Lions hope coach Patricia ends their search for victor

Lions hope coach Patricia ends their search for victor

Lions hope coach Patricia ends their search for victor

Matt Patricia was introduced as head coach of the Detroit Lions on Wednesday at the team's Allen Park, Mich., facility.

Well now, we have an idea as to when the Lions are expected to welcome Patricia to Detroit following the Pats 41-33 loss Sunday night to the Philadelphia Eagles. Chris and Case have been talking about Matt Patricia coming to the Lions since nearly immediately after the Bob Quinn announcement was made - today the team made the official announcement and had the all-important press conference that goes along with it.

"When we launched the search for our next head coach, I wanted to find a leader that could take us to the next level and I am confident we have found that in Matt Patricia", Lions executive vice president and general manager Bob Quinn said in a statement.

He's not in New England any more. Hopefully he offers a little more clarity on Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl benching, but given his loyalty to Bill Belichick, it's safe to assume we won't get any new answers. "As you go through the process of spring, training camp and the season, for me that changes". "That's when you start calling it "The Lions Way.' We've got a long way to go before we have any particular 'Way" in which we'll call our own". Former Syracuse football head coach Paul Pasqualoni has been named the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator.

Matt Patricia's unlikely path to becoming an NFL coach began with his buddies, setting up miniature players on a vibrating, metal field for fierce games of electric football. He and Quinn did ask candidates what they thought about those coaches on their staff. Quinn said January 1 that the new coach - now Patricia - would have autonomy over his staff.

This would be his first head coaching job. Patricia is attempting to buck those trends, but also the history of failures of other coaches who have left the Belichick nest. "There's a whole player evaluation that needs to take place first".

In two years at Tampa Bay, Schiano finished with an 11-21 record, missing the playoffs both seasons.

The Patriots will host McDaniels' Colts at Gillette Stadium.

"For me, whatever anybody has done in the past really doesn't have anything to do with me", he said. "You'd have to talk to those teams that are involved".

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