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Darius Slay Rips Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia After Trade

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay.

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions watches the pregame activities prior to the start of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on December 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Green Bay defeated Detroit 23-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Earlier today, the Detroit Lions shipped star cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a trade that was a long time coming.

It was well-documented that Slay and Lions head coach Matt Patricia did not get along. As of last night, Slay was on Twitter essentially demanding that the team trade him.

After the deal went down today, Slay reportedly appeared on WJR Radio in Detroit and went a little scorched Earth on his former coach. Apparently, the feud between the two has been going on for longer than many thought.

According to Justin Rogers of The Detroit News, Slay said he "didn't respect Patricia as a person" even before the controversial decision to trade safety Quandre Diggs in the middle of last season. The Diggs deal was reportedly not well-received in the Lions locker room.

Now that he's been traded, the gloves are off for Slay.

The first two years of Patricia's tenure in Detroit have been a disaster. His overall record is 9-22-1 and he's had conflicts with Slay and other prominent players on the roster. This year's offseason isn't going so well either.

Patricia is clearly digging in on doing things his way. If he doesn't win in Year 3, he might be out of chances in Detroit.