Matt Patricia’s first game as head coach of the Detroit Lions has not gone well. In fact, it’s been a complete disaster.
Through three quarters, Matthew Stafford had thrown four interceptions, the Lions had allowed long touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, and the New York Jets held a commanding 48-17 lead.
At one point, the Lions were booed off of the field.
This has all made Twitter a rather entertaining place.
Quite frankly, this is inexcusable. The Lions fired a coach after a 9-7 season because they felt Matt Patricia was the guy to take them to new heights. What a disaster.
— Brian J. Manzullo (@BrianManzullo) September 11, 2018
Matt Patricia should have pulled a Josh McDaniels and stayed in NE.
— Jamey Eisenberg (@JameyEisenberg) September 11, 2018
Bill Belichick watching Matt Patricia's defense get torched pic.twitter.com/I0wOLZCP9I
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) September 11, 2018
Matt Patricia's teams have allowed 89 points in the last 98 minutes.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) September 11, 2018
At this rate Matt Patricia will be the Patriots Defensive Coordinator in 2020.
— Rich Keefe (@Keefe21) September 11, 2018
Bet Matt Patricia is drawing up a lot of really good adjustments…with his pencil…on his laminated play sheet.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 11, 2018
Matt Patricia out here stealing Jon Gruden’s thunder.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 11, 2018
Looks like the new Lions coach is ready to carry on their tradition
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 11, 2018
Remember at the beginning of the game when they said that Matt Patricia would be a rocket scientist if he wasn’t an NFL coach? I find that hard to believe.
— Rob Pizzola (@robpizzola) September 11, 2018
Matt Patricia seems to belong to the Wile E. Coyote school of rocket science
— Pablo Spider-Man Torre (@PabloTorre) September 11, 2018
/Matt Patricia pulls off mask
“YES, IT’S BEEN ME THE ENTIRE TIME” pic.twitter.com/6rmRmypKAz
— Brandon Justice (@BrandonBJustice) September 11, 2018
The good news for Patricia is that it’s hard to imagine it getting much worse from here. But clearly there’s a great deal of work to be done.