Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Lions sign Patriots' Patricia as National Football League coach

Lions sign Patriots' Patricia as National Football League coach

Patricia was the sixth person to interview for Detroit's head coaching post, which became open when Quinn fired Jim Caldwell after four seasons.

In Patricia's stint as defensive coordinator, the Patriots ranked second in points allowed (19.2) and takeaways (157). For that, he thanks his wife.

With the end of Super Bowl LII came the close of the 2017 National Football League season. "About 10 years ago, my wife bought me a nice Tempur-Pedic mattress [for the office] because I was sleeping on the floor".

Raised in Sherrill, N.Y., Patricia attended Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School, where he lettered in football and wrestling.

The Lions will introduce Patricia on Wednesday, but he did release a statement on the Lions' official website which you can read below. All of this can't be blamed on Patricia of course since the lack of real talent and playmakers at his disposal was downright scary but come on. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was left answering questions on why his unit couldn't stop Eagles , who gained 538 in the 41-33 victory. "But all I'm thinking about right now is Philadelphia".

Matt Patricia, fresh off a Super Bowl loss as the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, has officially been named the new head coach of the Detroit Lions.


"I can't express enough appreciation to the entire New England Patriots family", Patricia said in a statement.

It's incredible how much the outcome of a Super Bowl can ultimately swing a fan base's emotions one way or another.

This would be his first head coaching job.

There is a slight chance McDaniels might pull out of the running for the Colts job, which explains Pats receiver Danny Amendola's answer about losing his offensive coordinator. Sharp-eyed fans may have noticed the large, bearded fella with a No. 2 pencil behind his ear, but no one outside Gillette knew of his blue-collar brilliance. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.), where he played guard and center. "He's been a remarkable mentor to me, not only as a football coach but also as a man and as a friend". "I really wanted them to be put in a situation that allowed them to be successful in the game".

Patricia joined the Patriots in 2004 after working three years as a graduate assistant at Syracuse University.

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