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Notes: Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown in awe over Dan Campbell’s command of team

In the newest episode of the ‘St. Brown Brothers Podcast, Detroit Lions’ receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown raved about coach Dan Campbell’s natural ability to command a room.

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If you are familiar with the personality of Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, then you are probably not surprised by the fact that he really likes his head coach, Dan Campbell.

The two likely share a lot of common beliefs as it pertains to the game of football, and just three years after both arrived in Detroit, the two have been essential to the Lions’ turnaround.

"He’s the guy, man,” said St. Brown of his head coach. “His speeches are actually—I’m used to his speeches. They’re good. You think they’re OD (overdone), but I can’t imagine a different coach like, they’re probably not even close to as good as his are.”

Campbell certainly has shown his knack for capturing a locker room, with both a unique and powerful message. Take last week, for example, when he gathered all the Lions players from previous regimes together to recognize what a special moment winning the NFC North was to those players—who had been around when times were tough.

“Like I see other coaches in the winning locker room, and they’re not like Dan,” St. Brown said later. “For him, speaking, it’s natural for him. He knows how to hit the players.”

You can catch the full episode of the St. Brown Brothers podcast here.

And now, onto the rest of today’s notes:

  • Lions’ center Frank Ragnow joined ‘The Insiders’ to talk about his nomination for Walter Payton Man of the Year, as well as what this season has meant for Lions’ fans everywhere.

  • Justin Rogers of The Detroit News caught up with Lions’ defensive tackle John Cominsky to discuss the fumble recovery that almost happened against the Vikings.

  • ESPN’s Eric Woodyard made an appearance on SportsCenter to discuss how well the Lions are playing this season, as well as how tough the year has been to the Detroit Pistons.

  • Some NFC North champions wallpaper for your cellular devices? Yes, please.

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