By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Lane Johnson really hears it from New England. After the victory of the Patriots against the Rams in the Super Bowl LIII begins the fight of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Quick Reset: Johnson pulled the Wrath of New England Sports Pardcast Pardon My Take last season with Barstool and said aloud, "I'd rather have fun and become one Win Super Bowl as being unhappy and … win five Super Bowls. " He also described the patriots as a "fear-based organization" that forces players to act like "1
The Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. So it took another calendar year for Johnson's words to finally burn him again. The fighting eagles rose in the second half of 2018 and made the playoffs, but eventually fell to the Saints in the NFC division round. The patriots, of course, won everything.
After the Patriots scored their third Super Bowl win in four games in the last five seasons, let Johnson know that it's really fun to play in New England. Not more direct than security Duron Harmon, which you can see in the above Instagram video. Devin McCourty starts with "Someone said it was not fun to play in New England." Then, Harmon, who had played four Super Bowls in six seasons with the Pats, sent his own message when he called Johnson by name.
Jason McCourty also hinted at Johnson's comments in a post-game interview after the Super Bowl.
] J. McCourty to WBZ TV: "They said it was not fun here. They said it was not fun here. That seems pretty funny to me.
– Ty Anderson February 4, 2019
And David Andrews in the middle seemed a bit more subtle on Twitter. It's unclear if he meant it that way, but the word "fun" is a coincidence, considering what's being said around it. I thought it a perfect mix to emphasize the fun and show some respect to Bill Belichick.
Football is fun SIR
– David Andrews (@dandrews61) February 5, 2019
Belichick went lighter In the offseason before the 2018 season, they canceled their final OTAs in favor of other teambuilding activities, such as Example a trip to Fenway Park to play Cornhole. He also did not seem to have much of a problem with Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski sitting in the offseason until the mandatory minicamp. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy and cornerback Stephon Gilmore did not sound like robots in their ever-entertaining interviews with Zolak & Bertrand.
The relaxed feeling of this Patriots team ultimately led to a Super Bowl championship and one of the most impressive playoff runs in the Belichick-Tom Brady era. Harmon played two highly influential games in the game, a pass after a potential touchdown for Brandin Cooks and a blow to Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who put him in the lane Gilmore had intercepted at the end of the fourth quarter.
These games and subsequent celebrations after the 13-3 Super Bowl win were definitely a joke.
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