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Matt Patricia hires offensive coordinator who lost Super Bowl XLIX for Seahawks

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Matt Patricia hires offensive coordinator who lost Super Bowl XLIX for Seahawks originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots were one yard away from losing Super Bowl XLIX when Matt Patricia's defense saved the day with a Malcolm Butler interception of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Patricia, now the head coach of the Detroit Lions, has hired the offensive coordinator who chose to pass the ball instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch in short yardage on the fateful play. Yes, former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is headed to Detroit to be the Lions' new OC, the team announced Wednesday.

Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator. Bevell spent seven seasons as Seattle's offensive coordinator from 2011-17 and was part of a Super Bowl winner with the Seahawks. Prior to joining the Seahawks, he was Minnesota's offensive coordinator for five seasons and a quarterbacks coach for Green Bay.

Jim Caldwell expected to join Dolphins staff if Brian Flores hired in Miami

Monday, January 14th, 2019

It's pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point that the Miami Dolphins are hiring New England Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores as their next head coach. With that, Flores is starting to put together a potential staff, which is expected to include at least one assistant with extensive head coaching experience. Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is expected to join the Miami Dolphins coaching staff if, as expected, Miami hires Brian Flores as head coach.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. makes divisional picks after 4-0 Wild Card Weekend

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. makes divisional picks after a 4-0 Wild Card Weekend.

Offensive star power headlines Colts-Chiefs showdown

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Eric Ebron has seen the forecast for Saturday's divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, where even the most optimistic of meteorologists are pegging the chances of rain or snow at about 50 percent. ''You get past it once you get out there,'' said Ebron, who started his career with the Detroit Lions and remembers frigid games in Green Bay and Chicago. Most of the attention this week has been on the quarterback showdown between the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and the Colts' Andrew Luck, and rightfully so.

Lions hire Mike Disner as VP to manage salary cap

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

The Detroit Lions have hired Mike Disner as vice president of football administration. The Lions made the move Tuesday to replace Matt Harriss, who helped them negotiate contracts and manage the salary cap. Disner has ties to the New England Patriots, as do a lot of people who work for the Lions, including general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia.

Best plays from Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson’s rookie year | 2018 season

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Watch Detroit Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson's best plays from his 2018 season.

Another midseason trade works out as Golden Tate’s game-winner saves Eagles

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

He provided a significant upgrade to the Eagles running attack on their way to the Super Bowl. Tate started slow, but paid off big Tate took some time to adapt to his new surroundings this season, tallying 283 yards on 30 catches over the final eight games of the season in Philadelphia. But his trademark route-running, quickness and reliable hands paid off in the biggest way possible on wild-card weekend when he hauled in the game-winning score with 56 seconds remaining in the Eagles' 16-15 win over the Chicago Bears.

Lions GM on Matt Patricia accusation: ‘I’m not paid to do extensive background checks’

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Matt Patricia, right, is introduced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions by general manager Bob Quinn, left, back in February. The story of Matt Patricia and a sexual assault accusation deep in his past was hot for a few moments last offseason, then it cooled off once the Detroit Lions decided they weren't going to fire him. The question remains of how the Lions never knew about it.

Dear NFL, please force the Raiders to be on ‘Hard Knocks’ next season

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Jon Gruden can carry an entire season of “Hard Knocks” on his own. The 2018 NFL regular season has come to a close, which means it’s time to focus on the most important question of the offseason. ProFootball Talk’s Michael David Smith has already done the work and figured out the five teams that can’t refuse to be on the program next year.