Though nothing is a guarantee, it seems likely that the Detroit Lions will fire head coach Jim Caldwell when the regular season concludes.
According to Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated, current New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia would be the leading candidate if Caldwell is fired.
If Jim Caldwell is dismissed in Detroit, Patriots DC Matt Patricia would be considered the leading candidate for Lions HC job
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) December 30, 2017
Patricia, who has been New England's defensive coordinator since the start of the 2012 season, has been part of three Super Bowl-winning teams since joining the Patriots coaching staff in 2004.
The next Detroit Lions head coach will be…
Though nobody in the Detroit Lions organization is willing to speak a word about it, head coach Jim Caldwell will likely be fired soon after the final game of the regular season, which will take place on Sunday afternoon.
There is no question about it that Caldwell is a great man and is loved by his players but unfortunately, his football coaching skills are not good enough and it’s time for the Lions to go in a different direction before it’s too late.
So, with Caldwell likely being fired, Lions general manager Bob Quinn will have to determine who the next Detroit Lions head coach will be.
When looking around the league, there certainly does not seem to be a shortage of head-coaching candidates for the 2018 season. Heck, the Lions even have a couple of HC candidates currently in their own organization. That being said, there will likely be quite a few head coaching openings around the league, so Quinn will have to be on top of his game before the top guys end up elsewhere.
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