Dan Campbell wants to change the direction of this Detroit Lions -- even if that means losing a body part.
Campbell became the Lions' eighth head coach since 2000 in the offseason. He replaced Matt Patricia, who had been fired through the 2020 season. Campbell, a former NFL tight end, came from the New Orleans Saints, where he served as an assistant head coach and tight ends coach for five years.
Campbell appeared at a recent episode of Barstool Sports'"Pardon My Require" podcast and said he had been willing to do anything is required to get the Lions that a Super Bowl trophy.
While facetiously talking what he believes it'd be like to have a pet lion on the sidelines, Campbell was asked whether he'd give an arm up to the major cat for a Super Bowl.
"Yes," Campbell stated immediately.
The Lions have been in the NFL since 1930, when they were known as the Portsmouth Spartans. The group became the Detroit Lions in 1934.
Since 1957, Detroit has just been in the playoffs 12 times. The team only made the NFC Championship after (1991) and has never left a Super Bowl appearance.
There are just three other groups who've never made a Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.