The era of Matt Patricia in Detroit is over. Saturday, the Lions After the 4-7 start to the 2020 season they announced that they had relieved the head coach, General Manager Bob Quinn, of their duties. It comes immediately after the loss of 41-25 trumpets Houston Texans In Thanksgiving in the 12th week. Earlier, in the 11th week, the Lions closed in on hands Carolina Panthers.
Patricia first signed on as Lions head coach in 2018, almost a decade and a half later. New England Patriots Organization. According to Quinn, he also came from the Patriots organization, although starting in 2016.
Although Patricia’s arrival promised to transform the rights into a rival after helping New England to three Super Bowl titles as a defensive coordinator, her tenure as Lions head coach paid off. In two and a half seasons as head coach, Patricia finished with a 13-29-1 record (.314 win percentage). For reference, Jim Caldwell replaced Patricia with 36-28 (.563 win percentage) during his tenure in Detroit.
Going into this season, it was clear that both Patricia and Quinn were in the hot seat. Back in December 2019, then owner Martha Ford and then vice president (now owner) Sheila Ford Hamp Wrote an open letter “Our expectation is that the Lions will be a playoff contender by 2020,” they told fans. The owner has decided to reduce its losses and reset as the calendar will shift to December 2020 and it will not be effective.
From here, attack coordinator Darrell Bevel will return to the side as the Lions’ interim head coach Ian Roboport of the NFL Network. Bevel has been OC in Detroit for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was in the same position with the Seattle Sihaks from 2011-2017 and helped move the title to a Super Bowl XLVIII title.