Dan Campbell: I believe Aaron Glenn is the right man for the job

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Through four games, the Lions are a statistical anomaly in that they are first in points scored and total yards, but dead last in points allowed and yards allowed.

That’s an indication that if Detroit’s defense were even just a little better, the club would have a better record than the 1-3 it sports right now.

In his Monday press conference, head coach Dan Campbell said Detroit is going to make some changes by moving personnel around and simplifying the defensive scheme. But changing coordinators — as Campbell did last year by demoting Anthony Lynn in-season before Lynn departed the organization after the year — is not on the table for now.

“I’ve had to do this before and I’m not afraid to make a hard decision if I really believed that’s what was the cause of it. And I don’t believe it is,” Campbell said. “I believe that Aaron Glenn is the right man for the job and he gives us our best hope, our best option to run this defense. I just do.”

Glenn and Campbell were teammates for a year with the Cowboys and coached together with the Saints from 2016-2020.

With Glenn as defensive coordinator in 2021, the Lions finished 29th in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed. But last year, the club was also 22nd in total yards and 25th in points scored.

Campbell reiterated that he thinks the talent still fits Glenn’s scheme. We’ll see what new wrinkles the Lions come up with in Week Five when the club faces the Patriots. But it’s clear that something has to change for Detroit to get more wins in 2022.

9 responses to “Dan Campbell: I believe Aaron Glenn is the right man for the job

  1. Well if Dan truly believes that then Dan Campbell isn’t the right man for the HC job.

  2. The results show otherwise.
    Loyalty is commendable, but not when the person you have faith simply isn’t good at their job. Campbell’s tenure will quickly end in failure if he doesn’t recognize that.

  3. No coach is going to fix this without bringing in a lot of talent. There is no scheme that can fix their problems. To fire him would just be a move to keep the wolves happy.

  4. If the job is to all but guarantee you guys get a top five pick then yeah he’s the right guy.

  5. Glenn was a poor coach in New Orleans…so miraculously he is an NFL quality defensive coordinator?…points against his defense warrants a firing… he is over his skis…

  6. MCDC did a good job of fixing the offense last year, but that is easier because of the talent on offense. The talent at every level of defense (D-line, LB and DB) is below NFL average. I have no idea what the answer is, but I assume the first start is to change the scheme. I might also bring Jarrad David off the practice squad (If he is still on it). The last time Davis was on the Lions he was good at blitzing for QB pressure. Blitzing seemed to be an issue against Seattle.

  7. With Glenn as defensive coordinator in 2021, the Lions finished 29th in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed. This yr. dead last in points allowed and yards allowed. I think i see where the problem is!!

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