Why Was Lions Coach Dan Campbell in Grand Rapids Last Weekend?
Did you spot Dan Campbell around Grand Rapids this past weekend?
Apparently the Detroit Lions head coach is impressed with Grand Rapids fans and is considering the possibility of holding a training camp session in town!
How cool would that be?!
Campbell says he was in Grand Rapids for his daughter's volleyball tournament.
In a press conference, he cracked a few jokes saying that while in GR he got a few questions like,
Does Frank Ragnow really bring an axe to work everyday?
Can Hutch really dance in real time?
Campbell said yes to the former and no to the latter - ha!
On a serious note, it was good to get out there. Lot of good fans out there. It almost felt like, hey man, don't forget about us, and we don't. Had a good time, Festival of the Arts was going on.
Campbell was asked if he ever considered doing a Lions training weekend on the West side of Michigan. He replied,
I actually thought about it. A lot of it comes down to the logistics of it. Where are we practicing? What's the turf like? What's the field? So we've thought about it, but that's about as far as we've gone.
As Lionswire points out, it's been a while since the Lions have practiced anywhere but Allen Park or Ford Field in Detroit. Back in 2015 the lions did have a practice at Novi High School.
In terms of where they could practice in the Grand Rapids area, what about Grand Valley State University? Where do you think would be a good place?
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