Poll: If Lions Start 0-4, Should Matt Patricia Be Fired?

John Maakaron

The news coming out of Allen Park keeps getting more and more concerning for the Detroit Lions with each passing day. 

On Tuesday, it was reported that veteran cornerback Justin Coleman was placed on injured reserve, meaning at minimum, he will miss Detroit's next three games. 

The season-opening loss to the Bears has placed Detroit's head coach Matt Patricia and the team in quite the precarious situation.

Detroit's depleted secondary now must contend with the likes of wide receivers Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins and Michael Thomas the next three weeks.

Currently, Patricia is the odds-on-favorite (+300) to be the first NFL head coach fired in 2020.

If Detroit does indeed go on to lose the next three weeks, there should be serious consideration to move on from a head coach that has only secured nine total victories in a little over two seasons.

The bye week would allow presumably offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to hit the ground running to make certain adjustments the remainder of the season. 

Based on everything that has occurred during training camp and the first week of the regular season, significant changes in the win-loss column do not appear to be in Detroit's future. 

The defense appears to the same, veteran players continue to make key mistakes late in games and Detroit continues to rack up loss after loss. 

Keep in mind that general manager Bob Quinn and Patricia have been friends and colleagues for years. So, a decision of that magnitude would not be made lightly. 

In fact, a poor start to the 2020 season could cost both of them their jobs.

If Detroit starts the season 0-4, should Patricia be fired?

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Comments (23)
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Q4Lions
Q4Lions

I don't care when they fire Patricia, but sooner is better than later. If we keep him we are certain to lose the season for sure, at least with someone new our chances are better than zero. Matt Patricia apparently is a rocket scientist, i certainly wouldnt want to be flying on anything her had a hand in designing . He sure flew the Lions into the ground. Ford family doesn't know much about football. Its time they hire someone who knows football and actually cares. And quit using the Lions losing seasons as a tax write off for the Ford motor Corp. Sell the team to a Detroiter that actually will love and respect the team.

Sgt.Rogers
Sgt.Rogers

YESSSS! the lions get head coach Nick Saban

Atomic Aggies
Atomic Aggies

Fords cannot make change at this time, would show league they don't know how to pick leadership. They'll wait until nobody is paying attention, . As if anyone cares now. Houston suffers same disease

medevacdic22
medevacdic22

Hopefully our new hc is the oc from Kansas City

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Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

I think Bieniemy would do well in Detroit

KCTruck
KCTruck

I want to see Patricia succeed. Can't handle another rebuild and completely waste Matt Stafford career. So Mr. Patricia Please Blitz, 3-4 man fronts are not going to get the pressure, and make 2nd rate QB's look like hall-of-famers.

ATK49
ATK49

Dear Matt Patricia, Fix that Defense! Nobody in town likes it

Oldgoldbear
Oldgoldbear

Fire them both... Monday morning!

MelloFan
MelloFan

There is no doubt that a change of leadership should occur early in this season if the team doesn't win. Yes, the team is being wrecked with injuries; but it's the coaches' jobs to ensure the next players in line are prepared to play at a high level. It's appears the general manager and head coach are mired in group think shaped by their previous successes. If this is the case, it may be difficult for them to improve the way they execute their game plan strategies.

SpartanSports
SpartanSports

Fire that bum know! Take Pork Bobby Q with him

The Karras Gamble
The Karras Gamble

Are you kidding me? He should be fired now.

Tefkam
Tefkam

Yes, they both should have been fired last year. I hope I am wrong and they bring us a SB, but reality is showing us different.

EricHipple
EricHipple

He should be fired today, Quinn too. These guys have no business leading a football organization.

Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

Yes, absolutely


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