DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 17: Head Coach Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions jogs off the field after the 34-11 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field on October 17, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions fans have all kinds of opinions about principal owner Sheila Ford Hamp, but what really matters is how head coach Dan Campbell and the rest of his team feel about Hamp and if she’s offering them the right support.

According to Campbell, he’s pleased with Hamp’s support for the team, although he actually wishes she would “butt in” more.

“Listen, it’s hard for me to say anything negative about the Ford family,” Campbell said (via Sports Illustrated). “They obviously gave me the opportunity but they also — when you’re a head coach, all you can ask for is that they’re going to give you the resources and support that you can do what you need to do as the head coach and the GM, and they allow us to do that. … To have your owner in the building and to be here and to know she knows who we are. She knows the issues that we have as it pertains to — it could be anything from players to concepts to, it doesn’t matter, man, it could be what’s going on in the weight room because she’s around and she’s hearing all of it.”

For me, it’s refreshing to hear that Hamp is giving the Lions the resources and support they need and that she “knows the issues.” Here’s hoping for a solid season for Detroit.

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