We know Dan Campbell is a fiery guy. His energy alone is enough to make you want to run through a wall for him. Jamaal Williams lets us know Dan is also a master psychologist.
The Detroit Lions ended their season on a high note by keeping the Green Bay packers out of the playoffs and sending Aaron Rodgers into the darkness.
There was already a lot on the line during that game at Lambeau Field. But Dan Campbell upped the ante by putting together a “hype video” of the the Media and Green Bay players disrespecting the Lions.
Jamaal Williams was on a podcast with Tyler Dunne and shared the story.
“Before we left he played like a promo cut of everybody just talking s**t about us. Saying “Oh yeah, it’s the Cinderella game for the Packers”, “They goin to bust into the playoffs!” Im just like, huhhhh? And it was only like 2 mins, 2 and half, but that was enough for me to be like “aiight, fosho”. I already had it in me already. I was already simmering. But then he really made me simmerrrrrrrrr. I had to really simmer. When I went out to pregame I already knew. I was was going to put on heavy metal, everything…….. It was everything. It had media, it had Aaron on there talking s**t. Aaron Jones my boy. He was like “Oh yeah, we goin to the playoffs. Yeahhhhh”. I was like, we didn’t even talk that whole week.”
And here's Jamaal Williams on that emotional win over Green Bay. Many factors, from losing loved ones to Dan Campbell's motivational ploy. (And the HC never even told the team they were eliminated. Williams had zero clue.) pic.twitter.com/9TWQIgR37C
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) February 11, 2023
If you were like me and wondering of the Dan Campbell could keep his teams focus for the last game even though Seattle had won, we have our answer.
Campbell shows again why his players continue to fight and play with his trademark “Grit”. I’m looking forward to more locker room stories in the coming years!
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