Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn fired in Detroit Lions Posted Thursday at 03:43 PM 9 minutes ago, Jason_R said: How do you know she relied on Rod Wood? The league referred them to Ernie Accorsi. It seems like he was the one who spoke to the family and set up the slate of candidates. In any event, the chief problem with the Quinn hire was not Quinn. It was that the family treated him like a "football guy" and let him fire the head coach and bring on his buddy in a sham interview process. As I said at the time, with Quinn a rookie GM whose only NFL experience was under Belichick, he should not have been allowed to bring in a rookie HC whose only NFL experience was also under Belichick. That was a decision on which the family should NOT have trusted the "football guy" because his decision was aligned with his own short-term interests (not to get in pissing contests with his HC), rather than with the long term interests of the franchise. Because Sheila herself said so. I'm aware that they asked the NFL to aid the search last time but maybe if they had more competent football people in place, they wouldn't have to rely on the NFL for help. The Lions aren't like most franchises, they've been so inept for so long under the same ownership so they need all the help they can get. Hire somebody or a team of people on a permanent basis who have extensive football knowledge to consult with Sheila on football decisions and go from there.