You know what, fuck this guy. Lane Johnson is a coward. The kind of coward who foolishly (and incorrectly) rips fans and then has the PR knucklehead who handles his Twitter account tweet out a necessary apology. The kind of guy who stands around midfield while the rest of his line mates sprint to keep up with the play. And the kind of guy who waits until his coach is fired to attached his name to damning comments accusing the coach of being unapproachable, not knowing how to relate, and butting heads with the front office. Maybe part of the problem was spineless A-holes like Johnson, who wait to take parting shots on canned coaches. Yeah, that’s the kind of guy you want on your team. I don’t think I could have any less respect for Johnson after this. It’s always everyone else’s fault– the fans’ fault, the coach’s fault, the front office’s fault. Never Lane’s. Eject him into the ether with the rest of castaways this roster is stocked with.
UPDATE: I can’t believe people are defending him in the comments. Say it to the coach, when he’s here, or, if you really have balls, publicly when he’s here. What good does piling on do? And I’d be willing to bet that Johnson was absolutely one of the many anonymous sources we heard from this year.
Here’s some more to illustrate the point:
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) December 30, 2015
Lane Johnson: "Hell, in the first 2 seasons, we broke franchise records. …If we get the right personnel, he’s proven he’s a great coach."
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) December 30, 2015
Lane Johnson believes tension between Chip/Howie led to Chip being released, says "it trickles down to the team." pic.twitter.com/BiizkzWiOW
— John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) December 30, 2015
— PhillyVoice (@thephillyvoice) December 30, 2015