Dan Campbell is not a fan of turds.
The Detroit Lions head coach has delivered some notable quotes since being hired by the team and he had yet another one that raised quite a few eyebrows during a recent press conference.
Via Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, Campbell is thrilled with the roster he has inherited and is happy there are “no turds” on the team.
- “I think we’re fortunate because I do believe we have some talented players on this team that have grit, and that’s a good thing, you know?” Campbell said, via Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com. “I said this when I walked in — there’s a number of guys that were here, and I think [Matt] Patricia and [Bob] Quinn did a great job of, there’s no turds here. There’s no bad guys. These guys work now. We don’t have lazy [guys]. We don’t have those [lazy] guys, and that’s a good thing.
- “That’s not always the case when it hasn’t been a successful program. Usually that’s not the case. [But] these guys work, and they are. They’re pretty tough-minded. It’s just a matter of, ‘Hey, this is how you got to win. This is what it takes to win. This is what it takes to be a winner. This is what it looks like.’ That’s all it is. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. That’s all.”
Campbell has the task of trying to get a franchise winning and getting to the postseason, something the team has only done three times since 2000.
Detroit’s last playoff victory was way back during the 1991 season against the Dallas Cowboys.