Wow just got home from the Utes game so didn't get to watch. Seeing this is very very exciting! If Pattons skills can translate into the NFL then he is going to be good. Been skeptical but am now a believer after the last 2 games. What a steal.
Originally posted by ninermedic:
so much for all the talk that he wasn't fast enough
But it's true.
When put in his underwear, running in a straight line, did you know that AJ Jenkins runs 40 yards a tenth of a second faster than Patton? An entire TENTH.
We've now lost that ability with Patton filling in for Jenkins.
At first glance, it might look like he did the same thing that Moore did; just juke the defender and run by him, but it was much more than that.
Patton caught the ball, and runs UP FIELD to the inside, then, in an instant of time, he changes his mind and moves BACKWARDS and to the right, and backs out of where he was originally going to change course to the other side of the field. Then he has the speed and control to find the best lane down the sidelines. All of this was done on pure instinct, with extreme quickness. Reminds me of something Victor Cruz would do.
This wasn't just some simple lateral movement juke (which he has also done), this was a WOW play.
This site is dedicated to the 49ers and their fans. It is in no way affiliated with the NFL or any of its teams. All teams and players mentioned on this site are registered trademarks of the NFL. The use of any team names, words, trademarks, logos or photos have been used for descriptive purposes only. The content and information from other sites is the property of their respective owners. Player and team photos used with permission from USA TODAY Sports Images.