Peterson gets leg (or hand) up on Floyd

BY foxsports • July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- In the daily grind of NFL training camps, there are plays, quotes and anecdotes that break up the monotony for media, coaches and players alike. Wednesday’s highlight was second-year cornerback Patrick Peterson’s one-handed interception in front of rookie receiver Michael Floyd -- the team’s past two first-round draft picks going head to head, with the veteran (relatively speaking) coming out on top.

When asked about it afterward, Floyd adopted the humble rookie's stance.

"I’ll watch film later on and see what I did wrong, make sure it doesn’t happen again," he said.

When it was suggested that he did nothing wrong and that Peterson just made a great play, Floyd added, "I don’t know. I always feel I can make a play. I kind of feel it was my fault."

Peterson insisted he said nothing to Floyd after the play -- "That’s my job" -- but nearby media members could have sworn he uttered the words: "That’s what you get." There was also some question about a possible pass-interference call, but Peterson, who is younger than Floyd (he left LSU early), had nothing but kind words for Floyd afterward.

"Michael Floyd, he’s going to be a gamer," Peterson said. "I just want to continue to make him better by trying to shut him down. I just got one interception on him. I know he’ll come back hard tomorrow."

-- Craig Morgan


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