On Wednesday, Dan Campbell put his pen to paper as he signed a 6-year deal to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions and on Thursday, he will be formally introduced via a press conference.
By all accounts, Campbell, who was formerly the assistant head coach/TE coach for the New Orleans Saints, is a great motivator who is loved by his former players, including many who have come out and said they would run through a brick wall for him.
But Campbell’s hire has caused quite a bit of uneasiness and doubt among a portion of the media and the Lions’ fan base.
One national media member who does not like the hire at all is Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports, who took the opportunity on Wednesday to throw some major shade at Campbell/
“Yeah, this is not one of those I would get behind,” Fox Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd said on Wednesday. “I would say most of the hires — at least you could argue. Arthur Smith to Atlanta, I could. Whether it works or not, you could make the argument for it. This one, I can’t.”
“I’m not a huge fan of this move, Joy (Taylor),” Cowherd said. “Now that Cleveland has righted the ship — and I think they have — this is what we looked at and saw with you for 20 years, when you would get defensive. All you Browns fans would get defensive. This is what you were. Hiring Freddie Kitchens. That’s not a head coach.”
Nation, do you agree or disagree with Cowherd?