After their loss to the 49ers, many were shocked by head coach Dan Campbell’s message that it might have been their only chance at a Super Bowl appearance. One person who was surprised was edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson. In a conversation with PFT Live, Hutchinson said that Campbell’s message quickly changed. The day after the game, Campbell told the team in exit meetings that they were going to the Super Bowl next year, no matter what.
Hutchinson believes that Campbell’s initial message was a result of the emotional letdown he was feeling after the game. He understands that when you come that close to achieving a goal and then miss out, it can be disheartening. However, Campbell’s speech the next day fired up the team, and Hutchinson believes that they are still on the path to success.
Despite their talent, next year will be harder for the team. They will no longer be the underdogs but instead will be the targets that everyone is trying to beat. Hutchinson is ready for the challenge and feels that they are prepared to face it. He and the team are excited to see how it all plays out.