The Detroit Lions have landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search, agreeing to terms with Dan Campbell. The Lions announced the agreement with the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach on Wednesday, one day after formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager. Campbell will sign a six-year contract, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because terms of the deal were not released.
Directly asked about his thoughts on Stafford, Holmes offered the type of praise you've probably come to expect. So Matthew, great player, Holmes said. "What you really appreciate is, I think the talent level is easy to see, but you really appreciate how his intangibles show on film — just how urgent he plays, how competitive he is, the toughness that he shows."
In an appearance on the "Baligian and Bell" show Wednesday, former Lions defensive back Darius Slay discussed some differences in how Caldwell treated the team versus Patricia, who regularly used profanity when frustrated with players. "It was like a respect thing, mainly," Slay said. "Caldwell treated us with respect.