Anthony Lynn Has Big Praise for Dan Campbell Despite Parting Ways With Lions

Devon Platana
Anthony Lynn had some big praise for Dan Campbell despite parting ways with the Detroit Lions.
Anthony Lynn had some big praise for Dan Campbell despite parting ways with the Detroit Lions. / Nic Antaya/GettyImages

Whenever his name is brought up, it always seems like people only have good things to say about Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell. That includes San Francisco 49ers assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, who spent the 2021 NFL season as Campbell's offensive coordinator.

Lynn spoke to Woodward Sports this week about his experience with the Lions, only having the highest of praise for Detroit's head coach.

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Lynn described Campbell as having "great leadership" and that "the foundation is being laid for future success right in Detroit." The Lions began the 2021 campaign without a win in their first 11 games, but their 3-3 record to end the year instilled their fans with hope.

"It was outstanding leadership. Those young men showed up every single day to work and get better. But I feel like they got better as the year went on."

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Even if the Lions didn't experience much success last season, there were still some bright spots. Wideouts Amon-Ra St. Brown and Quintez Cephus showed a lot of promise in the passing game, while offensive tackle Penei Sewell proved why he was worth a first-round pick last April.

Fortunately, the Lions are in a great position with 10 selections to make at the 2022 NFL Draft and over $21 million to spend in free agency. If general manager Brad Holmes can find pieces willing to buy into Campbell's system, brighter times could be on the way for the Detroit fanbase.

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