Carlos Monarrez: Why I supported Matt Patricia as Lions head coach

DETROIT — It’s time to come clean. Now that Matt Patricia is no longer the coach of the Detroit Lions, it’s time for me to explain why I went from being one of his harshest critics to one of his consistent supporters. Over the past two seasons, the most common emails I’ve gotten from readers have been some form of these missives: What happened to you? Why did you go from being so hard on the Lions to being so easy on them? Bring back Drew Sharp Jr.! The answer might surprise you. And it’s really not that complicated. It came down to two things: Patricia decided to stop and listen. And so did I…

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