Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, owner Martha Ford spoke for several minutes before kickoff

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There’s going to be plenty of talk after this season ends of what the Detroit Lions ownership plans to do with maligned head coach Matt Patricia.

Nearly complete with his second year as head coach of the Lions, Patricia has gone a pedestrian 9-22-1 with no playoff appearances. While the collective sentiment among the fan base seems to be that a change is needed, there’s been no indication from team owner Martha Ford as to Patricia’s future in the Motor City.

Before this afternoon’s matchup agains the Tampa Bay Bucs at Ford Field, Patricia was seen talking with a group that included Martha and Sheila Ford and GM Bob Quinn.

This apparently is a regular practice for Lions ownership, according to reporter Michael Rothstein:

However, the lengthy conversation apparently ended with plenty of love being doled out: