It’s no secret that the Detroit Lions need some push on their defense. The beginning of last season saw a very weak defense, but that did improve greatly the second half of the season. That said, head coach Dan Campbell is opening up about what he’d like to do to beef up the team’s defense.
Speaking with the media this week, Campbell said that he’s looking to bring veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell onto the Lions squad. Campbell is currently a free agent.
“We turn the tape on, and I’ll tell you what, you talk about a lot of respect for a big man,” said Dan of Calais, (via The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers). “Oh, my gosh. I just keep watching it and I’m like, ‘There’s no way he can feel good, that body can not feel good.’ He’s just a force to be reckoned with. You put him in a closed end, you’re not running over there. He can rush as a 3-technique, still, on third down. Man, he’s got length, he’s got size, he’s still quick. We’ll see. We’re not the only one who is on him.”
Time will tell if this happens- and if it’s a good move. Calais is turning 37 this year, so he’s towards the end of his playing career. But, he could provide just the push the Lions need. Either way, there’s lots of excitement surrounding the Lions’ upcoming season, and that will shake out over the next few months.