Lions conclude interview with Matt Patricia

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The Lions announced they completed an interview with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for their head coaching position.

Detroit already has interviewed Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss, Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and their own offensive and defensive coordinators — Jim Bob Cooter and Teryl Austin, respectively.

Patricia interviewed with the Giants earlier Friday. He also is a candidate for the Cardinals job after six seasons running the Patriots’ defense.

Patricia, 43, turned out the team’s defense this season after a rough first four games. Only one of the Patriots’ final 12 opponents scored more than 24 points.

18 responses to “Lions conclude interview with Matt Patricia

  1. This would actually be a good spot for Patricia. They have a stud QB. That’s the main thing. I keep reminding myself of Kyle Shanahan’s rookie season in S.F. He started out 1-10, then switched to Garoppolo and finished 5-0. The stud QB’s are a coach’s best friend.

  2. Im guessing that the Giants will be getting one of the two NE guys. BB is an old Giant and still has a very good relationship with Mara. Im sure BB would advise his two guys that the Giants are a good organization to work for.

  3. arwiv says:
    January 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm
    Im guessing that the Giants will be getting one of the two NE guys. BB is an old Giant and still has a very good relationship with Mara. Im sure BB would advise his two guys that the Giants are a good organization to work for.

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    bb does not
    like the cheater mara at all…wellington mara, absolutely

    bb knows the score and knows what the cheating owners have been doing with goodell for years

  4. If Belichick is on the outs in NE, I wonder if his assistants will now be more inclined to jump ship.

  5. If he didn’t work for the Pats nobody would even call this guy. BB constantly provided surprisingly underrated talent, and this fool could never figure out how to use it.

  6. Rumor is that BB recommended Jim Schwartz to Gettelman.

    If you watch the Football Life segment where BB visits the Meadowlands stadium for the last time and gets choked up about his time with the Giants, you could make the case that he has an attachment there… jes’ sayin’…

  7. I love how this guys nickname was “scissors” for his mastery of the cut block. I’ve also read that he is relentless when it comes to his work ethic. Now draft some pass rushers and OL maybe throw in a RB and we might have a playoff contender.

  8. This might have been his finest year, no matter how deep they make it in the bracket. 5th in points allowed with the no-name defense.

  9. I’m torn on this one! I don’t exactly trust one of Belichick’s disciples, but Patricia seems like the type of personality we need leading this team to the next level.

    If he does come, the beard must stay! lol

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