Wide Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson
The Oakland Raiders added one of the best special teams players in the league during free agency this season, who is none other than wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Wednesday afternoon, Patterson met with the local media for the first time to talk about what it's been like since joining the Silver and Black. He elaborated on the process of always trying to improve, and what it's like to work with so many talented individuals.
Here are the quick hits from his time at the podium:
Patterson talked about what it's like joining a new team, after spending his first four years with the Minnesota Vikings.
"It's going pretty good, this OTA [Organized Team Activities] is something I needed, and I wouldn't miss it for the world. Just being with a new team it feels different, but you know as the days go by I'm learning everybody, learning names and stuff, it feels good to be out here with those guys."
He discussed his willingness to do whatever the team needs to succeed.
"It's whatever they want me to do. I'm a guy, you tell me to do something, I'm going to go learn it. Doesn't matter if it's the quarterback position, I want to learn something, whatever the coaches feel like I need to play I'm going to go in and learn it, and do my best at it so I can be out on the football field."
The dynamic wide receiver shared what it's like playing a sport he's passionate about.
"It's always fun doing something you love, just waking up each morning and thanking God, coming out here. It's a blessing to be a part of this organization, and coming out here just trying to contribute to the team. Just having fun each and every day, not looking back, just keep striving forward."
**Patterson praised quarterback Derek Carr for emerging as one of the better gunslingers in the league.
"You see what he can do, and I've been watching him for a long time. He's one of the greats, and there's a lot of great quarterbacks out there. Getting the chance to play with Derek Carr is an honor, to be here, and like you said, he's a great quarterback. So I'm just happy to be here."
While the Raiders are stacked on offense, the former University of Tennessee Volunteer knows the team has to continue to work hard.
"There's always a ceiling, man, it's what we make of it. We got great guys all around the offense, in the backfield, running back, quarterback, the whole offensive line is great. So, it's what we do with it. Sky's the limit, we just can't get the big head, you got to keep going out each and every day, and just keep working."