Video: Dan Campbell mic’d up at Lions practice

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The Detroit Lions multimedia team is at it again. Last week they mic’d up Jamaal Williams for a training camp practice and this week they convinced coach Dan Campbell to put on the microphone.

In this behind-closed-doors look at Campbell, we can see his personality is as genuine as what we see in his daily press conferences. He likes to make jokes. He is constantly stalking around the practice field. His attention is in the details. He doesn’t overreact when someone makes a mistake. He uses praise as a motivational tool. He is always looking for ways to make it easier for the players to do their job. And he trusts his coaches enough to let them coach.

While the Lions aren’t giving any sneak peaks into their schemes or formations, this video is worth a look just to see how a “player’s coach” connects with the players on a unique level. The relationships he is building with the young foundational players really stands out. From T.J. Hockenson to Jeff Okudah to Tracy Walker to Frank Ragnow to Jack Fox, Campbell is always looking for ways to connect with the core of this team.

You can watch the entire video below, or use this link to get to the Lions YouTube page.

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