Better than the Nickelback/Kid Rock version for sure, but it lacks the punch (no pun intended) of the original. Feels like Pat is holding back from really giving this song the ferocity it requires.
That cover was also weird because the song is a wry take on dudes with precisely that type of persona.
Asher knows what Patrick can do vocally, so I'd speculate that they made the style decisions to avoid too much sneer. EJ's intensity on that track is just a slightly (sometimes literally, if you've seen the coked-out live version ;) cranked version of his normal vocals and this mitigates an excessively harsh reading. When I envision Patrick following that more closely, it seems like it would upset that balance and come across as intense ridicule.