Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
And what, we've seen Patton thrown to like 5-6 times, including the preseason, and you can already determine that he has the ability to get open and catch passes in a wide radius? I remember two catches were on WR screens, one was a slant route that got broken up, and another one was on a broken play where Kap left the pocket. It was nice that he got open in the back of the endzone, but people here treated that like he was the second coming of Rice (yes, I heard that comparison by a few people)
I swear, the zone picks favorites and crowns them even before they've shown anything. I really like the kid and I hope he develops into a good WR, but he hasn't shown us s**t yet. I've got a bad feeling that this year will be one to forget for Patton cause this injury might keep him out awhile, and once he comes back, Manningham and Crabs might be too. Let's hope I'm wrong though.
I agree. I have also consistently heard things like, "Patton could develop into something similar to or better than Crabtree." Come on! That's just ridiculous.
Then again, these were probably the same people that thought Ricardo Lockette was going to be a force this season.
(For what it's worth, I love Patton... but some of the optimism that is floated around on here is a little ridiculous sometimes.)