Raiders trade Cordarrelle Patterson to Patriots

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Cordarrelle Patterson is on the move.

Patterson, the speedy kick returner and receiver, has been traded from the Raiders to the Patriots as first reported by Pardon My Take.

The 27-year-old Patterson spent four years in Minnesota and made some big plays but also never emerged as the kind of wide receiver the Vikings hoped he would be. He spent last year in Oakland and is now heading to New England, where he would likely be primarily a special teams player.

Patterson was originally drafted with a first-round draft pick the Patriots traded to the Vikings. Patterson has said he felt “snubbed” by Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and used that as motivation. Now Belichick has made clear that he wants Patterson on his side.

146 responses to “Raiders trade Cordarrelle Patterson to Patriots

  1. I never understood why this guy didn’t do well. I think he and Janis were similar in some respects. Great athletes. Dumb as rocks.

  2. Since the start of ’16 season, only 2 WRs have 80 or more catches and a catch rate of 73 percent or better in the regular season: Danny Amendola & Cordarelle Patterson.

  3. I figured he wasn’t be in Oakland this year with Gruden. I could see oil and water there. Was hoping for a release and resign with the Vikings. Could still happen I spose. I don’t see him getting on with Belichek either.

  4. Patriots making ONE FINAL push. After this year Billicheat is GONE and brady is DONE!
    But congrats it was a hell of run! Sad to think soon this great franchise will be back to being the jets and the browns.
    Seriously, im not hating. It was fun to watch….. sicking and boring at times like watching reruns of Sanford & Sons, but hey Congrats!

  5. Really nice guy who did good things in the community when with the Vikings. Could be something special with the Patriots if they use him in the right way.

  6. Dude is named Flash for a reason. When he gets the ball in his hands, especially as a return man, he is elusive. I wish Minnesota would have held onto him if for no other reason, as a return guy.

  7. Pats fans: GENIUS at work.

    The rest of us: #63 WR and likely overrated at that level. He doesn’t drop it, sure, but for a flash he is more like a flash in the pan – only there was no pan. 7 TDs in 5 years, 2 in the last 2. 309 yards last season, never more than 469. Averages 1.9 receptions per game. I don’t think this is genius.

  8. Now I feel less bad about Slater, who belongs in Patriots HOF for sure. I don’t think he can fill Slater’s special teams capt shoes in the least but he can do plenty Slater never could. Especially at WR. Throw him a screen pass or two a game.

  9. Flash1287 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Since the start of ’16 season, only 2 WRs have 80 or more catches and a catch rate of 73 percent or better in the regular season: Danny Amendola & Cordarelle Patterson.

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    Umm… What?!?!??

    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Career: GMS 80 / 163 Rec / 258 TGT / 1625 Yds / Catch% = 63.1782946% / 5 TD’s

    Oooook…

  10. ‘Turn out the lights……the party’s over’. It’s about that time……where all you will hear are drunk Pats fans in bars getting into fights the next 20 years when another team’s fan asks what it’s like to see their team in the rear view mirror.

  11. Raiders get a 5th rd pick 2018..Pats get raiders 6th 2018..Dumb trade by raiders..Should have traded Seth instead..Jon is getting me worried

  12. I thought he was doing pretty well for the raiders last year. This would certainly be goid for them to not use edelman and they dont have amendola anymore either. But Im still surprised the Raiders parted with him because they need that role filled too.

  13. devindenv says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Rather have Matthew Slater any day.
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    Since they do different things on special teams, why can’t they have both?

  14. The Pats are getting desperate with these free agent signings and the trade made today, their fan base will continue to say that Belichek is a great g.m………NOT!!!

  15. I like him on special teams, but I thought he has had issue learning shemes before (hence finding special teams as his niche) and if he struggled with anything the Vikes or Raiders had going on he is going to be torally crushed by the Pats playbook.

  16. This is a quote when he signed with the Raiders last year:

    “Two years I spent damn near on the sideline,” he said. “That’s never a good feeling for any player. No player wants to go through that,” he said. “I need to know if I’m going to play or not. If not, I’ll take my talents elsewhere.”

    Then he got 309 receiving yards as a Raider. It will be interesting to see how Belichick handles him.

  17. If you use Patterson correctly he can do amazing things. That is assuming he fully understands the plan. He can take the ball to the end zone returning kickoffs, catching balls and lining up as a running back if he’s lined up right and not causing a penalty flag.

  18. Cooks/Edelman/Britt/Hogan/Dorset/Patterson/Mitchell Bill tryna run a All receivers offense with one runing back and one tightend with a long snapper out there in the field😂 just kidding but gives them depth and advantage in making teams double prepare for all those different receivers sets bill will throw at teams.

  19. He’s kind of like Ted Ginn Jr. These guys are great return men, but disappointing as WRs. That’s why they bounce around a lot. When you return kicks you don’t have to worry about anything but running. That’s Patterson’s forte. If he can get the ball out to the 35 or 40 yard line, he’s worth a roster spot. Try to get him on the field as a WR and he’ll be on the move again. To another team.

  20. He is as dumb as a bag of rocks but he must be on the cheap side of his contract now.

    They must be looking to use him on almost exclusively on kick offs.

  21. I wonder how long he will be around when he returns kickoffs from 9 yards deep in the end zone and gets stoned at the 10 yard line. Returning kickoffs rarely is ever worth it. Too many short returns, penalties or turnovers. Just take the ball at the 25 and be done with it. Pats mostly do that. Not sure how CP is going to enjoy that strategy.

  22. Patterson has all the physical tools, but he’s a head case. It will be interesting to see if Belicheat can do anything with him.

  23. Not really surprised to see Belichick take this chance to acquire this guy. If he takes to coaching, Patterson still could develop into a lethal weapon on offense as well as ST. I just wonder if he will ever learn to run crisp routes, which has been his downfall. I have a feeling Bill will get him to turn into a viable WR3 and he will put up the best years of his career.

  24. “The Pats are getting desperate with these free agent signings and the trade made today, their fan base will continue to say that Belichek is a great g.m………NOT!!!”

    Question. What GM/coach is the only one in NFL history to get his team to the playoffs 15 years out of 17, the conference championship game 12 out of 17 years, and the Super Bowl 8 out of 17 winning 5 of those?

    You know the answer. And those facts say that you don’t know what you’re talking about and that Belichick is a great GM.

  25. This one will be interesting. Patterson is fast and a shifty returner but he also has a reputation of not being very bright. He can make the Pats even more dangerous with field position from the returns but if he can’t grasp the playbook, he won’t play. If he won’t play then BB will cut him at some point this year.

  26. My favorite memory of Cordarrelle Patterson came in Dec. of 2015. The Seahawks were wiping the field 38-0 with his Vikings in Minnesota. “Flash,” who didn’t catch a pass all day, finally returned a late kickoff for a meaningless cosmetic score, then put on a “look-at-me” celebration worthy of someone who’d just scored the winning touchdown in the final seconds of the Super Bowl.
    The book on the guy at Tennessee: An electrifying athlete, but they had to create special plays to get the ball in his hands because he couldn’t run routes well enough to get open, and struggled mightily to learn the playbook. It seemed like more of the same in Minnesota and Oakland.
    His highlight tapes seem to show an unbelievable player making jaw-dropping plays. Unfortunately, his overall body of work shows a great athlete, but not a savvy or dependable football player. New England may get an occasional big play on a screen pass or a kickoff return, but even BB can’t make a player any smarter than he already is.

  27. Good guy, decent citizen, athletic freak and a great return man. However, he has a hard time picking up offenses and running precise routes. I have a hard time seeing how those skills fit within the Pats precise read and react offense. They must plan on using him on special teams.

  28. Pats trade for under utilzed talent, giving up just a drafting position for short money and avoiding offset to next year’s compensatory picks.

    Pay if they play.

  29. tylawspick6 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    He is as dumb as a bag of rocks but he must be on the cheap side of his contract now.
    They must be looking to use him on almost exclusively on kick offs.

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    LOL HE SUCKS!

  30. devindenv says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Rather have Matthew Slater any day.

    7 7 Rate This
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Should be a nice replacement for Slater.

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    Are you guys aware Patterson and Slater fill two entirely different roles on special teams?

  31. touchdownamericasteam says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    The last time the patriots got a receiver from oakland who came from minnesota it worked out pretty well for them.
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    I agreed with this at first. Then I remembered Moss has no rings.

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    Flash1287 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Since the start of ’16 season, only 2 WRs have 80 or more catches and a catch rate of 73 percent or better in the regular season: Danny Amendola & Cordarelle Patterson.

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    Don’t know where you got those stats, but Patterson had 51 in 2016 and 31 or 32 in 2017. He sucks as a wide receiver.

  33. reddzen says:
    March 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Pats fans: GENIUS at work.

    The rest of us: #63 WR and likely overrated at that level. He doesn’t drop it, sure, but for a flash he is more like a flash in the pan – only there was no pan. 7 TDs in 5 years, 2 in the last 2. 309 yards last season, never more than 469. Averages 1.9 receptions per game. I don’t think this is genius
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    Maybe Pats fans are satisfied with dropping down a bit in the crap shoot portion of the draft for a pretty good KR since they need one with both Lewis & Amendola gone. To think this had much to do with Patterson as a WR is either pretty silly or requires thinking like a Browns fan.

  34. The reason was Patterson is LAZY! He cannot run routs, balls bounce off his hands like Rocks. He will not put the work into being a receiver, he jogs on the field and has never shown his speed except during kickoffs. Why be in a game and WORK for 50 plays when you can return…. Answer AGAIN he is LAZY, but the Patriots won’t put up with it and he won’t be on the team in a year.

  35. touchdownamericasteam says:

    The last time the patriots got a receiver from oakland who came from minnesota it worked out pretty well for them.
    ==================================================

    It resulted in zero championships.

  36. He was mishandled after his rookie year at Minnesota. He was allowed to do some cutesy video BS for vikings.com like Robison is doing now with the much funnier “96 Questions”. That ended real quick after his production dropped. Instead of being “Flash”, Patterson should have been Mr. Hit-the-Playbook-and-Learn-How-to-Run-Routes. Zimmer wanted a mentally tough receiver, not a first round return guy.

  37. Bubble screen and kickoff returns. Anything else as a receiver, below average. Good luck to him.

  38. “As for Patterson, there’s no guarantee that he sticks with the Patriots, as his salary is non-guaranteed. So the club essentially can see how Patterson fits in camp — paying him a $250,000 workout bonus — and then decide if he’s worth the investment (assuming good health). There is limited risk in that sense.”

    ^^^there it is…the brilliance
    of belichick..it is a 250k tryout simply by moving back a rd in a deep draft

  39. stexan says:
    March 18, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    Pats make a minor trade for a kick returner and they get over 60 comments?
    Pats’ fans need to get a life. Seriously.

    1 1 Rate This

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    70% of the commenrs are from jealous losers like you

  40. 44 carries 463 yards and six touchdowns. He’s a WR screen nightmare and that’s what the pats do.

    Scary trickster with ST skills.

    Looks like a great move to me.

  41. Actually if I had to guess this is the replacement for Amendola on returns. The Pats may even use him occasionally on screens. Not a bad pickup but not earth shattering either.

  42. .
    Patterson plays gunner on special teams. He can return kicks and perhaps McDaniels can get something out of him on offense. Who knows at this point?
    .

  43. calizcowboyz says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    Patriots making ONE FINAL push. After this year Billicheat is GONE and brady is DONE!
    But congrats it was a hell of run! Sad to think soon this great franchise will be back to being the jets and the browns.
    Seriously, im not hating. It was fun to watch….. sicking and boring at times like watching reruns of Sanford & Sons, but hey Congrats!

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    Not hating? Just dreaming?

  44. I really don’t see this working out well. As a big Vikings fan who always gave him the benefit of the doubt, I can now say I think he is going to be a bust. Not a team player, known for not putting the work in and couldn’t learn a route to break out of prison. If they can teach him a route or two for special plays then maybe it works out. But I doubt he has it in him to give the dedication the Patriots require.

  45. codylaws says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    He’s no unique talent but a special team receiver.

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    So was Wes Welker. Have you not learned by now? How many times does Belichick have to turn someone else’s trash into treasure before people learn??

  46. All the posts about the Patriots being done (what is this, the 8th year in a row we’ve heard that?) make me smile. Like so many of their off season moves, Belichick isn’t banking on one player to do something he’s not capable of. The Raiders brought Patterson in to be a consistent part of the passing game. Belichick’s just bringing him in for special teams (something he values probably more than any other coach in the league), and if he can contribute on offense, that’s where the upside is.

    Low risk, high reward. The Patriots are only on the hook for a $250K workout bonus right now… so if it doesn’t look like it’s going to work, they’re not out anything. People laughing at these moves don’t have much experience watching the Pats operate over the last two decades. It’s not about stars, it’s about a 53 man roster. That means albeit for a special few, saying goodbye to young guys instead of signing them to huge second contracts, bringing in accomplished veterans looking for a ring, and finding low risk opportunities like Patterson to see if you can maximize their potential where others have not.

  47. He was Norved in Minnesota while Vikings were trying to coach up a young, green qb while in building mode. The Raiders culture was an absolute mess, might still be. And really, who among all that fantasy football talent in Oakland had a season that was simply as good as anticipated last year?

    Point being, why would NE not believe that this is a good shot to take and that they can coach up a player that had misfired in two organizations that had extremely sup-standard coaching?

  48. Gruden will soon learn that quite possibly it wasn’t Crabtree and Patterson. Raiders will be spending their 2019 high number one on the best wide out available.

  49. steelcurtainn says:
    March 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    What a bust! Truly a space taker on a roster that is done.

    5 9 Rate This

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    says a guy whose defense sucks and whose team will never beat the
    pats as the team is constructed

  50. He really seemed to mature (or at least be humbled) as a player his last year in Minnesota and during his time in Oakland. His first few years in Minnesota were pretty much all bad receiving wise with some good flashes in the return game. He’ll never be a game breaking receiver, but he’ll be fine in New England. He’s mostly there for special teams and to be a fourth receiver anyway, no great loss if it doesn’t pan out.

  51. Flash1287 said Patterson had a catch % of 73 or higher SINCE 2016 and then everybody killed him for being ” wrong”…Well, he isn’t wrong. He said since 2016. He is correct. Maybe BB can make another average WR good in New England. But to beat Philly, he better get a cash rush and run D. Because we’re going for the repeat!

  52. Oh my God, people, they didn’t get him for his receiving ability. He’s an All Pro returner and special teams guy who play a little bit as a gimmick receiver/back. He represents a huge special teams upgrade for the Pats over Dion Lewis, who he is replacing.

  53. Patterson was one of the Raiders most versatile weapons on offense and best special teams player. Trade makes no sense. Been a pretty dismal few weeks for the Raiders.

  54. ‘The Pats are getting desperate with these free agent signings’

    What? I will never fully understand some of these people.

    17 years with the highest winning percentage in the NFL, more division wins, playoff appearances , playoff wins, super bowl appearances, super bowl championships – and they are desperate?

    I know your jealousy has caused you to hate, but can reality at least be considered a little here?

  55. Spielman – you and your infinite wisdom are about to see your misgivings explode. Don’t believe me; just watch.

  56. jackedupboonie says:
    March 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    ‘Turn out the lights……the party’s over’. It’s about that time……where all you will hear are drunk Pats fans in bars getting into fights the next 20 years when another team’s fan asks what it’s like to see their team in the rear view mirror.
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    That’s the view the Patriots have now, so what would be the difference?

  57. For those comparing Flush Patterson to Jeff Janis, it comes with one major difference. Flush was a first round draft pick, in fact, the Vikings traded up to get him. Another brilliant draft pick by the Vikings to go along with Ponder.

  58. I think Bill might find a way to use him. Watching him in MN, especially the year AP was on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, I was begging for them to give him the ball out of the backfield like they had done with Percy Harvin quite a bit in the past. This guy is a horse, I think he’ll produce in NE.

  59. raiderfool says:

    March 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Raiders get a 5th rd pick 2018..Pats get raiders 6th 2018..Dumb trade by raiders..Should have traded Seth instead..Jon is getting me worried

    Don’t see the Pats as having a 5th rounder. ESPN shows them as having traded their pic to Seattle.

  60. The Pats need a KO returner. Patterson is one of the best. Everything else beyond that is pretty much a bonus, especially when the cost is a low round 5th for a high round 6th. The Pats drop around 5-10 slots at the end of the draft. Not much of a cost for the potential skill set he brings. He can fight Kenny Britt for the #6 WR slot

    And if he ends up being too dumb to fit in, I’m sure Bill won’t think twice about letting him go, and neither will any Pats fan. The fact remains, given where the Pats draft every year, you aren’t going to hit any home runs if you never bother to swing

  61. The genius of Belichick is taking another team’s garbage players and transforming them into Super Bowl contenders. Welcome to Foxboro, Cordarrelle. Forget all that you learned elsewhere, New England is a place where players come to embrace excellence.

  62. The thing I like about Gruden, and man, I love that guy, he was brought to Oak to clean this mess up and he has been very proactive so far in trying to so. Has Mackenzie been fired yet? He was worthless.

  63. Hope they aren’t expecting anything more than a kick returner. He drops passes, he can’t run routes, and he doesnt care about winning or even playing as long as the checks keep coming.

  64. What confuses me is why anyone trades with Belichick. You’re getting the worse side of that trade. Every time. You have to know that. You have to.

  65. “Cordarelle, you just run as fast as you can straight down the field”. I think he can learn that play!

  66. The Pats only have three WR roster locks in Cooks, Edelman and Hogan. The other current competition, Mitchell, Dorsett, and Britt do not contribute on special teams. Patterson has a good chance of making the roster if he shows some special teams chops in the off-season and training camp.

  67. Patterson was a good player for the Raiders last year. I knew when he came from Minnesota that he wasn’t much as a WR but in 2017 he had several good runs from scrimmage and was very good on ST.

    I don’t see any point in trading away someone who was an asset and doesn’t take up much cap space. But then I guess I shouldn’t question this seeing how Gruden is a coaching genius (at least in his own mind) and considering his track-record of running the Bucs into the ground while he was in Tampa.

  68. Las Vegas dumped Crab and Patterson. Who’s next? Amari Cooper? LOL

    Derek Carr spends a lot of time working with his receivers to build chemistry, and now he has plenty to do this preseason.

  69. Can he play defense? Even though Matty “What’s a Gameplan?” P is gone, that D is still trash. Other than Brady fumbling away his last chance at victory, they were mostly to blame for that ugly loss to Nick Foles.

  70. leef2020 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm
    I think this is Bill Belichick’s ‘jump the shark’ moment. The team is seriously going downhill. The end is nigh.
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    So who is right here? Belichick or Gruden? You have your bet and I have mine.

  71. tqaztec says:
    March 19, 2018 at 12:05 am
    Smart move but dumb player

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    So the Vikings and Raiders were easy tests.

  72. Pats lost Amendola and may lose Slater. Patterson replaces Amendola on kickoff and punt returns and can play coverage on special teams too if they lose Slater.

    He probably won’t play much as a wr.

  73. Ummm….don’t understand this trade on the Raiders end. Every team in the league’s fans keep talking about how they hate the Patriots, yet those teams are giving them the noose to hang them with. Dude had one and a half years of really bad drops, but is super talented and super fast. The one thing I know, we all should know is players seem to get better on the Patriots. Geez it should be as basic as an advisory when you do business with the Patriots front office; “Warning dudes traded may come back to burn you. You have been warned! “

  74. Oh and justblametrumporrussia, I believe that blame is a lot on bb too when you’ve traded away Jamie Collins and mostly stock up on offense besides for a few trades made and bench a playmaker I guess bb is probably just at fault as patricia was.

  75. Gordon Andrews says:
    March 19, 2018 at 7:14 am
    Oh and justblametrumporrussia, I believe that blame is a lot on bb too when you’ve traded away Jamie Collins
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    Ok, then the subsequent SB victory was Belichicks fault. Got it.

  76. The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense. Their next need? Someone who can recover the fumble when Brady gets stripped sacked.

  77. In BB’s scheme I see Patterson as an ST guy and a 3rd tailback in their crazy rotation. Don’t doubt this people, he’ll get more touches out of the backfield than as a WR.

  78. I can only assume the Pats have an idea of how to use him other than just a standard WR, because he isn’t much as a standard WR. He can be a solid kickoff returner (which not getting touchbacks), but I don’t believe he has ever worked out as a punt returner. Very little risk here, but have to assume there were better options, unless they have a plan for how to use him differently.

  79. nhpats says:
    March 19, 2018 at 10:01 am
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    takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am
    The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense. Their next need? Someone who can recover the fumble when Brady gets stripped sacked.

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    Then how did the Pats D give up the fewest points per game for the last 12 months of the season?

    “oops….games of the season”

  80. seems like a no brainer … 27 y/o, first round talent for an exchange of low draft picks, but if he can’t learn the playbook he’ll be very limited (see Chad Ochocinco).

  81. dejc421 says:
    March 19, 2018 at 10:10 am
    seems like a no brainer … 27 y/o, first round talent for an exchange of low draft picks, but if he can’t learn the playbook he’ll be very limited (see Chad Ochocinco).

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    A key difference was that they were looking for Ochocinco as a starting receiver. Patterson they are looking for as a returner and any receiver work is just gravy.

  82. reddzen says:
    March 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    Pats fans: GENIUS at work.

    The rest of us: #63 WR and likely overrated at that level. He doesn’t drop it, sure, but for a flash he is more like a flash in the pan – only there was no pan. 7 TDs in 5 years, 2 in the last 2. 309 yards last season, never more than 469. Averages 1.9 receptions per game. I don’t think this is genius.
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    For cripes sake. He’s a backend WR on the Pats. Arguably a #6. He’s replacing Slater. Full stop. If you compare any of those rcvg stats it’s going to be an upgrade to Slater’s rcvg stats. He’s an equivalent gunner. It remains to be seen if he’s as sure of a tackler. If the trade compensation reflects value of a WR2\WR3 the PAts are foolish. But most likely that won’t be the case. Personally I’m not sure trading for a STer is the best value. If it’s a 7th rounder, meh whatever not that big of a deal. That said, nobody is praising\criticizing this as anything other than a ST move.

  83. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am
    The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense. Their next need? Someone who can recover the fumble when Brady gets stripped sacked.
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    The same defense that (if you can call it that) made it to the SB. Just sayin.

  84. The Patriots only gave up a fifth round pick, and got the Raiders’ sixth round pick & Patterson, in the deal. One really has to wonder how much value the Raiders placed in Patterson, if they gave him up, for virtually nothing.

  85. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am
    The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense
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    that’s a good trick considering the Pats were 5th in the least points allowed per game last year.

  86. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am
    The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense. Their next need? Someone who can recover the fumble when Brady gets stripped sacked.
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    The same defense that (if you can call it that) made it to the SB. Just sayin.
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    I don’t think that defense had as much to do w/the Pat’s SB appearance, as say, their offense did. The Eagles hammered them.

  87. fireroger says:
    March 19, 2018 at 11:25 am
    takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am
    The Patriots are really going to need good kickoff returners. Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense. Their next need? Someone who can recover the fumble when Brady gets stripped sacked.
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    The same defense that (if you can call it that) made it to the SB. Just sayin.

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    It did. But as a Pats fan I still want them taking a good hard look at how it did when it got there so I dont mind the criticism. I want better.

  88. that D is still trash

    Made three out of the last four Super Bowls. Most teams would take trash like that.

  89. If Patterson will do well anywhere, it will be in New England. He should get a chance to start at WR there, and actually produce numbers that have been expected of him since he entered the league.

  90. knew8411 says:
    March 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I don’t think that defense had as much to do w/the Pat’s SB appearance, as say, their offense did. The Eagles hammered them.
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    No doubt. But than again the Pats hammered the Eagles defense as well. Yet nobody is pointing out how a STer will play a pivotal role in the upcoming season. Just sayin.

  91. Wellman says:
    March 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    It did. But as a Pats fan I still want them taking a good hard look at how it did when it got there so I dont mind the criticism. I want better.
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    No doubt. Pats fans should not be hinging their hope of the Pats defense. All I’m pointing out is the Pats got to the show despite glaring holes in that defense. Which speaks to the fact the defense is not bereft of talent.

  92. “Their defense, if you can call it that, gives up so many touchdowns every game that the return team is on the field more often than the offense”

    What the D that was #5 in scoring defense during the regular season? Yes after being decimated by injuries they suffered in the playoffs and SB against better offenses, but you are absolutely wrong about the regular season.

  93. domedaddy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Shades of Randy Moss leaving Oaktown to NE. Hey Raiders, how did that work out?
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    that’s a huge stretch. Patterson may have the same (or possibly better) pure athletic ability as Moss, but he’s no where near Moss as a football player.

  94. domedaddy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Shades of Randy Moss leaving Oaktown to NE. Hey Raiders, how did that work out?

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    If anyone is looking at this as the next coming of Randy Moss they are going to be disappointed. But if this is looked at as an important role being filled by a good candidate that was obtained without giving up much then its a very good move by Belichick.

  95. domedaddy says:
    March 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Shades of Randy Moss leaving Oaktown to NE. Hey Raiders, how did that work out?

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    The difference is that Patterson was a good player and contributor to the Raiders who caused no problems that I’m aware of. Whereas when Moss was with the Raiders, he was a non-productive cancer (much like Lynch is now).

    Yes, Moss did well in New England but the Raiders were correct in getting rid of him. In fact Moss (again like Lynch) should never have been acquired by the Raiders in the first place.

  96. gysot says:
    March 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    You guys should start talking 19-0 again like last off season.
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    And yet still made it to the big show …

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  97. eaglesmaina says:

    March 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm

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    Flash1287 says:
    March 18, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Since the start of ’16 season, only 2 WRs have 80 or more catches and a catch rate of 73 percent or better in the regular season: Danny Amendola & Cordarelle Patterson.

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    Don’t know where you got those stats, but Patterson had 51 in 2016 and 31 or 32 in 2017. He sucks as a wide receiver.
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    Don’t know where you learned math, but 51 + 31 = 82, which is more than 80. Fail.

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