By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New England Patriots are preparing like they will lose both coordinators this offseason. Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is reportedly the main target of the Detroit Lions.
However, according to TheMMQB.com’s Peter King, Patricia prefers the New York Giants instead. King also said that if Patricia is hired by the Giants, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel would then be the target for the Lions.
Patricia is linked to the Lions because their general manager Bob Quinn used to work for the Patriots.
“In Detroit, I hear Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the choice over Houston’s defensive boss, Mike Vrabel,” King said. “…. but Patricia favors the Giants. If the Giants give the nod to Patricia, Detroit could be Vrabel’s job.”
The Chicago Bears are the only team so far to hire its head coach. They chose former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy to lead their team.
Any team, who wants to hire Patricia or Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will have to wait. They cannot be hired unless the Patriots are eliminated in the playoffs, or they win Super Bowl LII.
One of the reasons Patricia potentially favors the Giants over the Lions is because he is from New York. He was born in Sherrill, New York.
He also attended high school in New York, as he attended Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, also known as VVS, in Verona, New York. He then attended Rensselaer Polytechnic for college.
From Sherrill, New York to MetLife Stadium is a little more than four hours away. The distance is 251 Miles, according to MapQuest.
Patricia has worked for the Patriots his entire existence in the NFL, dating back to 2004. He began his tenure as an offensive assistant in 2004 then was hired as an assistant offensive line coach in 2005.
Patricia switched to the defensive side of the ball in 2006, as he was named the linebackers coach, where he coached them from 2006 through 2010. He was their safeties coach in 2011.
Head coach Bill Belichick promoted Patricia to be their defensive coordinator in 2012. This was also the same season, he named McDaniels as offensive coordinator.
Patricia is a three-time Super Bowl champion in Super Bowls XXXIX, XLIX, and LI.
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