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We ran the practice, coaches stayed away

Lions coach Dan Campbell took an unusual approach to today’s practice: All coaching and instruction was banned. Coach Campbell attended today’s practice, but instead of participating, he watched and

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Dan Campbell, the head coach of the Lions, adopted a novel strategy for today’s practice: no coaching was permitted.

Campbell was present for today’s practice but chose to remain a spectator. His assistants weren’t even present at any of the practices.

Instead, the players took charge in a quick session without full protection and worked in situational drills that they planned independently without any instruction.

On this week’s Hard Knocks, we’ll learn how the Lions’ practice went. The assistant coaches for the Lions will also learn.

The original version of this article, written by Dan Campbell and first published on Pro Football Talk, stated: