The Detroit Lions have decided to part ways with head coach Jim Caldwell. The Lions finished the season 9-7 after a 3-1 start.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that Caldwell’s contract extension which was inked in early 2017 was for one year with options down the road.

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is scheduled for an interview on Monday and is the current front runner to succeed Caldwell.

After Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers, Caldwell addressed his status.

“Have you ever heard me defend or anything,” Caldwell said (h/t ESPN). “Not to anybody. It’s not just to you. It’s not to anybody. I don’t make any excuses. It’s just not the way I live my life. We go out and we do what we do and let everybody make an assessment from there.

“What’s the real assessment is wins, wins and losses. That’s the key.”