Matt Patricia named Lions new head coach

Feb 07, 2018, 01:25
Matt Patricia named Lions new head coach

In Detroit, Patricia is replacing Jim Caldwell, who was sacked on January 11 after he posted a 36-28 record over four seasons.

The Lions will introduce Patricia on Wednesday, but he did release a statement on the Lions' official website which you can read below.

Butler intercepted Seattle's Russell Wilson's pass at the end of Super Bowl XLIX to clinch the victory for the Patriots.

Patricia is joining the Lions after spending the last 14 seasons with the New England Patriots.

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As was the case for Quinn when he left New England for Detroit, Patricia will be working in a new environment for the first time in his National Football League coaching career.

"I can't express enough appreciation to the entire New England Patriots franchise, particularly Robert and Jonathan Kraft and their entire family".

"Matt is driven to succeed, has extensive passion for the game and excels in preparation", Quinn said.

Per the Detroit News' Justin Rogers, Patricia informed a number of assistants last week that they would not be retained, including quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, linebackers coach Bill Sheridan, and defensive backs coaches Tony Oden and Alan Williams.

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The 43-year-old Patricia was on Bill Belichick's staff for 14 seasons, overlapping with Quinn for many years. Patricia's system of bend but don't break will mesh well with a Lions offense that finished in the top 10 in nearly every statistical passing category in 2017.

The hire comes as no surprise, as many have linked Quinn to Patricia since the former was named the Lions general manager in 2016.

The team fired head coach Jim Caldwell following a 9-7 season, his second consecutive such record.

Those traits have been the hallmark of Patricia's defense in New England the past six seasons, according to King.

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But Sunday night's loss to Philadelphia is not the flawless swan song as Patricia takes his first career head coaching job with the Detroit Lions. Even if Quinn lets go of some talent in the name of salary cap space, which is projected to be a healthy $44.7 million for Detroit in 2018, Patricia won't blink. "He has been preparing for this opportunity his entire career, and he's ready for the responsibility and its challenges".

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