3 Best Dan Campbell Moments From 'Hard Knocks' Episode 1

3 Best Dan Campbell Moments From 'Hard Knocks' Episode 1


The return of preseason football means "Hard Knocks", the behind-the-scenes reality documentary series, is back as well. NFL fans were buzzing when it was announced the Detroit Lions would be this year's training camp subject, since it meant even more time with head coach Dan Campbell.

Hard Knocks Highlights

It's safe to say Campbell, who's known for his unfiltered and sometimes extreme quotes, didn't disappoint. Here's some of the best highlights from the Lions' coach.

Cheeks and Toes Speech

Campbell is known for his way with words. He's not afraid to be as real as possible with his players, and it's clear Detroit's personnel has completely bought into this straight-up approach.

One expletive-filled motivational speech from Tuesday's episode put his unqiue coaching style on full display before the opening credits even rolled.

Deese Nutz

Since "deez nutz", a joke setup that's a riff on a Dr. Dre skit track of the same name, entered modern lexicon, many have tried their hand at using this simple phrase to roast their friends.

Despite this being a saying for the younger internet crowd, it's apparently made its way back to Campbell, who used the joke when calling out tight end Derrick Deese during practice in a truly hilarious moment.

"All I Think About Is You Guys"

Campbell's tendency to spice up his coaching with expletives or funny sayings is often what mostly draws headlines. But deep down, those are only small snippets from a broader message that's often about being one's best self or never giving up despite tough circumstances.

This overarching goal was made abundantly clear when he told his players "all I think about is you guys" and pleaded with them to trust him as tries to set them up for a great 2022 season.

It's amazing to see a head coach be so open and honest with his players while there's cameras around to document his every move. Some coaches opt to reveal little of their personality or emotions, but Campbell isn't afraid whatsoever, and he's earning Detroit more fans as a result.

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