Lions' Dan Campbell Will Treat Players Like 'Men': 'I'm Not Gonna Wipe Your Butt'

Leon Halip/Getty ImagesAs a source of great quotes, Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions coach is making a name.Campbell spoke to Michael Silver, a reporter for the NFL, about the message he's delivered to the Lions players since he was hired by the team in January."I told the players, honestly, on day one, that I didn't carry my toilet paper around. I won't wipe your butt. You will clean your own hair. Campbell stated, "You handle it and I will treat you like men until your prove otherwise."Campbell's introductory press conference on Jan. 21 was one of the most memorable first impressions made by an NFL head coach in recent history.He stated that the Lions would "take on the identity of Detroit" and added, "When we knock us down, then we're going up. And on the way up we're going bite off a kneecap."Campbell also spoke out about his similarity to Jeff Bridges' character "The Dude", in the classic Coen Brothers movie The Big Lebowski.Campbell is great at giving the Lions a bright quote but he also gives the Lions the personality, identity and character that they have been lacking.Former head coach Matt Patricia attempted to transform the Lions into New England Patriots for the Midwest. They went 13-29-1 between 2018 and 2020, before they fired Patricia and Bob Quinn in November.Campbell and Brad Holmes, the new general manager, will work together to make the Lions a regular playoff contender in NFC North. Jared Goff, a two-time Pro Bowler, takes over as quarterback. He was acquired from the Los Angeles Rams along with three draft picks (2022 and 2023 respectively) in exchange for Matthew Stafford.Campbell has made sure that the Lions are not boring during his first five months of employment.