I'm not thinking about his brawling or amatuer style head takedowns or other stuff. I'm mostly thinking about his dropkick and vertical suplex.
Well in his defence, he rarely busted out the dropkick, and even more rarely in his later years when he got by on the other stuff that made him awesome.
His vertical suplex may have come off as a little sloppy due to the face he spent most of his career fighting guys who outweighed him by at least 50 pounds? Watch him take on guys his own size. You'd be hard pressed to find a nicer one.
It wasn't the Samoan drop that worried me so much as the splash did - it looked like he really crushed Patterson's chest. I imagine the Samoan drop was what screwed up Pat's shoulder but the splash probably didn't help much either.