Jets players: Formations, hand signals gave plays away in blowout of Lions

Jets players: Formations, hand signals gave plays away in blowout of Lions

Jets players: Formations, hand signals gave plays away in blowout of Lions

The burly man with a bushy beard and a pencil over his right ear moves around a lot, spending time with various position groups during drills to share his expertise on both sides of the ball. "We liked what we saw on film and as we brought him in, he continues to get better and better".

How does Patricia avoid overloading his players? For the record though, the Lions did end up winning the toss.

"We were calling out their plays as (Stafford was) getting up to the line", Lee said, via the New York Post. Do we need to cut back?

As the final seconds ticked off on the Lions' humiliating 48-17 loss Monday night, general manager Bob Quinn stepped into an elevator on Ford Field's press level and slumped against the back corner, mouth agape, eyes down - the picture of complete bewilderment. "You listen to the coaches, I've watched some of the interviews that he's done...he looks like he is the real deal".

The 43-year-old Patricia declined to share his emotions entering a big day in his life, keeping people guessing, much like his mentor has done for years. He came over after serving as the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. Like New York, the Lions can also win on the ground.

"Just seemed like we were in his head as a defense, but that's just preparation for us all around".

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It was a miserable coaching debut for Detroit's Matt Patricia.

But the wheels began falling off for the Lions soon afterwards. His cool and calm ways were respected and they appreciated that he cared about them off the field. They only led 17-10 at halftime. Between LeGarrette Blount, rookie Kerryon Johnson and receiving threat Theo Riddick, there's enough juice for the Lions offense to fire on all cylinders, even if the preseason was ineffective.

It's as good an explanation as any we can come up with.

Darnold is going to have plenty of great plays for the New York Jets, and plenty of mistakes too.

Expect the Jets to make good use of their backfield to take some pressure off of Darnold. The rookie quarterback thought he played "pretty well", but you saw more than that, and so did the players who suited up next to him, who cheered him on from the sidelines, who told him they weren't anxious after he threw a pick-six on the very first play of his first-ever National Football League game.

"He's always smooth under pressure, he doesn't get rattled, so we weren't anxious whatsoever", Lee said. "They're always very tough-minded, and the execution and fundamentals are outstanding. It's a team going up (to Detroit), so I don't worry about the confidence of the quarterback; I worry about the confidence of the team".

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