Looking back at the 2013 NFL Football season, it’s clear to me that Leslie Frazier cost Cordarrelle Patterson NFC Rookie of the year. You see this all the time, where coaches say a player has natural talent but is “raw” and keeps them out of the line up until they get “seasoned”. I just couldn’t rap my head around this theory.
I could see if a guy was playing a position like quarterback, this would be a valid thought. Patterson plays wide receiver. It’s said his natural ability is quite impressive. The same was said about Randy Moss. Moss did have more playing time at Marshall and was a starter immediately for Dennis Green and made a huge impact right away.
I would have liked to see Patterson get playing time in the first game. Maybe not start, but get way more snaps than he did. I believe he would have developed quicker and became threat way earlier than the last few weeks of the season. His breakout game was in Baltimore and I think we are just starting to see what type of player he is.
I’m not trying to take anything away from Eddie Lacy, but Patterson would have put up some impressive numbers if he were to start and play earlier. This would have made him a shoe in for R.O.Y.
According to Coach Zimmer, and by watching his TV appearances during Super Bowl week, Adrian Peterson should be good to go for training camp. He recently had groin surgery , which limited his playing time the last 4 weeks of the 2013 season.
Well, I started scraping the Egg off of my face after the first play of the Super Bowl. My prediction was basically opposite of the actual outcome of the game. I stated the prediction was by a Vikings Fan, I never said I had ESP ;-).