Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia is Fired Midseason
Patricia deserves a little slack after going 6-10 in his first season as a head coach. However, there’s not much to indicate that his second season with the Lions will go any better. If you only count Nick Saban’s time in the NFL and not his success in college, Bill Belichick’s coaching tree isn’t all that impressive, so success in New England doesn’t always translate elsewhere.
Patricia’s longtime colleague with the Patriots Josh McDaniels got the boot in Denver midway through his second season as head coach. In the name of symmetry, don’t be surprised if the same thing happens with Patricia.