ALLEN PARK, MICHIGAN - JULY 27: Dan Campbell, head coach of the Detroit Lions during the Detroit Lions Training Camp on July 27, 2022 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell became something of a viral sensation over the weekend thanks to his hilarious comments during training camp.

At camp, he dished on the funny nickname that he has for wide receiver Josh Reynolds: the praying mantis.

“I’ll tell you what, he’s different now,” Campbell said (via, talking about Reynolds. “He’s a different athlete. He’s slippery, man. I call him the praying mantis. He’s a spider of death. He’s just — there’s something about him. Freaking serpent. So, I love where he’s at right now. I really do, I’m glad we got him.”

Let’s hope Campbell and the praying mantis can get things done for the Lions this season. Make sure to tune into WRIF as football season nears, as we have some special coverage lined up!

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