thinner has so far only been tested in mice; if it ever works in humans, it could help prevent—and even treat—the blood clots that can lead to hemorrhaging or thrombosis.Mercury’s ‘snakes’ get formal namesWhen a NASA spacecraft passed by Mercury in 2008, astronomers spotted strange deposits: blankets of material ranging from tens to thousands of kilometers wide whose color led researchers to informally dub them “red spots.” To date, scientists have cataloged more than 150 of these objects—and now, the International Astronomical Union has given them formal names. Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email Human finger bone points to an early exodus out of AfricaArchaeologists and anthropologists have scoured the Arabian Desert for evidence that some of the earliest members of our species once traversed these formerly green lands. Now, they may have it. An ostensibly modern human finger bone uncovered in Saudi Arabia in 2016 has been dated to about 88,000 years old, making it the oldest directly dated fossil of our species found outside Africa or its immediate vicinity in the eastern Mediterranean. The discovery supports the idea that early modern humans spread into Eurasia earlier and more often than many previously believed.What is Alpha Centauri hiding? 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