Lane Johnson First Owns The Patriots, Then Owns Tedy Bruschi

PHOTO CREDIT: JERRY LAI-USA TODAY SPORTS

Apparently, Jason Kelce isn’t the only Eagles offensive lineman unafraid to speak his mind in a public forum after the team’s recent Super Bowl triumph. During an appearance last Friday on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take, Lane Johnson criticized the Patriots as a “fear-based” organization.

They’re successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like fucking robots. Hey, stop being a dickhead. We can be cordial for a little bit. You only get to do this job one time, so let’s have fun while we’re doing it. Not to be reckless, but I’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls. But hey, it is what it is.

Johnson probably isn’t wrong, and it’s worth noting that two of his current teammates, Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount, are former Patriots. It’s fair to wonder if he asked their thoughts prior to forming his own, but one thing is for certain–not all former Patriots were thrilled with Johnson’s comments. Three-time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi appeared on The Will Cain Show earlier today and had a message for the left tackle and his teammates:

I’m not sure winning the Super Bowl was quite as simple as throwing on some dog masks and running the Philly Special, but then again, I’m sure the Patriots initial title runs weren’t as simple as video taping opponents’ practices, you know? Johnson was direct with his response:

Feisty.

Initially, I wondered what Johnson had to gain by taking jabs at the Patriots, but after thinking it over, there may be a method to his madness. The Eagles thrived this past season by using the underdog narrative to their advantage, and it’s going to be a struggle to replicate it as a motivator moving forward. Kelce’s rant on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art was an emphatic exclamation point on the 2017 season, but it could be interpreted as a warning and tone-setter moving forward. No one likes us, we don’t care. Johnson, in a way, is reinforcing that message. By stirring the pot with the Patriots, he is undoubtedly giving them some bulletin board material, but he’s also creating fuel to propel his own teammates forward going into next season. “We can’t do it again? Watch this.”

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8 Responses

  1. Pats are the biggest crybabies . Fuck them the birds won. They deserved to fucking win. And god damn they had fun doing it .
    Eagles would have 2 in the bank if they didn’t cheat in 05 and mcnabb wasn’t hungover missing wide open receivers

  2. Just do our thing–win Super Bowl 53!! I think the difference between Kelce’s epic awesome speech and comments like this–is Kelce was correctly and intelligently (even with the fuel in him) responding to slights that were thrown at the Eagles all season long (Mr. Lombardi)….Kelce nailed it and I don’t think Lane does—nor needs to—who the heck cares (Eagles fans I mean) if the Patriots training camps, practices, game-prep, etc etc–are “fun” or not…let the Patriots do their thing and Eagles (and Eagles fans) will do our thing…Kelce didn’t pick the fight–he was responding and celebrating…if the Patriots run a drill camp, so be it….thank God for Eagles fans that it appears that Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder do NOT run disciplined teams…go Birds!–don’t pick fights—end them.

  3. Bruschi should have left ESPN long ago. He’s one of the worst analysts I’ve ever seen, he’s like Rob Parker where they bring him on to spew nonsense for Patriots fans whereas Parker does it to get Patriots fans upset.

  4. Hey CBWanker2,

    All Brewski has done is tow the family line for the patriots.
    He’s nothing more than a mouthpiece when it comes to Patriots ‘commentary’.
    Everyone knows this.
    He can makes excuses and explain away anything that doesn’t put the patriots in a stellar light.
    Including the cheating which he claims never happened because “he never saw it”.
    He’s worse that a brainwashed snowflake sticking their tongue in hillary clinton’s snatch.

  5. “It takes a lot more than end zone celebrations, dog masks and trick plays to go back-to-back.”

    Amen. We went to back to back Super Bowls three times an won back to back only once. It’s hard, but we’ve still got 5 rings. Not that the Eagles will ever get there.

    I love how Billicheck stuck up the Eagles ass by keeping McDermont so the Eagles lost their top two offensive coaches.

    1. Mark McGwire was still clean the last time the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. Tupac and Biggie were both still alive. I’d tell you to go back and Google it but Google didn’t exist then either

    2. Yes that’s what he was doing, that bill is such a genius. He purposely got outcoached and lost the Superbowl so the eagles would lose two assistant coaches. Nevermind the fact that one was already going to leave and the other has been talked about being a head coach since midseason. Nope bill was playing the long con the whole time and Doug played right into by winning that Superbowl.

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