Not that the Dan Campbell ‘tooth’ story was a fib or unbelievable, but Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has confirmed it.
On the first day of Super Bowl week, Lions quarterback Jared Goff appeared on “The Rich Eisen Show.” There are Dan Campbell stories that have been told, and there are some that are yet to be or may never be told. But Goff had a new one.
"He must have a fake tooth and his tooth fell out and he just picked it up off the floor, put it back in and just kept talking like nothing happened,” Goff said Monday on the Rich Eisen Show. “Maybe that’s why I forgot about it, because it seemed somewhat normal at the time.”"
Goff added how wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown reminded him of that story at the Pro Bowl. As Campbell stories go, or may eventually go, having a fake tooth fall out and casually putting it back in is absolutely believable.
Amon-Ra St. Brown confirms Dan Campbell ‘tooth’ story
Lions reporter Dannie Rogers talked to Pro Bowlers Goff, St. Brown and Frank Ragnow in Las Vegas for the latest episode of “Off The Record.” She asked each guy for his craziest Dan Campbell story, and St. Brown went first (around 6:50 of the linked video above).
"Alright, I’ll go first,” said St. Brown. “My rookie year—I don’t know what game it was, it was an away game. We have our team meetings on Saturday nights, and as he’s talking to us, a tooth just falls out.”His what?” Rogers asks St. Brown, assuming he must have misspoken.A tooth,” St. Brown reaffirms. “We’re all looking at him, trying to keep our cool. He picks it up, takes five seconds to put it in, and acts like nothing happened and continues talking. That’s my Dan Campbell story.”"
Goff’s recollection, if memory serves, was Campbell losing a tooth during a training camp meeting. But since he had to be reminded of the story by St. Brown, we’ll let St. Brown’s version of the story stand as the official one. So it was a meeting the Saturday night before a road game where Campbell had a fake tooth fall out.
Or, and it wouldn’t be surprising, it happened (at least) twice.