The Detroit Lions have been putrid under head coach Matt Patricia, who came over from the New England Patriots as part of the Bill Belichick coaching tree, and in another season of futility, Patricia is again on the hot seat as the Lions continue their struggles.
“I think again for us, we kind of just focus one week at a time and all that stuff,” Patricia said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve had a philosophy for a long time, I go to work every day to try to earn my job. I mean, that’s just what I do. That doesn’t matter if it’s coaching, doing engineering, I don’t care if I’m in school. So, look, I’m just going to go to work and work hard. We all know that. We know we’re in the NFL, and that’s what it is. We got to go do better.”
The Lions are at 4-6 on the season, and while it’s not exactly a terrible record, it is certainly not the kind of progress that the Lions were expecting when they hired Patricia a few seasons ago.
The Lions have struggled with injuries, but defensively they have not been the unit that one would have hoped they would have become under the guidance of defensive-specialist Patricia.