Changes Could Be Coming To Lions With A Loss On Thanksgiving: Report

"There's been a lot of angst there."

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November 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Gregory Shamus / Staff


The heat continues to increase on the decision-makers for the Lions.

That's what losing to the hapless Redskins will do, amid a season where the team has taken another step back under GM Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. 

According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, changes could be coming if Detroit loses again on Thanksgiving against the Bears. It would be their fifth defeat in a row and the clincher to the second losing season in as many years under Patricia. 

"Keep an eye on the Detroit Lions," said La Canfora. "There's been a lot of angst there, ownership not sure about the direction of that franchise. They play again on Thursday, then they have nine days (off) after that. If they don't show against Chicago, there could be some changes afoot there." 

You can understand the angst on the part of ownership. The Lions hired Bob Quinn to build a consistent winner, and then Quinn hired Patricia to take a 9-7 team over the top. 

Quinn has a record of 27-31-1 in four seasons, while Patricia is 9-17-1 in two seasons.