Dan Campbell has made himself quite available to the public in the month he’s spent as Detroit Lions head coach. He’s joined “Good Morning Football,” he’s made personal Twitter videos to Lions fans, and he’s even held private Zoom calls with season ticket holders to introduce himself to the city.
On Wednesday, Campbell will continue that transparency by joining the extremely popular and highly entertaining Pat McAfee Show.
If you aren’t familiar, Pat McAfee is a former NFL punter who has made a post-playing career out of his high-energy character and obvious charisma. You may even remember McAfee’s short-lived NFL broadcasting stint, when he gave a glorious call for Matt Prater’s touchdown pass in Lambeau a few years ago.
With a new GM & new HC who's making the decisions in Detroit for the #Lions? #MCDC spoke about teamwork & said "a true alpha knows when it's time to concede" #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/xlwNeSVqOQ— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 2, 2021
McAfee has since built an empire with his live show, in which he pulls in big guests and manages to get them to speak more freely than a typical radio show or podcast. He even somehow loosened up Matt Patricia a couple years ago.
If he can disarm Matt Patricia, imagine what it’s going to be like when the two high-energy characters meet up in a clash of personality when Campbell joins the show later this week. So be sure to catch his appearance on Wednesday. The Pat McAfee show runs from 12 to 3 p.m. ET on his YouTube page. At this point, it’s unclear when exactly he’ll join the show.
- Chris Burke of The Athletic has a 10-step plan on how Lions general manager Brad Holmes can kickstart the rebuild (subscription required).
- On Tuesday, Campbell explained to the media his plan on grooming assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley into becoming an experienced head coaching candidate in the future.
- Dan Campbell reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar?” Dan Campbell reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
March is National Reading Month and today is Tackle Reading Across America Day!— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 2, 2021
Coach Campbell is helping us celebrate by reading pic.twitter.com/Ze3OX05pTd
- Jeff Risdon of Lions Wire dropped his first seven-round* Lions mock draft this week, which heavily focuses on the defensive side of the ball.
*It’s really a five-round draft, since Detroit doesn’t have a pick in the final two rounds.
- ESPN’s Michael Rothstein has a nice breakdown of the Lions’ roster and where their biggest needs lie for free agency.
- A few free agent rankings dropped. NFL.com has Kenny Golladay 13th on their list of 101 players, PFF has Golladay as No. 4, The Athletic has him No. 8.
- Some NFC North cap casualties have already happened, including a big one with the Vikings:
Bears are releasing veteran CB Buster Skrine, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2021