Lions To Hire Matt Patricia

Submitted by CincyBlue on January 14th, 2018 at 9:24 AM
Per Adam Schefter, officially at the end of Pats season.



January 14th, 2018 at 1:57 PM ^

that one of the teams the interviewed him said he sounded like a GM.  May have been from last year or the Giants this year.  Either way, if he thinks like that and is in good communications with the Lions GM, they could make some sound picks and trades.

Fingers crossed.  This is the Lions we're talking about.


January 14th, 2018 at 11:56 AM ^

To 11-5, until Modell announced the team was moving and the bottom fell out, resulting in a lame duck season where the Browns went 5-11 resulting in Belichick getting fired. Even his first coaching stop was pretty good contextually. The one concern I do have is his coaching tree doesn’t have a ton of nfl success, but has produced Nick Saban and Bill OBrien looks like a decent success so far.

Pepto Bismol

January 14th, 2018 at 9:38 AM ^

Unless you believe in curses and voodoo, Detroit is probably as good of a situation as you can ask for.

Quality QB, ownership that is loyal to a fault, and familiarity with a GM that understands and shares your background (and hopefully philosophy).

Teams looking for a coach are usually doing so because they were really bad. Lions are a winning team. I have no faith they'll ever win anything because they have crushed my soul for decades, but this is as good of an NFL coaching opportunity as he's going to find.


January 14th, 2018 at 9:54 AM ^

Exactly. People need to look deeper sometimes than reputation / history. The Lions are a good job. Even Cleveland (which isn't open I know) who was 0-16 might be a great job to take for a head coach. No recent history of success, 2 top 5 picks in this NFL draft, 3 first rounders last year with the number one pick appearing to be a home run, and a metric shit-ton of cap space (100 million). 

On the other side, the Giants job is a bad job to take....aging QB with no heir in sight, a horrific Oline, no significant cap space available, and a prima donna WR with an injury history that is about to get paid. 


January 14th, 2018 at 10:40 AM ^

I am literally gobsmacked that you cite ownership as a positive, when it is the single most important negative. And I'm not just basing this on curses and voodoo.

The owner hired a GM but did not allow him to hire the head football coach. Rumors are that now that the GM is to hire his coach of choice, ownership -- having been convinced by the quarterback -- are not allowing the coach to hire his offensive coordinator of choice.

There is, of course, much more. But this is very recent and very football related and so can't be dismissed as voodoo-thinking.

Mr Miggle

January 14th, 2018 at 10:55 AM ^

I haven't seen anything to support them. Further, they don't make much sense if the Patricia news is accurate. Why would he choose the Lions job with conditions like that being set?

People are so conditioned to bad Lions ownership that it's easy to start rumors like that and have people believe them. I take the idea that Quinn had to keep Caldwell with a grain of salt too. 

Pepto Bismol

January 14th, 2018 at 11:36 AM ^

Rumors say Patricia is going to NY. Rumors say Kareem Walker is kicked off the team. Rumors say Oakland is still in play.

Bob Quinn is hiring his own coach and he and that coach will make staff decisions because that's their jobs.

Lions ownership has shown great patience with their hires even in the face of public outcry. As an employee, I'd rather work for them. Unlike places like Tennessee who renege on contracts because internet guys don't like the rumors they hear.

And with that, I bid you all a fantastic Sunday. I'm not doing this today. Lions ruin enough of my weekends already.


January 14th, 2018 at 9:28 AM ^

Good news.  I'm more concerned with Quinn seemingly demanding to keep JBC as OC.  Heard this as a topic on 97.1 at some point, can anyone confirm that?

You just never know on head coaches but anyone who's been on the BB staff for years.... I'm good with.