MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 06: Head coach Dan Campbell of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

We understand that desperate times call for desperate measures, so maybe that’s why Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell recently expressed interest in having a pet lion. Perhaps for good luck?

Campbell was on the “Pardon My Take” podcast Monday (May 17) and said he asked Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp about possibly getting a pet lion to housed the Lions’ Allen Park practice facility.

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to do it, but I would love to literally just have a pet lion,” Campbell said. “Just a legit pet lion on a chain, a big a** chain, and he really is my pet. We just walk around the building, we go out to practice, we’re at seven-on-seven, we’re behind the kicker when he’s kicking.”

Well, nothing else has worked, right?

As it turns out, Campbell was joking. The Lions issued the below tweet to clear up any confusion.

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