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Rams CB Aqib Talib defends Marcus Peters amid struggles: ‘He’s perfectly fine’

When the Los Angeles Rams traded for Marcus Peters they were hopes he could be a shutdown corner, but so far that hasn’t been the case. His teammate Aqib Talib who is on injured reserve with an ankle injury was asked about Peter’s on Monday and he didn’t seem too concerned about him saying “he’s perfectly fine.”

“He’s good,” Talib said confidently via the team’s official website. “M.P. is good. What do they say? It’s a marathon not a sprint? He is good, he’s perfectly fine.”

“That’s just part of playing DB… I don’t even know one DB who is perfect all the time — that’s ‘Prime,’” Talib said, referring to Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders. “That’s part of playing DB, you’re going to go through those stretches, but that’s why we got short memories and why we play the toughest positions on the field.”

Peters had looked a step slow all year and although he was injured earlier in the season he hasn’t wanted to use that as an excuse for his struggles.

His job isn’t going to get any easier on Monday Night Football going against the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the most explosives offenses in the league. They are averaging 35.3 points and 423.1 yards per game with most of those yards coming through the air.

If the Rams want a chance to win in this game, it’s going to take a big performance from Marcus Peters trying to slow down Tyreek Hill and his speed, something that isn’t going to be easy.