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Dan Campbell praises backup QB David Blough as ‘hell of a dude’


The big-time changes that the Detroit Lions have undergone in the last several months could seem daunting to some, but for backup quarterback David Blough, it’s no issue.

In fact, he’s seeing it as an opportunity to enhance his skillset and grow as a player.

“I really am thankful for everything that’s happened in my young career,” Blough said at the Lions’ recent minicamp. “All the coaches who have done it, and done it at a high level — I’m excited to be a part of it and add a tool to my tool belt.”

Of course, some of the more significant changes include new head coach Dan Campbell, new GM Brad Holmes, new starting quarterback Jared Goff, and new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.

“I love the kid,” Campbell said of Blough. “I’m being totally honest with you. He’s a little football player. When I say that, I mean that in the highest regard.

“He’s smart. He knows where to go with the football. He knows how to command the huddle. On top of that, he’s a hell of a dude. He has not disappointed. He’s doing a good job. He’s out there competing with the rest of the guys.”

Of course, the compliments were appreciated.

“It’s great to hear the head coach say good things about you,” he said. “He’s been first class from the first time we talked on the phone. He got to be in New Orleans around Drew Brees, and that was my hero growing up.

“Dan has said, just go out there and run our offense. Do what you do. Play your game and make the right plays, every single time. That’s what I try to do when I take the field. Dan has empowered us as quarterbacks to do that.”

– – Quotes via Mike O’Hara of DetroitLions.com Link – –

Written by Michael Whitaker

Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

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