The Detroit Lions may have nearly an entirely new coaching staff outside of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, but their front office is still in place, including general manager Bob Quinn. Coach Patricia and I will always work in close concert on any and all football-related matters.
"I'm not getting into details about how long", he said.
He earned an aeronautical engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and later added a master's degree in education from the University of MA to his resume. "At that point, the strategic part of the game along with my coaching aspirations just kind of put things in motion". "I believe the Lions' football organization is well positioned for success under his leadership together with the addition of our new head coach, Matt Patricia".
Since winning the 1957 National Football League title, Detroit's only postseason victory was more than a quarter-century ago.
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. That's produced a pair of 9-7 records and no playoff wins or championships, but those within and around the organization credit Quinn for modernizing the franchise.
Quinn received an extension that runs parallel to Patricia's contract, meaning the two men have five-year deals with Detroit running through the 2022 season.
Davis spent the 2017 season as the defensive-line coach for Texas-San Antonio. Quinn and Patricia worked for 12 years together in New England and Quinn said in hiring Patricia that he has a like-minded person to build the Lions going forward.
Quinn came over from the New England Patriots after the 2015 season, after spending 15 seasons, including being the Patriots Director of Pro Scouting from 2012-2015.
In recent years, Patricia has become a candidate to lead a team in the league as one of Bill Belichick's top assistant coaches.
The former center and guard was a graduate assistant at RPI in 1996 before shifting gears to be an aeronautical engineer for two years.
The Detroit Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni to be Matt Patricia's defensive coordinator.
Jim Bob Cooter was not mentioned in the morning release, but he is listed on the team's website as its returning offensive coordinator.
"Jim Bob is on staff and he will be here", Patricia said.