Mike Daniels: 13 teams called me, I wanted to play for Matt Patricia

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Mike Daniels heard from nearly half the league after he was cut by the Packers last week, but it didn’t take him long to pick his next team.

Daniels quickly signed with the Lions once he became a free agent, and he said at training camp in Detroit today that he chose the Lions over 12 other suitors because he wanted to play for Detroit head coach Matt Patricia.

A defensive end who had played his entire seven-year career with the Packers, Daniels said Patricia coaches the way Daniels wants to be coached, and he’s now glad he got cut because he sees Detroit as the perfect place for him.

“Coach Patricia,” Daniels said. “He’s a genius.”

Patricia and Daniels have never worked together before, but Daniels is glad to be coached by Patricia now.

64 responses to “Mike Daniels: 13 teams called me, I wanted to play for Matt Patricia

  1. & they offered the most guaranteed money & he’ll get to play his old team twice to prove they were wrong in letting him go…… pretty simple really

  2. Funny how you never hear a player say “man I wish they wouldn’t of cut me because I hate this new team”

  3. Congratulations on getting out of a team that is a perennial third place team and going to one that is perennially fourth place…although i will say Detroit will probably place 3rd this year ahead of Green Bay…

  4. When Cleveland says no, all you have left is the Lions because no other team giving him that deal.

  5. Welcome to the Pride Mike! …next time you see Aaron Rodgers on the field he won’t be wearing a red shirt — Feel free to forcefully introduce yourself!

  6. Sounds like another former packer that is happy to be out of GB. Daniels says he is happy that he got cut. Nobody likes Rodgers or that front office.

  7. This guy is happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit. Think about that, Packer fans.

  8. Sounds like another former packer that is happy to be out of GB. Daniels says he is happy that he got cut. Nobody likes Rodgers or that front office.
    ————
    Just because you keep saying that doesn’t make it true. Obviously, the “team” you are a fan of doesn’t give you anything to be excited about so you show your jealousy by trying to insult Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

  9. Congratulations on getting out of a team that is a perennial third place team and going to one that is perennially fourth place…although i will say Detroit will probably place 3rd this year ahead of Green Bay…
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    Considering your team has finished in 3rd place twice and 4th place three times in the last nine years, it’s odd that Green Bay’s two 3rd place finishes in that same time period is “perennial”.

  10. Daniels foot injury from last year is going to continue being a problem. That and the fact he was due a large amount of ca$h,… they let him go. Better to let a player go too early than wait until he’s past prime and hogging salary cap. Great guy,…. but it’s a business. Detroit also signed Lang from the Pack when we let him go because of persistent injury concerns. How’d that one work out Detroit ? Not so good,.. eh?

  11. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    This guy is happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit. Think about that, Packer fans.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What for? He didn’t have a choice in the matter. YOU think about it.

  12. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm
    Yep, looks like a winless division record for the Packers this year. Get ready for the excuses.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yippee! Predictions! Tell us…….is this the year the Vikings finally make it to a SuperBowl, or will their fans be eating crow by Thanksgiving again? Come on, what’s the scoop Nostradamus?

  13. What I don’t understand is why he didn’t resign with packers at a lower rate.
    Packer fans keep claiming that GB is the greatest place to be.

  14. Frazier28/7 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    at least we’re honest about Cousins, you guys cant admit your hero is a fraud.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Do you know something we don’t know? Are you saying Rodgers really didn’t win SB XLV and named MVP? That didn’t really happen?

  15. After playing for Mike McCarthy, who never cared about defense or special teams, it’s no wonder Daniels wanted to play for Patricia.

  16. ariani1985 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Ahhhh cute , packer trolls living off the past!

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    ariana … Are the Bears your favorite team? (if you are capable of answering a respectful question with a respectful answer)

    Because if you are, and you compare the recent history of the Bears and the Packers, the Packers have by far the advantage over the Bears.

    When Brett Favre was the Packers QB, the schedule makers used to put 2 sins in the Packers’ win column automatically.

    Your Bears were supposed to be a great team last season, but what did they end up doing? I don’t remember seeing them hold up the Lombardi Trophy (and take note of whom that trophy is named after, by the way).

    I think you must be very young so I try not to respond to you with any hostility, and besides, I don’t know if your parents even give you permission to even come in here.

    I will take being a Packers fan any day over being a Bears fan. You haven’t had a great QB since Sid Luckman (you can look him up since I know you won’t know he is), so talk about living for the past !!!!!!

  17. July 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Ahhhh cute , packer trolls living off the past!
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Au contraire. Packer fans are only reacting to the nit-picking contentions of trolls. That’s it.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    July 28, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Yippee! Predictions! Tell us…….is this the year the Vikings finally make it to a SuperBowl, or will their fans be eating crow by Thanksgiving again? Come on, what’s the scoop Nostradamus?
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    For the Viking fans to eat crow that means the Packers would have to beat the Vikings. That hasn’t happened in 946 days. So taking that recent history into account I just can’t make that prediction.

  19. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    Daniels foot injury from last year is going to continue being a problem.
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    Funny how the WebMDs out of GB will let everyone know that Daniels can not overcome a foot injury. Yet their hero’s “broken leg”, “scary concussion”, etc. are clearly no issue at all.

  20. I hope Daniels doesn’t have a foot issue, I just suspect he does, maybe not. I think if his health and old/full potential was on display and obvious and apparent to all, the Packers would’ve signed him. There’s two ways of looking at it; his foot didn’t pass the smell test, or his replacement is not only better but less expensive.

    I’ll add this to my on-going list of Packer wIn-wins.

  21. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    For the Viking fans to eat crow that means the Packers would have to beat the Vikings. That hasn’t happened in 946 days. So taking that recent history into account I just can’t make that prediction.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    So the answer is yes. You’re apparently predicting the Vikings will win “their” SuperBowl………a victory over the Packers.

    Got it.

  22. Congrats on Mike Daniels finding a new position so quickly. I will miss him in GB. The Lions are getting a great locker room guy and probably a plus player (as long as he hasn’t lost too much from his injuries). Good luck, Mike, and someday I want to have a beer with you.

  23. Quit lyin’. You know you just wanted to stay in the division, face your old team twice a year, and FINALLY be able to hit Aaron Rodgers.

  24. Congratulations on getting out of a team that is a perennial third place team……
    >>>>>><<<<<<<<
    Someone doesn't understand the meaning of the word "perennial".

  25. If Daniels isn’t in the starting lineup on Opening Day, keep one eye open and one eye on his foot.

  26. aquineas1 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    Quit lyin’. You know you just wanted to stay in the division, face your old team twice a year, and FINALLY be able to hit Aaron Rodgers.
    ###

    Heck, most Packer players would love to hit Aaron Rodgers.

    The guy is an arrogant prima donna and takes most of the salary cap despite being older, slower, injury prone and has declining skills.

  27. gtodriver says:
    July 28, 2019 at 8:07 pm
    aquineas1 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    Quit lyin’. You know you just wanted to stay in the division, face your old team twice a year, and FINALLY be able to hit Aaron Rodgers.
    ###

    Heck, most Packer players would love to hit Aaron Rodgers.

    The guy is an arrogant prima donna and takes most of the salary cap despite being older, slower, injury prone and has declining skills.

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    I laugh when I read nonsense such as this. Listen to his teammates talk about Aaron Rodgers and you’ll see just how clueless you are. He had three different starting players — all of whom are great players in their own right — David Bakhtiari, Davante Adams, and
    Jordy Nelson all defend him against all the crap that was being said about him, but people like you don’t pay any attention to that because you dislike him so much.

  28. Longtimepackerfan says:
    July 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Really he meant he wanted to play half a season for $7.3 million guaranteed.
    —————-

    You’re probably right. Can you blame him?

  29. I felt bad for Mike when he got cut, but it’s the nature of football. Sometimes a player no longer fits in the teams current and long-term plans. Green Bay had too many players they want to get significant snaps this year on the DL and Mike became expendable. Did the foot injury play a part in him being cut? Probably a small part, but him not fitting into what the defense wants to do and the younger talent that will be getting most of the snaps were the biggest factors. The team has moved on.

    Mike will be fine. It doesn’t feel good to be cut. His heart will always be Green and Gold. We wish him the best!

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  30. This was done for two reasons. 1. Additional cap space to extend Kenny Clark 2. DC Mike Pettine values versatility on the DL. Daniels fit one spot. They decided to let younger versatile guys have reps.

  31. Mike Daniels said 13 teams called him. That means that 19 teams didn’t call him, right?
    He also called Matt Patricia a “genius”. So far the “genius” looks like he’s more like a “D” student.

  32. He wanted to go to Detroit for one reason and it wasn’t to play for Patricia, he wants to stick it to the Cheese man , Just like Favre did!….lol

  33. stellarperformance says:
    July 28, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    This guy is happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit. Think about that, Packer fans.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What for? He didn’t have a choice in the matter. YOU think about it.
    ____________

    I guess you didn’t read the story. Daniels said he was glad he got cut, and he chose Detroit over 12 other suitors. In other words, he’s happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit.

  34. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    July 29, 2019 at 11:18 am

    In other words, he’s happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit.
    +++++++
    And Green Bay is happy he is out of Green Bay. That’s why they cut him. At this point you are just repeating yourself, like several of the other Purples that troll these waters.

  35. Guys move around in the division all the time. Heck, Jim McMahon and Steve McMichael were Packers at one point. It’s up to the interior linemen of the Packers to get Daniels blocked. If they are equal to the task, he won’t be an issue.

  36. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    July 29, 2019 at 11:18 am
    I guess you didn’t read the story. Daniels said he was glad he got cut, and he chose Detroit over 12 other suitors. In other words, he’s happy he’s out of Green Bay and able to play in Detroit.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I don’t need to read it. Only those that want to think about it need to read it, like you. He was cut. His words will be twisted in whatever direction trolls want them to go. I wish him luck.

  37. aquineas1 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Quit lyin’. You know you just wanted to stay in the division, face your old team twice a year, and FINALLY be able to hit Aaron Rodgers.

    ——————————————

    Looking back over the last 10 years, it’s amazing to see how many former Packers seemed to want to do that. I wonder why this, considering Rodgers has always been such a good “people person?”

  38. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL says:

    July 28, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Daniels foot injury from last year is going to continue being a problem. That and the fact he was due a large amount of ca$h,… they let him go. Better to let a player go too early than wait until he’s past prime and hogging salary cap. Great guy,…. but it’s a business. Detroit also signed Lang from the Pack when we let him go because of persistent injury concerns. How’d that one work out Detroit ? Not so good,.. eh?
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    Hows that retread tight end you got from Seattle working out eh?

  39. I’m not trying to annoy anyone here, but this is a legitimate question. Which defensive tackle “revenge” signing will work out better, Gerald McCoy with the Panthers or Mike Daniels with the Lions?

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