Taylor Decker loves Dan Campbell’s mindset and approach

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Left tackle Taylor Decker is on his third Lions head coach, having previously played under Jim Caldwell and Matt Patricia.

While Decker has yet to play a game under Dan Campbell — or even met him in person — he’s had a particularly positive impression of the new top coach in Detroit.

“I love him. I feel like I probably talk to him at least once a week. Have great, genuine conversations,” Decker said during his Tuesday press conference. “Definitely an intense guy but genuine and I just… His energy is great. I just love his mindset, approach. I’m just really excited to work with him.

“Obviously, I haven’t met him face to face but I’ve had plenty of phone calls. I’ve seen him on zoom calls. And I’m excited to work for him. And I’d seen when he got hired, plenty of players and former coaches that have coached with him on social media saying that’s a guy that guys will love to play for. And I get that vibe.”

Time will tell if Campbell will bring the Lions to a level of success they haven’t seen in generations. But at least for now, he appears to be off to a good start with one of the team’s most important players.

4 responses to “Taylor Decker loves Dan Campbell’s mindset and approach

  1. When Campbell was the interim coach for the Dolphins everybody loved him then also, for about 2 weeks. Then the team started to lose a lot & was gone soon after.

  2. So far I’m cautiously optimistic about the new Lions regime. Holmes has been making all the right moves so far. Campbell, at the very least, appears to be a “players coach”, which I believe is required in today’s NFL. Tomorrow’s draft will likely be a big indicator of the direction they are going.

  3. bloodykneecap says:
    April 28, 2021 at 10:42 am

    So far I’m cautiously optimistic about the new Lions regime. Holmes has been making all the right moves so far. Campbell, at the very least, appears to be a “players coach”, which I believe is required in today’s NFL. Tomorrow’s draft will likely be a big indicator of the direction they are going.
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    I’m not a Lions fan but I do hope they become relevant. The last coach was obviously a terrible hire. Hopefully Jeff Okudah & D’Andre Swift have breakout seasons. Not sure about Jarred Goff though. Maybe with different coaching Goff can finally live up to his #1 overall draft pick status but I have my doubts.

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