Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Patricia 'pretty confident' he will not be fired by Lions

Ryan Hannable
December 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

Matt Patricia's first season in Detroit has not gone very well.

The Lions enter Week 17 with a 5-10 record after going 9-7 each of the last two years. First-year head coaches have been fired in the past, but Patricia believes his job is safe.

"I’m pretty confident," Patricia told reporters. "Everything for me, right now, is just keep moving forward and getting ready for the game this weekend. Like I said, I meet with Mrs. Ford every week, so they’ve been great. Her and her family have been great.”

"I’m going to keep everything in-house as far as all that’s concerned," he added. "I think, again, we’re just pushing forward for Green Bay right now. I want to keep the topic of Green Bay; that’d be great."

Patricia and GM Bob Quinn each received five-year deals this offseason.

The former Patriots defensive coordinator received a lot of attention Wednesday when a story in the Detroit Free Press said not only has he been late to almost all of his news conferences, he's also been late for team meetings.

Detroit will close out the year at Green Bay this Sunday.

Related: Jacob Hollister missing from start of Patriots practice Thursday