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Sports Lions fire Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn

23:20  28 november  2020
23:20  28 november  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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The Lions are predictably cleaning house. The team announced Saturday afternoon head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were fired . Patricia is just the latest Bill Belichick disciple to fail on his own, joining the likes of Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, Charlie Weiss and Romeo Crennel.

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The Detroit Lions fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn on Saturday, the team announced.

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Patricia is the third NFL head coach to be fired this season. The Houston Texans parted ways with Bill O'Brien and the Atlanta Falcons cut ties with Dan Quinn earlier in the year.

Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Patricia and Quinn entered the season firmly on the hot seat, as Lions ownership said the team must be a playoff contender for their jobs to be saved. However, a blowout loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving pushed Detroit to 4-7 and ended any remaining postseason hopes.

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Patricia finishes his time in Detroit with a 13-29-1 record and no playoff appearances.

The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator was hired in the 2018 offseason.

Detroit won 36 games in the four seasons prior under Jim Caldwell but struggled against winning teams and was bounced immediately in two playoff appearances (2014, 2016).

Quinn, who also used to work for the Patriots as an executive, was hired as general manager in 2016.

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Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn after disastrous tenure .
The Detroit Lions fired Matt Patricia, ending a tenure that was the least successful since Rod Marinelli was coaching Detroit from 2006-08.A four-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, Quinn replaced Martin Mayhew as general manager in January 2016 and two years later brought his friend, Patricia, to Detroit.

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