The Facts: Amid another losing season, the Lions have announced that head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn have both been fired. The news comes two days after a disastrous loss to the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving dropped the Lions to 4-7 this season.
Diehards Line: As PFT notes, everyone knew Patricia was on the hot seat, but firing Quinn at the same time is a strong statement from Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp that this franchise needs major changes. This is Quinn’s fifth season as the Lions’ G.M., and the roster has only gotten worse, not better. The team also got worse with Patricia as its coach. ... OC Darrell Bevell is the interim coach, a source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.