Nearly 24 hours after Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson said former teammate Kyler Murray «don’t care about anybody but Kyler Murray,» the former Cardinal says he and the quarterback don’t have a problem with each other.
«I have no problem with Kyler Murray,» Peterson told reporters on Thursday.
However, Peterson seemed to double down on his comments to some degree. The cornerback said his comments came from observations of body language that anyone could see.
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«What I meant by my comment was that when you’re a franchise quarterback, you have to carry yourself a certain way. So if you have bad body language (pouting, moping on the sidelines), what kind of energy do you think Does he feed off of your teammates? That’s what I meant about Kyler,» Peterson said.
«He cares about himself because he’s not putting the team first. When you throw a bad pitch and go out on the sideline, you’re letting your shoulders slump, how do you think the defense feels? If our starting quarterback doesn’t «. have energy, not fire, that we can win this game, how can we? That’s what I meant about Kyler caring about Kyler. I meant no disrespect, in any way, shape or form. And he might not mentor him, but these are the things, the tips, that can help him be a better soccer player in the long run.»
Murray responded to Peterson’s earlier comments when he tweeted that his former teammate was «on to something weird.»
«If you really feel like ‘big brother’ or ‘mentor’ like that, you should call me up and tell me, not drag me down to grow your podcast…» the Cardinals quarterback said. tweeted on wednesday.
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Peterson said he reached out to Murray and although he hadn’t heard back, he hopes to meet with him and discuss the recent war of words.
«I look forward to talking to him because I see a lot of talent in him,» Peterson said.
During Wednesday’s episode of the «All Things Covered» podcast, former NFL cornerback Bryant McFadden He brought up recent Cardinals struggles and head coaches’ concerns, asking Peterson if he felt coach Kliff Kingsbury would be a «scapegoat.»
«There’s no maybe. It will be,» Peterson said of his former team on the podcast. «And the crazy thing about this, the guy who hired him will still have a job.»
The Cardinals fell to 4-8 after their 25-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. After the game, Murray said the Cardinals were schematically «kind of screwed,» comments Peterson continued to criticize Thursday.
«And those gestures are alarming,» he said Thursday. «I’m just saying something that most people might be afraid to tell him. It’s no secret. Everybody sees it. You see it every time they’re on TV. You see Kyler Murray pouting. Cursing at the head coach, yelling the offensive scheme. I didn’t say that. He did.»
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Peterson and Murray were teammates for two seasons. They went 5-10-1 in their first year together, Murray’s rookie season, and 8-8 in 2020.