Watch as Swift takes the handoff from Jared Goff, finds an opening, and then attacks the endzone.
How The Detroit Lions Plan To Maximize D’Andre Swift’s Durability
Prior to one of the Detroit Lions training camp practices, head coach Dan Campbell spoke to reporters and he explained the plan to maximize D’Andre Swift’s durability heading into the upcoming season.
“It goes without saying that Swift is one of our most explosive players on offense,” Campbell said. “We feel like if we set this up right and there’s any space, this guy could take it to the house. He’s got that ability. My gosh, you want those guys out there every play. I would like to see if, man, can we get him out of camp, get his legs under him, get him in really good shape, get the intensity, get the volume under him and then see what he looks like.”
Campbell told reporters that in 2021, they never really got Swift ready for the season and then they gave him an unexpected amount of reps in the Lions’ Week 1 matchup vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
“We never really got to put a load on him and get him ready for the season,” Campbell said. “We get him ready for San Fran, and he takes quite a bit of reps. We didn’t want to do that but it just kind of happened that way. We throw him a screen, he takes it to the house. You’re just trying to win a game.
“He didn’t get the load in camp, and first game out of the box he’s got quite a load on him. It starts to stack over time, we don’t make it through the season. I kind of think that maybe (the injuries) started in camp.”
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