The Detroit Lions have struggled in 2020 and if those struggles continue, Matt Patricia could quickly find himself out of work.

How quickly? According to a new report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, a loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 could be the final straw for team ownership as it relates to making a decision on a change for the future. La Canfora reported that the team’s brass was weighing a change if the team was not able to beat the Jaguars to get to 2-3 on the season.

La Canfora wrote:

“Although it has not been expressly conveyed by ownership, several Lions sources believe Week 6 to be a must-win in order to stave off a coaching change. At 1-3 the Lions are already three games behind the Bears and Packers in the division and have already lost to both teams in dramatic fashion (the Packers blew them out and the Bears scored 21 points in the fourth-quarter with soon-to-be-backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky to pull off the shocking comeback).

“This feels like do or die,” one Lions source said.”

In addition to this potential deadline, La Canfora reveals in the piece that the Lions had already considered sweeping changes in 2019, but the ownership transition allowed Patricia and Bob Quinn to hold onto their jobs so Sheila Ford Hamp could evaluate them herself in 2020. In spite of that, La Canfora revealed that internal talks in recent weeks have centered around how to proceed in an interim basis should Patricia be let go, and the duo knew they were firmly under pressure to perform this coming season.

With all of this in mind, Patricia’s leash appears to be very short in the weeks ahead. Even if the Lions beat the hapless Jaguars, it might not be enough to save his job if the team suffers some losses later on down the road. Patricia, as La Canfora hints, could be “running out of time” on the sidelines.

Matt Patricia’s Hot Seat

The Lions coach is feeling the heat in 2020 in a very big way in the court of public opinion and it’s due to his inability to win games consistently and not blow leads. As a whole, Patricia is 10-25-1 as a coach with the team going into Week 6. That’s a pretty futile mark of trouble for the team which he had promised …read more



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