Terry Bradshaw rips Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia again: He ‘can’t coach a lick’

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia’s job&nbsp;as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks.» data-reactid=»6″>The Detroit Lions may be on bye this week, but that did not stop Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw from calling for Matt Patricia’s job as Lions head coach for the second time in three weeks.

«Patricia, in Detroit, can’t coach,» Bradshaw said during Fox’s Sunday pregame show. «Smartest guy in the world. Rocket scientist. Engineer. Can’t coach a lick. Can’t hold a lead when they’re leading by 10 points. He’s got to be gone.»

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions' only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn "should be fired" because of the team’s persistent struggles during their tenure.» data-reactid=»8″>Bradshaw said in September, before the Lions’ only win of the season against the Arizona Cardinals, that both Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn «should be fired» because of the team’s persistent struggles during their tenure.

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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis.Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis.

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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Lions enter the bye week at 1-3 in last place in the NFC North, and have lost 12 of their past 13 games dating back to last season. Patricia is 10-25-1 as head coach, with 12 of those losses coming in games in which the Lions held a double-digit lead.» data-reactid=»34″>The Lions enter the bye week at 1-3 in last place in the NFC North, and have lost 12 of their past 13 games dating back to last season. Patricia is 10-25-1 as head coach, with 12 of those losses coming in games in which the Lions held a double-digit lead.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="After a segment on the Atlanta Falcons and embattled coach Dan Quinn during Sunday’s show, Bradshaw called for the jobs of both Patricia and New York Jets coach Adam Gase, who he called a&nbsp;"terrible head coach."» data-reactid=»36″>After a segment on the Atlanta Falcons and embattled coach Dan Quinn during Sunday’s show, Bradshaw called for the jobs of both Patricia and New York Jets coach Adam Gase, who he called a «terrible head coach.»

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said his general philosophy in coaching involves the consistent pursuit of hard work to better a franchise.Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said his general philosophy in coaching involves the consistent pursuit of hard work to better a franchise.

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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said his general philosophy in coaching involves the consistent pursuit of hard work to better a franchise.

«Coaches have to today, I believe, be more of a player-friendly coach,» Bradshaw said. «They have to be a guy that commands respect, but the players love to play for them.»

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Several former Lions spoke out last week against Patricia’s characterization that he inherited a rebuild when he took over as Lions coach in 2018. The Lions went 9-7 in the two seasons before Patricia came to Detroit, and Patricia&nbsp;ran off several of the team’s best players, including Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs.» data-reactid=»59″>Several former Lions spoke out last week against Patricia’s characterization that he inherited a rebuild when he took over as Lions coach in 2018. The Lions went 9-7 in the two seasons before Patricia came to Detroit, and Patricia ran off several of the team’s best players, including Darius Slay and Quandre Diggs.

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«You look at Gase and you look at Matt Patricia, I think they’ve just been Xs and Os guys,» fellow Fox analyst Michael Strahan said. «You have to have relationships if you want to win in this league with your players that will run through a wall for you.»

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