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Quandre Diggs says team discussed boycotting during Matt Patricia’s first season with Lions [Video]


It is no mystery whatsoever that former Detroit Lions defensive backs Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs are not big fans of how Lions head coach Matt Patricia runs a team.

On Friday, Slay hosted an Instagram Live and Diggs joined him for a chat that ended up lasting a couple of hours.

During the chat, Diggs and Slay reminisced about a well-documented story about when Patricia made the team practice in the snow, despite the Lions’ next four games being played indoors. Both players expressed how upset they were to have to practice outdoors in the snow and ice when there was a bigger risk for injury, especially when they had an indoor facility to practice in.

The highlight of the conversation (which was hilarious to listen to – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN *Mobile only) was when Diggs talked about the week leading up to the Lions final game of the 2018 season against the Green Bay Packers. Diggs said there were so many players on the team that was fed up with how the season went that there was talk about boycotting team meetings leading up to the game. Instead, they just decided to blare music in the locker room during the week and just joking around. Of course, the Lions went on to win the game 31-0.

The two also chatted about when Diggs was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Diggs said that when the trade went down, players from around the league called him to congratulate him for being out of Detroit. Diggs said he was “Jumping up and down…yeah, we going to Seattle!” when he found out he was traded. Slay said that when the trade went down, he refused to talk to the Lions coaches, including defensive coordinator, Paul Pasqualoni for two weeks.

Other highlights from the Instagram chat:

-Slay got a haircut during the quarantine, Diggs said he is ‘trippin.’

-Diggs “Seattle the place to be” “I ain’t coming to Philly.”

Cam Newton called Diggs “Little man.” Diggs told Newton he was going to “helmet to helmet” him if he said it again.

Nevin Lawson was apparently the “funniest dude” they know. Talked about Lawson kicking a Saints’ player’s mouthpiece across the ground and then saying he would do it again if he dropped it again.

-Diggs was “hot” that he was not drafted until the 6th round.

-Diggs talked about having to cover Calvin Johnson for the first time.

-Slay said Calvin stole his confidence during his rookie season because he destroyed hin on a daily basis.

-Diggs said Matthew Stafford is “the truth.”

-Slay said “Kerryon (Johnson) is the only man I know who does not know how to comb his hair.” Slay said you have to take care of your hair and Kerryon said, “I don’t care, girls still love me.”

-Slay and Diggs both expressed their love for Lions owner Martha Ford and for the fans in Detroit.

-“Marvin Jones is the most talented dude I know.” -Diggs

-Slay said that if he had Jones’ talent, he “would be singing all day with his shirt off, with baby oil.”

-Slay woke his son up from a deep sleep just to ask him if he was going to win a race!

-Diggs said Jim Caldwell was, “The Dog.”

Honestly, this was really fun to listen too, I highly suggest you check it out before it disappears!

Written by Arnold Powell

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