Ep: 307 – Matt Patricia & Bob Quinn OUT – Detroit Lions Podcast

In this live episode of The Detroit Lions Podcast, Chris is joined by Jeff Risdon and Sandman to discuss the breaking news that Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn have been fired by the Detroit Lions organization. Sheila Ford Hamp and Rod Wood held a press conference after the news broke to take questions and delivered a clear message about the current situation. They also did a great job of leaving their options open as the process moves forward.

Detroit Lions Podcast Gives Sheila Ford Hamp an ‘A’ Grade So Far

Last year the Ford family gave a clear indication of what it would take for the current regime to survive, they didn’t meet the standard, and were thus let go. This is the first appearance by Sheila Ford Hamp in her role as team owner bringing significant change to the Lions organization, and she did so perfectly. Her delivery and ability not to box herself into a bad position with the press served her well in delivering the message of the day, while allowing the process to determine the road forward. So far a great leading hand by Ford Hamp.

The Writing Was On The Wall For Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn

We’ve discussed it extensively, but the loss to the Carolina Panthers was really the last straw for Matt Patricia as Detroit Lions head coach. We discussed Bob Quinn’s draft success in our last show, and it was obvious that he wasn’t performing where he needed to be either. While Mike Vrabel would have been our preference as head coach, there’s likely no possibility he would have done better with the talent that Bob Quinn gave him. We were all in on this duo, but they’ve shown they didn’t have what it took, and it’s time for the Lions to move toward their inevitable rebuild.

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Chris is the founder of everything you see here. A former radio presenter and Detroit native, he now resides in sunny California – and like so many of us, he found himself marooned on an island devoid of other Lions fans. After spending a few years in the Detroit Lions Reddit community he decided to start the Detroit Lions Podcast. Its become the #1 Detroit Lions podcast, and regularly ranks with the top podcasts in Detroit. With a mixture of pre-recorded shows, live & recorded phone-ins, and live post-game broadcasts - this is his slice of Honolulu Blue heaven.