Despite a 3-6 start to the Detroit Lions season, does Matt Patricia really deserve to be questioned about every move he makes?
Let’s be honest, it hasn’t been a good season for the Detroit Lions. Much like the 60 disappointing years that proceeded this season, it has been nothing more than a train wreck that is completely out of control.
As my friend an I were on our way to the gym the other day to play some hoops, we were listening to the local sports talk and the radio personality on the air at that time mentioned that despite all the disappointing seasons of Lions football he has witnessed in his life, this one was particularly disappointing to him.
He even seemed to indicate that he wasn’t completely sure why.
Needless to say, we all understand the disappointment. The life of a Detroit Lions fan is sort of like one of those ‘hang it there’ posters with a kitten dangling on a branch.
A Honolulu Blue and Silver kitten.
One could say that the constant status of this franchise is a lifeboat drill being run by the Marx Brothers. Now even though I enjoy the Marx Brothers and they make me laugh, I still don’t want my football team to have any resemblance to their movies.
This, of course, is where Matt Patricia was supposed to come in.
The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator was expected to come in and change everything. He was going to bring the Patriots winning culture to Detroit and the Lions were going to become contenders.
It was that simple.
Instead, the Lions have played like… well, the Lions. The defense hasn’t been good and the offense hasn’t been much better. Together they have left Lions fans wondering about their life choices.
That, of course, has led to the very public backlash from the media and fans alike who expected so much more from this team, which in turn has become a battle between Matt Patricia and everybody.