Lions' Dan Campell offers 'true alpha' quote on compromise
Former Saints assistant head coach and current Lions head coach Dan Campbell. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Lions coach Dan Campell on compromising: 'A true alpha knows when it's time to concede'

Dan Campbell made quite an impression when he was announced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions, declaring himself as a "true alpha" who was ready to bring the team out of a long history of mediocrity. But, of course, being in charge of an NFL team involves plenty of compromises, so Campbell was inevitably asked how he would be able to accept not always getting his way if he's a "true alpha." And Campbell was able to immediately supply a savvy answer in a way that only a "true alpha" can.

"Here’s what I would say about a true alpha: A true alpha knows when it’s time to concede for the betterment of the team," Campbell said. "We haven’t had one problem, and we’re not going to have a problem because if we feel like it’s the betterment for the team, then ultimately let’s go to work."

The Lions are certainly going to need to make a lot of crucial decisions about the future of the team, and Campbell will be right at the center of that, so it will likely relieve fans to hear that the new coach is willing to hear multiple perspectives in order to reach the best possible solution.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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