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Lions OC Ben Johnson ‘Loves’ What They’ve Built With Campbell

Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson doesn’t want to become a head coach for the sake of it. When he does, he wants it to be the right move.

Besides, he’s got a pretty good thing going on in Detroit at the moment.

“You know, right after the championship game, I got on the plane and was just thinking about something that coach (Dan Campbell) had said,” Ben Johnson said


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“So 2021 and (the) early part of 2022, he had made this analogy to the team just about how we were sailing down the ocean, and at that moment we were in the Arctic. We were hitting the icebergs. We had the storms going on. Those were dark days, but he had the foresight, he had the vision of where we were going and where we were heading.

“Something that really resonates with me is, OK, eight openings this past year. What would you set the over-under (at) in three years? How many still have jobs? I’d put the over-under at 4.5, I would say. I’d say there’s a good chance five of them are out of jobs in three years, you know? And so when I look at it from that perspective, if I get the opportunity to go down that road, it’s about how do I get to that second contract? How do I set myself up?”


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“The stars need to align. I’m not going to do it just to do it. I love what I’m doing right now. Love it. I love where I’m at. My family loves where we’re at. Love the people that we’re doing it with. So I’m not willing to go down the other path yet, unless I feel really good about how it’s gonna unfold.”

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