You won’t get much from Cordarrelle Patterson on the specifics of the Vikings’ new offensive scheme, but there’s one thing Patterson will promise: Norv Turner’s offense will be “different.”
There’s nothing for me to talk about, to talk about the offense [specifically], but it’s different,” Patterson said. “As a player we see different things but you know not to talk about.
“It should be different. Different plays and everything is different from last year, it should be different.”
Different from Bill Musgrave’s tiny-playcard offense, which mostly featured Patterson in a joker role, and never made much use of him as a deep threat.
About that whole deep threat thing…Patterson hopes that Norv Turner’s scheme will get him more action down the field. He told Hartman:
“I hope so! I hope I get a lot of deep balls.”
Deep balls for Patterson would be good. But first he has to show that he can run those routes, get separation and make plays on the ball. It’s easy to forget that, like the entire Vikings offense, Patterson is still a work-in-progress.