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Lions Cut the Cord, Fire Coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn

The Lions have seen enough, announcing on Saturday that they have fired head coach Matt Patrica as well as general manager Bob Quinn. The Detroit Lions announced today that Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have been relieved of their duties. pic.twitter.com/Tz5Rc7y53Y — Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 28, 2020 The club had little success under Patricia, […]

Lions RB D’Andre Swift’s Availability for Sunday in Doubt Due to Concussion

Lions rookie running back D’Andre Swift didn’t practice Thursday due to a concussion, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against the Panthers in doubt considering the NFL’s concussion protocol rules, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. It’s not clear when Swift suffered the concussion. He was not listed on the team’s injury report Wednesday and spoke […]

Stafford’s Injured Thumb Shouldn’t Cost Him Any Playing Time

Matthew Stafford guided Detroit to a last-second win, playing one of his best games of the season despite suffering a thumb injury early in Detroit’s 30-27 victory over Washington. The injury shouldn’t cost the Lions QB any time, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that X-rays on Stafford’s […]

It May Be Two Games, But It’s Time for the Lions to Move On From Matt Patricia

It’s two weeks into the 2020 NFL season, and while there’s a lot of things in the league that look different, one thing looks the same – a winless Detroit Lions team. The Lions have lost 11 straight dating back to last season, and in the first two weeks of the season they have blown […]

Matthew Stafford Wasn’t All That Worried About Trade Rumors This Offseason

Matthew Stafford never gave much thought to trade rumors earlier this year, saying Thursday he had always prepared as if he would still be the Lions’ quarterback this season and, he hopes, for many seasons to come, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports. Stafford had conversations with general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia about […]

Lions Don’t Pickup Fifth-Year Option on Jarrad Davis, But Haven’t Closed the Door On Him Yet

The Lions have declined to pick up Jarrad Davis’ fifth-year option for 2021. But that does not mean they are done with Davis, Matt Meinke of Mlive reports. In fact, quite the contrary. Coach Matt Patricia said the middle linebacker remains a foundational piece of the defense, and remains very much in the club’s plans […]

Lions Go Corner in Round One, Select Jeff Okudah with Third Overall Pick

The Lions went with a bit of a surprise in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday night, as the team selected cornerback Jeff Okudah from Ohio State. Michael Robinson of ESPN wrote about the “biggest question” when it comes to Okudah and what he brings to the table: While he’s in […]

GM Bob Quinn Says QB Matthew Stafford is Healthy and Ready to Go in 2020

Lions general manager Bob Quinn has a busy week ahead of him, with the NFL Draft coming up starting on Thursday with all GM’s drafting from their homes. One big question is the status moving forward for QB Matthew Stafford, who had a tough 2019 battling injuries and questions about his future with the team. […]