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Matt Patricia lands on NFL coaching “hot seat” list

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia begins his second year with the Detroit Lions officially on Thursday when the Lions will battle his former team, the New England Patriots in the first pre-season matchup of the year.

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However, Patricia has found himself on a dubious list before the first snap of the 2019 season – he’s made it on the list of 10 NFL coaches on the hot seat.

CBSSports has compiled the list of 10 coaches who should be feeling the heat this year, and Patricia came in at #8.

Check out the reasoning:

“Patricia did not come out of the gates scorching hot, going 6-10 in his first season with the Lions, a record exacerbated by Jim Caldwell being fired after going 9-7 in back-to-back seasons before Patricia arrived. Issues in Patricia’s past were brought up before his first season ever began, and it’s clear there are some tensions between the organization and the local media members. If that wasn’t obvious, Patricia calling someone out for being sloppy should have been made it more obvious. Matthew Stafford struggled badly down the stretch last year, but apparently he was playing with a broken back. The Lions invested in another first-round tight end in T.J. Hockenson and appear poised to run the heck out of the ball with Kerryon Johnson. I don’t know that 7-9 would get Patricia canned, but I do think that 7-9 would cause a lot of people to look at the Lions and wonder if Patricia is the guy. Being tight with GM Bob Quinn could push any actual action out another year, but there will be heat on Patricia if the Lions are bad this year.”

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