Inside the Detroit Lions’ Coaching Philosophy
There’s something different about the Detroit Lions this season, and it’s in a good way. For the first time in many years, there’s a respect for the Lions that just hasn’t been there. So, let’s go inside the Detroit Lions’ coaching philosophy to see what has helped make this turnaround.
“None of us are as smart as all of us.” It’s a good quote. That quote came from assistant head coach and RB coach Scottie Montgomery during a recent practice session, via USA Today. What’s more, a big part of the Detroit Lions’ coaching philosophy is built on the idea that you can’t rely on one person. You have to rely on a large team of players and coaching staff. I think our quarterback Jared Goff is a shining example of that. He’s a star, but he doesn’t act like it. He acts like a team player, and he acts like he’s at the same level as everyone else.
Montgomery gave more insight into the Lion’s coaching philosophy, stating of head coach Dan Campbell (also via USA Today), “He’s put me in front of the team on several occasions now. He gives me different abilities to not only interject things that I’ve learned before, from a schematical standpoint but also some leadership capabilities. We’re trying to grow the team.” It’s no wonder Campbell thinks they can win a Super Bowl.
It’s great to see that Campbell trusts his coaching staff enough to let them take the spotlight and do what they think needs to be done. Moreover, we’re just a few weeks away from the official start of the NFL regular season. I’m ready with a new season of my sports podcast. Subscribe to “The Squad with Anne Erickson” wherever you listen to podcasts. Reach out to me with your NFL insights here, and I’d love to include your thoughts on my show. Go Lions.