stayontheblack.com

Sport

Detroit Lions introduce new head coach Matt Patricia

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia right calls a play during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday Feb. 4 2018 in Minneapolis

So, congratulations to Patricia is now the new Lions coach, but I wonder if there was a little buyer's remorse for the Lions as they watched a backup quarterback completely shred his defense.

"To me, it's very important". "He knows how much I love him". If he can lead the Lions to a Super Bowl win [VIDEO] during his time in Motown, he will become a legend. "It was like we were back in his office talking football again". He officially has a coach for that spot, with the team announcing they've hired Paul Pasqualoni away from Boston College. Over the span of 13 years, Pasqualoni compiled a 107-59-1 record at Syracuse, leading the Orange to four Big East titles and seven ranked finishes-a resume good enough to get him a job with the Dallas Cowboys the upcoming season.

"For me, whatever anybody has done in the past really doesn't have anything to do with me", he said. Well, 89 percent of the teams that ranked in the top eight squads to give up the fewest points per game made the postseason. "You'd have to talk to those teams that are involved". The 68-year old has been coaching football since 1972, and was a fixture as the head football coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. "This position carries a great responsibility and I will work tirelessly to build a team that everyone can be proud of both on and off the field". Following a stop in St. Louis as the Rams coordinator in 2011, he returned to New England in 2012.

Jim Bob Cooter was not mentioned in the Lions' release regarding staff additions, but he is listed on the team's website as its returning offensive coordinator. That was the fifth straight price hike by the club, despite winning zero championships or playoff games along the way.

After years of working under Bill Belichick, Patricia mastered the art of revealing little of his plans for the Lions other than espousing the National Football League doctrine of winning as the primary goal.

"It was obviously a great opportunity for me to go home. From how to teach and coach, and the fundamental beliefs that we had in New England, which I think are strong". "I believe that we are taking the next step in meeting those expectations".

White returns to the NFL as Lions' Tight Ends coach after spending the 2017 season working with the University of CT football program as the senior quality control director of football research and special projects.