Monday motivation: Lane Johnson’s a Super Bowl party planner?
If the Eagles can end their 57-year championship drought, Lane Johnson’s got the party all planned out.
Tackle Lane Johnson‘s found an interesting balance between holding his Philadelphia Eagles teammates accountable keeping them loose. He’s been vocal in letting us all know that, as far as he’s concerned, anything less than a playoff berth is unacceptable. Then he shows up for practice in a blonde wig. Well, you can’t accuse him of being tight.
Recently, Johnson also informed the citizens of the Eagles’ fan base that, if a Super Bowl is in the team’s future, he’s got some ideas for the victory celebration. It’s beers for everybody. He commented on that and more following the Eagles first open practice of 2017.
Take a look:
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The Johnson effect:
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Johnson’s ten-game suspension from a year ago has been well documented. So has the effect of when he’s been on the field and when he wasn’t. The Eagles were 5-1 in the six games Johnson played in, with the one loss being by a grand total of one point, and they were 2-8 in his absence. Everything was better with him around. The running game was better. Carson Wentz looked better and performed better. The offense was more efficient.
Much is expected of the Eagles’ offensive line this season. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland is pumped about his group. “This is a really good group. I feel like the majority of the players that are here right now are ready to play. They could go play right now and win football games.”
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That’s what Eagles fans are hoping for. We’re a long way from the playoffs and even farther from the possibility of Philly being legitimate Super Bowl contenders, but when they are, let’s hope Johnson is still around to make good on his promise.
There’s been no word yet as to whether or not the blonde wig will make another appearance as part of his outfit for the party.