The Detroit Lions didn’t have a possibility to conduct joint practices with one other NFL staff final season.
With head coach Dan Campbell working his method via his first season on the helm, the staff didn’t get along with one other membership to work in training camp in opposition to a unique opponent.
Speaking forward of the rookie minicamp actions Saturday, Campbell introduced the staff will conduct joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts throughout training camp.
The staff final performed joint exercises with the Colts again in 2017, which ended up being Jim Caldwell’s ultimate season teaching the Lions.
Detroit’s opponents within the preseason have been formally introduced, and the record consists of the Colts, the Atlanta Falcons and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I just think you get two real good (days of practice). First off, it’s a change in intensity, because you are going against another opponent,” Campbell mentioned. “Sometimes, even as intense as you try to make your own practices, just to be able to go against a different opponent, just levels the stakes.”
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Campbell continued, “The competition, just to raise the stakes a little bit, goes a long way for your guys. To be able to get two really good days against them, and certainly the preseason game, I think it changes up training camp. But, it also raises the intensity and competition.”
Detroit performs the Colts in Week 2 of the preseason, and concludes its exhibition season with a matchup in opposition to the Steelers.
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