Matt Patricia was supposed to be the defensive guru who turned around the Detroit Lions. So far he has managed to go a combined 9-22-1 in two seasons and should be on the hot seat entering his third year.
The Lions were one of two teams last season to allow an average of over 400 yards per game and finished dead last in passing yards per game. That's apparently due to some extremely basic strategy used by Patricia that was recently called out by Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams.
Patricia is running a defense worthy of a middle school football team. How can an NFL defense never disguise coverage? And any Lions fan who didn't believe this to be true can just look at what Darius Slay had to say about it all.
Slay was traded to Philadelphia this offseason and that only hurts the Lions defense. Now that Adams called out Patricia's weak schemes, it may be time to attempt to disguise coverages like the rest of the league does.
If a change isn't made soon, the front office may be making a change of its own when it comes to the head coach.