Less than 24 hours ago (depending on when you are reading this), news broke that the Detroit Lions had traded S Quandre Diggs and a seventh-round draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth-round pick.
The news baffled many Lions' fans, as Diggs had recently signed an extension and he was one of the Lions' defensive captains.
On Wednesday, Lions' head coach Matt Patricia spoke to the media and of course, he was asked for his thoughts on Diggs being traded.
#Lions Matt Patricia (on Diggs' trade): Certainly those decisions are very difficult, they're not taken lightly, they are things we try to do to make the team better in the long run …
— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) October 23, 2019
Lions HC Matt Patricia: We all have friends or people we are close with who are no longer around. You hate to see it when it comes up but we just go back to work. The bonds the players form always remain strong.
— DetroitSportsNation (@detsportsnation) October 23, 2019
Matt Patricia said Quandre Diggs is a good man, and was a big part of the team. But he said trades are made for the long run.
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 23, 2019
Matt Patricia named every safety they have — and also Miles Killebrew — as players who can replace Quandre Diggs.
This is me: Figure Will Harris is going to have a lot of the work.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) October 23, 2019
Nation, now that the dust has settled a bit, do you think trading Diggs was the right move?