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Cordarrelle Patterson gets into nicknames, including if he likes 'The Experiment' given to him by Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
November 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm

FOXBORO -- Cordarrelle Patterson has been one of the more electrifying players with the Patriots this season serving in a number of different roles, including running back and kick returner in addition to his normal wide receiver spot.

With all the injuries to the running back position this season, Patterson has taken on the lead back role in a few games, including getting 10 and 11 carries respectively against the Bills and Packers. 

"He’s been great – great attitude, great teammate," Tom Brady said. "What we’ve asked him to do, both as a receiver, returner and then play running back at different times – he’s just a great football player. I think however he can impact the team – gaining yards whether it’s the kick game, pass game, run game – he’s willing to do it."

"The Experiment, that’s what I call him," he added.

Patterson was later asked what he thought of the nickname.

“Oh man, I like any nickname Tom gives me," he said. "That’s Tom Brady, man. Why not? He can give me any kind of name and I am going to like it. I’m enjoying my time here. I am having fun, as always. No matter where I am I am going to have fun and enjoy myself like it’s my last.”

Over the years, Patterson has been called "Flash," just Josh Gordon, but Patterson said he actually refers to Gordon as "The Reverse Flash" since he's faster.

“Josh isn’t as fast as me so I give him The Reverse Flash," Patterson said. "He thinks he’s faster than me, but he ain’t. There’s no [competition], so he’s The Reverse Flash.”

“We can race right now," he added. "Josh is a good guy. I love having him here. Locker next to mine and everyday we’re talking about our names and stuff. It’s competitive between me and him.”

Patterson is one of the more loose players in the locker room and his attitude has seemed to have rubbed off on the rest of the team.

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