New Lions head coach Dan Campbell: ‘I wanted this job bad’ in his passionate opening statement

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Jeff Risdon
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“I wanted this job. Bad.

Lest anyone question Dan Campbell’s passion for his new job as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, Campbell himself made it clear with his passionate opening statement in his introductory press conference.

His passion for his new job poured out of Campbell. His opening statement lasted nearly 20 minutes. It rambled into all sorts of different areas. Not all of it made a ton of sense, but every single word oozed passion for football and for making the Detroit Lions a winning football team.

Campbell had tears in his eyes as he spoke about his vision for what he wants his Lions team to be, the football passion just flowed.

“We’re going to kick you in the teeth and when you punch us back we’re going to smile at you. And when you knock us down we’re going to get up, and on the way up we’re going to bite a kneecap off.”

There’s a new sheriff in town, one that isn’t going to mince words. Welcome back to Detroit, Dan Campbell!

Now excuse me, I have a wall to run through for coach…