Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia offers puzzling explanation for 'a lot of work to do' comment

DETROIT — Matt Patricia took a thinly veiled shot at the 9-7 team he inherited when he tried to defend his performance as Detroit Lions coach after Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints by saying, “Certainly, I think when I came to Detroit there was a lot of work to do.”Asked to clarify those comments Monday, Patricia, who’s gone 10-25-1 with the Lions, insisted he simply was using a phrase common to him.“I probably say we got a lot of work to do, I probably said every day, right?” Patricia said. “I’m pretty sure that’s kind of my just, my general outlook on work. There’s always a lot to do …

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