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‘Just listen’: Trey Flowers’ message unites Lions as players fight to keep control of their social justice voice – Yahoo Sports

Trey Flowers, a 27-year-old Black man from Huntsville, Alabama, were talking in the spring following the death of George Floyd. ” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>Matt Patricia, a 45-year-old white man raised in Central New York, and Trey Flowers, a 27-year-old Black man from Huntsville, Alabama, were talking in the spring following the death of George Floyd

Detroit Lions coach, Flowers as one of the team’s defensive linemen. Patricia wanted to know what he could do to help. Flowers came up with a basic request. ” data-reactid=”17″ type=”text”>The two come from different places, different perspectives and different experiences, yet they work together, Patricia as the Detroit Lions coach, Flowers as one of the team’s defensive linemen. Patricia wanted to know what he could do to help. Flowers came up with a basic request. 

“Just listen,” Flowers said. 

Jacob Blake being shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Patricia wanted to do what was asked of him after the Lions returned from a scheduled off day on Monday.” data-reactid=”23″ type=”text”>That comment weighed on Patricia as video emerged Sunday of Jacob Blake being shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Patricia wanted to do what was asked of him after the Lions returned from a scheduled off day on Monday.

“I didn’t feel right about just going into practice,” Patricia said. “I didn’t feel right about running some football drill without talking to my team.”

So he held a team meeting, 100 some odd players, coaches and staff. Patricia spoke briefly and then opened the floor to discussion. What resulted was four hours of what num

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