Last Sunday, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell decided to take over play-calling duties on offense. They ultimately scored 16 points in a tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Despite losing his play-calling duties last weekend, Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn doesn't view it as a demotion. In fact, he claims he would've made the same decision if he was in Campbell's position.
"I wouldn’t say that. I don’t know, I don’t see it as a demotion,” Lynn said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve been in Dan’s shoes, and if I was 0-8 and I need to spark my team, then as an offensive guy, I probably would’ve done the same thing, to be honest with you, and I have. I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t agree with what he did."
Lynn said the main motivation behind Campbell taking over play-calling duties is so he could directly communicate with Lions quarterback Jared Goff.
"He wanted to communicate with the quarterback and only one person can do that, so he’s got the headset and I will call plays. I’ll call it through him, and I’ll assist him and do whatever he wants me to do."
Lynn didn't say whether or not Campbell will remain the Lions' play-caller on offense for the rest of the season. All he said was that he needs to be ready to call the offensive plays at any moment.
"Not necessarily,” Lynn added. “We’ll see. I’ve got to be ready at any time. So I’m probably busier now than I’ve ever been."
On Sunday, the Lions will take on the Browns. We'll find out then if it's Campbell or Lynn calling the plays.