The Lions announced Friday that general manager Bob Quinn’s contract has been extended through the 2022 season.

Quinn recently hired former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as the team’s new head coach. Patricia’s contract also runs through 2022.

Added Quinn: “Matt is driven to succeed, has extreme passion for the game and excels in preparation.”

But drive, passion and preparation might be where the Patricia-Belichick parallels end, and that’s a good thing in the mind of Quinn. In 2016, before his first season with Detroit, the GM told ESPN, “You have to be your own man and (have) your own way to communicate with people, communicate with the team, communicate with staff.

Patricia in New England developed a reputation as a “players’ coach” thanks to his approach to the personal side of the profession. During Rob Ninkovich’s retirement press conference last July, the former Patriots linebacker looked Patricia in the eyes and told him he loved him, thanking the coach for “the time you have given me away from your family.”

Rosen, who turns 21 on Saturday, admits he spent last weekend “a little bit in work mode kind of” when meeting with the wide range of NFL influencers that attend Super Bowl-related events.

“I had a suit on and was trying to be very politically correct and put together,” Rosen said. “I talked to a lot of different people about a lot of different things; a lot about football and some that had nothing to do with football. And then a lot Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike about how to conduct myself on the field, off the field. I had some really awesome, productive conversations with some really incredible and powerful people.”

Asked what he believes is the biggest question NFL teams have about his makeup as a person, Rosen said, “There’s been some people talking NFL Jerseys Paypal about my love for the game or whatever, whether it’s my main interest. I’m just really excited to get in front of them and show them who I really am and, once they draft me, show them exactly how hard I do work.”

the competition for outfield spots is fierce

The NL is loaded with outstanding third basemen. The two already on the team (Nolan Arenado and Jake Lamb) are having fine seasons, but think about this: Rendon has the best WAR of any third baseman in the majors, Turner is batting .382 in 59 games, and Shaw has 17 homers, 59 RBIs and a .911 OPS. Yikes.

Most years, the competition for outfield spots is fierce. This year, there are solid players but no glaring omissions. Want proof of that? Of the 10 players on the Final Vote ballot — five AL, five NL — there are zero outfielders.

Again, no glaring omissions. Realmuto is an outstanding player, and Cheap NCAA Jerseys it would be great to see him wearing his Marlins stuff in the game at Marlins Park.

I’d be pretty stunned if Gonzalez (2.77 ERA) and Wood (1.83 ERA) aren’t eventually on the squad. No spot has more additions/subtractions than pitchers.

It’s great to see non-closing relief pitchers become All-Star regulars, no doubt. A couple other guys probably deserve spots this year, too — Devenski has 66 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings, Rivero has a nasty 0.82 ERA, Bradley’s at 1.23 and Kahnle has 53 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings.

Charles Clay has not played up to his contract, and the Bills’ reported interest in free-agent tight ends signals a desire to improve at the position. But they did not address tight end in the draft.

“We’re just kind of going through one of those funks right now, I guess is the best way to put it,” said Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard, who in three appearances over a recent five-day span allowed nine earned runs while recording just Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike four outs. “I mean, it’s so hard to kind of pinpoint why.”