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A former Detroit Lions player told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that head coach Matt Patricia was " consistently late "to team meetings.
Birkett also noted that Patricia has been late for media sessions.
Provided the ex-Lion's account is true, that fact adds to a long list of issues during Patricia's first year in Detroit.
Off the field, Patricia has not gotten along well with the media. That's not a big deal when you're winning, but his team is not. So he's confident in his 2019 return.
As Birkett thus wrote, there's a question as to whether the team "bought" into Patricia to begin with. D Ricky Jean Francois had the following response when asked after his team's 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
"That's the million-dollar question, and we need an answer," Francois said. "I wish I knew."
The Lions close to the Bay of Green Packers on Sunday at 1 pm ET.