Matt Patricia lays into Detroit Lions defense

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went on an 8-play, 79-yard drive, followed by a 5-play, 99-yard drive to go up 14-0, Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia had seen enough from his defense.

When the defense came to the sidelines, Patricia verbally lashed out at them.

From 97.1 The Ticket:

“Obviously I was not happy with where we were at and how we were starting,” Patricia said afterward. “I don’t think they were happy with it either. I think they understand that and there are certain things that we have to do from that aspect just to settle things down, and go out there and do what we’re supposed to do and not try to do something else.

“Play aware, know who their players are, know where they’re lined up. We can’t have that happen. I was in a situation where I was not happy, I think the players know that, and I don’t think they were happy, and we needed it to stop. We made the proper adjustments. I thought we did get it stopped for a little while. I thought that was good.”

Patricia was referred to by many as a defensive genius prior to being hired by the Lions. Yet, the Lions defense has given up 401.9 yards per game which is No. 31 in the NFL.

Written by Arnold Powell

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