Lions President Rod Wood Has Spoken to League about Officiating Woes

John Maakaron

On Tuesday when the media spoke to Lions head man Matt Patricia via teleconference, the majority of the early questions were in regard to Patricia's reaction to the poor officiating on Monday night. 

He was asked if he was aware of the comments made by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent. 

"Yeah, you know what, actually, I’ve been in meetings all day," Patricia said. "I haven’t seen anything from the league. I have not spoken to the league yet. I have not seen Troy Vincent’s comments. I’m focused on what we have to do right out on the field through execution and coaching and playing. I think if you go through a game and you’re relying on the officials to tell you whether or not you won, I don’t think it’s going to turn out in a favorable manner more times than not."

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday morning that Lions president Rod Wood has had conversations with several members of the league in regards to the officiating. 

“We’re going to continue to work with them to make sure officiating isn’t a problem going forward. Hopefully, it’ll improve as the season goes on,” Wood explained to Rapoport. 

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Comments (1)
No. 1-1

Awesome, We still lost. I love that the league has came out and said they messed up, but I'd rather not hear about it and focus on the Vikings.