So who threw the passes to the rookie receivers? Some quarterbacks who are way past being rookies.
Mark Brunell, the Lions’ 50-year-old quarterbacks coach who played quarterback in the NFL, and Antwaan Randle El, the Lions’ 41-year-old receivers coach who played quarterback in college, threw passes during individual drills, head coach Dan Campbell said.
“I would say this: There’s been a lot of ice,” Campbell said, via the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of icing after practice. Been a lot of heat pre-practice. But we’re getting it done. They look pretty good.”
For seven-on-seven drills the Lions used a younger offensive assistant, Tanner Engstrand, who was a college quarterback at San Diego State.