It's Official: Detroit's Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn Return Next Season -- With Expectations

December 17, 2019, 3:28 PM

Coach Matt Patricia

Despite outcries from angry fans and sport columnists, Coach Matt Patricia and General Manager Bob Quinn will be back in 2020, the Detroit Lions announced Tuesday.

The decision hardly was a surprise since Sports Illustrated reported Dec. 1 that the duo would return despite what turned into another typical Lions' season.

Mike O'Hara, a columnist for, writes that the two are returning with "a mandate for better results after two losing seasons."

The announcement was made to a select group of reporters.

Franchise 0wner and chairman Martha Firestone Ford, her daughter Sheila Ford Hamp and team President Rod Wood spoke about the decision and other plans on a background basis, O'Hara reports. 

“We expect to be a playoff contender,”  Ford said. “That means playing meaningful games in December.”

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