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Romeo Crennel thinks Luke Patterson has “it,” whatever “it” is

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Last year, the Chiefs signed defensive lineman Luke Patterson as an undrafted free agent.  The Chiefs quietly have moved him from defense to offense.

And he may have a bright future with the team, if coach Romeo Crennel’s assessment is accurate.

“We had him on defense, and didn’t feel like that was going to be the place for him, but he’s showed enough tenacity and work ethic that we thought maybe he could help us offensively,” Crennel said regarding Patterson, in comments distributed by the team.  “So, we moved him to the offensive side of the ball.  It’s a total change for him, but the kid has something to him.  I think he’s got some toughness.  He’s not a vocal guy.  He’s kind of quiet, but I think he’s made progress in the year that he’s been here.”

The quality is intangible, but unmistakable.  “That’s that ‘it’ factor,” Crennel said.  “You can look in his eyes and say that he has ‘it.’  You can’t really say what ‘it’ is.  You can’t really define it but he has ‘it.’  When I say that he has something to him, it’s kind of like an ‘it’ factor.”

Of course “it” is no substitute for ability.  But that extra something can be the difference when it counts, and the Chiefs may have found someone they can develop into a key contributor.

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13 Responses to “Romeo Crennel thinks Luke Patterson has “it,” whatever “it” is”
  1. howiefeltersnatch says: May 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    Romeo wasn’t sure if Patterson should play offense or defense so he flipped a coin to decide

  2. raiderapologist says: May 13, 2012 10:06 PM

    That was vague. Are they trying him at guard? tackle? Quarterback?

  3. 4t9er says: May 13, 2012 10:14 PM

    Last year the 49ers converted rookie Bruce Miller from DE to Fullback and it worked great.

  4. jackblackshairyback says: May 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    I do miss Romeo-isms, just for the comedy factor.

    “kids will be kids, and kids run around with their shoes off all the time!”

    Priceless.

  5. botchedextrapoint says: May 13, 2012 10:24 PM

    “it” is a photo of Romeo that he doesn’t want anybody to see.

  6. howiefeltersnatch says: May 13, 2012 10:26 PM

    Yeah, thumbs down all you want. What kind of NFL head coach can’t make up his mind which QB will start a game so he flips a coin? Yeah, and Romeo said Charlie Frye had ‘it’ too.

  7. blacknole08 says: May 13, 2012 11:46 PM

    I’m skeptical if this guy even makes team but good luck to him.

  8. clowntown69 says: May 13, 2012 11:48 PM

    Can you feel it ,see it, hear it today? If you can’t, then it doesn’t matter anyway You will never understand it ’cause it happens too fast And it feels so good, it’s like walking on glass It’s so cool, it’s so hip, it’s alright It’s so groovy, it’s outta sight You can touch it, smell it, taste it so sweet But it makes no difference ’cause it knocks you off your feet You want it all but you can’t have it It’s cryin’, bleedin’, lying on the floor So you lay down on it and you do it some more You’ve got to share it, so you dare it Then you bare it and you tear it You want it all but you can’t have it It’s in your face but you can’t grab it It’s alive, afraid, a lie, a sin It’s magic, it’s tragic, it’s a loss, it’s a win It’s dark, it’s moist, it’s a bitter pain It’s sad it happened and it’s a shame You want it all but you can’t have it It’s in your face but you can’t grab it What is it? It’s it What is it?…

  9. hikohadon says: May 14, 2012 12:03 AM

    Luke Patterson must have a sandwich.

  10. Max says: May 14, 2012 4:44 AM

    for 4uck sake…. at least mention what position he is going try out on offence…., guard, tackle, center, blocking te?

  11. canowack says: May 14, 2012 5:20 AM

    He’s got the clap…

  12. joetoronto says: May 14, 2012 5:26 AM

    I see it, it’s on his chin.

  13. metspeed21 says: May 14, 2012 7:57 AM

    I love when Romeo said that the only thing worse than giving up a touchdown is the resulting points from that touchdown.

    He made a good point.

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