Detroit Lions press conferences after #NYJvsDET – Detroit Video



Before the game, his first as an NFL head coach, Matt Patricia bounced excitedly between his husky players, slapping their helmets and shoulder pads, as if he might join them in the field of battle. Bearded, stocky and dressed in all black, he looked like a guy who would serve you a hearty stout in an Irish pub, or captain a runaway pirate ship. He was feisty and fiery and ready to go, and the home crowd was, too.

And then the game started.

New fall, old stumble. The cool autumnal weather may have said “football,” but the performance said “Detroit Lions football,” and anyone who has watched this team for decades knows what that means. Amongst other things, it means opportunities blown, weaker opponents elevated, unknown players making names for themselves at Detroit’s expense, mistakes, more mistakes, and a long drive home at the end of the night.

I’m not one to doom a team to its past. But all that old stuff happened Monday night, in what was supposed to be a new start in a new era for the don’t-call-us-the-same-old-Lions.

First of all, the game was lost, 48-17, against the New York Jets. No, that’s not a typo. And this was at home.

Second, Matthew Stafford had one of his worst games as a Lion, four interceptions, most of them bad reads on his part.

Third, Ziggy Ansah went out with an injury (stop if you’ve heard that one before).

Fourth, the vaunted new parts of this team under Patricia, like the revamped running game, were all but nonexistent, and new Lions Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount gained less than 20 yards between them.

Fifth, the defense, already rumored to be suspect, made a lousy road team look like warriors. The Jets won one of eight games away from home last year, games in which they averaged a mere 14 points. Monday night, they scored 48.

Sixth, the special teams were absolutely atrocious, surrendering long returns, a punt-return touchdown, and missing two field goals.

Seventh, the Lions…

Ah, why bother? If you get to seven, you’ve passed depressing.

New fall, old stumble.

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  1. So he criticizes the press for not being “excited enough”. Well duh! When u see a 🚂 train wreck coming from a mile away you tend to be wary. He’s a loser who just sat there with a thumb up his ass using a pencil on laminated sheet. Lol WTf?! Don’t act all shocked and yell at your old ass defensive coordinator when u should be the defensive coordinator!

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  2. Listen, I been a Lions fan for awhile but my goodness? I haven't seen Stafford play this bad for a couple years at least. Defense was solid for the first half. Darnold got his groove and picked us apart like nobody business. He did a great job against our defense. At the same time I like where our defense is going. I didn't like the fact they gave up 48 points but that first half showed me enough of what they can be. The next 4 games are going to be tough! San Fran, Dallas, NE, and then Green Bay….SMH We may win the San Fran but God Speed to them them the next 3 games before the bye week and then the long stretch of a tough schedule and staying healthy….IDK But if this is what we look like with a Rookie QB then Im afraid when we go up against the big dogs like a Brady and Rodgers. I guess we will see….

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  3. Patricia is a complete fraud, when will people learn that these assistant coaches and players are all phonies from new england. It's all Ernie Adams the mastermind behind the scenes.

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  4. Let's not jump into final judgment of this team. Let's see what Matt Patricia does as far back as making adjustments. This game coming up should tell us what kind of head coach we have.

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  5. Go ahead and give this a thumbs up if you think it’s time the lions and pistons and tigers move out of Detroit. This is hockey town til death does us part. Neither of those 3 teams have done anything good for the majority of its franchise. Enough is enough.

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  6. I hope he can turn it around but idk if he can

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  7. He needs to find his own football philosophy & conviction before his players will play for him like he wants them to.

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  8. I saw more passion and energy out of Marty Mornhinweg's team in the early 2000s then I saw in that game on Monday night. Seriously something is off about this guy. I think the players hate him.

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  9. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

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  10. This coach is garbage.. and the 49ers are gunna eat Lions for breakfast

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  11. Cooter does not want to run the football.

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  12. Cooter running the ball on 3rd in 20 fire his ass immediately

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  13. This guy is pathetic!! He looks like a Meth addict!!

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  14. Some of the comments on here let me know a lot of you guys don’t know about football, if your naive enough to think the lions will have a winning record this year your crazy, we lost to the jets who is a decent team we should have won this game. I doubt if we win more than 5 games this year and I wouldn’t be shocked if Someone scores 70 points against us.

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  15. Whats with michigan football fans giving up on their A-list coaches? Harbaugh, Dantonio, now Patricia? Hes building a culture, a lot of new faces on a young defense paired with the returning guys learning new looks just adds up to basically a field of rookies. It was a feel out game. Time to buckle down and get better. Its a young team who showed some flashes, they won't be as bad as this all season.

    If your gonna blame anybody, blame Stafford. His interceptions were either way too risky, or just blatant misreads, you cant win a game with 4 interceptions like that. We need a competent backup not just a boards guy like Cassel.. Stafford takes a beating and we need to give him his time on the sideline to recoup instead of letting him throw himself to the wolves whenever he gets tweaked, it clearly effects his decision making when hes taking these big hits and just powering through it.

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  16. How did your new head coach get the nickname “Jim Bob Cooter”?

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  17. He said (obviously)over 20 times in 7 minutes. Obviously in for a long season of some bad football.

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  18. This guy has no fucking clue what he’s doing

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  19. Is Zach Galifianakis our coach…he coaches like Alan would… this has to be some sick joke

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  20. I live in Philly and i think the Lions fan base should give this man a fair chance because everyone deserves a chance … Wouldn't you want a little bit of time to prove yourself ?

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  21. Jets might be contenders which would make this loss more digestible

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  22. The coach is fine the coordinators is the ones that need to be fired

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  23. It’s what lions fans wanted enjoy what you asked for !!! “ people don’t appreciate a good thing until a god thing is gone “

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  24. Matt Stafford 's performance reminded me of Dan Orvlovsky

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  25. I hate Patricia. I thought that fatman would really be the exception to the NE assistant coaching cures. I was wrong. Get rid of the fatman! Quinn too.

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  26. I think golladay should be released apparently he missed the meeting where Patricia told his players to go out there and suck!

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  27. Oh damn big rig Johnny Hendricks coaching the lions now crazy

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  28. 2018-2019 Final Lions Record W-2 L-14. Just my prediction😅

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  29. This isn't the Jets from last year! They went out and got studs on defense and signed Crowell who will compliment Powelll. They are a nasty team who will compete this year. I guarantee Lions bounce back and smoke Frisco this Sunday.

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  30. No coach is going to win with Matt Stafford being their quarterback

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  31. Fire jim Bob his offense playbook is too predictable

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  32. I live in New England and I am a Patriots fan, just my opinion about the game on Monday. I blame the players for your week 1 loss, The lions lost the game because the players efforts and their fight on the field, Players gave up on the team, and this is why the lions haven't been good for a few years now. Maybe it was the reason why MEGATRON retired early in his career, he probably seen a lot of things behind close curtains like structure, discipline, and NFL Culture that had been lacking from inside the team. and that's what Patricias Bring to the Lions. Players that will play hard and make the team as one, and not about whos a better player than the other. give time Lions fans you have a great QB! Just give patience to Patricia, so he can weed out the fake players on your team and so Patricia can Pick up and keep Players who will put it all on the line for your city to win a Championship.

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