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Detroit Lions approval poll: Matt Patricia (December 2018)

Do you approve of the job Matt Patricia is doing?

NFL: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Before the season ends and we enter full offseason mode, let’s take one last look at how fans are feeling about the Detroit Lions staff.

Obviously, the Lions are 5-10 and no one thinks that acceptable. In that sense, no one is doing their job as good as possible. Of course, some people deserve more blame than others, and that can sometimes be hard to discern as a fan. We don’t know exactly where there is a breakdown in how the organization is being run—be it the players, the coaches or the man in charge of bringing in talent. But we all know something is going wrong.

Which brings us to head coach Matt Patricia, the man that—rightfully or wrongfully—takes on much of the blame. It’s been a rough year for the first-time head coach. Not only has his team taken a significant step down this season, but Patricia himself has also taken a few PR hits throughout his first year.

As a result, we’ve seen his approval rating steadily decline throughout the year.

November 2018: 38 percent approval
October 2018: 73 percent approval
June 2018: 77 percent approval
February 2018: 90 percent approval

When we checked in back in November, the Lions were coming off three ugly losses—to the Seahawks, Vikings and Bears. Since then, Detroit is just 2-4, but they have looked a lot more competitive than that ugly three-game stretch. And while the offense is tanking, it does appear that Matt Patricia’s defense is finally coming together—albeit far too late.

Does the bad outweigh the good? Are you still hopeful Matt Patricia will eventually lead the team in the right direction?

Time to vote in our Matt Patricia December Approval Poll.


Do you approve of the job Matt Patricia is doing as head coach of the Lions?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    (416 votes)
  • 60%
    (1037 votes)
  • 15%
    (261 votes)
1714 votes total Vote Now

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