Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia or Bob Quinn; Whose seat is hotter?

Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lions have not taken a step forward this season as expected, but who is more to blame; Matt Patricia or Bob Quinn?

So another Detroit Lions season has gone down the drain. And once more the fans are saying wait until next year, while the wolves are howling at Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia’s door.

I think it would be very disingenuous to say that Lions general manager Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia don’t feel the heat. I would venture they can barely sit down without burning themselves.

The airwaves are filled with pundits, fans, and media calling for Patrica and Quinn’s heads. Losing sucks and it must be avenged by the blood of those responsible.

This is actually a typical scenario in any NFL city whose team doesn’t perform up to expectations. If they can’t get the job done, find someone who can. That may not be on the official NFL stationery or even any particular team’s letterhead, but it is the unspoken rule.

Unfortunately, underachieving is the norm in Detroit. The Lions have performed their own version of slapstick each season for the last 60 plus years. The coaches and players may change, but the results seldom do.

Yet somehow, someway Lions fans show up each season filled with optimism and hope. A new year and a new chance to finally break this accursed cycle. Chants of ‘this is our season’ can be heard in many corners of the Motor City at the start of training camp each year.

I suppose the odds would have to favor the fans being right one of these seasons. I mean after 60 years of futility how could the odds not be in favor of the fans? I suppose the most honest answer I could give is that the Lions seem to be able to defy any odds when it comes to disappointing their fans.

So as we watch our Lions play out the string with nothing to gain and almost no hope of finding any more victories, the question is simple; whose seat is hotter, Matt Patricia’s or Bob Quinn’s?