的 底特律雄狮 fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn on Saturday.
The announcement came days after the Lions were blown out at home on Thanksgiving Day by the Houston Texans.
Detroit hired Patricia from the 新英格兰爱国者 prior to the start of the 2018 季节. Detroit had come off two straight 9-7 seasons before getting Patricia.
然而, Patricia never led the Lions to a winning season. In his first season, Detroit went 6-10. 在 2019, the Lions were 3-12-1 but faced a swath of injuries, which included Matthew Stafford.
今年, the Lions battled back after losing their first two games but by Week 12 是 4-7 and nearly out of contention for at least a wild card spot in the playoffs.
Quinn was hired as the team’s general manager in 2016, also from the Patriots. He oversaw the hiring of Patricia and kept Caldwell as the head coach for two seasons before making the change. The Lions only made the playoffs once in that span.
The Lions now can start hiring a completely new front office before the start of the next offseason. Detroit needs a handful of upgrades to help make the team a contender.