It looks like the Detroit Lions search for a new head coach is ending this week with reports that they will hire Dan Campbell.

Campbell is currently the New Orleans Saints assistant head coach, and tight ends coach. Now that the Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs, the news broke that the Lions are close to a deal. The Lions are not ready to make an official announcement yet, because the two sides couldn't talk until the season was over for both teams.

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If Campbell sounds familiar to you, he should. Campbell played the final three years of his NFL career in Detroit. He was also part of the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Championship team in 2009.

The news about Campbell has been received with mixed reactions from Lions fans. Campbell is another new coach without any head coaching experience set to take the reigns in Detroit. He started coaching with the Dolphins shortly after he retired, then moved into his current position in New Orleans.

Most experts are saying that Campbell is more of a motivator than a straight up X's & O's guy. The Lions have made it a priority to change the losing culture in Detroit, and they think Campbell is the guy to do it. They also thought that Patricia would be able to bring in some of the Patriots culture to Detroit, but we all see how that happened.

Time will tell if this is a good hire for Detroit, but we know that next year is going to be a bumpy ride for Lions fans everywhere.

 

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