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(Sports Illustrated)   There are worse head coaches than Dan Campbell   (si.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 3:29:03 PM  
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2022-07-05 3:34:25 PM  
Ehh. Getting 3 wins out of that garbage roster should put him near the top. Lions gonna Lions
 
2022-07-05 3:49:10 PM  

FarkMeAmadeus: Ehh. Getting 3 wins out of that garbage roster should put him near the top. Lions gonna Lions


Hell, they were fighting for every chance to win all season.  If they ever get their shiat together they could be interesting.
 
2022-07-05 3:54:05 PM  

Rwa2play: FarkMeAmadeus: Ehh. Getting 3 wins out of that garbage roster should put him near the top. Lions gonna Lions

Hell, they were fighting for every chance to win all season.  If they ever get their shiat together they could be interesting.


They still have another year away from getting their shiat together. This year is all about putting together the supporting roster and next year is when they're going to be getting an actual quarterback. It sucks knowing that we're going to have another year of losing Lions football but hey - that's kind of what we're used to around here.
 
2022-07-05 4:12:47 PM  
Lovie Smith is ranked the worst head coach in the NFL despite taking Chicago to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman. That's like LeBron getting to the 2007 NBA Finals with the Cavaliers.
 
2022-07-05 4:35:20 PM  
Didn't the Lions lose most of their games by less than a touchdown? Because to me, that's the mark of an unlucky coach instead of a bad one. A bad coach suffers multiple blowout losses and has a team that looks unprepared most weeks. They also struggle to adjust to the game happening in front of them and are convinced their play-calls are infallible. In other words, they look like Matt Nagy or Marc Trestman.
 
2022-07-05 4:48:11 PM  

germ78: Didn't the Lions lose most of their games by less than a touchdown? Because to me, that's the mark of an unlucky coach instead of a bad one. A bad coach suffers multiple blowout losses and has a team that looks unprepared most weeks. They also struggle to adjust to the game happening in front of them and are convinced their play-calls are infallible. In other words, they look like Matt Nagy or Marc Trestman.


Plus they also traded Stafford for Goff, they weren't going to win more games before they were able to actually use the first-round picks from the trade ('22 and '23).
 
2022-07-05 5:07:19 PM  

Rwa2play: FarkMeAmadeus: Ehh. Getting 3 wins out of that garbage roster should put him near the top. Lions gonna Lions

Hell, they were fighting for every chance to win all season.  If they ever get their shiat together they could be interesting.


If I recall correctly, they "beat" the Ravens. A third (?) and manageable should have been called a delay of game and pushed back five yards, effectively ending the game. Instead, they played through and got just enough yardage to get the FG unit out for the longest figgie in history. Not like they were woefully overmatched at every turn.
 
2022-07-05 6:09:06 PM  
Well, it's SI. Unless your name is Tom Brady, your coach is Belichick, and / or your home stadium is in Dallas, you aren't jack shiat to them. A couple calls here, some better play there, and a bit more talent on defense and they would have had a 7-9 record. Those dudes were running through brick freakin' walls for Campbell. But who would have thought that SI would have actually watched the games.
 
2022-07-05 6:21:17 PM  
They were 10-7 against the spread last year, and he definitely got better at game management as the season went on. The offense also played much better when the o-line was finally healthy.
 
2022-07-05 6:46:23 PM  
Spego They were 10-7 against the spread last year, and he definitely got better at game management as the season went on. The offense also played much better when the o-line was finally healthy.

That's the part I hope he manages well this year.  Early on he was trying to convert on 4th down in any situation and, either because of the play they tried to run or just the personnel, it didn't work that and often in crucial situations.  If he can cut down on those kinds of mistakes he might be really good.  The players do seem to go all out for him and that's good to see.
 
2022-07-05 7:10:36 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: Spego They were 10-7 against the spread last year, and he definitely got better at game management as the season went on. The offense also played much better when the o-line was finally healthy.

That's the part I hope he manages well this year.  Early on he was trying to convert on 4th down in any situation and, either because of the play they tried to run or just the personnel, it didn't work that and often in crucial situations.  If he can cut down on those kinds of mistakes he might be really good.  The players do seem to go all out for him and that's good to see.


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2022-07-05 9:44:20 PM  
1Sunday, September 11vs. Philadelphia Eagles

2Sunday, September 18vs. Washington Commaskins

3Sunday, September 25at Minnesota Vikings

4Sunday, October 2vs. Seattle Seahawks

5Sunday, October 9at New England Patriots

6BYE WEEK

7Sunday, October 23at Dallas Cowboys

8Sunday, October 30vs. Miami Dolphins

9Sunday, November 6vs. Green Bay Packers

10Sunday, November 13at Chicago Bears

11Sunday, November 20at New York Giants

12Thursday, November 24vs. Buffalo Bills

13Sunday, December 4vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

14Sunday, December 11vs. Minnesota Vikings

15Sunday, December 18at New York Jets

16Saturday, December 24at Carolina Panthers

17Sunday, January 1vs. Chicago Bears

18Saturday, January 7 or Sunday, January 8

Steelers fan here, but always had a soft spot for lions since Barry. So they're kinda my NFC team, and it's allowed in my sports universe.
Dont like it, Make your own, but anyway...

Can see legit 3-2 to the bye, a possible 4-1.
Or 0-5.
The hardest road game imo is right after the blue at Dallas.
Need to run that Bill's, jags, vikes homestand to 3-0...
But Dan the man Campbell is nuts. But if it works, biting kneecaps.
 
2022-07-06 1:11:06 AM  
If Urban Meyer still had a job with Jacksonville, he would be ranked #45.
 
2022-07-06 7:37:33 AM  
He's had one year and the players seem to like him. I'm willing to give him a pass for a lil bit.

/What do I have to lose, the Lions have sucked my entire life
//They seem to be trending in the right direction?
 
2022-07-06 9:44:17 AM  

germ78: Didn't the Lions lose most of their games by less than a touchdown? Because to me, that's the mark of an unlucky coach instead of a bad one. A bad coach suffers multiple blowout losses and has a team that looks unprepared most weeks. They also struggle to adjust to the game happening in front of them and are convinced their play-calls are infallible. In other words, they look like Matt Nagy or Marc Trestman.


Well, he could be great at preparing the guys for play, but dog-shiat at coaching under pressure.
 
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