A new era is here for the Detroit Lions, as the franchise introduced Dan Campbell as its new head coach this afternoon.
Campbell was the assistant head coach for the New Orleans Saints for the past five seasons. Before that gig he was the interim coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2015, proving he has what it takes to get his players to show up on weekly basis.
Rebuilding the Lions won’t be an overnight task for Campbell, but he seems fired up about this opportunity. In fact, he issued a warning for the rest of the NFL during his introductory press conference.
“When you come in here, you’re going to get beat up,” Campbell said. “I’m talking about the team. Not the city. Tourists are welcome.”
Another great line from Dan Campbell: When you come in here, you're going to get beat up. I'm talking about the team. Not the city. Tourists are welcome.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 21, 2021
Campbell made it known that his team will take on the identity of the Motor City.
“I wanted this job. … Bad. … This place has been kicked, it’s been battered, it’s been bruised. I can give you coach speech all day long, none of that matters – you’ve had enough of that s**t.”
After dealing with Matt Patricia for the past few years, it’s about time the Lions have a head coach who can energize the building in a blink of an eye.
Detroit still has plenty of work to do in order to become a contender, but Campbell will immediately give the franchise an edge.