"We're trying to get Cordarrelle involved in the offense," Zimmer said, per The Star Tribune. "We'd love for him to be involved but guys have to make sure that they are in the right places all the time."
"We completed 26 balls the other day," Turner said Thursday, per the newspaper. "I don't care who they go to, to be honest with you."
Turner's pass-happy system -- which unleashed Josh Gordon for a league-leading 1,646 yards in Cleveland last year -- has tried to get Patterson involved. The receiver has been targeted more than any other Viking during Bridgewater's five starts. Among skill players, only Greg Jennings has more snaps for Minnesota in 2014.
"I just got to get open," Patterson said Thursday, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I just got to just find myself, just to get open, just to help Teddy out."
Asked how he plans to aid his young quarterback, Patterson answered: "Just getting off the line. If the (defensive back) gets in your face, show him who's the boss."
That's not something we've seen enough of from the player we marked for a titanic campaign.