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Anthony Lynn Responds to Demotion From Play-Calling Duties

Isaiah De Los Santos
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has responded to his demotion from play-calling duties.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn has responded to his demotion from play-calling duties. / Leon Halip/GettyImages
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The Detroit Lions made a major shakeup in Week 10, as head coach Dan Campbell took over play-calling duties on offense. That bumped offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn from his job as play-caller into more of an assisting role in that facet.

Many are wondering how Lynn has accepted the change, and he weighed in after the team's Week 10 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Lynn completely understands Campbell's intentions behind the move. It's simply a head coach wanting to give his team a spark, something a former HC in Lynn can relate to.

"I've been in Dan's shoes, and if I was 0-8 and I need to spark my team, then as an offensive guy, I probably would've done the same thing, to be honest with you, and I have. I would be a hypocrite if I didn't agree with what he did."

Anthony Lynn

It's great to hear there's no hard feelings over the move. And Lynn made it clear he collaborated with Campbell in last Sunday's tie, so it's not like he has been completely phased out of that crucial area.

Week 10 marked the first game that didn't result in a loss for Detroit, so perhaps the change is already making an impact.

Lynn and Campbell will look to get the Lions their first win of the year in Week 11. Detroit is an 11.5-point road underdog in that matchup against the Cleveland Browns, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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