Detroit Lions coach and former Lions tight end Matt Patricia has had his share of issues in the past.
But he’s never been a guy who is overly critical of his team.
That changed Sunday when he was asked about Lions’ performance and how he felt about the team’s performance.
I was happy with the guys and I thought the guys were playing great, but I’m not happy,” Patricia said, via Detroit Lions’ official website.
We’ll get better,” Patricia added. “
I know what I’m talking about, so I know what to do and I know that they’re gonna get better, but if we just keep playing like we are and we just get better as a team and if we play hard and we play together and we do what we’ve gotta do, then that’s all that matters.
We’ll get better,” Patricia added.
It’s been a rough week for the Lions.
The team had to pull a defensive lineman from the game with a sprained knee.
They were unable to beat the Chicago Bears in the regular season finale.
And now, they’re on the verge of facing the Chicago White Sox, the worst team in baseball, in a game that was called into question when Brandon Marshall had to go down with a hamstring injury.
And now, Patricia said he’s going to be honest with his team and say that they were a bit too sloppy.
He added that the Lions have to make adjustments.
The Lions need to be a better team.
We’ve got to play better, and if they keep playing that way, then we have to adjust and adjust and adapt,” Patricia told reporters on Monday.
He also said the Lions are a “team” now.
So we’re all going to have to come together as a unit.
That’s the plan.
That will be the plan for the next couple of weeks, and that’s what I expect.
But Patricia was quick to point out that he is not going to criticize his players, who were the ones who took the blame.