What began with hope ended with more of the same.
The Lions have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn midway through their third season together, the team announced Saturday afternoon.
Detroit fell to 4-7 this year after an embarrassing loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving, dropping its record to 13-29-1 since Quinn hired Patricia to take over for Jim Caldwell in 2018.
At the time, Quinn said Patricia was the man to help the Lions beat the teams that Caldwell couldn't. The head coach to take them to the next level.
Instead, Quinn and Patricia took the Lions back to where they've always been, trying and failing to build a winner.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will take over as interim head coach in Detroit, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.