Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell has expressed confidence in veteran cornerback Cam Sutton despite recent criticism from fans. Playing cornerback in the NFL is known for its challenges, especially in the current landscape where wide receivers are faster and more physically imposing.
Sutton has faced formidable opponents in the past month, including CeeDee Lamb, Justin Jefferson, Puka Nacua, and Mike Evans. While he has given up some explosive plays, the coaching staff acknowledges the difficulty of the position in the current NFL environment.
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Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn have publicly supported Sutton, emphasizing the importance of recognizing his key pass breakups and competitiveness. They understand that setbacks can occur in the fast-paced nature of playing cornerback, and the focus is on bouncing back and competing on the next play.
In a recent interview with 97.1 The Ticket, Campbell highlighted the nature of the position and stressed the importance of a short memory. He praised Sutton for his resilience, citing a critical third-down play against the Rams and a significant contribution against Puka Nacua.
Despite the challenges, Campbell expressed confidence that Sutton will be just fine, emphasizing the cornerback’s ability to rebound and continue competing at a high level.