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Lions coach Patricia chastises reporter

Reuters | Updated: 01-11-2018 01:27 IST | Created: 01-11-2018 01:27 IST

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia chastised a reporter for what he deemed a lack of respect after the reporter asked a question during a press conference on Wednesday.

After Patricia finished answering a question about Tuesday's trade of wide receiver Golden Tate, a reporter asked, "Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?"

Patricia paused for a moment before saying, "Ah, well, you know -- do me a favor just kinda sit up. Just like, have a little respect for the process. Every day you come and ask me questions and you're just kinda like you know, 'Gimme this,' but I mean --"

The reporter responded, "I'm sitting," and Patricia continued, "I'm asking just to be a little respectful in this whole process."

The reporter replied, "Okay, that's fine," and Patricia continued, "So ask me a question professionally and I'll answer it for you."

"Okay," the reporter said. "Why do you feel like this move makes your franchise better?"

Patricia then answered the question, citing the value the team was able to get for Tate, and referring to the "bigger picture" of building a team.

In the final year of his deal, Tate was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick, a move many saw as a sign that the Lions don't expect to compete this season and are instead planning for the future. It came a week after the Lions made what many saw as a win-now move in acquiring defensive tackle Damon Harrison for a fifth-round pick from the New York Giants.

Patricia is in his first year as head coach of the Lions after a long tenure with the New England Patriots.

--Field Level Media


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