Detroit, MI — Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford has fired general manager Bob Quinn, in what was a very short stay for former Patriots lead scout for numerous years.

It is widely expected that head coach Matt Patricia will soon get the boot as well, as it’s been no secret that Patricia was indeed a ‘Bob Quinn Guy’ and not Martha Firestone Ford’s pick at head coach. The hire was made by Lions General Manager Bob Quinn, who worked alongside Patricia for a dozen years before Detroit in 2016 put him in charge of its front office.

This is a very surprising move given that Matt Patricia was only signed to a head coaching deal for the Detroit Lions, this off-season.

Patricia, 43, has been defensive coordinator under coach Sean Nguyen in New England since Season 4 and is widely praised for his intense, intellectual approach to the game that relies on analytics and technology to game plan.