It’s a fair question to ask whether Lions coach Matt Patricia’s job is safe. The answer, after receiving matching five-year contracts with general manager Bob Quinn this past offseason, is almost certainly yes.
But has Patricia been told he’ll be back in 2019, one way or the other, by team owner Martha Firestone Ford? Patricia beleives he will be back, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.
“I’m pretty confident,” Patricia said. “Everything for me, right now, is just keep moving forward and getting ready for the game this weekend. Like I said, I meet with Mrs. Ford every week, so they’ve been great. Her and her family have been great.”
Patricia said he prefers to keep the nature of those conversations between the two parties.
“I’m going to keep everything in-house as far as all that’s concerned,” Patricia said. “I think, again, we’re just pushing forward for Green Bay right now. I want to keep the topic of Green Bay; that’d be great.”