Lane Johnson, on the right, hugs Eagles coach Doug Pederson after the Super Bowl LII. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
The Eagles' Lane Johnson made a few shots on the Patriots this year, so it was not necessarily a shock to scorn him again in a recent podcast about "arrogance "New England's talk. However, the veteran offensive lineman made an eyebrow statement when he claimed that patriot coach Bill Belichick "before his Super Bowl" [crap] "talked to his own head coach, Doug Pederson
Belichick is notoriously concealed in his public statements, however it is possible that Johnson has caught wind of some comments from the coaches to his own players, as well as some similar remarks that might have been made by Patriots owner Robert Kraft Johnson did not elaborate on exactly what Belichick said to Pederson but he gave many candid comments on a podcast hosted by WWE superstar "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and released on Tuesday.
At one point, Austin noticed that Pederson had a reputation for his To "make fun" for players, he referred to anti-patriot comments made by Johnson on another podcast in February Philadelphia's 41-33 defeat of New England for the Eagles' first Super Bowl title. Johnson had described the Patriots as a "fear-based organization" in which players were reduced to "robots" and the retired wrestler asked what the "biggest difference" between the squad and Lineman's own team was.
"I'm off," Johnson replied. "The Patriots, of course, I respect their coach, I respect Bill, I respect Tom Brady, but just because you won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that the way anyone else should do the same? No, it is And that's what made me angry, the arrogance of them.
"Behind closed doors was obviously a lot. Your owner speaks [crap] to our owner. Johnson talked to our head coach [crap] before the game, "Johnson continued," I will not say it, but a lot [crap] is somehow built, and I was just tired of hearing it, man, to be honest
Austin did not ask for a follow-up question about the alleged trash-talking by Belichick and Kraft, but others later cited an NFL movie clip from just before the Super Bowl when Belichick met with Pederson in the field US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis In the clip, the Patriots coach compliments his Eagles counterpart, but the comments Johnson referred to, assuming that they were made in the manner he described
On the podcast, Johnson withdrew to defend the Patriots as "not overly talented", with "Tom Brady" included as the key to victory. "Johnson admitted that the Eagles had a" hard time " as Brady threw for "505 yards," but he claimed that his team had "the upper hand" from the start.
In February, Johnson had on the "Pardon My Take" podcast, "I just think that," The Patriot Way "is a fear-based organization. Obviously, do you win? Hell, they win. They have won for a long time. I think people like [it] and can say, "I had a lot of fun playing there"? No, I do not. That's just the honest truth of God. "
" They are successful, but when they go to interviews, they behave like [expletive] robots, "Johnson added at the time," Hey, stop being a D-head. We can be warm for a bit. You can do this job only once, so let's have fun while we do it. Not to be ruthless, but I'd much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be unlucky and win five Super Bowls. "
The Pro Bowler of 2017 repeated some of that language on Tuesday as Austin Malcolm Jenkins, the Patriots' starting cornerback, was mysteriously played by Belichick for almost the entire Super Bowl." Like I said They are robots, they are told what to do. And if you're out of line, they'll cut your a-, "Johnson claimed.
" To be honest, I really have no idea what he's done, "Johnson said of Butler," I know that he is a great player. I know he probably had an impact on the game. "
Earlier in the podcast, Johnson had spoken of his" fearless "approach to football and used the Patriots as an example." Everyone is afraid of them, and they are beaten before they come to the field, "he said. I'm not playing Tom Brady, I'm not saying anything about him. "
Unfortunately, the Eagles for NFL fans are not scheduled to meet Brady – whom Johnson called a" pretty boy "before the Super Bowl – and the Patriots this season even though they will be staged in a preseason game, in response to Johnson's comments, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe noted that Philadelphia and New England could hold a joint exercise in the training camp, where the linesman "Belichick and Kraft all told about his problems
Johnson's response to Volin showed that he was not particularly worried – to another Twitter user who called him "classless" Tuesday and told him, "Wac Stop it, shut up and keep going, "replied Johnson " Or what? "
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