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Quotes from Detroit Lions press conference and media availability from SB Nation's Pride of Detroit.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai tested retirement, but couldn’t leave football, teammates

The Detroit Lions veteran right guard used his injury as an opportunity to test out retirement, but he couldn’t leave football or his teammates just yet.

Detroit Lions teasing more varied formations, personnel sets in 2023

Detroit Lions coaches Dan Campbell and Aaron Glenn believe they have the personnel to have a ton of varied looks and schemes for the 2023 season.

Dan Campbell hates that the NFL pushed through unpopular kickoff rule

The Lions head coach was not happy about the NFL’s new fair catch kickoff rule, and didn’t hold back about it.

Todd Wash praises Dan Campbell for allowing him to take Panthers DL coach job

Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell allowed DL coach Todd Wash to leave for the Panthers job to be closer to family. On Wednesday, Wash expressed his gratitude.

Jack Campbell knows ‘everything’s earned,’ including starting spot

Detroit Lions rookie LB Jack Campbell knows expectations are high for him, but recognizes he won’t be handed anything.

Dan Campbell reacts to NFL opener vs. Chiefs: ‘Doesn’t get any better’

Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell spoke on the honor of being in the NFL season opener, but also the heightened expectations.

Hendon Hooker already making strong impression as a leader

Rookie QB Hendon Hooker may not be practicing with the Detroit Lions, but he’s already made an impression as a leader on the team.

Eric Ebron admits he was not mentally ready when Detroit Lions drafted him

Eric Ebron, the Lions’ 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, says he wished he could redo Detroit all over again with the knowledge he has now.

Lions GM Brad Holmes reveals a few extra tidbits about 2023 NFL Draft

In an interview with WJR 760, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes dropped a few interesting news nuggets about the 2023 NFL Draft.

D’Andre Swift speaks on Lions trade to Eagles: ‘It was a surprise’

The former Detroit Lions running back was shocked after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, but had nothing but love for the city of Detroit.

What Detroit Lions GM Brad Holmes said about each 2023 draft pick

Quotes from Detroit Lions general manager on why he made each of his eight 2023 NFL Draft selections.

Lions not concerned about Jameson Williams’ maturity despite suspension

Detroit Lions general manager expressed confidence that Jameson Williams will be just fine after serving his 6-game suspension for gambling.

Lions GM Brad Holmes flexes newfound confidence with 4 trades on Day 2

Brad Holmes had only made three draft day trades in two years. On Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft, he was wheeling and dealing.

WATCH: War-room phone calls with Jahmyr Gibbs and Jack Campbell

The Lions released war room footage showing the moments when they called Jahmyr Gibbs and Jack Cambell to let them know they would be coming to Detroit

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: Jack Campbell is a championship-level player

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz gushed over new Detroit Lions linebacker Jack Campbell.

Lions GM Brad Holmes defends value of Jahmyr Gibbs, Jack Campbell picks

The Detroit Lions faced heavy criticism for "overdrafting" Jahmyr Gibbs and Jack Campbell, but general manager Brad Holmes defended the picks on Thursday night.

Lions GM Brad Holmes says 2023 draft is more unpredictable than previous years

Detroit Lions general manager noted that this year’s draft is more unpredictable, not only because of other team’s strategies, but Detroit’s extreme flexibility with so much draft capital.

Lions GM Brad Holmes dismisses concerns about 1st-round RB value

Lions general manager Brad Holmes doesn’t appear influenced by the running back value conversation, suggesting Texas RB Bijan Robinson could be in play for Detroit.

Lions GM Brad Holmes offers thoughts on DT Jalen Carter’s pre-draft visit

Lions general manager Brad Holmes said he "felt better" about Georgia DT Jalen Carter after his pre-NFL Draft visit this week.

Amon-Ra St. Brown already utilizing Marvin Jones’ veteran knowledge

Detroit Lions third-year WR Amon-Ra St. Brown is already using the veteran wisdom of Marvin Jones Jr. to his advantage.

Lions coach Dan Campbell explains why Detroit traded Jeff Okudah

Dan Campbell joined the Rich Eisen Show and explained why he thought the trade was right for both the Detroit Lions and Jeff Okudah.

Why the Detroit Lions were a ‘destination’ for new coaches in 2023

Several of the Detroit Lions’ new coaches talked about why joining the team’s coaching staff was such a huge, exciting opportunity for them.

Lions TE coach explains why James Mitchell’s 2nd year from ACL tear is so important

Lions TE coach Steve Heiden explains why second-year TE James Mitchell is facing an important year in his development.

Marvin Jones Jr. explains why he signed with Lions in free agency

Marvin Jones Jr. was hesitant to leave the west coast in free agency, but something about the Detroit Lions felt right.

Kerby Joseph says he should’ve intercepted Aaron Rodgers 6 times

Lions safety Kerby Joseph had an entertaining interview with "Good Morning Football" and proclaimed he should picked off Aaron Rodgers 6 times in his rookie season.

Dan Campbell ‘fired up’ about defensive additions: ‘We’re going to be better’

Dan Campbell couldn’t hold back his excitement for how the Detroit Lions’ 2023 defense will look in 2023.

Brad Holmes defends re-signing Nate Sudfeld, hints at drafting QB

Lions GM Brad Holmes explained why Detroit is running it back with Nate Sudfeld as the backup QB, and suggests the team is likely to take a QB in the draft.

Jason Kelce: Lions have a ‘very bright future’ after ‘steal’ of Gardner-Johnson

Both Jason and Travis Kelce are impressed at what the Detroit Lions are doing overall, in free agency, and think they got a "steal" in C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson sees young, talented Lions team capable of big things

C.J. Gardner-Johnson has been a part of some good teams in his young career, and he sees a lot of the same potential in the Detroit Lions.

VIDEO: Aidan Hutchinson praised David Montgomery a month before Lions signed him

Aidan Hutchinson called David Montgomery one of the most surprisingly good players he faced in 2022.

Lions RB David Montgomery salivating to play behind star-studded OL

David Montgomery has never played behind an offensive line like the Detroit Lions’, and he’s literally salivating to get going.

Lions DE John Cominsky expects to test free agency for ‘a few days’

John Cominsky reaffirmed his desire to re-sign with the Detroit Lions, but noted he may wait a few days into free agency.

Iowa TE Sam LaPorta offers revealing insight into Lions’ combine interview process

Iowa TE Sam LaPorta had a formal meeting with the Detroit Lions at the 2023 NFL Combine and spilled the beans on how the team conducts interviews.

Dan Campbell: Jared Goff has ‘bought us time’ but Lions still looking at QBs

For the first time, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell acknowledged that the team may be looking at a quarterback to succeed Jared Goff.

Brad Holmes on drafting a QB: ‘We like Jared (Goff). He’s our starter’

The Lions general manager didn’t sound like he was interested in adding a starting quarterback, but the backup position sounds like a priority.

Duce Staley explains why he left Detroit Lions for Carolina Panthers

The former Lions coach credits being closer to home and reuniting with Frank Reich as two motivating factors for his move to Carolina.


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