Matt Patricia is not a very popular man in the Motor City at the moment.

His first couple of seasons as Detroit Lions head coach have not gone well as the Lions went a combined 9-22-1 in 2018 and 2019. Former cornerback Darius Slay, whom Detroit traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, ripped Patricia after the deal. Long story short, he said he did not respect Patricia as a person.

Now, another former Lion is getting in on the action. Former tight end Garrett Hudson took to Twitter to call Patricia out for being “literally the worst person I've encountered in my football career”:

https://twitter.com/G_Hudson46/status/1240822653323264001

Hudson added that Patricia once cursed running back Kerryon Johnson out in front of the whole team because Johnson did not know what year Ford Field was constructed.

So it doesn't look like Patricia is a very well-respected man within the Lions locker room. That is something that could certainly pose a problem heading into 2020.

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Detroit has been a dysfunctional organization for so long. So Patricia's failures over his first couple of seasons have just blended in with the rest of the Lions' ineptitude. But you have to wonder how much longer the front office will put up with Patricia. Especially given how much some players seem to loathe him.

Prior to taking the job as Detroit's head coach in 2018, Patricia served in the New England Patriots' organization. He actually did so for the first 14 seasons of his NFL career. He most notably spent six years as the Patriots' defensive coordinator from 2012 through 2017.