By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Philadelphia offensive lineman Lane Johnson has wasted no time reigniting the rivalry between the Eagles and Patriots.
But rather than trashing a TB12 Center in true Philly fashion, Johnson went to Twitter to talk about the upcoming Week 11 showdown between the Eagles and Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field.
Gonna have some fun at the Linc in 2 weeks!— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) November 4, 2019
Ah, everybody sees what you did there, you truly exhausting human being.
In case you’ve somehow (and fortunately) avoided Johnson over the last couple of years, this is a man who is obsessed with the idea that the Patriots do not have fun. He first called the Patriots a ‘fear-based’ organization, and later accused the Patriots’ Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick of ‘talking [expletive]’ leading up to their Super Bowl LII head-to-head. He also discussed the Patriots’ operations, and suggested that their guidelines are not the only way to do things in the NFL. He’s a weird person.
This is also isn’t the first time that Johnson has tried to rile up New England. Johnson challenged Patriots fans to ‘raise hell’ ahead of his team’s preseason visit to Gillette Stadium in 2018, but really didn’t have an interest in talking about the ‘fun’ of the preseason after he and the rest of the Eagle starters got straight-up pantsed in an otherwise meaningless game.
“There wasn’t really a fun meter out there,” Johnson, who apparently left his fun meter back in Philadelphia, said following their preseason meeting last year. “But I guess they had more fun because they won.”
Both the Eagles and Patriots will head into this Sunday showdown with plenty of rest to their name, as both teams will enjoy a Week 10 bye before taking to the field for their first meaningful head-to-head since their Super Bowl showdown in 2018.
Should be fun.