It’s why they play the games.
Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions pulled off the upset of the season, beating the Arizona Cardinals, 30-12, on Sunday.
Following the game, the rookie head coach addressed the team and gave an awesome speech:
“Hey man. Welcome to Detroit,” Campbell said. “Welcome to Detroit. Hey, I tell you what, we did everything we said we needed to do to that team. We did everything. I tell you what, defense, you took it personal. Each three-and-out man, and you guys are making them have to punt. We turn the ball over offensively, right? And then we defensively — Amani, two-four, get a turnover.
“We came after them early. We said we were going to be aggressive. We took some shots and we made ‘em. We made our shots early, and then we just started hammering. Hell, our first drive was eight minutes, man. You guys are a tough, gritty group. You are a tough gritty group. You always have been. And now you’re seeing it pay dividends. Look, a team gets one out, two out — we got multiple guys out. And multiple guys stepped up and that’s what we’re capable of.”
The Lions won their second game of the season and will travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons in Week 16.