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Sunday slant: Too patient with rookies

Cordarrelle Patterson (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

It's time to take the training wheels off the first-round picks, at least two of them, and show what they can do with bigger roles as their snaps counts and performances justify. At this point, really, what's to lose?

Leslie Frazier is a patient man. He's been that with the media during stressful times, answering questions about players gone astray and the future of his job. He's been that way with players, sticking with them for second chances even when those second chances aren't going to bear fruit anytime in the near future (see: Chris Cook arrest in 2011). But his patience this year could be putting his... Recommended Stories

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