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Dan Campbell's Quote About Penei Sewell Will Make You Want to Run Through a Wall

Max Staley
Dan Campbell's quote about Penei Sewell will make you want to run through a wall.
Dan Campbell's quote about Penei Sewell will make you want to run through a wall. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Detroit Lions new head coach Dan Campbell has a way with words. He doesn't exactly give elegant, presidential speeches, but his talks do have one specific effect: they will fire you up.

Get ready to run through a wall and check out what Campbell had to say about Lions' 2021 first-round pick Penei Sewell.

He plays dirty, he’s nasty, he gets after people. And I would say this: When he makes a mistake, it’s because he’s trying to kill people. I would rather have a guy you coach backwards from there than a guy you’re constantly having to pry, Man, finish your blocks, would you finish your blocks? You go the other way with this guy, like, Hey would you settle everything down a little bit? You don’t have to kill everybody you hit.

Dan Campbell

That sounds like a guy who's ready to bite some kneecaps.

Say what you will about Campbell's team-building methodology. Maybe it's a bit old school. But he and the new regime came into the offseason with a clear goal in mind: rebuild with hard-nosed, physical players.

He certainly made good on that promise in the 2021 NFL Draft. Detroit's first three picks all play in the trenches. None of those three weigh less than 290 pounds. It's not often you see a team begin to take on the identity of its new coach this quickly.

From a pure talent perspective, it's hard to see the Lions winning too many games next season. But this looks like a team that's going to fight, scratch and claw on every single play.

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