Data Scout Notes: 2012: 1stC-AP/2ndC-KR/1stM-AP...2012 TSX Preseason Newcomer to Watch
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11/17/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had another invisible game with just two catches for 24 yards. He was targeted just three times and is proving more and more that his inability to run sharp routes and be where he's supposed to be is hindering his progress. Both of Patterson's catches came in the fourth quarter.
11/10/14 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson ranks 12th in kickoff return average (24.5) a year after a rookie season that saw him lead the league and earn first-team All-Pro honors with a 32.4 average.
11/05/14 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson has tailed off from last season. A year ago, he was named first-team All-Pro while leading the league in return average (32.4), kick return touchdowns (two) and a long return of 109 yards that tied an NFL record. This year, Patterson is averaging 24.5 yards with a long of 49.
10/27/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had his left foot in a walking boot after season highs for catches (six) and yards receiving (86). He was out of the boot Monday and dealing with what coach Mike Zimmer categorized as an ankle bruise that's not serious.
10/26/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had his best game of the season as a receiver, finishing with a season-high six receptions for 86 yards on 12 targets while making several spectacular grabs. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater referred to Patterson -- nicknamed "Flash" for his speed and athleticism -- as "one of those guys who's going to make plays for this team." Bridgewater noted the Vikings have been trying to get the struggling Patterson more involved with the offense lately, and that strategy paid off in Sunday's 19-13 overtime win over the Bucs. Patterson joked afterward that he didn't want Bridgewater to "tease me this week giving me six catches and next week [not] give me the ball." Patterson was easily Bridgewater's most-targeted player Sunday afternoon -- nobody else received more than six targets -- and that's seemingly an encouraging sign for the young receiver going forward.