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  • • Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia 'disgusted, angry, sad' after seeing George Floyd video
    The Detroit Lions players and coaches discussed their emotions over George Floyd's death in their Monday virtual football session.        ...2020
  • • Matt Patricia: We’ll move conversation back to football when team wants to move
    Lions head coach Matt Patricia says he’s wired to react to things that go wrong by figuring out a way to fix them, but he’s been operating differently in recent days. Patricia watched the video of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck until well after Floyd died last Thursday night [more]...2020
  • • Michigan reopens to sports practices, games
    Lions head coach Matt Patricia said toward the end of last month that the team wasn’t in any hurry to get back into their facility and there wasn’t much reason for them to be hurrying because Michigan still had many closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lions can now start to think about when [more]...2020
  • • Why these coaches are on hottest seats in NFL
    The NFL season is a long way off, but that's not stopping Yardbarker's Chris Mueller from putting Lions coach Matt Patricia on the hot seat. Sam Robinson and Michael Nania also weigh in....2020
  • • Matt Patricia not making a big deal over who starts at running back
    The Lions took running back D'Andre Swift at the top of the second round of this year’s draft in a move that led to questions about whether he or Kerryon Johnson will be the starting back in Detroit. Head coach Matt Patricia isn’t making aa big deal about it, though. During an appearance on The [more]...2020
  • • Danny Amendola: Matt Patricia’s methods bring out best version of me
    Defensive end Trey Flowers offered support for Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s style in a conference call on Wednesday and another Lions player who knew Patricia in New England did the same thing during his own session with reporters. Wide receiver Danny Amendola didn’t pick apart criticisms of Patricia made by players like Damon Harrison [more]...2020
  • • Lions laud Patricia as Year 3 nears
    Saying that he knows Matt Patricia will "get the best version of me," Lions receiver Danny Amendola is among those who more than content with the decision to play for the Detroit coach....2020
  • • Trey Flowers downplays former teammates’ criticism of Lions
    Darius Slay and Damon Harrison didn’t hold back on their way out of Detroit. Both expressed relief at getting out of town and took swipes at head coach Matt Patricia and the Lion Way. Lions defensive end Trey Flowers, who is entering his second season in Detroit, downplayed their criticisms. “That’s just how business goes,” [more]...2020
  • • Lions in no hurry to reopen facilities
    Some NFL teams are beginning to reopen their facilities, but the Lions are taking a cautious approach. Lions coach Matt Patricia said that even if the league and the local authorities give the team the go-ahead to open, it will be a slow process for the Lions do so. “First and foremost we’re going to [more]...2020
  • • Matt Patricia: Jamie Collins one of the “most amazing athletes” I’ve seen
    When linebacker Jamie Collins left the Patriots for the first time, he wasn’t able to continue the success he had in New England while with the Bears. Lions head coach Matt Patricia knows a bit about falling short away from the Patriots after two losing seasons in Detroit. Collins became part of the plan to [more]...2020

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Matt Patricia injury and suspension

  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife blasts Lions, hints at move to the Chargers
    Rumors have persisted the past couple weeks that the Detroit Lions have quietly engaged in trade talks surrounding franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford. While the Lions have denied the rumors, Stafford’s wife, Kelly, was on Instagram blasting the team and hinting at her husband playing for the Los Angeles Chargers. That’s some rather interesting stuff from Mrs. Stafford. She obviously caught win...2020
  • • Matt Patricia hasn’t spoken to Damon Harrison about 2020 plans
    Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison dealt with knee, calf and groin injuries at points during the 2019 season and the toll of playing hurt left him feeling less than 100 percent certain that he’d be back for the 2020 season. Harrison said at the end of the regular season that he has too much pride [more]...2020
  • • Lions putting Jahlani Tavai on injured reserve
    The Lions have had more than their share of injuries this year, buying their coach and General Manager another year. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are putting linebacker Jahlani Tavai on injured reserve. The second-round rookie is dealing with a shoulder injury, and coach Matt Patricia said it was the [more]...2019
  • • Matt Patricia unconcerned about his future
    Matt Patricia’s Lions have lost six consecutive games and nine of 10. That gives him a 9-19-1 record as a first-time coach. Will the Lions bring him back for 2020? Patricia could get a pass since he’s starting his third quarterback of the season, with Matthew Stafford still out with a back injury and Jeff [more]...2019
  • • NFL hands out more than $100K in fines after Lions fail to properly update injury status of Matthew Stafford
    The Lions earned a $75,000 fine, but coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were also penalized...2019
  • • Lions, Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia fined for failing to properly report Matt Stafford injury
    We noted last month that the Lions could be in hot water with the NFL for the way they reported quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s back injury, and today the fines came in. The NFL fined the Lions $75,000, coach Matt Patricia $25,000 and General Manager Bob Quinn $10,000 for violating the league’s injury reporting rules by [more]...2019
  • • Lions leave door open for Matthew Stafford’s return
    Matthew Stafford has missed four consecutive games. Will he miss four more? The quarterback remains on the Lions’ roster, and coach Matt Patricia continues to call Stafford week to week with his back injury. “Out of respect for Matthew and his competitiveness and what he means to this team and what he brings every single [more]...2019
  • • Ankle injury ends T.J. Hockenson’s season
    Lions first-round pick T.J. Hockenson‘s rookie season is over. Head coach Matt Patricia said on Monday that Hockenson will be placed on injured reserve after hurting his ankle in the team’s Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears. He had a protective boot on after the game and was using a one-leg scooter to help him [more]...2019
  • • Lions could be down to just QB Blough vs. Bears
    Undrafted rookie David Blough is the Lions' only healthy quarterback as Jeff Driskel, who has been starting in place of the injured Matthew Stafford, is dealing with a hamstring injury. Coach Matt Patricia said Tuesday that Driskel is day-to-day....2019
  • • Jeff Driskel’s hamstring still “pretty sore”
    Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel landed on the team’s injury report on Monday because of a hamstring injury that remains an issue for him on Tuesday. Head coach Matt Patricia said at a press conference that Driskel is still “pretty sore” after getting hurt on Sunday. The Lions estimated that Driskel would have been limited at [more]...2019

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Matt Patricia trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Matt Patricia not making a big deal over who starts at running back
    The Lions took running back D'Andre Swift at the top of the second round of this year’s draft in a move that led to questions about whether he or Kerryon Johnson will be the starting back in Detroit. Head coach Matt Patricia isn’t making aa big deal about it, though. During an appearance on The [more]...2020
  • • Danny Amendola: Matt Patricia’s methods bring out best version of me
    Defensive end Trey Flowers offered support for Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s style in a conference call on Wednesday and another Lions player who knew Patricia in New England did the same thing during his own session with reporters. Wide receiver Danny Amendola didn’t pick apart criticisms of Patricia made by players like Damon Harrison [more]...2020
  • • Matt Patricia: Jarrad Davis is a cornerstone of what we’re trying to do
    The Lions selected linebacker Jarrad Davis in the first round of the 2017 draft because they thought he could be a foundational piece of their defense. After three years with the team, it doesn’t look like Davis has fulfilled that hope. The Lions opted not to pick up his option for the 2021 season this [more]...2020
  • • Bob Quinn has no concerns with Matt Patricia’s relationship with players
    After the Lions traded cornerback Darius Slay to the Eagles last month, Slay aired some of the issues he had with head coach Matt Patricia during their time together in Detroit. Slay was not the first player who shared grievances about the way the Lions head coach has interacted with them over the course of [more]...2020
  • • Darius Slay’s parting shot underscores culture clash in Detroit
    Darius Slay had five years of experience in the Detroit Lions organization before Matt Patricia arrived as head coach. And Slay’s experience with Patricia shows what happens when 60 years of mediocrity-at-best slams into the Patriot Way. After the trade that sent Slay to the Eagles, Slay started talking on the record about Patricia. The [more]...2020
  • • Report: Lions source says Darius Slay was ‘major cancer’ last season
    Darius Slay is thrilled to be with the Philadelphia Eagles now, and it sounds like some with the Detroit Lions think it’s better for their team chemistry that he’s gone. Slay was drafted by the Lions in the second round in 2013 and had been with them his entire career until now. However, he had issues with Matt Patricia since the head coach took over the team. Slay told the Detroit Free Press on T...2020
  • • Slay says he quickly 'lost all respect' for Patricia
    Two incidents between Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia and cornerback Darius Slay early in Patricia's tenure began a rift between the two that may have contributed to Slay being traded, he told ESPN on Thursday....2020
  • • Ex-Lion backs Darius Slay: Matt Patricia 'worst person I’ve encountered in my football career'
    Darius Slay went scorched earth on Matt Patricia after the Detroit Lions dealt him to the Philadelphia Eagles, and it sounds like the star cornerback wasn’t the only member of the team to have issues with the head coach. Former Lions tight end Garrett Hudson not only echoed Slay’s unflattering sentiments about Patricia in a series of Twitter dispatches, he took it a step further by calling the coa...2020
  • • One incident caused Darius Slay's respect for Matt Patricia to dwindle quickly
    Three-time Pro Bowler Darius Slay is no longer a Detroit Lion, and it's probably because of Matt Patricia. Slay was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday and finally opened up about his deteriorated relationship with Patricia in an interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. While their relationship wasn't necessarily strong to begin with, Slay recalled an incident from 2018 tra...2020
  • • Darius Slay accused of being 'major cancer' last season with Lions
    Darius Slay is a happy new member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and his old team, the Detroit Lions, appear to be happy he’s out the door. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press shared Thursday that a source told him Slay was “a major cancer” during the 2019 season in Detroit. Per Birkett: “One Lions source, who spoke to the Free Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak...2020

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  • • Darius Slay’s parting shot underscores culture clash in Detroit
    Darius Slay had five years of experience in the Detroit Lions organization before Matt Patricia arrived as head coach. And Slay’s experience with Patricia shows what happens when 60 years of mediocrity-at-best slams into the Patriot Way. After the trade that sent Slay to the Eagles, Slay started talking on the record about Patricia. The [more]...2020
  • NFL Annual Meeting Snap Judgments
    • NFL Annual Meeting Snap Judgments
    2018

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  • • Matt Patricia, Lions helping Detroit nonprofit move into surgical mask production
    Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s wife had an idea about how to help health care workers and it turned out she wasn’t the only one thinking about a way to create more surgical masks. The Lions have partnered with Detroit nonprofit Empowerment Plan for some time to support their work with the homeless, which includes [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife blasts Lions, hints at move to the Chargers
    2020
  • • Opinion: Detroit Lions bringing back Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn means cluelessness as usual by Ford family
    The decision to retain Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn is just another sign that the Ford family doesn't understand anything.       ...2019
  • • Lions to retain Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn for 2020
    2019 has obviously been a very disappointing season for the Lions, but they aren’t going to be shaking things up too much this offseason. Both head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn will return next season, owner Martha Ford told reporters on Tuesday. Patricia is in his second year as head coach after previously serving as New England’s defensive coordinator. Quinn has been the GM since 2016, a...2019
  • Detroit Lions' Martha Ford has 'a lot less patience' for mediocrity than husband
    • Detroit Lions' Martha Ford has 'a lot less patience' for mediocrity than husband
    Matt Patricia is coming off a disappointing 6-10 season in his first year as Detroit Lions head coach.         ...2019
  • • Detroit Lions fire special teams coach Joe Marciano
    The Detroit Lions announced on Monday that they have fired their special teams coach Joe Marciano. “Tonight I spoke to Joe and informed him of my decision to relieve him of his responsibilities with our team,” head coach Matt Patricia said in a statement released by the team. “I appreciate Joe’s leadership of our special teams units over the last three and a half seasons and have great respect for...2018
  • • Patricia’s college coach did not know about sexual assault case
    The sexual assault allegation that Matt Patricia faced in 1996 was apparently an incredibly well-kept secret.Patricia played football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1992-1995. When he and a teammate and fraternity brother were accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1996, Patricia was still with the football team working as a graduate assistant. He remained in that role while the case ...2018
  • • Belichick praises Patricia’s ‘integrity’ amid allegations
    Matt Patricia is the new head coach of the Detroit Lions. But during their background checks, Patricia’s past sexual assault case wouldn’t come up. Well as it turns out, the Lions aren’t the only ones that were unaware of said allegation. His former employer, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots didn’t know either. But Belichick doesn’t think Patricia is that guy. While speaking to Dave Bir...2018
  • • Belichick supports Patricia in statement, says Pats were unaware
    A sexual assault allegation that was made against Matt Patricia in 1996 came to light this week, but both his current and former employers are standing by the first-year head coach.Bill Belichick released a statement addressing the Patricia situation on Thursday, and the coach noted that the New England Patriots — like the Detroit Lions — were unaware that Patricia was indicted on a sexual assault...2018
  • Combine: Mike Vrabel: 'We're all better off having spent time in New England'
    • Combine: Mike Vrabel: 'We're all better off having spent time in New England'
    INDIANAPOLIS – During the eight years that Mike Vrabel spent playing linebacker for the Patriots, Bill Belichick often commented that he would one day be a head coach if he wished to pursue it. Now that Vrabel is entering his first season in charge of the Tennessee Titans, it’s clear he took a lot from his former coach. Vrabel stepped to the podium for his first Combine as a head coach and appeare...2018

Top Matt Patricia news

  • • Lions officially name Patricia as head coach
    The Lions officially announced Matt Patricia as the 27th head coach in franchise history Monday, less than a day after he finished his final game as the Patriots' defensive coordinator....2018
  • • Lions hire former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as new coach
    The Lions have their replacement for Jim Caldwell...2018
  • • Slay says he quickly 'lost all respect' for Patricia
    2020
  • Detroit Lions announce Matt Patricia as franchise's next head coach
    • Detroit Lions announce Matt Patricia as franchise's next head coach
    Patricia, who has been the Patriots' defensive coordinator for six seasons, is the 27th head coach in Detroit Lions history         ...2018
  • • Combine: Mike Vrabel: 'We're all better off having spent time in New England'
    2018
  • • Darius Slay doesn't hold back, ripping Lions HC Matt Patricia after trade to Eagles
    It's safe to say the big-name cornerback was ready for a change of scenery...2020
  • • Lions retaining Patricia, but improvement sought
    The Lions are retaining coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, but owner Martha Ford said she expects the team to "be a playoff contender" next season....2019
  • • Lions agree to trade with Patriots to acquire safety Duron Harmon, per report
    Matt Patricia acquires another Patriots defender...2020
  • • Lions will not fire coach Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn despite missing the playoffs once again
    Patricia and Quinn are safe even though they've posted a 9-20-1 record over the past two seasons...2019
  • Combine: Lions Patricia 'respectful' of Belichick, Butler situation
    • Combine: Lions Patricia 'respectful' of Belichick, Butler situation
    INDIANAPOLIS - Three-plus weeks removed from the Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles, the surprise benching of former Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback Malcolm Butler remains a hot topic in New England and across the NFL. There have been few answers regarding the decision by Bill Belichick to keep one of his top corners all season long on the sideline as Philly drove the ball up and down the field with e...2018

Matt Patricia fantasy rankings and news

  • Bad news for fantasy GMs: Detroit Lions will use host of RBs this year
    • Bad news for fantasy GMs: Detroit Lions will use host of RBs this year
    Lions' Matt Patricia has indicated he wants to use a backfield by committee: 'It’s not necessarily the Xs and Os, it’s who’s the X and who’s the O.'         ...2018

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  • • Matt Patricia not making a big deal over who starts at running back
    2020
  • • New reality for Lions' Patricia: Kettlebells, Barbies
    Dropped video meetings, online learning and training obstacles are a part of the new reality for Lions coach Matt Patricia during the pandemic. But at least there's time for MJ, the ukulele and playing Barbies with his daughter....2020
  • • New reality for Lions' Patricia: Kettlebells, Barbies
    Dropped video meetings, online learning and training obstacles are a part of the new reality for Lions coach Matt Patricia during the pandemic. But at least there's time for MJ, the ukelele and playing Barbies with his daughter....2020
  • • Jamie Collins: I bring some professional little things to get Lions over the top
    When the Lions announced that head coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn would return for the 2020 season, word from ownership was that the expectation is that the team will be playoff contenders. The implication that failing to reach that level would negatively impact a potential return for the 2021 season wasn’t made [more]...2020
  • • Report: Lions source says Darius Slay was ‘major cancer’ last season
    2020
  • • One incident caused Darius Slay's respect for Matt Patricia to dwindle quickly
    2020
  • • Darius Slay accused of being 'major cancer' last season with Lions
    2020
  • • A blueprint for how Lions can help Matthew Stafford get back to the playoffs
    Detroit Lions star Matthew Stafford is undeniably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but he’s made the playoffs just three times. Will his playoff misfortune change in 2020? The skinny: Detroit hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2016 season, and the Lions have not advanced past the wild-card round in nearly three decades (1991). Typically, teams that have an elite quarterback are much more c...2020
  • • Lions get it sort of right, sort of wrong, in maintaining the status quo
    The Lions will be keeping coach Matt Patricia and G.M. Bob Quinn for 2020. Which is smart. The Lions have made it clear that Patricia and Quinn are on the hot seat for 2020. Which is less smart. Although the expectation to be a playoff contender is reasonable (and, in contrast to teams that pretend [more]...2019
  • • Lions will not fire coach Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn despite missing the playoffs once again
    2019

Matt Patricia rumors, scandals

  • • Brandon Spikes has sad reaction to report about not being signed
    Brandon Spikes has not played in the NFL since he was with the Buffalo Bills in 2016, but the free agent linebacker is not yet ready to call it a career. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like an opportunity awaits.Spikes worked out with the Detroit Lions earlier this week, and there was some speculation that he might be a fit there since he played under Matt Patricia with the New England Patriots. ...2018
  • Detroit Lions' upset of New England Patriots, offer glimmer of hope for 2018 season
    • Detroit Lions' upset of New England Patriots, offer glimmer of hope for 2018 season
    The Detroit Lions' shocking upset win over the New England Patriots eases the pressure on first-year coach Matt Patricia.         ...2018
  • Detroit Lions' upset of New England Patriots takes pressure off Matt Patricia
    • Detroit Lions' upset of New England Patriots takes pressure off Matt Patricia
    The Detroit Lions' shocking upset win over the New England Patriots eases the pressure on first-year coach Matt Patricia.         ...2018
  • • Top takeaways from Sunday's Week 3 NFL action
    The third Sunday of NFL action this season offered us more of a glimpse into what to expect moving forward.In continuing with a theme of surprises this season, the Buffalo Bills went into Minnesota as heavy road dogs, only to come away with a shocking blowout win over Kirk Cousins and the Vikings. New England went into Detroit and laid a complete egg against former defensive coordinator Matt Patri...2018
  • • 10 NFL teams that could surprise in 2018
    There is a pretty strong consensus as to who’s going to contend for playoff spots and potentially win the Super Bowl, and it generally consists of the usual suspects. Expectations are already fairly cut and dried for everyone — who’s going to be good and who’s going to be bad.There are, however, a few teams capable of beating those expectations. It may be that they’re underestimated, or little is ...2018
  • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    • Ask PFW: Mid-May roster assessments
    How many undrafted free agents will stick this year and who will contribute? J.C. Jackson seems solid, Trent Harris could strengthen the interior. Jason Bickel Bill Belichick’s Patriots have a history of keeping at least one undrafted rookie (often more than that) on the 53-man roster to open the season, a streak that dates back nearly a decade and a half. It’s come all over the depth chart and wi...2018
  • • Matt Patricia vehemently denies wrongdoing in old sexual assault case
    Matt Patricia fiercely defended himself in a statement issued on Wednesday night in response to news surfacing about a sexual assault charge he faced in 1996.“As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface...2018
  • Don Banks' NFL Mock Draft 4.0
    • Don Banks' NFL Mock Draft 4.0
    ARLINGTON, Tex. - This most intriguing of NFL drafts is finally upon us, and the unknowns still abound. Here's my final attempt at mocking out what will unfold Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.  Expect some trades, but I'm only predicting one for the purposes of this exercise, a swap between No. 10 Oakland and No. 12 Buffalo. Here we go. As always a reminder: Your results may vary. 1. Cleveland Brow...2018
  • The 25 most compelling games of the NFL's 2018 regular season
    • The 25 most compelling games of the NFL's 2018 regular season
    2018
  • Ask PFW: Looking ahead to 2018
    • Ask PFW: Looking ahead to 2018
    Hello again from Pennsylvania. As always, thanks for everything you do covering my favorite team. I am still trying to get over last Sunday and it’s not going well at all. What area of the defense do you think is most in need of improvement? A DT to play alongside Malcom Brown is a must, in my opinion (Do you think Alan Branch would have made a difference in the trenches last Sunday?). DE and an o...2018

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