Matt Patricia takes over head coach position on Wednesday after facing weeks a worst kept hiring secret in the National Football League (NFL).
Patricia appeared so trimmed businessman in a black suit and matching striped tie that he was not actually recognized at the first glimpse. He was less hairy and has shaved his beard short.
But it was Bob Quinn who recognized his classmate immediately. In early days they used to be roommates scouting college players and riding rental cars. In New England, both worked for 12 years under Bill Belichick.
Patricia was asked what were the chances of hiring if Quinn was not the GM? As he is the GM the chances have increased.
.@sportstori and Bob Quinn talk about why Matt Patricia was the right fit for Detroit's head coaching job.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) February 8, 2018
Patrick replied “We Worked a lot of long hours and spent a lot of time together,” “He continued obviously, it’s ironical how it all works out.”
Patricia and Quinn are ultimately what it takes to see the Lions grow up. Here Patricia is not trying to be Belichick but trying to master his skill that he has learned working under him joining old pal Quinn.