I hadn’t seen this article before but it has some interesting quotes from players about MP. Some good and some bad.
We know Tate, Snacks and Diggs weren’t MP fans and we’re shipped out. This is why I think Slays days are numbered. I wonder if A’Shawn (who was in MP’s dog house) and Graham Glasgow might also be in this category?
I also think this is why we target Thuney. The only guys who seem to understand his coaching style are former NE players.
“He’s just ripping anybody apart for an hour and some change,” Valles said. “I was hoping another team picked me up, at that point. I did not want to go back to Detroit, to be real with you. I could not give two shits because I’m not in the NFL anymore. I did not like Patricia as a coach. I was praying another team would pick me up and (that) I didn’t have to go back to the practice squad.”
During an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Glover Quin expressed that he does not see an end to the Lions’ losing ways due to Patricia’s abrasive style.
“Right now, they’re struggling,” Quin said. “They’re struggling, and it’s not a great situation. And it’s not a situation where like, I don’t know if they can fight out of it right now because I don’t know if the love and the like for Patricia’s style makes the players want to fight out of it.”
“I know where he (Patricia) came from, and I understand his style,” Flowers commented. “It’s kind of one of those deals … it could be considered tough love. Somebody taught me to pay attention to the message and not how it’s delivered.”
“He wants to have that personal connection,” Flowers said. “He will ask about family. He definitely cares, and he definitely shows that he cares. Yes, definitely he is the right guy to lead here.”
“He is an amazing coach,” Amendola commented. “Guys play hard for him, and we all love him. That’s how I feel about it.”