News about the Patriots coordinators over the past 24 hours is far from a shock. The Colts have been the preferred destination for Josh McDaniels since this started. Aside from geography, there was very little recommend the 3-13 Giants over the 9-7 Detroit Lions for Matt Patricia.
New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, though linked to the New York Giants' job, is likely to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions, league sources told ESPN. Patricia, 43, and the Lions still need to agree to the contract details after the Patriots' season ends. Assuming the two sides can do that, Patricia would be reunited with former Patriots personnel man and current Lions general manager Bob Quinn. There was no one the Lions interviewed who had more of a pre-established connection with Quinn than Patricia. Detroit publicly announced interviews with six candidates for the job: Patricia, Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Green Bay associate head coach
New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has long been tied to head coaching vacancies. Two of the top candidates to receive a head coaching job, New England Patriots coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels, are now reportedly a few steps closer to their new gigs. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patricia is expected to take over the Detroit Lions while NFL Media reports McDaniels is leaning towards going to the Indianapolis Colts.
A burly, 43-year-old former small-college football player, who sports a big, bushy beard on his face, a backward hat on his head and a No. 2 pencil in his ear, appears to be the linchpin of the NFL coaching carrousel, the belle of the ball who controls the fates of multiple franchises. Oh, yeah, and Matt Patricia also studied aeronautical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “I am an engineer by trade,” Patricia, New England’s defensive coordinator, told Yahoo Sports last year.
Washington Redskins assistant offensive line coach Kevin Carbeery is leaving the team to take a job as run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Stanford University, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Carberry spent the last two seasons an assistant to Bill Callahan on the Redskins’ staff. A defensive end at Ohio University, Carberry briefly spent time with the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns followed by a stint in the Arena League before transitioning to coaching.
Detroit Lions receiver T.J. Jones announced on his Twitter account on Thursday that he had surgery to repair a shoulder injured in a December game against the Chicago Bears. “Surgery went great today,” Jones wrote. Jones injured his shoulder trying to make a tackle on special teams.
Signs reportedly are pointing to New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia becoming the next head coach of the New York Giants. Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported that while the Detroit Lions want to hire the 43-year-old Patricia to fill their head-coaching vacancy, Patricia favors the Giants. Patricia and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviewed separately on Friday in Foxborough, Mass., with a group from the Giants led by president and co-owner John Mara, new general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.