Eagles' Lane Johnson blasts Patriots for their 'arrogance'

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

In comments on The Steve Austin Show podcast, broadcast on Tuesday, Johnson even broke some news when he alleged that New England owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick each talked "s-t" to their Philadelphia counterparts, Jeffrey Lurie and coach Doug Pederson, before the big game. Bill talking (expletive) to our head coach before the game. "But a lot of (expletive) kind of built to that, and I just got exhausted of hearing about it, man, to be honest". He joins Troy Brown, Tedy Bruschi, and Kevin Faulk as the only career players with three Super Bowl rings in The Hall.

Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots celebrates the win over the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium October 28, 2007 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. And he's just going to keep telling us this. They've won for a long time. He was an impact player during his rookie season, making 12 starts and allowing the Patriots rushing offense to average more than 112 yards per game.

In February, the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33, clinching their first ever Vince Lombardi Trophy and preventing the Patriots from making it three Super Bowl wins in four years.

"Here's what pissed me off", Johnson began when asked about the difference between the Eagles and the Patriots.

"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?" I saw a defense that wasn't overly talented. You only get to do this job one time, so let's have fun while we're doing it.

"They're successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like [expletive] robots", Johnson added at the time.

Meanwhile, as Pederson received universal acclaim for his play-calling and aggressive mindset, Belichick was forced to dodge questions behind his mysterious choice to bench cornerback Malcolm Butler - a decision he still hasn't explained, by the way. Unfortunately, the two sides aren't scheduled to meet during the 2018 regular season, though they will go head-to-head in the preseason and will potentially have a joint practice. "It was all really about containing Tom Brady", Johnson said. "I know that he probably would have had an impact on the game".

"Like I said, they're robots." he noted. I ain't playing Tom Brady. To another Twitter user who called him "classless" Tuesday and told him, "Grow up, shut up, and move on", Johnson replied, "Or what?"

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