Found August 21, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Randy Moss (@sporthistpics) Come on, you know when you read the headline the song popped into your head. It is only natural. Having been a Vikings fan my whole life and a teenager when the Randy Moss era began in Minnesota I can tell you that I am weary of receivers that come into Minnesota and wear #84. It is no easy task to wear that number. #84 became a must have jersey for every young receiver that was looking to emulate the on-field explosiveness of Randy Moss. I won’t jump out there and say that Cordarelle Patterson is the next Randy Moss or the “New” Randy Moss but he is the first of the young Vikings to take on the task of filling those numbers. It is fitting that Patterson’s nickname is Flash as it applies to his football talent and his wardrobe selections. But can this kid become as dangerous of a weapon as Randy Moss once was in Minnesota. In his first preseason appearance against the Houston Texans, Patterson caught everyone’s attention by taking the opening kickoff back for 50 yards and finishing just a shoe-string tackle away from a TD return. Patterson finished that game with a solid four catches for 54 yards. Patterson followed his performance with a quiet two catches against the Buffalo Bills but something tells me that the coaches are saving his surprises for the games that count.  So far this preseason Vikings fans have been left with many questions in regards to Patterson. Will #84 in the purple and gold once again strike fear in the defenses that face him? Will defensive backs have nightmares of #84 torching them for touchdown after touchdown? And will teenagers everywhere ask to be #84 so they can one day be as good as Cordarelle Patterson? Time will tell, but one thing is for sure. In Minnesota it is definitely time to Pull Your 84 Jerseys Out!
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