Lane Johnson continues to take shots at Patriots
One of Lane Johnson’s favorite things to do in football is win games. Second to that might be taking shots at the New England Patriots.
The Philadelphia Eagles lineman was at it again recently, slighting the Pats during an interview on “The Steve Austin Show.” He talked about why the Patriots bother him.
“Here’s what pissed me off,” Johnson said, as transcribed by ESPN. “The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? No, it’s not. And that’s what I got mad at, the arrogance by them.
“There was obviously some stuff behind closed doors. Their owner talking s— to our owner. Bill talking s— to our head coach [Doug Pederson] before the game. I’m not going to say it, but a lot of s— kind (of) built up to that, and I just got tired of hearing about it, man, to be honest.”
The Eagles went out and won the Super Bowl last season, beating the Patriots and proving there’s more than one path to success. For Johnson, that’s a big deal because he feels the Patriots are turned into robots by their coaches rather than people. He called them a fear-based organization in February and repeated that claim. He also has trash-talked Tom Brady.
Maybe all this trash talk from Johnson will result in him experiencing something the Patriots do best: get revenge.