Stephen A. Smith blames Matt Patricia for Lions poor play in Week 1 | First Take | ESPN – Detroit Video



First Take’s Stephen A. Smith blames the Detroit Lions’ poor play against the New York Jets in Week 1 on new head coach Matt Patricia for trying to emulate Bill Belichick.

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  1. Steven A is either too dam funny or too dam smart each week 🙂

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  2. The lions have been one of the worst rushing offenses in the NFL for roughly 20 years!! NOW you went out and drafted this stud in Kerryon Johnson, who had a GREAT preseason. You open up week 1 at home vs the Jets who had one of the worst run defenses in the NFL last year and your Gameplan was to come out and start Blount and Throw the ball over and over and over and over? THAT is how they got behind in the game.

    Now! everyone who wants to say game flow took them away form the run? BS…the game was TIED 17-17 and they STILL kept throwing the ball and never once decide to put in Johnson (who clearly had juice in his legs) to make some plays and give them a run presence. Blount even went out HURT! and still, Johnson didn't see the field. I am sorry but that is just stupid game planning. I soley blame Patricia and Cooter for this horrendous offensive gameplan.

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  3. SAS is such a cornball. "Pathetic" this clown need to show respect to these athletes.

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  4. It's been awhile since I've seen this kind of hate from fans around the league, but, my Lions deserve it.

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  5. WAS AT GAME …D WASNT GREAT BUT NOT BAD CONSIDERING HOW LONG THEY WERE ON FIELD…JIM BOB COOTER HAS AND IS HORRIBLE…HE GOTTA GO

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  6. This is not the first time I’ve heard the opposing team say they knew what the Lions were doing. Should have brought in a new OC along with Patricia. Who cares if Stafford likes him and likes the playbook, he’s the QB not the GM..time for a change in play calling.

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  7. right on the same old also same old lion.

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  8. It’s what those idiots wanted in Detroit enjoy morons !!!

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  9. Doesn’t really matter what your spiritual beliefs are, you can’t knowingly hire a gang-rapist coach and get away with it; you will lose forever. When it comes out that your coach was arrested for gang-rape and then all of a sudden the problem goes away without any public solution, that means someone was paid off/swept under the rug. It might as well be an NFL’s admission of guilt…..

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  10. In this era of analyst clev a. My bad Steven a .top analyst in the game today and he bring good points up 95 percent true

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  11. P.s and he cleans up Max's era's and Molly's to

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  12. Why didn't Belichick take the Patriots back to the Superbowl with Matt Cassel? Still the same team. Still had Moss. Oh yea BRADY WAS MISSING! LOL

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  13. jim caldwell was their best coach since wayne fontes

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  14. the Vikings should hire right away a belichick disciple.   Zimmerman out.

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  15. Stephen was right with everything except when he said the roster is pathetic… the rosters pretty much just as good as the eagles super bowl roster

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  16. The executives are always weak as hell in the offseason for one we never sign any big names nor draft anybody with high potential we steady reaching for role players, can’t win games like that our secondary is okay but the dline is off and so is the linebacker corps not too mention the sorry ass oline minus tj lang

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  17. The NFL needs to implement a dress code for head coaches. Patricia looked like a slob on the sidelines.

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  18. Wrong even Bill Belichick has a losing record record just like his assistants without Tom Brady is quarterback. In fact is worse than most of them

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  19. Bill Belichick sucked his first season as a head coach too, as did one the greatest to ever coach, Bill Walsh….so, cut the fat man some slack, and put some blame on the Lions players….

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  20. The lions have always sucked. What the difference does it make if Patricia coached or not

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