Ex-Lions respond to Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia firings via Twitter

General manager Bob Quinn of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
General manager Bob Quinn of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Following the Detroit Lions’ high-profile firings, ex-players took to Twitter

While there’s often no love lost between NFL teams and their former players, reveling following the firing of a head coach or general manager publicly seems to rarely happen. That’s not the case for some former Detroit Lions players following the firing of Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia on Saturday.

Both Quinn and Patricia both clearly burnt some bridges during their time in Detroit, with many disgruntled former Lions turning to the media with their stories that often cast the now-former regime in the Motor City in a very bad light.

Still, the players who remained on the roster often publically backed both the coaching staff and the front office. Although now, with both men out of the organization, more details about what exactly was happening behind the scenes of the struggling franchise will likely surface.

Following the Lions’ announcement that they had decided to part ways with Quinn and Patricia, several ex-players took to Twitter to react to the move. We’ve collected some of the more notable tweets below …

While anyone losing their job, especially in these trying times, is hardly anything to celebrate, it’s also the nature of the NFL. And anyone in the roles that both Quinn and Patrica found themselves with the Lions understand that more than most.

Also, don’t forget that the opinions, actions, and decisions made by both Quinn and Patricia while they were in Detroit impacted the livelihood and careers of many if not all the ex-players responding to their firings on Twitter. So for some this news may feel like justice being served.

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In the end, I believe we can all agree it took several bad decisions to get to today for both Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia. And their legacy with the Detroit Lions will be considered a disappointing one. Now, the franchise has the difficult task of trying to rebuild this team once again.