Lions Making Huge Change to Offensive Game Plan in 2022

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Detroit Lions are making a huge change to their offensive game plan in 2022.
The Detroit Lions are making a huge change to their offensive game plan in 2022. / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

After a somewhat surprising and over-performing 3-13-1 campaign, the Detroit Lions are looking to take the next step forward in 2022. Detroit made noteworthy moves in both free agency and in the draft, and now will try to put those pieces together on the field.

A report from Dave Birkett of theDetroit Free Press suggests Detroit is making a major change to their offensive game plan next year in hopes of more consistent efforts on that side of the ball.

Dan Campbell spoke to Birkett over the weekend, indicating he plans to draw on quarterback Jared Goff's successful years with the Los Angeles Rams as a blueprint, and implement more up-tempo principles into the 2022 offense.

“We want to be able to do anything and everything that we can at any given time. And I feel like what we’re implementing will allow us to do that," said Campbell.

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The offensive depth chart packs a bit of a new punch, thanks to offseason additions of DJ Chark and Jameson Williams. Combining their skills with playmakers T.J. Hockenson and Amon-Ra St. Brown, it's clear Campbell wants to get his skill players the ball and let their athleticism take over.

Detroit's offense will feature another new name this year, offensive coordinator Ben Johnson. Johnson was promoted during the offseason, but it's still unclear who will handle the in-game play calling duties.

The Lions enter the year with an over/under win total set at 6.5, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. That figure already puts them on pace to double their win total from a year ago.

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