This will be Campbell’s first stint as a head coach, and his deal is reportedly for six years. He served as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach for the Saints for the past five seasons, and he is known for his leadership and ability to motivate players. That’s a much-needed change following the authoritarian rule of previous head coach Matt Patricia.
Campbell will reportedly bring Aaron Glenn with him from the Saints to serve as his defensive coordinator. Glenn has served as the defensive backs coach in New Orleans since 2006, and he drew some interest as a head coaching candidate during the offseason. The Jets and Titans both brought him in for interviews, but Glenn will settle for a promotion with the Lions. He will reportedly handle the defensive playing calling responsibilities in Detroit as well.
Campbell and Glenn both had long careers as NFL players before getting into coach. Campbell played tight end for 10 seasons, and he played for some of the most respected coaches in NFL history in Bill Parcells and Sean Payton. Glenn spent 15 years as a defensive back and finished with 41 career interceptions.
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