Dan Campbell says Detroit Lions can still compete for wins

The Detroit Lions weren't able to repeat the good feelings of last week's first victory of the season, taking an extremely shorthanded team to the Rocky Mountains and dropping their 11th game of the 2021 season to the Denver Broncos yesterday afternoon.

But don't tell that to head coach Dan Campbell, who stated his outright belief that his team can still win games during his press conference this afternoon.

“Yeah, I do,” Campbell said. “Look, they fought yesterday but the effort wasn’t good enough. The intent and all those things are there. I think these guys understand what’s expected and the vets that we have that trickles to the young guys. So yeah, I think we will. We’ve got to be able to put together a good game plan and we’ve got to be able to adapt and function with that game plan. It really goes without saying.”

Corner Jerry Jacobs suffered a season ending ACL injury, while Alex Anzalone also left the game with injury, adding two more key names to Detroit's growing list of absences.

“Certainly you loved what you saw out of Jerry,” Campbell said of his Jacobs. “I think it gives us at least a jumpstart on what we have in the room.”

Regardless of who they have on the roster, Campbell is ready to “go to war” with whatever healthy bodies they have available.

“I don’t care who we have,” Campbell said. “We’ll go to war with the guys we’ve got, and it may be the same guys that you saw yesterday and we’ll have them as prepared as we can can get them and go and see what we can do.”

– – Quotes via Detroit Lions Link – –