Giants, Lions Request To Interview Matt Patricia

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was expected to be one of the most highly sought after names in coaching entering 2018. It didn’t take long for that to come to fruition, as the Giants (Twitter link) and Lions (Twitter link) have both submitted requests to interview the Patriots defensive coordinator for their head-coaching vacancies, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Matt Patricia (vertical)

Patricia was also highly coveted entering the 2017 season, with the Rams and Chargers both requesting to interview the 43-year-old coach before going their separate ways.

After spending time as a graduate assistant at Syracuse, Patricia joined the Patriots in 2004 as an offensive assistant. The following year he served as an assistant offensive line coach before making the switch to the defensive side of the ball. He was elevated to defensive coordinator in 2012 and has won two Super Bowls with New England in the six years since.

Though the Giants’ opening is noted as Patricia’s potential landing spot by Schefter, the coach also has ties to Detroit. The Lions general manager Bob Quinn spent more than a decade in New England as scout and in the front office more moving to Detroit in 2016. He is said to be interested in several other Patriots names like Josh McDaniels and former linebacker Mike Vrabel.

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5 comments on “Giants, Lions Request To Interview Matt Patricia

  1. Ironman_4life

    Means absolutely nothing to this subject but ive heard his degree in rocket science isnt something that many people have. Im assuming thats one smart man .

    • Michael Chaney

      I think I remember seeing some segment or mini-documentary about him a while ago, and I remember hearing that mentioned. Apparently he’s insanely intelligent.

  2. OCTraveler

    You have to believe he’s the “head coach in waiting for the Pat’s” – he’s one of the highest paid DC’s and he’ll probably grab another ring this season – heard there’s a good chance Belichick retires when Brady walks away and the it will be Patricia’s show to run.

    • diller79

      Belichick has been known to encourage his assistants to take a higher grade job elsewhere if he thinks it’s there best opportunity. Plus when if he does retire with Brady belichick isn’t the type of guy to care about his replacement so he may recommend Patricia to leave if he thinks it’s best for him. And giants/lions both in the NFC so he wouldn’t come back to bite the pats in the future just like they shipped jimmy g to the NFC so they would only see him once every 4 years or in super bowl

      • ThePriceWasRight

        see Gruden, John if a team wants a coach under contract they will be willing to trade for him.

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