Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia discusses team COVID situation

The Detroit Lions were inactive this weekend thanks to their bye week, which head coach Matt Patricia wanted to use to focus on team growth.

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Patricia met virtually with media members this afternoon to discuss a variety of topics, including what his team has been working on, and how to avoid the mistakes that have plagued them through the first four games of the season.

“For us, it’s a great opportunity to go back and review those mistakes, and what we need to improve on,” he explained. “Those are situations you have to go through and explain and teach at a high level, so they can have an opportunity for when it does come up again, how to handle it.”

Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett then asked Patricia about the current COVID-19 situation with his team in the light of recent outbreaks among NFL teams that have caused rescheduling:

However, he did speak at what he and his team are doing to stay safe in the midst of the ongoing pandemic:

“I think it’s important for us, all across the board to make sure everyone is doing all they can to stay safe,” he said. “It’s critical to make sure we are taking care of each other and ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Patricia wouldn’t provide an update on players that are eligible to return to action from the IR list:

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The Houston Texans have already parted ways with Bill O’Brien, and now the Atlanta Falcons are about to drop the hammer on Dan Quinn.

After Atlanta dropped their fifth consecutive game to start the 2020 season this afternoon, The Athletic reported that the decision to fire Quinn has “been all but finalized”, and that the official announcement can be expected in short order.

Among the embarrassing setbacks for the Falcons this season include several blown leads, most notably a 23 point lead to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.

During his time in Atlanta, Quinn has led the Falcons to two ten-win seasons and a Super Bowl appearance.

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