Detroit Lions fans need no introduction to new cornerbacks coach Dre Bly.
The new coach is a former Lions standout at CB and was a popular fan favorite in his four seasons (2003-2006) in Detroit.
Hired by the Lions this week and officially announced by the team on Thursday, Bly quickly reintegrated himself into Detroit.
After coaching the CBs at his alma mater, North Carolina, for the last three years,
Bly is ready to roll with one-time Lione teammate Dan Campbell and the Detroit coaching staff.
Working with Campbell held considerable appeal to Bly. The team’s attitude,
success and dedication to player development drew the two-time Pro Bowler back to the Lions coaching staff.
“At the end of the day, what being a great coach is all about is a guy that can lead and Dan is a tremendous leader.
He’s a guy that can lead coaches, he’s a guy that can lead his players,
and you see that. So that’s why at the end of the day, why these guys played as hard as they played.”