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Tuesday’s Mashup: Matt Patricia’s head coaching debut with the Lions was a disaster

Lucy Burdge
September 11, 2018 - 7:22 am

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-- Matt Patricia made his head-coaching debut with the Lions on Monday night and it did not go very well at all.

Detroit was blown out 48-17 by the Jets after Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions and Matt Prater missed a 44-yard field goal.

“So, obviously we didn’t play very well tonight,” Patricia said after the game. “Got a lot of things to work on here. Obviously we have to coach this a lot better than what we did tonight.”

“I’m going to be most disappointed in myself,” he also said. “I think that’s where I always start. I have to do a better job and that’s always where I’m going to take it.”

The former Patriots defensive coordinator is the first coach since Raiders' Tom Cable in 2008 to lose by 31 or more points in his head-coaching debut.

The Jets even said after the game they were able to figure out Detroit’s signals.

"We were calling out their plays as he was getting up to the line," Jets linebacker Darron Lee said. "We knew his signals. We knew everything. That’s just preparation as a defense. … It just seemed like we were in his head as a defense."

“That’s called studying,” Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson said. “That’s called studying.”

Some people on Twitter think Patricia’s appearance had something to do with his terrible debut.






Patricia and the Lions hope to rebound from this historically bad start when they face Jimmy Garoppolo’s 49ers on Sunday.

--  Marshawn Lynch took a seat during the national anthem before the Raiders’ season opener against the Rams on Monday night.

Lynch was the only player on either team to decline to stand during the anthem. He also sat during the anthem throughout last season.

The running back then scored a touchdown a few minutes into the game.

Marcus Peters also paid homage to Lynch after scoring a touchdown on a pick-six:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "On the coach's film, I really do [think it's a catch>. He went up; he caught it; he kept both hands underneath it. Now relative to some TV angles and some other video angles that I've seen, maybe it was questionable. From the coach's vantage point on the coach's tape, it looked like a catch to me. ... The clock was running and I felt like I did not want to take a timeout there. I felt like we still could hold them to a field goal in that situation." -- Bill O’Brien, on why he didn’t call a timeout after Rob Gronkowski’s controversial catch at the end of the first half of the Patriots’ 27-20 win over the Texans on Sunday