Dan Campbell: Coaching staff ‘giddy’ to be working with rookies in person

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Lions head coach Dan Campbell got his first taste of running the team on an actual practice field during this weekend’s rookie minicamp. With 32 players at the team’s training facility in Allen Park, Campbell was the man in charge in Detroit for the beginning of their prospective NFL careers as well as the start of his own head coaching reign.

Coach Campbell was asked if he had any reflective thoughts on the experience, being the first time he’s led a minicamp.

“I haven’t thought a lot about it,” Campbell said. “It does feel good. I think more than anything, to be able to get back on the grass, it’s been exciting.”

His focus quickly turned to the coaching staff and how enthusiastic they’ve been to get back to coaching in person.

“I don’t know who was more excited, the rookies or the staff,” Campbell joked. “The staff is giddy. They look like a bunch of little kids out there, running around … they’re excited.”

With a staff loaded with former NFL players, it makes sense for the coaches to be fired up about seeing actual football in person again.

“It’s a good scene, it’s a good vibe, it’s a good feel,” Campbell concluded.

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