Twitter reacts to Cordarrelle Patterson burning the Packers at running back

By Vincent Frank
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Leave it to Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots to get the most out of former Minnesota Vikings first-round bust Cordarrelle Patterson.

Short at running back with the injury to rookie Sony Michel and after James White suffered a leg injury, the Patriots are utilizing the wide receiver out of the backfield against the Green Bay Packers.

Guess what? In a devils’ magic kind of way, it’s working. Patterson put up 51 yards on five attempts in the first half alone. That included this five-yard touchdown run.

All said, Patterson tallied 40 yards on four attempts during the go-ahead scoring drive late in the second quarter. We’re not talking trickery here. Instead, he’s legitimately lining up at running back and burning the Packers in every conceivable way.

Needless to say, the football world reacted accordingly.

Maybe, he’s not just a special teams ace anymore. On a related note, we would love to know how Bill Belichick became such a genius.