Mike Zimmer said he had a plan for Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason, and that plan included a mentor, and now the identity might be known.
So former Patriots great Troy Brown is rumored to be coaching Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson this off-season.
— Rich Hill (@PP_Rich_Hill) February 21, 2015
Hill, a Patriots writer, is the first to present any concrete reporting on this front after a lot of speculation flew around about whom Zimmer had selected to get “Flash” up to speed. Of course, it should be clearly acknowledged that this is still a rumor, not a fact.
Brown is certainly a guy that makes sense when one tries to draw comparisons to Patterson. He was an incredibly versatile receiver and return man for the Patriots that had to claw his way to the top of the depth chart in the early years. Some might recall that Brown even had to play cornerback for the Patriots one season and played quite well, considering.