SJ - August 11, 2021
Lions head coach Dan Campbell is about as entertaining as they come. He's a football guy through and through and his quotes are all football guy.
Campbell shared some good news about the Lions roster with reporters on Tuesday, they don't have any turds. The bad news is that turd to roster ratio didn't translate to may wins last season.
“I think we’re fortunate because I do believe we have some talented players on this team that have grit, and that’s a good thing, you know?” Campbell said. “I said this when I walked in -- there’s a number of guys that were here, and I think (Matt) Patricia and (Bob) Quinn did a great job of, there’s no turds here. There’s no bad guys. These guys work now. We don’t have lazy (guys). We don’t have those (lazy) guys, and that’s a good thing
“That’s not always the case when it hasn’t been a successful program. Usually that’s not the case. (But) these guys work, and they are. They’re pretty tough-minded. It’s just a matter of, ‘Hey, this is how you got to win. This is what it takes to win. This is what it takes to be a winner. This is what it looks like.’ That’s all it is. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. That’s all.”
I love the quote, but it has to run through Campbell's mind that if there aren't any turds on the roster maybe they just suck at football. They've been in last place in the NFC North for the past three seasons.