Eagles' Lane Johnson upset with Patriots arrogance
By admin - 2019-01-30 00:02:37

It’s been three months since the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New England Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl, but Birds right tackle Lane Johnson still seems to be harboring a little resentment towards the organization.

The 2017 first-team All-Pro showed up on pro wrestler Steve Austin’s podcast recently and talked about how annoyed he was that some Pats team members continue to act like their way of winning is the only way.

“Here’s what pissed me off,” Johnson explained via ESPN. “The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, 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? No, it’s not. And that’s what I got mad at, the arrogance by them.”

Johnson, who also accused team owner Robert Kraft and Belichick of “talking s–t” before the Super Bowl, has a history of taking shots at New England.  Shortly after the Eagles win in February, he appeared on Bar Stool Sports’ radio program and called the Patriots a “fear-based organization” with players that “act like robots when they speak publicly.”  He also said they didn’t appear to be a fun team to play for.

We’ll see if Johnson’s comments give New England any extra motivation when the two teams meet up for a preseason game at Gillette Stadium Aug. 16.