There was nothing to hide that fact that when the Ravens traded for Marcus Peters on Tuesday, they would only get a short window to try to catch him faster. Peters did not meet his position coach until Wednesday evening and trained with the team for the first time on Thursday.
Still, with half of the team's secondary out injured, Peter's services would need desperately against a Seahawks offense with a quarterback putting together an MVP-caliber season. Defensive coordinator Don Martindale recognized this, so he left a bit of an opening two-hour Pro Bowl corner to enter the team on Sunday.
"It's football. He's ready to go, Martindale said." There may be a couple of different terminology things that he has to get used to. He said he would notify me by Friday if he was ready to go the whole (game) and I said, "Just lie to me and tell you that you are, we will just play you."
Peter's playing with very little preparation, as gifted as he is, is a serious risk, especially given who the opponent would be – hell, his Rams service was not exactly a bright spot . Fortunately for both Martindale and Peters, no one had to eat any crows over the decision considering what the corner could do in the first half. Thankfully, he either lied or was cocky enough to feel ready regardless.
If that is how he looks with almost no practice time, imagine how he will look when he gets a full week's rest at rest .