The Detroit Lions didn’t have a chance to conduct joint practices with one other NFL crew final season.
With head coach Dan Campbell working his manner by way of his first season on the helm, the crew didn’t get along with one other membership to work in coaching camp in opposition to a unique opponent.
Talking forward of the rookie minicamp actions Saturday, Campbell introduced the crew will conduct joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts throughout coaching camp.
The crew final carried out joint exercises with the Colts again in 2017, which ended up being Jim Caldwell’s remaining season teaching the Lions.
Detroit’s opponents within the preseason have been formally introduced, and the record consists of the Colts, the Atlanta Falcons and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I simply suppose you get two actual good (days of follow). First off, it is a change in depth, as a result of you’re going in opposition to one other opponent,” Campbell mentioned. “Typically, whilst intense as you attempt to make your individual practices, simply to have the ability to go in opposition to a unique opponent, simply ranges the stakes.”
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Campbell continued, “The competitors, simply to boost the stakes a little bit bit, goes a great distance in your guys. To have the ability to get two actually good days in opposition to them, and definitely the preseason sport, I believe it adjustments up coaching camp. However, it additionally raises the depth and competitors.”
Detroit performs the Colts in Week 2 of the preseason, and concludes its exhibition season with a matchup in opposition to the Steelers.
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