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My main topic and I guess my featured stories and really looking at is all based around the Detroit Lions.
We got Danny Amendola opening up about his coach, Matt Patricia.
Trey Flowers, another former patriot who played under map Patricia in New England before joining him in Detroit, has some things to say about his current coach with the Lions.
Mike Daniels, who's no longer with the lines, has a lot of good things to say about the Detroit organization.
We're gonna be exploring all that.
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I was discussing how the New England Patriots are the first team, the the first team to sign all of their draft picks.
Kyle Duggar was the final one to be signed today after they resigned Patrick Chung.
Obviously, the Chung move came to free up some cap space aside Kyle Duggar, because the Patriots did not have the money to do it.
I gave about a good 10 minute of ****ysis on the Patriots draft picks and signing their players and all that kind of great stuff.
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We talked the Patriots.
We talked football.
We talked baseball.
We talked Canadian Football League.
We were all over the place.
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So when you look at a team like that, but not like the Detroit Lions, when you look at the Detroit Lions, I think it's you know, it's fair to say that they have been widely viewed as being one of the worst teams and worse franchises.
I mean, at least for the last 20 years in the NFL, and it's really easy to understand why the lines that haven't made the post they've made the postseason just three times since the turn of the 21st century, the last time that the Lions won a playoff game, was in 1990 two as a part of the 1991 1992 season.
And you know what? One thing that's been going on in Detroit away from just being I'm going to say this is lightly as I can.
But being losers for the last few years is head coach map.
Patricia has not been praised publicly, especially by former Lions players and Damon Harrison and live former defensive lineman and cornerback Darius Slay.
We have both been very critical of Detroit and, more specifically, Patricia but trade Flowers, who played with Matt Patricia in New England as his defensive coordinator.
And now he's his head coach in Detroit.
He doesn't see too big deal, he said.
That's just how business goes.
Flowers set of the jabs at his former teammates May.
This is according to Kyle, many key of ml live dot com.
Some people agree.
Some people don't and look, Slade, Darius slaves.
Words were pretty tough, but I'm not going to get it.
I've covered that in the past, but I mean, I believe that if I was gonna sort of just something's up, dairy Slate came out and said that map Patricia was one of the worst human beings he'd ever met.
I mean, and that's a little That's a little harsh if you ask me the worst human being that he's ever met.
Like what? That That's hell of a criticism.
I'll tell you that much.
And Detroit's went 3 12 and one this past season after I think they started, like to a 11 or something like that.
And look, I have been high on Detroit going into this season.
I think that they could be one of them or improved teams in the NFL.
They were just riddled with injuries last year, including Matthew Stafford, who was out the entire second half of the season.
I believe that if Matthew Stafford was there, maybe they don't make the playoffs.
But it would have been really, really close.
And you know what? At this point in time map, patricians on the hot seat, he's running out of chances in the Motor City.
He knows it because when you look at the lines track record, you can't just say all while it's injuries.
There's no excuse anymore.
What's been your excuse the last 20 years.
That's Unfortunately, the situation that Detroit now find themselves in since they signed since Bob Quinn, the general manager of the Detroit Lions, signed map Atriss to be that coach.
He's got 9 22 in one over his 1st 2 seasons with Detroit.
And I'm telling you right now the patients are running thin there.
The owner of Detroit has already warned Patricia and his general manager.
You all better get this together.
Well, your ass is grass, and that's just the reality of a man.
He's gonna be out and look.
And Patricia has been under fire.
No doubt, no doubt has been under fire.
But there's still people who have respect for him, regardless of former players saying they don't one of those guys again.
Another former patriot, Danny Amendola.
He's just going to make the most of his time in Detroit.
He re signed with them, he said.
This is my sixth NFL team in 13 seasons and played for all different types of coaches in all different types of offenses and methods.
That Amendola This is, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN dot com.
So this is what Coach Patricia has to offer is something that I eagerly looked for because I know I'll get the best version of me now.
Of course, M and Zola came from the New England Patriots under Bill Ballot Shack.
Belichick obviously runs a tyrant type of offense or a tyrant type of team.
Detroit signed Patricia comes from the bill about Jack Coaching Tree.
I think we're all pretty much aware that players are coaches.
I mean that have come from the ballot check tree.
Have struggled after leaving, and it's almost because they try to become a new version of Bill ballot check.
We've seen it with Josh McDaniels when he went to Detroit.
We're seeing it with Patricia and Herb McDaniels when he went to Denver.
We're seeing it with Patricia when he was in Detroit.
We've seen it in Bill O'Brien over in Houston, where he's trying to make Bella chickie and tight moves.
But you know you're not Bill Ballot, Jack, you know, if Bill ballot check trades DeAndre Hopkins.
I think people are even questioning Bill for that kind of thing, so I mean, there's a whole lot of things to talk about when it comes that you look, you look at commodity like a Charlie Weis.
Look at all these guys that just came off.
I mean, we're looking besides a couple of guys like Schwartz and, um Ah, the Allah Bear.
Oh, my God, Nick Saving out of Alabama.
Really The only guys that had a lot of success after leaving, I think that a Mottola.
He's been around enough.
Coaches been around enough systems.
He knew Matt Patricia joined the Lions last year, played 15 games.
You got 60 62 receptions, 678 yards and a touchdown.
That's a Danny Amendola type of year.
The guy's gonna be 34 years old now.
He is a long way removed from his collegiate days.
That call at Texas tack.
I mean, he's a long way from being that undrafted free agent that managed to get himself a spot with ST Louis Rams and you know, em and Dolar you got to say like his career has really been based around.
What he did in New England.
Spent four years with the Rams with his most productive in 2020 and 2010 when you got 85 past 689 yards, three touchdowns.
But I mean that After that, he joined the Patriots in 2013.
He resided in New England for five seasons.
He was consistent.
He helped the Pats win a Super Bowl, made some big plays along the way.
Spend a miserable year in Miami without ungh, ace, who he apparently loved.
And now he's in Detroit's.
I mean, he's played for every type of coach, every type of person you could possibly think for.
And I think that when you look at it, man, it's he's going to do whatever he's going to do.
But I think the fact that he's backing up map Patricia, of course, is it's a big deal.
It's a big deal for me, man.
And then, like Daniels, Huh? Was defensive tackle who signed with Detroit last year.
They were hoping that he could galvanize the past Russian unit plug up the middle's.
It was another awful year dealing with injuries.
He had inconsistent play.
But man, here's a guy who maybe could walk out and say, Look, I don't like the way to try ran the organization, But he's had nothing but love for the Detroit lines and he opened up.
He was on Sirius X M NFL Radio, and he talked Teoh and Jeff rides of us today.
Translate this. He said this.
He said the locker room was awesome.
I want to stop there because obviously that's a lot different.
What we've heard from Darius Slay who who just, I mean just hates map attrition, said the locker room was often awful awesome.
Definitely enjoyed my teammates there.
There were one of the hardest working group of guys have ever played with.
It's unfortunate that things went the way it went outside of a lot of guys control.
But when you really just see how hard those guys were working, it's very encouraging.
And look, man, one thing you're going to get from a map Patricia type of offense is you're going to get a coach who is.
He's going to make you earn your spot and he's gonna make sure that you battled.
There's gonna be no coasting as a part of the Detroit lines.
He learned that from his mentor, Bill Ballot Jack and you kind of just got to go through those motions.
But I think it's also fair to say the Detroit Lions stood absolutely no chance, no chance after they lost quarterback Matthew Stafford.
What I think that if you're a Detroit Lions fan, which I'm not.
But one of the things that you could be encouraged by is that despite Detroit basically being out of without Stafford, when my Daniel says that the team and the guys in the locker room kept battling and working to get better at their craft, it just shows you kind of some of the way this team is built the way they are control that I think that that's that's a big piece to a team getting better, especially as you get healthy.
And I think it's fair to say that Detroit underachieved.
A lot of people expected a lot more out of Detroit out of the Detroit Lions last year and it was really just It was really just some bad luck, some under performances that really put him through so they have a chance to try to do something this year to try to redeem themselves, to try to get to a place where they can compete for a Super Bowl and I think the fact that they're just willing to compete is one of the first steps towards the lines being a better team now.
Right now, Daniel's still to sign a contract.
He hasn't ruled out the Lions, either.
He could be coming back, but it's looking somewhat unlikely this season.
And Mom Patricia is very specific with when it comes to his personality uses on defense.
And if you look at the scheme last year, Daniels never really fit, and that's really again.
That's a belt, Bella Chicken sort of thing.
He'll sign a guy, not use them.
Michael Bennett learned that firsthand with the Patriots this year or last season, I should say.
It's also rumors that Daniels would be open to a reunion with the Green Bay Packers.
I think he spent his 1st 7 years with the team, so there's Ah, there's a lot of options that they have, and as that's as we go through all this sort of tribulation because you don't like when you look at a guy like Matthew Stafford, I mean he's been basically him in.
Megatron have been the faces of the franchise since 2000 and nine.
He was the first overall pick and I don't know for me, it just seems like the last 10 years has been trade rumors, but lately he's really been susceptible to those trade rumors.
It's really been banging around.
And it started really with It started back when there was a notion that the lines may go out and select the quarterback with the number three overall pick.
And it obviously it didn't happen.
They took ah, took a linebacker.
They took a Yeah, I took a linebacker instead.
Enemy really outside of I guess they could have taken to attack oil, which would have been an absolute nightmare for the Miami Dolphins in Miami Dolphins fans when you basically tank the whole season to get him.
But Detroit wanted to stick with them.
And here's what Matthew Stafford said about those rumors.
You said I don't really paid much attention to them.
Ah, I pay less attention to them than my wife does.
But it's something that doesn't bother me.
I want to be here.
I love being a Detroit lion.
I love leading this team.
So all that kind of stuff out there to be out there, it's slow new.
It's a slow news month at this point, and I'm just happy to be where I am and ready to deal with this offseason the way that it is and try to make the best of the season.
Ah, that I hope, happens.
Look, I think one of the reasons that a trade never really seemed likely and Stafford's case is his dead cat value.
The Lions would have had to shed some future salary, but they also would have lost over $10 million against the cap by trading Stafford.
And really, we saw the opportunity that the Lions had last year before he got hurt 28 before he got hurt in 2019.
And there's just a disappointing season and I think that at this point, even though I think people would argue with me and they have argued with me and I have been down this road a 1,000,000 times, I think Matthew Stafford is one of the better quarterbacks in the league.
He's not the best quarterback in the league by any stretch, but I think he's one of the better, more talented signal callers in football.
You could see it by the way they finished their season and how basically, every year Detroit season hinges on Matthew Stafford staying healthy now you could argue that, Well, that's everybody, every quarterback.
But I mean, you know, it is what it is, But it's time.
I believe that the Detroit Lions start getting back to their winning ways and, like a con, already said, the 1st 2 years of map attrition era have not gone well at all.
In Detroit, The Lions won six games in his first season in 2018 as the head coach.
That three wins, one tie last year in 2019.
And it's not usual.
You know it's not common.
We saw the Freddie Kitchen after one year ceasefire, but usually a guy gets three years.
But either was even questions that map.
Patricia could be fired after his second year with Detroit because of how poorly they were, but Quins giving him another chance.
Given how dismantled Detroit came because of injury last year, it was probably the right decision to give Patricia another chance to see what he could do in 2020 especially when you lose your starting quarterback for the entire second half of the season.
Patricia is now ready to give the fans a winner for the first time in ever.
Like we said, they haven't won a playoff game since 1992.
That was really the 1991 season, Patricia said.
Our fans are amazing.
The passion in which they loved this team every single year, the encouragement we've gotten as an organization to go out and try to get everything done the right way.
That's really all I want.
I want to try and build a team right away to where we can do that weekend and week out and just give the fans what they deserve.
And look, it's not unfair to say that the lines have been the laughing stock of the NFL since.
While the two thousands and I don't know, like I believe in the dry lines, I believe that that team is good enough to turn a lot of things around.
Now there are people out there that will say that they are a long way from legitimately contending.
Obviously, they're not in the an easy division two when they got to go through the Green Bay Packers, they've got to go through the Minnesota Vikings, even the Chicago Bears, with a lot of questions at quarterback they still have one of the best defense is the NFL.
But I mean, when you look at Detroit's, when you look at Detroit's roster up and down, they've got some pretty good talent on that team.
They've got some guys who can really come through and really do something, make a splash.
So it'll be interesting will be interesting to see how they move forward.
It'll be interesting.
If they improve, it'll be interested to see what they can do heading into next season.
And I mean, basically, I giving you 20 minutes on the Detroit Lions.
I don't I don't know if I could give you any more.
I mean, it's when you've got a team that just hasn't won.
This is a tough team to talk a lot about, and it's, you know, it's funny because I have a 30 minute show and when I was coming into this show, I was wondering if I could make it a 30 minute show and I'm pretty impressed with myself that I was able to get it to 20 minutes because I was really, really worried.
I thought, How long can I talk about the Detroit Lions? Um and and really, when I got about six minutes into the show, I thought, Oh, no, I probably picked the wrong category.
We got through about 20 minutes and, ah, I don't have a lot of time to kill.
But I think that that brings me up to one thing that I want to talk about.
This is the rare out show We talk sports, but we also talk whatever the hell's on my mind.
And I don't know if you all saw this video, this guy would cost go.
It's been pretty much it's been trending on Twitter for a little bit and basically this deuce by he refused to wear a mask.
And, ah, he gets into the things like the manager's face to manage, like you need to leave the store and the guys like I'm not leaving its my right not to wear a mask, right bro pulls out his phone starts live streaming it.
And then he said, one of the funniest things in the world.
He looks at the manager and he goes, OK, say hello to my 3000 Instagram followers like this man, really just flex with 3000 Instagram followers.
I can buy three 1000 Instagram followers.
It's a little my 3000. It's crab followers.
Most of them law are most of them local.
Look, I don't wear a mask when I go out and I'm not here to debate the merits of a mask.
I I think that it's right now.
I believe that I don't need it and I don't you know, and I don't think it helps anybody if I was around people who are uncomfortable because I wasn't wearing a mask where I was at a store where they're like, Hey, man, you have to wear a mask to be in this store.
You're not a part of any type of revolution or anything like that, man, just because you ain't wearing a mask.
So and it's not brave to risk other people's health is not brave, uh, to sit there and say, Well, I'm being a part of the resistance.
It's broad, just stupid.
And you look like an idiot.
Do you know what type of ******bag you need to be? Do you know how awful of a human being you need to be to get banned from Costco Costco? Like I legit.
Thought it was impossible to get bad from Costco.
If you haven't seen it, you've got to check out.
It's one of the most ridiculous things ever seen, and I feel sorry for people, Man.
I feel sorry for people all the time.
You know who one guy I feel sorry for.
I feel sorry for Mitchell Torbinski, and I know that we shouldn't feel sorry for an NFL player.
But you know, the Chicago Bears, they trade up.
They take him with the second overall pick in the 2017 draft.
The draft of eight spots ahead of Patrick Mahomes, 10 spots ahead into Sean Watson.
And the Bears didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to take Mitch Zabriskie.
And again, I feel for the kid, man, because obviously the move hasn't panned out as of late.
I mean, you could have had your opportunity to get your hands on.
Patrick Mahomes has already won the league MVP.
He's already been a Super Bowl champion.
The Shar watch has already been a Pro Bowler in Houston, and now, unfortunately for Robiskie and again, I don't think that this is his fault.
But unfortunately for Travis Key, he is now and forever going to be compared to Patrick Mahomes and is Sean Watson.
And you know, Matt Nagy is not a stupid guy.
He understands what is going through.
And he made the perfect compares and by comparing him to Alex Smith.
You know, as we know, Alex Smith was the number one overall pick the same year that a certain quarterback just plummeted down the draft ladder and forever Alex Smith will be compared to Aaron Rodgers, who at the time could could have been seen as a first round or first overall pick.
He was a first round pick, but the first overall pick, and Alex Smith has kind of had to live with that shot over Aaron Rodgers.
And unfortunately for Mitch Robiskie, he's gonna have the shadow of Patrick Mahomes into Sean Watson everywhere that he goes now, I think it would be fair to say that Alex Smith has had a little bit of ah, better career as of later release his young career.
But he lost his job.
Two calling Kaepernick.
He lost his job.
Two Patrick Mahomes and I mean, if we're going to be fair to the Chicago Bears, Drabinsky was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the one of the best quarterback cross prospects in 2017.
And at the time, there were legitimate questions.
A boat Patrick Mahomes in DeShaun Watson.
And there is no draft ****ysts out there, and I have looked for it.
Who expected that my home was going to throw 50 touchdowns as soon as he played, you know, became a starter in the NFL.
It looks sitting here now, three years removed from it, watching the seasons 2020.
Hindsight is, it's pretty easy to sit back and say, Well, you should have did this.
You should have done that.
There's been lots of draft bust over the years and again, I feel bad for tributes. Key.
Unfortunately, it doesn't change what happened.
I mean, there are already people that I have my homes in the greatest of all time discussions.
I don't not that I don't think he could actually earn that discussion, but you don't learn that discussion.
After two years in the league, Sean Watch and it's turned into one of the best.
One of the best quarterbacks in the league will see what happens this year that the Audrey Hopkins and meanwhile Midst Robiskie, the man that the Bears didn't want to lose, the man they traded up for again.
The guy who was seen as a legit contender.
Our sorry, legit prospect.
He's now got to go into this season and compete with Nick Fools for the starting job of Chicago.
And unfortunately, he's always gonna be looking over his shoulders.
And he's always gonna know that people are looking at Chicago's saying You could have had Patrick Mahomes.
You could have had to Sean Watson.
And I think deep down in the crevice of our hearts, man, I got a feel for the kid a little bit.
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