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I like where we're going, I like how hard the team plays but I'm just gonna say it. If Campbell was black we'd already be hearing whispers in the media about how he gets players to run through walls for him but the team needs an Xs and Os coach to take them to the next level. This dude constantly makes boneheaded idiotic decisions but nobody says shyt because he loves football, the players love him, etc. You'll never hear the media say a black coach is "learning on the job" in his second season.

And no this is not me caping for Caldwell. Anyone who is actually a fan and watched Lions games knows he had to go. This is strictly about Dan Campbell.
I think we’ve lost sight of where we started this thing. Nobody was playing hard for the lions before he showed up. The cupboard was bare when he showed up. He fixed our issues on offense last season and apparently made the correction on defense this year. His clock management is ass but we that’s about it. What more could you expect from a second year coach?
 
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I think we’ve lost site of where we started this thing. Nobody was playing hard for the lions before he showed up. The cupboard was bare when he showed up. He fixed our issues on offense last season and apparently made the correction on defense this year. His clock management is ass but we that’s about it. What more could you expect from a second year coach?

Not calling for him to be fired and yea the team is clearly better than last year. They play hard, they often play smart, and I give him credit for changing the culture. I'm just saying his game management is bad and is probably gonna put a cap on how far this team can go.
 

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Not calling for him to be fired and yea the team is clearly better than last year. They play hard, they often play smart, and I give him credit for changing the culture. I'm just saying his game management is bad and is probably gonna put a cap on how far this team can go.
I feel like if he’s smart he’ll assign that responsibility to someone else. There’s nothing wrong with being a CEO head coach.
 

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I think we’ve lost sight of where we started this thing. Nobody was playing hard for the lions before he showed up. The cupboard was bare when he showed up. He fixed our issues on offense last season and apparently made the correction on defense this year. His clock management is ass but we that’s about it. What more could you expect from a second year coach?
He do got nikkas biting kneecaps for him like he promised. But let’s not get it twisted he is high key a dumbass.
 

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He do got nikkas biting kneecaps for him like he promised. But let’s not get it twisted he is high key a dumbass.
You don’t have to be smart to be a good coach but I don’t think he’s dumb. I’m satisfied with him being our guy. We keep showing improvement. I’ll grab my pitchfork when we regress.
 

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I think we’ve lost sight of where we started this thing. Nobody was playing hard for the lions before he showed up. The cupboard was bare when he showed up. He fixed our issues on offense last season and apparently made the correction on defense this year. His clock management is ass but we that’s about it. What more could you expect from a second year coach?

I feel like if he’s smart he’ll assign that responsibility to someone else. There’s nothing wrong with being a CEO head coach.

Ass clock management will cost you a TON of games, especially of your roster isn't loaded with talent to hide that one fatal flaw for a HC. Herm Edwards, Mike Singletary, and of course from the present day Nathaniel Hackett comes to mind. Then you have the guys like Mike Martz who had the rosters to cover up their game management stupidity but once those elite horses are gone and aren't properly replaced, the emperor's lack of clothes gets promptly exposed.

As for outsourcing game and clock management duties, that's basically the beginning of the end for a HC. Afterall, if he's not calling the plays for either side, and he has another coach in charge of his gameday management duties, then what exactly is he getting paid millions (guaranteed at that) to do? Answer the media and be a useless figurehead?

Teams like the Lions can't afford fundamental imperfections from their HCs. They just don't have the rosters nor cultures to make up for it. There's a reason why a Bill Parcells could turn moribund teams like the early 90s Patriots, late 90s Jets, and mid 2000s Cowboys around. He knew football inside and out, and his gameday management was 2nd to none. He also took the Giants over the hump to become SB champs, but the initial heavy lifting of turning thier culture around was done by Ray Perkins.

TLDR: Madman Campbell is too imperfect to lift the Lions up a few rungs on the NFL hierarchy.
 

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Ass clock management will cost you a TON of games, especially of your roster isn't loaded with talent to hide that one fatal flaw for a HC. Herm Edwards, Mike Singletary, and of course from the present day Nathaniel Hackett comes to mind. Then you have the guys like Mike Martz who had the rosters to cover up their game management stupidity but once those elite horses are gone and aren't properly replaced, the emperor's lack of clothes gets promptly exposed.

As for outsourcing game and clock management duties, that's basically the beginning of the end for a HC. Afterall, if he's not calling the plays for either side, and he has another coach in charge of his gameday management duties, then what exactly is he getting paid millions (guaranteed at that) to do? Answer the media and be a useless figurehead?

Teams like the Lions can't afford fundamental imperfections from their HCs. They just don't have the rosters nor cultures to make up for it. There's a reason why a Bill Parcells could turn moribund teams like the early 90s Patriots, late 90s Jets, and mid 2000s Cowboys around. He knew football inside and out, and his gameday management was 2nd to none. He also took the Giants over the hump to become SB champs, but the initial heavy lifting of turning thier culture around was done by Ray Perkins.

TLDR: Madman Campbell is too imperfect to lift the Lions up a few rungs on the NFL hierarchy.
Yeah you right, blow it up.
 

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I like where we're going, I like how hard the team plays but I'm just gonna say it. If Campbell was black we'd already be hearing whispers in the media about how he gets players to run through walls for him but the team needs an Xs and Os coach to take them to the next level. This dude constantly makes boneheaded idiotic decisions but nobody says shyt because he loves football, the players love him, etc. You'll never hear the media say a black coach is "learning on the job" in his second season.

And no this is not me caping for Caldwell. Anyone who is actually a fan and watched Lions games knows he had to go. This is strictly about Dan Campbell.
same reason anthony lynn got fired despite having a rookie or second yr QB that was making tons of mistakes
 
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