Cordarrelle Patterson: Lambeau Field is not that loud

Cordarrelle-Patterson-VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers played their way to a rare tie on Sunday. A game that featured six field goals ended with a score of 26-26 after the overtime period expired. Most people expected the Packers to beat the Vikings even with Aaron Rodgers still out, but maybe their fans should have done more to help. According to Minnesota rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, Lambeau Field is not that loud.

“It’s really not that loud here,” Patterson said after the game, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “It wasn’t loud at all. I guess the crowd wasn’t into it like they should be. But once that overtime started, the crowd picked up a little bit.”

Packers fans are known for being some of the most devoted people in sports. They stick it out through ice storms and 0-degree wind chills, but Patterson has apparently heard much louder. In fact, he thinks the 2-8-1 Vikings have rowdier fans.

“When we’re back in the Metrodome, it’s always rocking,” he said. “We’re louder, of course. Most definitely. We got the No. 1 fan base in the country.”

The Packers are 0-3-1 in their last four games, despite facing a series of mediocre teams. They desperately need Rodgers to return. It’s quite possible the fans have sensed that and it’s sucking the enthusiasm out of them. I’m sure Lambeau will be much louder when No. 12 makes his return.

H/T Eye on Football

Stevan Ridley fumbles again, slams helmet in anger (GIF)

Stevan-Ridley-slams-helmetStevan Ridley lost a fumble on the New England Patriots’ first possession against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. The former LSU star has had a fumbling problem throughout his career, fumbling seven times in three years and losing four of them since the start of the 2012 season.

Ridley’s fumble against the Broncos was scooped up by Von Miller and taken 60 yards the other way for a touchdown.

Ridley lost a critical fumble in a close game against the Carolina Panthers last week, which the Patriots went on to lose by four points. He was benched for 18 snaps after putting the ball on the ground. He was also benched for two quarters in the first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills. Bill Belichick may not go back to Ridley for a long, long time.

GIF via @cjzero

Randy Moss thinks its ‘disrespectful’ Vikings gave his number to a rookie

Brad-Childress-Randy-Moss-Vomited-on-Vikings-Locker-RoomRandy Moss was one of the most electrifying wide receivers in NFL history. Cris Carter may have been with the Vikings longer and put together a more impressive career, but you could make the argument that Moss was more of a freak athlete and dominant force. That’s probably why Randy, who now works as an analysts for FOX Sports 1, feels that the Vikings should be more considerate when handing out his jersey number.

Moss’ old No. 84 is being worn this season by rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. On Sunday, Moss questioned the team’s decision to allow a rookie to wear his old number.

“That’s disrespectful to give a rookie my number,” he said, via USA Today Sports. “I don’t really believe in numbers but from a professional standpoint, I did make that number. He hasn’t proven anything yet but hey what can I say? I’m just Randy Moss sitting here in the studio.”

For what it’s worth, some people noted that Moss was likely joking. Moss also took to Twitter to insist he was not taking a shot at Patterson.

Personally, I don’t think it’s a major issue. Moss may have returned to Minnesota toward the end of his career and made nice with the franchise, but he dominated with the Vikings for just six seasons. He’d be better off taking the humble approach and saying that Patterson, who is a rookie with amazing potentialt, is a great young player to represent No. 84. Then again, he is Randy Moss. Humble isn’t exactly in his nature.

Cordarrelle Patterson rocked suspenders and bow tie to draft

Cordarrelle Patterson draft clothes

Cordarrelle Patterson was definitely trying to make a fashion statement at the NFL Draft. The former Tennessee wide receiver showed up to Radio City Music Hall wearing about every type of accessory possible.

Patterson had his hair up almost in a bun, sunglasses, a Tennessee orange handkerchief, a gold watch, gold bracelets, and a bow tie. But the most confounding part of his outfit was that he was wearing suspenders AND a belt. Can you make it more obvious that you’re just going for the fashion statement?

“I just like to stand out,” Patterson said of his style during an interview with ESPN’s Suzy Kolber. “I like to be different. Fashion is so big. Every time I step out, I just make sure I look the best because you never know who you’re going to run into.”

Now that’s the attitude.

You can see his jewelry better in this shot via ESPN:

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