On Wednesday, Detroit Lions head coach had a bit of a problem with a media member who was not sitting straight enough when asking a question.
When asked about how trading Golden Tate makes the Lions franchise better, Patricia scolded the reporter, demanding he sit up straight when asking a question.
Well, Patricia’s comments spread like wildfire through social media and Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase must have caught wind of them. Gase, after finishing his press conference took the opportunity to mock Patricia by commenting on a reporters posture.
Check it out.
That was a funny moment. Gase did stare at me and deadpanned that line because at the start of the presser, I asked him if he heard that Matt Patricia scolded a media guy today for posture. Gase said he had heard about it.
— Josh Friedman (@FriedoJosh) October 31, 2018
You can bet that Patricia will be hearing about this one for a while.
Detroit Lions’ GM Bob Quinn proves he’s focused on WINNING a Super Bowl
When the 2017 NFL season was finally in the books and the offseason was upon us, one of the biggest questions was whether or not the Detroit Lions and Golden Tate would come to an agreement on a contract extension.
Well, that time passed without the two sides reaching an agreement and the 2018 season began. Then As the Oct. 30 NFL trade deadline approached, the Tate trade rumors started to swirl around and I started getting nervous.
Avoid the big mistake
You see, extending (or re-signing) Tate is a move I have been firmly against from Day 1. So, when rumors started flying that Tate could end up being traded, I got a bit excited. Even if we were only able to get back a fourth-round pick, I would have been excited, mostly because it meant Lions GM Bob Quinn was not willing to waste a ton of cash on a receiver who will be 31 for the 2019 season. After all, extending an “older” receiver who is likely going to demand a 3-4 year deal worth $12 million + per season would have been a big mistake that could end up crippling the Lions down the road.
As the deadline got closer and closer, I came to the conclusion in my head that the Lions were going to hold on to Tate for the rest of the season, at least. My fear then was if Quinn would be dumb enough to pay Tate what he was sure to demand if he decided to test the waters in free agency.
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