Lions coach Matt Patricia snaps at reporter for posture during news conference

An irritable Matt Patricia did not welcome a question about his teams’ surprising decision to trade wide receiver Golden Tate at yesterday’s trade deadline, but his anger was directed at the inquiring reporter and not the subject matter.

Reporter: “Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?”

Patricia: “Ah, well, you know. Do me a favor just kinda sit up, just like, have a little respect for the process. Every day you come and ask me questions and you’re just kinda like you know, ‘gimme this.’ “

Reporter: “I’m sitting …”

Patricia: “I’m asking just to be a little respectful in this whole process.”

Reporter: “Okay, that’s fine.”

Patricia: “So ask me a question professionally and I’ll answer it for you.”