Is Cordarrelle Patterson angry at his head coach, Arthur Smith? It is kind of hard to tell based on the Falcons running back’s latest Tweet.
Coming off a two-touchdown performance in week 9, Patterson had just five carries and one target during Atlanta’s 25-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football.
Falcons fans were clearly not happy about Patterson’s usage, and the 31-year-old running back noticed. So he took to Twitter to defend his coach by saying, “If t’all got beef with my coach I got beef with y’all!!!”
However, he wasn’t done there. In what appeared to be a mid-Tweet U-turn, Patterson followed up his defense of Arthur Smith with the following:
“Anyways me and my girl giving out 2 free tickets to the game next week… To win just tell me your beef with coach. Haha. I love y’all!!!”
With that comment, Patterson opened up the floodgates. And, needless to say, the fans were eager to vent their frustrations with Smith.
We’re not sure if any of these were the winners of CP’s contest, but here are some of the best responses from Falcons supporters and Patterson fantasy owners alike.
Patterson finished the game with five carries for 18 yards and one reception for two yards. It was just his second game back since being activated from the injured reserve with a knee injury.
It’s likely that Smith was just being cautions with his playmaker one a short week, as the Falcons still have half a season of football to play and they are very much in the hunt for the NFC South title.