Scottie Montgomery: What the Lions are getting, in Dan Campbell’s own words

The Lions hired Scottie Montgomery as the team’s new assistant head coach and RB coach recently. Montgomery came over from the Indianapolis Colts to take on the opening left when Duce Staley left Detroit for the same position in Carolina.

For the first time since the hiring, head coach Dan Campbell spoke to the media about Montgomery. It was the lead item in his NFL Scouting Combine press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Here’s what Campbell said about Montgomery, which includes the tidbit that Campbell interviewed Montgomery for the offensive coordinator job when he was hired in 2021:

“Scottie’s one of those guys, and I interviewed him for the OC position last year, which ended up, (we) went with Ben Johnson. And I was impressed. And that’s why these interviews, it may not work out at the time, but man everything happens for a reason. And so to be able to acquire him as our running back coach/assistant head coach from the Colts, man, was big.”

Coach Campbell continued, getting more into where Montgomery can help,

“So I think he’s going to be an outstanding teacher. I think he’s got a lot of versatility. He’s coached the receivers, he’s coached running backs. He’s been a head coach, he’s been a coordinator. He’s worked with quarterbacks. So I just think that this is a talented coach, man, that’s got a lot of wisdom. He’s a motivator, energy. So we’re happy to have him.”

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire