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Lions Seem Set on Patriots DC Matt Patricia As Their New Head Coach

The Lions are being patient in their coaching search, and may have to wait till after the Super Bowl to get the guy they want, as Jason LaCanfora today says that it seems obvious that the Lions want Patriots DC Matt Patricia as their head coach, and are willing to wait.

Here’s the report today from CBS Sports about the Lions and Patricia.

With such a slim group of candidates, multiple teams are willing to wait for New England’s season to end before anointing Patriots coordinators as their new head coaches. There is an expectation the Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl that has to be included in any search involving their coaches, similar to when the Falcons waited for Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a few years back. If Detroit hired someone other than Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, people I’m talking to around the league who are involved in many of these coaching searches will be shocked. And New England’s offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, is ready to go and it is very likely to come down to the Colts and Bears for him; I’d put my money on Indianapolis with the expectation that Andrew Luck will be a functioning quarterback in 2018.

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