The Detroit Lions have hired Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator.

Dan Campbell wanted to get experience on his staff with the Lions as a first time head coach.

Lynn was offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills for one season in 2016.

"What's more important than anything to me as far as an offensive coordinator is someone that I believe has the vision of the offense kind of the way I do," Campbell said Thursday. "Just in regard to, 'Listen, I'm not going to get hung up on what you want to call the terminology. I'm not going to get hung up on the style of system that you want to put in.'

"I'm more into, 'Man, show me what are the nuts and bolts that you believe in.'"