By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Detroit Lions have cleaned house. They have fired head coach Matt Patricia.
In addition, the team has fired general manager Bob Quinn. He was the one, who hired his old New England Patriots Buddy in Patricia.
This comes after the Lions were defeated on Thanksgiving against the Houston Texans. Detroit was defeated 41-25 by Houston at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
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We shared on social media that Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp looked miserable in her suite at Ford Field.
The Lions are the third team to fire their head coach and general manager this season. First, it was the Houston Texans when they fired head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien.
Then, the Atlanta Falcons followed. They fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will be interim head coach for the rest of the season.
Patricia was fired in his third season with the team. The 46-year-old went 13-29-1 as the team’s head coach.
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He lasted through 11 games this season. The Lions are 4-7 this season.
Patricia — who worked for the Patriots from 2004 through 2017 — did not have a single winning season in Detroit. During his first season, the team went 6-10.
The six wins were the most he had in a season before his departure. Quinn was hired by the Lions before the 2016 season.
He was the one, who fired Jim Caldwell to hire Patricia. Caldwell went 36-28 as the Lions’ head coach.
He had three winning seasons during his tenure with the team. He went 11-5 in 2015.
Following a 7-9 record in 2015, he guided the team to back-to-back 9-7 records in 2016 and 2017.
This will be Bevell’s first head coaching opportunity. He spent one plus season as the Lions’ offensive coordinator before this promotion.
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