Former Lions players offer little sympathy to dismissed Patricia
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Matt Patricia didn't receive much sympathy from his former players on social media Saturday after the Detroit Lions relieved him of his head coaching duties.

Patricia was fired after posting a 13-29-1 record across two-plus seasons. He was known to clash with players throughout his tenure, particularly in his first campaign.

Patricia received a friendlier send off from Lions running back Adrian Peterson, who played 11 games in Detroit for the former New England Patriots defensive coordinator.

"It's a tough one," Peterson told reporter Josina Anderson. "I honestly feel like a lot of it has to do with the players not executing. I thought he was a great coach. I just wish we could've won for him."

Along with Patricia, the Lions fired general manager Bob Quinn, who came aboard in January 2016, also by way of the Patriots.

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