It’s strange to think of production from Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in 2015 being viewed as a bonus when there were such high expectations a season ago. But that’s where we are.

If Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner can turn him into the complete package, it will be a testament to the techniques they are teaching and the approach they are taking. If Patterson doesn’t make it, the biggest culprit will be his own inability to blossom. But it will also be fair to speculate that having too much success as a rookie in too easy of a fashion played a major role as well.

So much hate Alisha Perkins, wife of the Twins closer, wrote about Twitter venom the family gets when Glen struggles. Read at


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