Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball to score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cordarrelle Patterson says he played bad last year

When the Minnesota Vikings drafted Cordarrelle Patterson, they knew they had found themselves an enigma. Certainly the physical skills were all there, but could he put it together?

It took a while for Patterson to see the field in any extended capacity and while there were certainly hiccups, for the most part Patterson had what many would consider a solid freshman NFL season. But Patterson wasn’t happy with his performance during his rookie year, stating that he was bad and 2014 will be an improved campaign.

“This year my whole mindset is, ‘Remember everything. Do better than you did last year,’” Patterson said this week. “I think I was kind of bad last year. This year will be way better.”

Patterson seems to be a little hard on himself at times (he did make the Pro Bowl, after all), though, assuming he can grasp the offensive concept of new coordinator Norv Turner, it’s hard to think 2014 won’t be a good year for the speedster.

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