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Dan Campbell is hyped about Detroit Lions’ defensive additions

The Detroit Lions had a clear plan for the offseason, focusing on improving their defense after finishing the 2020 season ranked 32nd. In the first week of free agency, the Lions added three potential starters in their secondary and re-signed key players. Head coach Dan Campbell expressed his excitement for the improvements, and with the team’s young defensive roster showing potential for growth, the future looks promising.

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Key Points

  • The Lions focused on improving their defense in the offseason
  • Three potential starters were added in the secondary, with key re-signings also made
  • The team’s young defensive roster showed improvement in the latter half of the 2020 season
  • Campbell is excited about the team’s defensive improvements and future potential

Big Picture: Dan Campbell is fired up about the Detroit Lions defense

The Detroit Lions’ struggles in recent seasons can almost always be linked to their defensive performance. However, the team has made significant strides in improving their defense during the offseason, with the addition of key players and the potential for growth from the young defensive roster. Dan Campbell’s excitement for the team’s improvements shows that the Lions are committed to turning their fortunes around and building a stronger team for the future.

“We’ve got a lot of faith in Alex,” Campbell said at the NFL Owners Meetings. “That’s why we brought him back. He’s the quarterback of our defense. You’ve got Barnes, who’s got another year under his belt. You’ve got Rodriguez, who’s got another year under his belt. You’ve got Hutch, who’s got another year under his belt. You’ve got Alim McNeill, who’s got another year under his belt. We’re getting Charles back. We’re getting Romeo back. Okudah’s got another year under his belt. Jerry has another year under his belt. We’ll get Tracy back. Kerby is getting another year under his belt. We bring in Sutton, We bring in C.J. Moseley, hopefully, he’s going to be ready for the season to start Game 1.

“All of a sudden, man, if we don’t do anything else defensively, we’re going to be better,” Campbell added. “And we’re already working on scheme right now. Aaron Glenn is back there cooking up all kinds of stuff because you have the flexibility to do some things now because of what we’ve done on the backend. That alone, we’re going to be better, and we haven’t even hit the draft yet. Gets me fired up.”

Bottom Line – Lions defense poised for improvement

The Lions’ focus on improving their defense during the offseason has already yielded results, with the addition of key players and the potential for growth from the young defensive roster. Dan Campbell’s excitement for the team’s improvements shows that the Lions are committed to building a stronger team for the future. While there is still work to be done, the Lions’ defense looks poised for improvement in the upcoming season.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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