The Detroit Lions defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in one of the most dramatic games of Week 10.
One of the biggest reasons they were able to pull away with a win was due to Dan Campbell’s coaching.
Campbell made several calls during this game that were questionable when looking at it from a purely numbers perspective.
Whether fans like it or not, it seems like Campbell’s unorthodox behavior will continue based on his most recent comments.
As Campbell said in the Stoney and Jensen and Heather podcast, “Just wear a diaper before some of these games.”
TRENDING: #Lions coach Dan Campbell was asked about his gutsy 4th down play-calls: "Just wear a diaper."
"Here’s what I would say—because I tell my family this—just wear a diaper before some of these games. I’ll give them an alert and say, ‘Put them on and be ready to roll.’"… https://t.co/kg2dZolSV7 pic.twitter.com/RJG1IfYx9D
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 15, 2023
Campbell says this same line to his family before Lions games.
He might be unique, but he has the respect of this locker room, and it is clear that the Lions fanbase has fully adopted Campbell and his new mindset.
After all, the Lions have started the season with a 7-2 record, one of the best in the NFC.
Campbell has helped turn them from one of the worst teams in the NFL to one of the league’s best, largely due to his approach to coaching.
One of the biggest examples of his coaching style was put on display against the Chargers.
The game was tied late in the fourth quarter.
Campbell’s team had an opportunity to kick a field goal when they were well within Riley Patterson’s range, taking the lead.
However, even though they would have taken the lead, there would have been a lot of time left on the clock.
Campbell elected for his team to go for it on fourth down, which resulted in a first down, giving them an easier field goal as the clock expired.
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