Dan Campbell takes full blame for debacle vs. Ravens
Following the Detroit Lions‘ disheartening 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Dan Campbell took full responsibility for the debacle. Campbell didn't mince words, acknowledging that the lackluster performance was entirely on him. He pointed out that when a team underperforms across the board, it's not a coincidence but rather a reflection of the coaching staff's preparedness.
Campbell Takes Responsibility
The Lions faced issues both offensively and defensively, allowing touchdowns on the Ravens' first four drives and struggling to earn a first down until they were already down 28-0. Campbell believes the Lions made it too easy for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, emphasizing he is 100% responsible for the loss.
“When you step back and you look at a number of performances that were very much subpar across the board, it’s not coincidence,” Campbell said. “And so that’s where, man, I did not do a good job of getting them ready. I did not, I did not. And it’d be one thing if there were just a couple of guys here or there, but ultimately, it was that I didn’t have them ready and I’ve got to do a much better job of getting them prepared, which I will this week.”
“We took that shotgun right to the foot a number of times,” Campbell said. “Anyway, didn’t play good enough, didn’t make enough plays. Our guys that get one-on-ones, our dudes, the guys that we really count on, when they get their one-on-ones, they’ve got to win them. But man, I am 100 percent responsible for that.”
The Lions, now 5-2 on the season, have an opportunity to bounce back when they face the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell took full blame for the team's lackluster 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
- He admitted to not preparing the team adequately and acknowledged that it wasn't a coincidence that multiple players underperformed.
- Campbell emphasized his responsibility and commitment to improving the team's performance as they prepare for the upcoming game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Bottom Line: A Chance for Redemption
The Lions have an opportunity to regroup and redeem themselves as they prepare for the upcoming game against the Las Vegas Raiders. Coach Campbell's commitment to improvement will likely play a pivotal role in their recovery.