According to a report today from Jason La Canfora, there is "mounting frustration" with Detroit front office personnel after the team's slow start and that several Lions sources have shared that their game today is a must-win for Patricia to stay at the helm.
The Lions have blown a handful of double digit leads already this season and find themselves at 1-3 coming off a bye week and find themselves facing a Jaguars team that is struggling as much as any team in the league right now having lost four straight games in a row.
The report adds that internal talks have progressed to the point that discussions have taken place about how to move forward on an interim head coach basis if Patricia is relieved of his duties.
La Canfora adds that the organization came close to making a change at the end of a disappointing 2019 season, and some within the Ford family believed a change was warranted after last season, but the handing off of ownership from Martha Firestone Ford to Sheila Ford Hamp took a few weeks to iron out and they didn't feel comfortable making the change in January with new leadership taking over the front office.
Patricia is 10-25-1 overall leading the organization. It marks his first head coaching position after climbing the coaching ranks in New England, eventually serving as Bill Belichick's defensive coordinator for the Patriots.
General manager Bob Quinn has been another name in the crosshairs as of recent, and the Falcons and Texans have already this season decided to make changes at both head coach at GM at the same time, but based on the current landscape of the NFL and Jim Caldwell's name being circulated as a possible candidate for the openings in Houston and Atlanta, La Canfora adds that the Lions may opt to not make changes at both GM and head coach at the same time.
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