Dan Campbell Reveals Exciting Plan for Jameson Williams

Detroit Lions fans are going to want to tune in to watch Jameson Williams during the preseason.

After a delayed professional debut due to an ACL tear during his final collegiate game, Jameson Williams stepped onto the NFL pitch for the first time in Week 12 of last season. Although his playtime was limited in the Detroit Lions final six games, he showcased his potential with a 41-yard touchdown catch and a 40-yard run.

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Dan Campbell Reveals Exciting Plan for Jameson Williams

The 12th overall pick in 2022, Williams was poised to play a crucial role in Detroit’s offense for his sophomore season. However, a twist emerged with a six-game suspension due to a violation of the league's gambling policy. Despite this setback, Detroit's head coach Dan Campbell has a plan: to steep Williams in ample preseason game time to prepare him for his eventual return.

During a press conference, Campbell emphasized the importance of the preseason game reps for Williams, promising him a “ton” of them. He believes that the more practice and game time Williams gets, the more he will grow. Campbell expressed confidence in Williams' desire to improve and is eager to see where this strategy will lead.

“It’s going to be huge,” Campbell said on Wednesday morning. “It’ll be imperative. We’re going to douse him with a ton of game reps. He needs that, you know? As he does practice. And I’m telling you, as with anybody, the more reps he gets, the more time on task, the more consecutive practices and reps he can put together, he’ll just grow, I really believe that. And I do believe he wants it, I do believe he wants to get better. So, he’ll grind through this, and let’s see where we can go with it.”

Key Points

  • Williams made his pro debut in Week 12 of last season following ACL recovery.
  • He had limited offensive snaps in each of Detroit's last six games, scoring a 41-yard touchdown catch and a 40-yard run.
  • Williams faces a six-game suspension for violating the league's gambling policy.
  • Head Coach Dan Campbell plans to give Williams significant playing time during the preseason.
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Bottom Line – Turning Setbacks into Comebacks

In the face of suspension, Jameson Williams has an opportunity to return stronger than ever. The planned preseason game time will be crucial in setting the stage for his comeback. If he can take full advantage of these reps, he will be well-positioned to make a substantial impact upon his return, potentially propelling the Lions into true NFC contention. It's a story of resilience and redemption, mirroring the very essence of the sport itself.


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