I love what Lane Johnson’s publicist is doing. I’m not gonna lie– I’m a sucker for this sort of thing. You can trash fans all you want, get suspended for PEDs twice, blame someone else. If you come out and trash the Redskins and spark a mild, bloggable feud, then I’m all in.
Like, I get what Lane is doing. Facing some image problems, he decides to pick a fight with the Eagles’ most hated adversaries and win back fans. Simple, effective.
If you’re unfamiliar, Lane wrote a piece for The Players Tribune the other day, and in it took a shot at the Redskins:
Let me tell you what’s going to happen in a couple of weeks: This team is going to go down to D.C. and whup some ass against the Redskins. We’re going to surprise some people.
Nothing like providing some bulletin board material.
Redskins linebacker Zach Brown responded:
They are some new boys in town and we don't need PEDs to win… but just for u, 53 will be seeing you!
— Zach Brown (@ZachBrown_55) August 23, 2017
And now last night, of course asked about those responses, had a southern bumpkin, seaweedy, shit-stirring response for the assembled media:
Lane Johnson on Zach Brown's response to his article & NFC East Rivalry.
"No one [here] likes the Cowboys or Redskins. I don't give a damn" pic.twitter.com/Ov0TvJJQZ8
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) August 25, 2017
I know what you’re doing, Lane. And I don’t hate it.