Why the Detroit Lions are waiting to interview head coach candidates

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The Detroit Lions have decided to move on from head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn and they now have the charge of finding their replacements.

If you have been following along, the Lions have now interviewed eight candidates for their general manager opening but they have yet to (at least publicly) interview a single candidate for their head coach vacancy.

The reason for this, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, is because the Lions are holding off on interviewing coaching candidates because of the current restrictions that only allow interviews to go 2 hours and that once that 2 hours is up, they cannot talk to that candidate again until his team is out of the playoffs.

Breer also notes that once the regular season comes to an end, the timing of interviews with coaches in the playoffs is worked out between the teams.

With the regular season-ending this weekend, expect to start hearing about the Lions meeting with head coach candidates.