If the silence from Marquette King’s teammates when the team released him wasn’t telling enough, Bruce Irvin’s lack of silence should have told you what his Raiders teammates thought of him. And if THAT wasn’t enough, you have Cordarrelle Patterson’s take on King on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Wednesday.
Patterson is a pretty easy going guy. Perhaps too easy going at times. And even HE found himself shaking his head at the kind of character King was as a teammate. He laughed at the mere mention of King. Patterson said he liked King, but that wasn’t the general feeling about the eccentric punter around the Raiders locker room.
“He’s a little different,” Patterson said. “He loves his wine. He loves his wine. He always called me after every game ‘let’s go get some wine’, and I’d be like ‘No!’ (laughs).”
“People didn’t like him, though,” Patterson continued. “He was kind of like a diva, but he wasn’t. He really didn’t show it that much, but he was just crazy, man. He had fun though. I respected him as a person, but he just did things a little different.”
Coming from an incredibly friendly guy like Patterson, who never has a negative word to say about anyone, his take on King is pretty telling.
King, of course, is now with the rival Denver Broncos while Patterson was traded to the Patriots for a move up from the 6th to the 5th round.