Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia's decision to train outdoors in the snow on Thursday became the head of the Lions…
Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia’s decision to train outdoors in the snow on Thursday became the head of the Lions squad.
Some media members questioned why the lions would take that step when considering team hosts Carolina panthers for an indoor game in week 11 and potentially risking damage to the elements.
Patricia came ready Friday with a prepared statement behind his decision.
“First, we will always train and train in a way that looks like our players’ ability to prepare each week for opponents, while taking care of them, including all the parameters for our team’s overall health and safety.” explained Patricia. “It’s always beneficial to our players. It’s a good teaching and learning environment.”
Lions coach pointed out that there is a disadvantage for an indoor practice achieved on artificial grass when it comes to body wear.
“It affects swelling,” he said. “And it really leads to the body of different members of our team having pain or joint swelling, which causes them to delay preparation for the game.”
“Exercising Out Has Several Benefits, Provides Various Elements For We To Prepare and work through the overall preparation of our team. “
Patricia then said the opportunity to work outdoors Thursday gave the team the opportunity to focus on fundamentals in pads.
” To practice some of these conditions – if it’s clay, snow, loose grass, no matter what the case – most of the skill players focus on keeping their feet under them, breaking down with low center of gravity and playing technical sound, which is always good from a basic point of view, “said Patricia. It was a good time to get it done. “
Meanwhile, the lions have lost three consecutive games and are sitting on a 3-6 record in Patricia’s first year at the helm.
While Patricia accepts Tror to go outdoors despite having an indoor game may seem overturned to others, Lions coach made it clear to reporters who covered the team that he did not appreciate the criticism of how he decides to practice his practice.
“There is no discussion, no more conversation about it,” said Patricia. “I would like to continue and show some respect for Carolina, Panthers, coach Ron Rivera, his outstanding team he takes up here to play against us and the challenges we actually have to try and stop them and prepare for them.
“We are going to train inside today, just so are all clear. Okay, make sure everyone is good with all the main coaches in the room.” Everyone is good there? “
If there are lessons from Friday’s press conference, The first Patricia is not doubtful to fire back to reporters. The other is journalists who cover the team daily and should consider coming with the heavier winter equipment for the next time the lions choose to work outdoors.
Detroit has two cold-weather roads left in the week 15 schedule against Buffalo Bills and Week 17 against Green Bay Packers.