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Podcast: Why Did Matt Patricia Fail in Detroit?

John Maakaron and Logan Lamorandier discuss why former Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia failed on the latest LionsMaven podcast

Now that the dust has started to settle on the news that Matt Patricia will no longer be the head coach of the Detroit Lions, it is time to explore why his tenure failed in Motown.

At one time the defensive coordinator of a Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots team, Patricia's message never resonated with the Lions.

"I meant what I said last December, and I still mean it. So, yes, things were not going well. It was not what we wanted. We were hoping to be playoff bound. I guess we still have a slight mathematical chance. But, things were just not seeming to go in the right way," Detroit principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp explained during last Saturday's media session.

Now, the Lions must pick up the pieces from another failed season, and begin to look toward the future with a new head coach and general manager.

Also, discussed on this week's podcast:

  • Ideal candidates to hire for the head coach and GM vacancies
  • The infatuation with former Lions head man Jim Caldwell
  • Whether Patricia deserves any sort of pass for the large number of injuries to key players
  • What to expect in the next five games
  • Why the way in which Patricia treated his players was insignificant 
  • Quinn's role in the Lions' struggles the past few seasons

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