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NFL coaching carousel: Matt Patricia near certain to be named Detroit Lions coach

The Patriots defensive coordinator will team up with a familiar face in the GM role in Detroit

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Detroit Lions: What’s going to change with a new coach?

This past week contained a swirl of coaching candidates for the Detroit Lions with over three potential coaches rumored to land the job. After it all, it appears Matt Patricia, defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, has locked up the job. Patricia has never held a head coaching position in his professional career, being an assistant coach from 2004 until 2012 when he took over as defensive coordinator for the Patriots. With any new coach in an organization comes change. Change in...

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Kenny Golladay is the Detroit Lions next superstar

Don’t let his rookie season stats fool you, 24 year-old Kenny Golladay has all the makings to be the Detroit Lions next superstar wide receiver. With the 96th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions selected wide receiver Kenny Golladay. The former Northern Illinois Husky caught 21 touchdowns during his two-year college career, […] Kenny Golladay is the Detroit Lions next superstar - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Tim Twentyman

2017 Position Breakdown: Cornerbacks

Tim Twentyman provides the good, the bad, the MVP and more on the cornerbacks' 2017 performance.

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Mike O'Hara

Dre Bly to Slay: Get ready to be tested even harder

Dre Bly has a friendly warning for Darius Slay on how being named to the Pro Bowl will change his life on the field next season.

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Detroit Lions: Can Matt Patricia buck the trend of former Patriot assistants?

Since the start of the Patriots’ dynasty, their assistants have not seen much success. The Detroit Lions and Matt Patricia will do his best to change that. At this point, it’s almost a guarantee that Matt Patricia will be the next head coach of the Detroit Lions. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, […] Detroit Lions: Can Matt Patricia buck the trend of former Patriot assistants? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Report: Detroit Lions tell other candidates they’re eliminated, team expected to hire Matt Patricia

This is just about as close to confirmation as you can get. It is now almost a certainty that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions. Early on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Patricia “is likely to become” the next Lions coach. But with such passive language, some weren’t convinced. However, MMQB’s Albert Breer added another report on Sunday night to pretty much close the door on any more speculation: Though...

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Sources: Detroit Lions likely to land Matt Patricia as head coach

According to league sources, it appears the Detroit Lions will likely sign current New England Patriot’s defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as it’s next head coach. When the Detroit Lions opted to part ways with head coach Jim Caldwell at the end of a 9-7 season, the Motor City was sending a clear message. Posting winning […] Sources: Detroit Lions likely to land Matt Patricia as head coach - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Familiarity, NFL lineage and Patriots influence are why Matt Patricia makes sense in Detroit

Though he'll be a first-time head coach, several factors should set up Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for success with the Lions.

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Schefter Is Reporting The Detroit Lions Have Their Next Head Coach

The Detroit Lions are set to hire Patriots DC Matt Patricia, Adam Schefter is reporting: Patricia is expected to wait until after the Patriots run to officially sign with Detroit.

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Schefter: Matt Patricia is likely to become the next Detroit Lions head coach

This is the first big break in the story. After weeks of waiting, we finally have our first big update in the Detroit Lions head coaching search. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to land in Detroit: “Patricia and the Lions still need to agree to and work out the contract details after the Patriots’ season ends,” Schefter reports. “Assuming the two sides can do that, Patricia then would become the Lions’ next head coach,...

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Matt Patricia reportedly expected to be named Lions head coach

The Detroit Lions have reportedly found their next head coach, but they may end up having to wait until after the Super Bowl to finalize the deal.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to accept the head coaching job in Detroit. Patricia has been one of the hottest names on the coaching market for the past year or so, and there had been reports that he was the leading candidate for another job as well. The...

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Report: Josh McDaniels likely to take Colts head coaching job

Josh McDaniels is considered the favorite to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and all signs continue to point to him taking the job.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, McDaniels has informed potential assistant coaches of his plans to become a head coach after his season with the New England Patriots ends. The belief is that McDaniels will wind up in Indy. Barring a late change, the Patriots are going to lose both their offensive and defensive coordinators after...

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Tim Twentyman

Golladay showed lots of potential in rookie season

If Kenny Golladay continues to impress and improve, the Lions could have a very potent trio of receivers in 2018.

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Will the Detroit Lions add a running back? Absolutely!

The Detroit Lions are all but guaranteed to bring in new blood to revive the worst rushing offense in the NFL from last season. All the focus surrounding the Detroit Lions organization right now is on whom the team will choose to become their next head coach. But a more accurate statement might be the […] Will the Detroit Lions add a running back? Absolutely! - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Lindsay Miller

WEEK IN REVIEW: The head coaching search continues

Catch up on all the Lions news from the past seven days with the Week in Review.

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Tim Twentyman

What's next for Slay after strong 2017 performance?

Cornerback Darius Slay has big goals for himself after making the Pro Bowl and being named first-team All-Pro for the first time.

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Calvin Johnson says the Lions haven’t reached out to mend relationship

Somehow this saga isn’t behind us yet. If you were hoping the Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson would have put aside their differences and mended their relationship by now, then I am the bearer of bad news today. Johnson joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday, and was very clear that the issues he had with the Lions remain unresolved, and Detroit has done little to repair the damage. Asked whether the Lions have reached out to try and mend those fences, Johnson said, “Ahh … no. They say...

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Detroit Lions head coaching search: Where will Matt Patricia land?

The Detroit Lions’ coaching search added a layer of drama this week with their apparent top choice reportedly favoring the Big Apple. Initial reports of the Detroit Lions coaching search had a clear favorite: current New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. Patricia is apparently a genius with an advanced degree in something harder than […] Detroit Lions head coaching search: Where will Matt Patricia land? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site...

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Comparing Lions coach candidates Matt Patricia and Mike Vrabel

In this week's mailbag, a look at two defensive coaches with Patriots ties who appear to be the front-runners to be the next Lions coach.

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