Philadelphia Eagles Roundup: Belichick on Lane Johnson, odds for Week 12
Did Bill Belichick take a shot at Lane Johnson? Are the Philadelphia Eagles actually favored in Week 12 versus the Hawks? We discuss both topics in ‘The Roundup’.
On Monday afternoon, during his presser with the Philly media, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed that star right tackle Lane Johnson is, indeed, in the league’s concussion protocol. As you’d imagine, he wasn’t more detailed than that, so everyone will be waiting to see if ’65’ can play on Sunday. If not, rookie Andre Dillard may see some time at right tackle.
Some are stating, in his post-game presser, New England Patriots head man Bill Belichick seemed to take a shot at ’65’, stating his team ‘looked like (they) had fun out there’ and ‘played with a lot of good energy’ and that it was ‘good to come down here and get a win’.
If you’re one of those people who call this ‘taking a shot’, you may be digging a tad, but here’s Belichick. You guys can judge for yourself.
As some of you may remember, Johnson made a comment back in February of 2018 that the Pats were a fear-based organization and he’d rather have fun playing the game than play for an organization where the stars behave like ‘robots’. Again, if you think, this is Belichick taking an opportunity to exact some revenge, you may be digging a tad too much.
Philly opens as favorites in Week 12.
On another note, maybe Las Vegas and the oddsmakers know something we don’t. Despite the fact that a head injury could keep Lane Johnson out of Week 12 and despite the fact that Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Howard may not play due to injuries, as of Monday, November 18th at 1 p.m. EST, the Eagles are still favored by three points in their Week 12 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, according to The Action Network.
Call it a crazy assumption, but if you tell any Eagles fan that ‘The Birds’ likely pull an interconference battle with Russell Wilson and company out with a late-game field goal by Jake Elliott, it’s doubtful that you wouldn’t get anyone to sign up.