Former Lions RB Kerryon Johnson Says Matt Patricia Ended His Career

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Former Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is the latest player to absolutely despise ex-head coach Matt Patricia.

According to Kerryon, playing for the pencil-behind-the-ear head coach was similar to taking orders from a military general, and it cost him his knees and neck!

Tell us how you really feel, Kerryon!

Lions players did NOT like Matt Patricia

Well, that’s one way of putting it.

Johnson, who ran for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns in 54 games for the Lions, is just the latest of Patricia’s former pupils to take aim at the coach.

Cornerback Darius Slay once said that he didn’t particularly like Patricia’s “New England Way” of coaching, and safety Quandre Diggs was traded to the Seattle Seahawks three years ago after publicly questioning Patricia’s decision-making.

Kerryon Johnson Matt Patricia.
Kerryon Johnson didn’t love Matt Patricia.

Diggs, by the way, saw Johnson’s comments earlier this week and weighed in by firing off a couple laughing emojis.

“I’m still mad you made it out before me,” Johnson responded.

Don’t forget, Diggs also called Patricia out a few weeks ago by calling him an “A hole.”

Patricia joined the Lions in 2018 after serving as the DC for the Patriots. He was promptly fired less than three seasons later after going 13-29-1.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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