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Matt Patricia adjusts to being scrutinized leading the Lions

Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England.

The burly man with a bushy beard, baseball cap on backward, with a pencil above his right ear was noticed only occasionally while coordinating the Patriots' defense.

As a first-year NFL head coach with the Detroit Lions, his every move and word have been watched and listened to while reporters have had access to him and his team during minicamp and offseason workouts. Patricia's past has also been scrutinized.

What does Patricia know about the job now that he didn't know a few months ago?

"Kind of everything," Patricia said Monday. "Everything is new. Everything is...

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