Eagles' Lane Johnson didn't like arrogant Patriots 'talking s***'

  • Eagles' Lane Johnson didn't like arrogant Patriots 'talking s***'

Eagles' Lane Johnson didn't like arrogant Patriots 'talking s***'

Bill talking [expletive] to our head coach [Doug Pederson] before the game.

But at this point, it's no surprise that Lane Johnson was the one who made it. 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?

After the Eagles beat the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, Johnson called Brady, the Patriots Hall of Fame quarterback, a "pretty boy". It is voluntary, but if Johnson is there, he will no doubt be sought after to see if his issues with the "Patriot Way" continues to fester. Hell yes, they win.

Johnson was clear that he respects the success people like Belichick and Tom Brady have achieved during their time in New England, but he doesn't appreciate the way they go about their business.

In February, Johnson had said on the "Pardon My Take" podcast, "I just think that "The Patriot Way" is a fear-based organization". Beyond his impressive on-field accomplishments, Light was also one of the most active players in donating his time to support community initiatives, and in 2005 he earned the Patriots' Ron Burton Community Service Award.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and offensive tackle Matt Light
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and offensive tackle Matt Light

"I got in a lot of trouble running my mouth, but my thinking was, they give too much respect to these guys, everybody's half-ass scared of them before they get on the field", Johnson said. "We had a hard time doing that - he had 505 yards. No, I don't. That's just the God's honest truth". They're not going to say what they really want to say. He joins Kevin Faulk (2016), Troy Brown (2012) and Tedy Bruschi (2013) as the fourth player to enter The Hall as a career Patriot with three Super Bowl rings.

The 2017 Pro Bowler echoed some of that language Tuesday, when Austin brought up Malcolm Jenkins, the Patriots' starting cornerback who was mysteriously benched by Belichick for nearly the entirety of the Super Bowl. Do you think that's going to happen?

"To be honest, I really have no idea what he did", Johnson said of Butler. I graduated top of my class in kindergarten and know that 5 is greater than 1. Going into the game, I'm not going to be shell-shocked by it. With that start, he joined Brady (8), Cornelius Bennett (5), John Elway (5) and Charles Haley (5) as the only players in National Football League history to start in at least five Super Bowls.

But it sounds like Johnson may get a chance to air his grievances with Belichick (and potentially Kraft) in the near future.

Johnson's response to Volin to that indicated that he was not particularly concerned. I can tell you that firsthand from my rookie year.