June 15, 2024

an Campbell continues to get heavily criticized for his decisions during the Detroit Lions’ collapse to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, but one of his stars has jumped to his defense.


Penei Sewell said during an interview at the Pro Bowl that he is a staunch supporter of Dan Campbell, saying that he’s “got his back until the end.”

“I don’t agree with any criticism towards Coach. I’ve got his back until the end,” Sewell told ESPN. “If he tells me to jump off a cliff with him, I’m right next to him.”

“I’m so serious. So, whatever he says, whatever he calls, we’ve just got to execute. So, that’s on us really. That’s my guy,” he added.

The Detroit Lions looked on their way to reaching their first Super Bowl when they had a 24-7 halftime lead against the San Francisco 49ers. However, Kyle Shanahan and co. had other plans, as they scored 27 unanswered points in the second half before the Detroit Lions scored a consolation touchdown.

Many believe that Dan Campbell’s aggressiveness cost the Detroit Lions, as they failed to capitalize on several fourth downs by keeping his offense out on the field to go for it instead of kicking field goals to tack on more points.


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