How Peterson described the speed of the two receivers left Patrick laughing.
“The fastest receiver I ever went against is [Dolphins receiver] Mike Wallace — by far,” Peterson said. “Him and [Redskins receiver] DeSean Jackson. They have what I call crackhead speed. The speed is hard to explain because those guys are just so fast and you have to be on your A-Game when you go against them.”
Patrick wanted clarification: “Wait, crackhead speed? That’s not an official term.”
Peterson then explained what the term means.
“Yeah, it’s not an official term, it’s just something we say back in the neighborhood back home,” Peterson said. “When you’re really, really fast, you call it crackhead speed. Those two definitely have that hidden gear. I don’t know what it is, what those guys were drinking coming up, but those guys definitely have a different speed than some of the other guys around the league.”
Peterson, who signed a five-year extension worth $70 million in July, said he doesn’t have crackhead speed, but “next man speed.”
Peterson has been called for five defensive pass interference penalties this season, which is second in the NFL. His 10 total penalties are tied for most in the league.
Peterson has 26 total tackles and two interceptions for the Cardinals, who have the league’s best record at 9-1.
Arizona plays the Seattle Seahawks (6-4) this Sunday.
- Scooby Axson