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It's true that the 2022 edition of HBO's Hard Knocks debuted with Dan Campbell.

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After all, the Detroit Lions' second-year head coach is a citation machine as a former player.

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It brings a unique blend of energy, motivational strategy and experience.

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Those quotes and his focus on "patience" were on full display before the opening credits,

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Even as seen in the opening episode of HBO's annual behind-the-scenes NFL team training camp on Tuesday.

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This year's team is the Lions, and the spectators were ready for Campbell to run through a wall like players.

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There's nothing quite like a head coach getting his players involved in the up-and-down in the heat of the summer,

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This sets the tone for a football team attempting four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North.

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One of those potential franchise cornerstones is defensive end, Aidan Hutchinson.

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The Lions selected him with the No. 2 overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft due to his talent on the field,

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But if singing were based on ability, he would go to No. 1.

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Hutchinson danced the entire team as a rookie, but it was a veteran who stole the show when it came to the lead.

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Running back, Jamal Williams found herself in tears during a post-practice motivational speech,

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which focused on how he would better move on in a new campaign

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He spent four years at the Green Bay Packers and understands the other side of the NFC North standings,

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Tuesday's episode also featured a one-on-one fight between Hutchinson and offensive lineman Penny Sewell

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and introduced the audience to a coaching staff full of former players,

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That included running back coach Deuce Staley and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.

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If the Lions do battle with other teams such as Staley and Glenn, they may just contest the NFC North this season.

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Their preparations to do so will continue till 10 pm next Tuesday.