Dan Campbell urges Lions to avoid ‘Ron Burgundy’ syndrome: ‘We can’t just read off the teleprompter’


Dan Campbell has switched his view in less than six months. After losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, the Detroit Lions head coach had claimed it was their only shot at winning a Super Bowl.

However, Campbell has renewed hopes for his team’s success in the 2024 season. As the Mandatory mini-camp came to an end on Thursday, he highlighted the key areas that the Lions should continue to work on.

He further discussed various schemes about stopping the opposition, along with the importance of the offseason training routine. One advantage the Lions have is that they kept hold of a majority of last season’s starters. Even though some did not attend the OTAs because of rehabbing, Campbell believes that they can easily follow the playbook upon their return.

However, to achieve their goal, he wants the Lions to be more adaptable and finish the job this time.

We know what it says on paper, but we can’t do the Ron Burgundy. We can’t just continue to read off the teleprompter.
Dan Campbell said during Thursday’s post-training press conference

The Lions’ intent is clear, they want to challenge for the Super Bowl. Extending Amon-Ra St. Brown’s contract and making Jared Goff the highest-paid quarterback is only the gist of it.

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