In the NFL there are some things that you just don't do. Roughing a kicker comes to mind. Shoving a ref. Stealing an egg McMuffin from Kevin Williams is probably not a good idea unless you happen to be Phil Loadholt. But as a rookie one of the things you should be avoiding is showboating. At this point in ones NFL career a rookie is, A: unproven. B: largely unrespected. C: without much job security. D: highly vulnerable to public opinion. I mean, would you climb aboard a crab boat as a greenhorn and start talking smack? Johnny Manziel might. IMO there is a fair chance that he will become "the player you love to hate" at some point. And as much fun as it would be to hurl poop at the NFL's equivalent of King Joffrey I should like to avoid such an outcome concerning our beloved Minnesota Vikings. Enter Cordarrelle Patterson...
Take one look at CP with his highlighted dreadlocks in his white tux, zebra stripped bow tie, Louis Vuitton belt, MC Hammer shades, and gold watch the size of a hubcap. Conventional conservatism certainly does not come to mind. Obviously CP likes to stand out in a crowd. Both on and off the field he does just that. At the halfway point of his rookie season ceeflashpee84 (his twitter tag) is leading the league in return yards (703) by nearly 100 yards ahead of legendary kick returner Devin Hester. While MarTay Jenkins single season KR record of 2,186 yards appears to be in no immediate danger, CP's unbreakable record 109 yard return against Green Bay is quite impressive nonetheless. He also currently leads the league in average yards per return (39.1) and KR's for TD with 2. One should have little trouble imagining that once this team is finally blessed with a competent passer CP will see more snaps on offense and is likely to put up some league leading YAC numbers as well.
That return in Benny Hill speed for your viewing enjoyment.
So what does all this tell us as fans about Cord? It says that there is no one like Cordarrelle Patterson in the NFL. He is indeed unique. It says that while he appears calm and composed running into the end zone and handing the ref the ball, inside he is busting out some sweet robot moves after moon walking across the goal line so that all the world may behold the glory that is CP's game. In the meantime, he is still just a rookie and needs to establish himself as the world class WR that he certainly has the potential to become. And lets face it, if your gonna act like a Neon Deion or Ochocinco you better bring your game.