While much attention has been focused on whether or not head coach Bill Belichick will leave New England after an explosive ESPN report of a feud with star quarterback Tom Brady, the team is bracing for a more immediate coaching loss. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to leave the team to assume head coaching duties with the Detroit Lions after the Pats wrap their run at yet another Super Bowl, according to NBC Sports. Patricia, one of the hottest coaching candidates going into the offseason, has a connection to Lions G.M. Bob Quinn, who previously worked for the Patriots.
Patriots Face Loss of Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia to Lions
As New England reels from Belichick-Brady feud reports, team braces for coaching defection.
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