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The Quinton Patton Tank of Truth

McCoy broke his finger with a wobbly pass. I know it wasn't the velocity.
This was before he was cleared to start catching with both hands.




Quinton Patton sticks out on the Santa Clara practice fields for more than a few reasons. There's his jersey number, 11. There's his jersey color, blue, in a sea of red and white. And there's his personality: He's almost always chatting up the cornerback lined up across from him at the line of scrimmage or the veteran receivers flanking him on the sideline. Then there is this: He's catching the balls coming his way – with one hand.

Patton, the 49ers fourth-round draft pick last April, isn't letting an injury affect his first National Football League training camp. "Even though he hasn't been cleared to catch balls, he's been improvising and running routes, getting the muscle memory from those routes," Jim Harbaugh said before Wednesday's practice. "At times now, he's catching balls one-handed. But it's been a positive. There hasn't been any negatives to that. He's doing the best he can."

As Scott Ostler, columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote, Patton is all football, all the time. The Louisiana Tech product actually flew to San Francisco too early after he was drafted; National Football League rules stipulate the dates when rookies can appear at their new teams' facilities.


Harbaugh said Wednesday that Patton's anxiousness has yet to subside. "Yeah, he's somebody that's shown to be very eager, mentally and physically," Harbaugh said Wednesday. "Mentally in studying the game plan, studying the ready-list, understanding the concepts, physically preparing himself every day for practice to get better and hone his skills. So I think it's been plus-plus in both those regards."

http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/Morning-Tailgate-Patton-Draws-Attention/6a877612-9244-4691-8130-52db8ac1230a
Very very excited to see Patton play this weekend. I have a feeling he's the WR we've been hoping for.
I really like this kid and am really pulling for him. He loves football, that's obvious.
Patton will ball out! My bold predication is that he will finish 3rd in receptions after Boldin and VD when the year is over. He will not be denied the field.


dude will ball out for us this year. im stoked to see him and baldwin play this week
Originally posted by WINiner:
I really like this kid and am really pulling for him. He loves football, that's obvious.

Yeah definitely more heart and love for the game than AJ ever showed.
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Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by WINiner:
I really like this kid and am really pulling for him. He loves football, that's obvious.

Yeah definitely more heart and love for the game than AJ ever showed.

I could understand this comment after a Preseason game or two, but Patton hasn't been able to show the fans anything. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Patton fan no doubt about it, but don't be spitting out nonsense like its true.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
I could understand this comment after a Preseason game or two, but Patton hasn't been able to show the fans anything. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Patton fan no doubt about it, but don't be spitting out nonsense like its true.

Dude's caught more passes with one hand than Jenkins did with two.

He also showed up like the day after the draft, ready to get down to business. Meanwhile Jenkins was still trying to figure out the playbook late last season, I don't think there's any question as to who's more dedicated and professional, now it remains whether or not that shows up on the field during gametime, but overall, Patton has been the anti-AJ in his overall approach.
Originally posted by Whomeam:
Very very excited to see Patton play this weekend. I have a feeling he's the WR we've been hoping for.

Definitely looking forward to his debut after all the negative AJJ stuff lately. Seeing Patton bust out would make up for it.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
I could understand this comment after a Preseason game or two, but Patton hasn't been able to show the fans anything. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Patton fan no doubt about it, but don't be spitting out nonsense like its true.

Dude's caught more passes with one hand than Jenkins did with two.

He also showed up like the day after the draft, ready to get down to business. Meanwhile Jenkins was still trying to figure out the playbook late last season, I don't think there's any question as to who's more dedicated and professional, now it remains whether or not that shows up on the field during gametime, but overall, Patton has been the anti-AJ in his overall approach.

For one, Patton showed up in Santa Clara by error, a lot of players didn't fly out after the draft does that mean they don't have as much love for the game or heart too??

And Jenkins has had some good days in practice, I think he needed more of a shot to prove so.

Didn't see Patton working out with Kaepernick in Atlanta. That was sarcasm of course (Patton wasn't even drafted yet), but it shows Jenkins wanted to get some chemistry with Kaepernick. Then next thing you know they trade for Boldin, and stick Jenkins with McCoy who hardly even knows the playbook.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by WINiner:
I really like this kid and am really pulling for him. He loves football, that's obvious.

Yeah definitely more heart and love for the game than AJ ever showed.

I could understand this comment after a Preseason game or two, but Patton hasn't been able to show the fans anything. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Patton fan no doubt about it, but don't be spitting out nonsense like its true.

nonsense? I guess barrows, lynch and other reporters are full of s**t then, because I'm paraphrasing what they said.
Originally posted by strickac:
McCoy broke his finger with a wobbly pass. I know it wasn't the velocity.

It came down like a punt.
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Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by WINiner:
I really like this kid and am really pulling for him. He loves football, that's obvious.

Yeah definitely more heart and love for the game than AJ ever showed.

I could understand this comment after a Preseason game or two, but Patton hasn't been able to show the fans anything. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Patton fan no doubt about it, but don't be spitting out nonsense like its true.

nonsense? I guess barrows, lynch and other reporters are full of s**t then, because I'm paraphrasing what they said.

Sure you are, show me where they say he has no love for the game or no heart?? Paraphrasing or putting words in their mouths.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Sure you are, show me where they say he has no love for the game or no heart?? Paraphrasing or putting words in their mouths.

go to the knbr podcasts and theres an interview of lynch interviewing barrows and they talk about how jenkins didnt show the commitment that others were making. that at one point in training camp aj was joking with some guys and they seemed to be giving him the cold shoulder as if to say why arent you woking harder.

http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=851&c=4821&f=1759321
[ Edited by DonnieDarko on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:31 AM ]