As quickly as Matt Patricia was known to America as “the Pats coach with the really crazy beard,” he was picked up by the Lions as their head coach, causing him to tone things down a bit, facial hair-wise.
Fortunately, he didn’t take things all the way down, as he once did. Here’s an old pic of pre-beard Patricia that will no doubt haunt us all thanks to that goofy little chipmunk grin:
Let's just say we are all hoping he keeps the beard pic.twitter.com/R0nlMz39f3
— Aaron Thompson (@a_a_ron_att) January 16, 2018
Yikes. Here’s the Patricia we all fell in love with during the Pats’ playoff run:
It turns out the story behind Matt Patricia's beard is more meaningful than he's trying to hide his dimples or he's too busy to shave. https://t.co/0G4k5tPfRv
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 30, 2018
And here’s “Head Coach Matt Patricia,” straddling the line somewhere between the two:
Head Coach Matt Patricia is now at the podium
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) February 7, 2018
Ehh. It’s not TOO bad. The good thing about beards is they always grow back.