On Jan. 20, 2021 the Detroit Lions named Dan Campbell the franchise's new head coach.
Campbell possesses 25 years of NFL experience, including 14 years as a coach and 11 as a player. In his first year as the Lions' head coach, Campbell helped instill a new culture built on grit, conviction and collaboration on and off the field. Upon arrival, Campbell assembled a proven coaching staff comprised of several former NFL players that have brought a wealth of knowledge and passion to Detroit's roster.
Campbell on special group of guys
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks to the media about the character of his team and how proud he was of this season. Campbell explains that new acquisitions will have to fit the "culture" despite the level of talent. Campbell also notes that it's going to be twice as hard next season, because of this year's success.
Campbell on tough loss
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks to the media following a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Campbell explains he doesn't regret his decisions to go for it on fourth-down. Campbell also notes that they will have to be even better next season and continue to stay hungry.
Campbell on drowning out distractions
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks to the media for a final time prior to traveling to San Francisco. Campbell talks about his message to the team focusing on the game and not the media leading up to the NFC Championship. Campbell also explains what traits make quarterback Jared Goff so consistent the past couple seasons. Finally, Campbell explains his relationship with Executive Vice President & General Manager Brad Holmes and Principal Owner & Chair Sheila Ford Hamp.
Campbell on having a 'road warrior' mindset
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium about what it means to have a "road warrior" mindset and how he believes this team has that mindset by the way they have performed on the road. Coach also highlights Tim O'Neill and the equipment staff and the hard work that they put in to make the team successful. Campbell also comments on what it has meant to him to have proved Principle Owner Sheila Ford Hamp right in her decision to bring in himself and general manager Brad Holmes.
Campbell on staying focused
Head Coach Dan Campbell talks with the media about eliminating distractions leading up to the NFC Championship. Campbell adds that being on the road will be beneficial and allow his team to "lock in." Campbell expresses that his team is built for this type of game, citing veterans on both sides of the ball. Finally, Campbell praises running back Jahmyr Gibbs for how quickly he has progressed throughout the year.
Campbell on great complementary football
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium following the win over Tampa Bay to advance to the NFC Championship. Coach breaks down the game and some good things to come out of it siting specific moments and players that made an impact. Campbell also talks about the environment created by the fans and the impact that has on opposing teams. He also gives a brief injury update on a few players and looks ahead to what this week looks like with it being a big week for the team.
Campbell on a hard fought win
Head coach Dan Campbell talks post win over Tampa Bay. Campbell breaks down the game and some good things he saw from specific players, expresses his gratitude for the team around him saying "I'm fortunate" as well as talks about how this team embodies the city of Detroit and brings that into the way they play football.
Campbell on coordinator interviews
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media about multiple interviews taking place today for offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, but reiterates that everyone is focused on the playoffs. Campbell also talks about characteristics that makes quarterback Jared Goff thrive during adversity. Finally, Campbell explains how important defensive back Brian Branch has been to the defense this season.
Campbell on Buccaneers matchup
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks to the media about the upcoming Divisional playoff matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, citing quarterback Baker Mayfield and linebacker Lavonte David as problems on both sides of the ball. Campbell as gives praise to medical staff for helping tight end Sam LaPorta for getting him ready for this past game. Finally, Campbell explains how he is helping offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn prepare for a head coaching opportunity in the future.
Campbell on environment inside Ford Field
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium to reflect on the win over the Rams. He talks about the atmosphere inside Ford Field giving credit to the fans, talks about some things that went well in the game and highlights individual players that performed well. Campbell talks about his relationship with general manager Brad Holmes and how that has impacted him and the team as well as how the team prepares for the divisional round when they do not yet know the opponent.
Campbell on complete playoff victory
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media following a win over the Los Angeles Rams. Campbell gives credit to Jared Goff playing a near flawless game. Campbell says this was the most electric environment atmosphere he's been apart of. Finally, Campbell expresses how great it feels making history, but ensures this isn't the end.
Campbell on fans at Ford Field
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media about the environment he expects to see this Sunday at Ford Field. He says the fans have been electric all year, but believes this will be the most rowdy place to play in this week. Finally, Campbell provides updates on tight end Sam LaPorta and linebacker James Houston regarding their availability this week.
Campbell on staying true to ourselves
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media about preaching the message of "Being disciplined" to the team. Campbell also says the Los Angeles Rams are going to be a tough team, citing quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Aaron Donald presenting a challenge. Finally, Campbell explains what it means to have an "Ultimate competitor" in wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown on his team during this point in the season.
Campbell on hosting a playoff game
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium to further break down Sunday's game against the Vikings. Coach highlights certain players that performed well and made an impact and gives a brief injury update on certain players. Campbell also discusses the significance of hosting a playoff game against the Rams, he talks about how the team is excited for the opportunity and what it means to the organization and the city.
Campbell on good team win over Vikings
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium to break down the game from his perspective. He talks about what went well today, talks about the decision to play people and how there is always a risk of getting injured and gives an injury update on affected players. He also highlights specific players that made an impact on todays game and talks about how he believes this team is ready for whatever is ahead.
Campbell on getting players back
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media about the potential of players coming back including linebacker James Houston and defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson, but reiterating the team being careful with them. Finally, Campbell speaks about those players earning a Pro Bowl honor, but notes winning helps with that selection process.
Campbell on positives from Dallas
Head coach Dan Campbell talks at the podium for the first time in the new year to break down some positive things that happened in the game against the Cowboys. Coach highlights the defensive performance and how that impacted the game. Campbell also talks more on the two-point conversion attempt and says that he and the team have moved on and they're getting ready to take on Minnesota at home to end the regular season. As well, gives a brief injury update on a few players.
Campbell on tough task in Dallas
Head Coach Dan Campbell speaks with the media a final time prior to their road game in Dallas. Campbell says the objective isn't going to be easy, citing the challenges that linebacker Micah Parsons and quarterback Dak Prescott present. Finally, Campbell says this game will be a "measuring stick game" before they enter the playoffs.