Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was a guest on Arizona Sports' Doug and Wolf Show on Monday and talked about several players and training camp topics. He discussed right tackle Bobby Massie and the progress he has made this offseason. He talked about pads going on.
He was also asked about the effect of cornerback Antonio Cromartie as a mentor on Patrick Peterson.
Keim spoke of Cromartie's attention to detail.
"If there is anything, Cro is a very focused guy and when I say focused, the first thing we saw when he signed this offseason is he comes into every meeting asking a million questions," Keim said. "He's very detailed in his study of tye game, and those are things that not only Patrick, but every player can learn from."
Keim also mentioned Justin Bethel by name as a player who benefits from seeing that sort of preparation.
Focus is something that should hopefully permeate throughout the position. Peterson could use it. So could Bethel and the rest of the group. Cromartie has lasted a long time in the league and has played at a high level for much of that time. That doesn't happen with talent alone.
How much do you think Cromartie's presence and work habits will affect the defense? Will it be at least as much as his on-field play?
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