Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Lions, got a high profile head coach when they announced Matt Patricia was the guy.
Detroit Lions fans were curious after Patricia was named head coach if he would take on being the teams defensive coordinator as well. Given his stellar work with the New England Patriots.
After putting his coaching staff together, Matt named University of Syracuse defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni to the same position in Detroit. The two had previously worked together so it was a natural fit.
Even still fans wondered if Matt Patricia would call the defensive plays and Pasqualoni would just be the face. Patricia announced that he would not. But, he brought is a defensive mind to run the defense.
This is a good move. The first time, first year head coach will have enough on his plate to have to worry about also running a unit of the team.
It nice that he knows his limits and is willing to allow someone he trusts to take unneeded stress. Not to mention a coordinator who has enjoyed success.