Re: Amendola The worst signing by the Pats, considering the cost, ever
posted at 1/20/2014 7:39 AM EST
We traded the Patterson pick away for picks that produced Collins, Ryan, and Boyce, plus a seventh round pick that was eventually part of the Blount deal. Now I like Collins and Ryan, but I think we could have gotten them in other ways, and really, don't we desperately need a top-quality bigger, faster WR? We had one right there in the draft, but let him walk so we could go fishing for depth in late rounds. At some point, we need impact players. Value and depth are great things, but ultimately, talent wins championships and we need some of that too.
Cordarrelle Patterson to Pro Bowl
January 3, 2014, 11:42 AM ET
ESPN.com news services
Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has been added to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist, the team announced Friday.
Patterson will replace the Steelers' Antonio Brown, who was voted to the game at two different positions. Brown, however, will still play wide receiver, as he got more votes at that position.
Patterson is a candidate for offensive rookie of the year after becoming the first NFL player to record four receiving, three rushing and two kick returns in a season. He added 469 receiving yards and 158 rushing yards. He also averaged 32.4 yards per kickoff return, third highest in league history since the 1970 merger.
The game will be played Jan. 26.