Matt Patricia Trimmed His Iconic Beard For His Lions Head Coaching Debut

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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:

Yikes. Here’s the Patricia we all fell in love with during the Pats’ playoff run:

And here’s “Head Coach Matt Patricia,” straddling the line somewhere between the two:

Ehh. It’s not TOO bad. The good thing about beards is they always grow back.