Another weekend, another strong link to Matt Patricia

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia prepares New England for the Titans

Matt Patricia, the Patriots' defensive coordinator, is likely to become the Lions' head coach, ESPN reported Sunday.

With reports of Matt Patricia likely joining the Detroit Lions, one must be left to wonder if it's the Giants' inability to bend the rules that led to that decision. It wasn't that long ago that the Falcons started putting together Dan Quinn's new staff in Atlanta this very same weekend, knowing full well that they couldn't hire Quinn until his season in Seattle ended (and it ended up ending at the Super Bowl, when the hire that everyone in the league knew was already essentially done could finally be announced).

After Saturday night's playoff win over the Titans, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made a point to commend both Patricia and offensive coordinator for getting their jobs done despite spending their playoff bye week interviewing for head coaching jobs.

With the conclusion of the Lions' 2017 season, Tim Twentyman, Mike O'Hara and Tori Petry are reviewing the team's performance in each phase of the game. At Quinn's news conference discussing Caldwell's firing, he was asked if familiarity with the person he was hiring was going to be a factor. It was only a matter of time before news leaked about where Patricia would end up in 2018.


That hasn't slowed the rumor mill, of course, as Patricia - who's believed to be Quinn's first choice for the job - has either been a lock for the Lions or waiting on the Giants job, depending on the day. He has his quarterback set in Matthew Stafford, potentially in an offense Stafford feels comfortable with if Patricia chooses to retain offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. This appear especially true along the offensive line.

That being said, in my 200 years of life (really 40), I have seen plenty of National Football League head coach searches play out. He'll also have a good chance to mold the front seven of his defense because two key players, Ezekiel Ansah and Haloti Ngata, are free agents and the front seven is one of the key areas needing improvement in Detroit.

There was no one the Lions interviewed who had more of a pre-established connection with Quinn than Patricia.

Related News:

  • More than 40 People Remain Missing after the Mudslides in California

    More than 40 People Remain Missing after the Mudslides in California

    He was two blocks from home when he heard a rumble that he realized was the mudslide he feared. "I saw several", McAllister added. Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres also share a fence line there. "There's nearly always more " that could come down, Jibson said.
    Dark Souls: Remastered brings From Software's accidental masterpiece to the Nintendo Switch

    Dark Souls: Remastered brings From Software's accidental masterpiece to the Nintendo Switch

    According to Dark Souls Remastered's store page , all Steam owners of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die will get a 50% discount. The game also has a reputation for being incredibly hard and unforgiving even for skilled players.
    Cold temperatures are back with light snow coming our way

    Cold temperatures are back with light snow coming our way

    After a brief warm up, the cold weather is back and will be accompanied by some light snow for the beginning of the week. Sunday with an inch or less of accumulation in the metro and slightly higher amounts to the southwest (see map below).
  • Analysts Opinions on: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

    North Star Invest Mngmt Corporation reported 0% of its portfolio in Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD). Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Cisco Systems, Inc. for the current quarter to be 3.5%.
    Local Red Cross Needs Your Help

    Local Red Cross Needs Your Help

    Ross also explained the Red Cross has a number of free apps the public can download for free that offer information and alerts. The American Red Cross is lending a helping hand after an apartment fire in Langdon and a house fire in Wahpeton.
    SC Judges' rebellion: Yashwant Sinha attacks government, says 'democracy under threat'

    SC Judges' rebellion: Yashwant Sinha attacks government, says 'democracy under threat'

    Rebel BJP leader says with Parliament sessions "not being held" and all not well in the Supreme Court, democracy is in danger. Judge Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, had died under mysterious circumstances in 2014.
  • North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site showing 'significant tunneling' activity

    North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site showing 'significant tunneling' activity

    It was the first high-level talks between the two countries since late 2015. However, he did not reveal if he had actually spoken to Kim.
    Bigg Boss 11: Shilpa Shinde creates history just before the grand finale

    Bigg Boss 11: Shilpa Shinde creates history just before the grand finale

    Apart from Salman and Akshay, ex-Bigg Boss 11 contestants will also deliver blockbuster performances to round off the finale. Vikas did not manage to stand strong against two powerful on-screen ladies, Hina Khan and Shilpa Shinde .
    Dollar regains some poise after China dismisses U.S.  bonds report

    Dollar regains some poise after China dismisses U.S. bonds report

    Investors worry that if China purchases fewer Treasuries , the USA government will have to find alternative buyers. Any reduction in Chinese purchases would come just as the United States prepares to boost its supply of debt.
  • Sawyer & Company Inc Takes Position in Cardinal Health Inc (CAH)

    LLC now owns 2,146 shares of the company's stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 1,517 shares during the last quarter. The business had revenue of $32.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.48 billion. (NYSE: CAH ).
    Nintendo Russia hints at a Nintendo Direct next month

    Nintendo Russia hints at a Nintendo Direct next month

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will also be getting a new story update where players will be able to take control of Donkey Kong. Dark Souls Remastered Following a string of leaks and rumors, Nintendo announced Dark Souls Remastered a Nintendo Direct Mini.
    Liverpool Enter Race To Sign Alexis Sanchez

    Liverpool Enter Race To Sign Alexis Sanchez

    City are willing to pay Sanchez £285,000-a-week while United are happy to go over £300,000-a-week in order to usurp their Manchester rivals.


Most liked

Sam Bradford will dress for Vikings vs. Saints
Fast forward a few months, and the combination of Ingram and Kamara have become the most unsafe running back duo in the NFL . The latest they could make a move would be the week leading into the Super Bowl on January 24, should they still be playing.

Museum event honors King's legacy
Members of those families have made a mark in such fields as industry, business, engineering, criminal justice and others. King's message was simple. "But the key is to fight back with love and in a way that comes from love".

Ukip leader's girlfriend, Jo Marney, suspended over 'racist' Meghan Markle comments
THE glamour model girlfriend of Ukip's chief was last night accused of sending a series of racist tweets about Meghan Markle . In a statement to the MoS Ms Marney said she apologised "unreservedly" for the "shocking language" she used in the messages.

Vetr Lowers General Motors (NYSE:GM) to Sell
Citigroup restated a "buy" rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of General Motors in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 103,052 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,440,510.68.

Saints vs. Vikings: Preview, score prediction for Divisional Round
A sellout and vocal crowd will be ready to do its part in what will be the Vikings' first divisional home game since 2009 . The Panthers brought one safety closer to the line of the scrimmage to spy on the running back, and it worked.

Haitian-Americans Push Back At Trump Expletive
He wrote, " The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used ". Mr Trump's reported comments during a meeting with members of Congress sparked worldwide condemnation.

Bournemouth register first-ever win over sorry Arsenal
Hector Bellerin gave Arsenal the lead in the second half, before a four minute double from the Cherries gave them the win. Mesut Ozil was also missing because of injury and Arsenal's lineup looked a shadow of the past teams under Wenger.

You fight for fantastic opportunities - Mourinho hints at Sanchez move
Armenia worldwide Mkhitaryan has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Old Trafford this season and Sky Sport Italia reports that Arsenal are keen on the former Borussia Dortmund forward.

CES: Med Tech Innovations to Look Out for in 2018
Power was partially restored around 1 p.m. crews from Nevada Energy worked to restore power to the remaining areas in the dark. Record-breaking rains hit Las Vegas on Tuesday, leading to flooding and the closing of some major booths , including Google's.

Q2 Weather: Quick shot of snow and cold again
Gusty winds remain through tomorrow and that will create feels-like temperatures in the teens tonight and 20s tomorrow . Snow showers will move into western IN by late Sunday evening with more widespread snow showers through the overnight.

Texans looking to extend contract of coach Bill O'Brien
Gaine is a Bill Parcells protégé who worked with the Hall of Fame coach/general manager with the Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins. Gaine worked on four drafts and free-agent periods for the Texans before he left for Buffalo in May of past year .

Bernard Tomic a match away from main draw
He lost in the third round last year and in the fourth round in 2016, the year he reached a career-high No. 17 ranking. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online.

Mourinho admits Mkhitaryan could leave as United close in on Alexis Sanchez
Although this will get Manchester United's fans excited it's not an open admission to wanting to buy Sanchez as Merson states. The former Borussia Dortmund has endured an inconsistent spell in Manchester in terms of form and selection.

Investor's Watch: Genworth Financial Inc (GNW)
Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $272.0 target. (NYSE:GNW) earned "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, August 5. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$6.95 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$4.25. (ALDR) is 1.67.

White House says judge's blocking end of DACA "outrageous"
Many Democrats would oppose providing substantial sums on Trump's campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico . Congress has to make a budget deal by January 19 or face shutting down the federal government - except for essential services.