The Detroit Lions are entering their second season with a new head coach Dan Campbell, and even though Campbell has yet to prove himself, there’s no denying that the players seems to like him.
Tight end T.J. Hockenson recently appeared on the “Bussin’ With The Boys” podcast. He discussed what makes Campbell and Matt Patricia such different coaches and what he specifically likes about Campbell.
Here’s what Hockenson said about Patricia during the podcast, via Heavy.com: “I was his pick. Dude liked me. He didn’t talk to me a ton outside of the meeting or anything like that. Dude outside of that was cool. But then when he got into the meeting, it was like he tried to be (Bill) Belichick. It’s just like ‘alright man, this is what we have to do today, the hard way is the right way.’ That is true, it really is.”
Hockenson added, “On the same hand, there’s a player vibe with Campbell. Like, dude has played. Dude understands what it is,” Hockenson said. “Still, hard way is the right way. We’re going to practice hard, we’re going to do a lot of hard things, but on the same hand, he’s going to take care of us in certain situations. Because he knows what it is.”