Lions hire Patriots DC Patricia

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 2:02 a.m.

The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia as their new head coach on Monday. Patricia was the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots in 2012-2017. He coached his final game with the Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia on Monday, doubling down on the franchise's hope it can copy the New England Patriots' formula for success.

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