NFL coaches typically don’t get to flash their athleticism, but Matt Patricia found himself an opportunity Sunday night at Ford Field.
In the second quarter of the New England Patriots-Detroit Lions Week 3 matchup, referees ruled Lions wideout Kenny Golladay just short of the goal line after hauling in a 4-yard pass from quarterback Matt Stafford. But after replays showed Golladay had broken the plane, Patricia absolutely launched the red challenge flag as if he were Brett Favre throwing a Hail Mary.
You can watch the Lions coach show off his rocket arm in the clip here.
Patricia’s emphatic challenge proved to be a great decision, as the officials reversed their initial ruling and awarded the Lions a touchdown, which gave Detroit a two-score lead.
Understandably, Twitter got a real kick out of Patricia transforming into a gunslinger.
Stafford boasts one of the strongest arms in the NFL, but it looks like his own head coach might be able to give him a run for his money.
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