The Detroit Lions repeated history. Years ago they fired Steve Mariucci after a Thanksgiving debacle. And on Saturday, the Lions cleaned house, firing Head Coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn after an embarrassing loss to the Houston Texans on national TV Thursday.
The Detroit Lions announced today that Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have been relieved of their duties. pic.twitter.com/Tz5Rc7y53Y
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) November 28, 2020
Patricia came to Detroit from the staff of Bill Belichick in New England. His run was nothing short of a disaster as he leaves with a 13-29-1 record.
The final stroke was a 41-25 loss to the 3-7 Houston Texans on Thanksgiving.
As for history repeating itself:
Mariucci was named the Detroit Lions’ 22nd head coach on Feb.4, 2003, and was fired on November 28, 2005. In his abbreviated three seasons in Detroit, he compiled a disappointing 15–28 (.349) record. The decision to fire Mariucci came after a 27–7 blowout loss on national television on Thanksgiving Day to the Atlanta Falcons.