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Tedy Bruschi responds to Lane Johnson's critiques of Patriots: 'I don’t know what he’s talking about'

Ryan Hannable
February 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Even though the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, it appears they are still in their heads.

Appearing on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take last Friday, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson had some criticism of the Patriots' way of doing things.

“I just think that the Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said. “Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They’ve won for a long time. Do I think people enjoy [it] and can say, ‘I had a lot of fun playing there?' No, I don’t. That’s just the God’s honest truth. They’re successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like [expletive] robots. Hey, stop being a [expletive]. We can be cordial for a little bit. You only get to do this job one time, so let’s have fun while we’re doing it. Not to be reckless, but I’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls. But hey, it is what it is.”

On ESPN's First Take Monday, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi responded.

“Lane Johnson, I don’t know what he’s talking about," he said. "I had a lot of fun. There were so many times that we would speak out in meetings. The entire team meeting would erupt in laughter. We were playing music on the team plane. We had so much fun in the ones that I was there. I cannot understand what he’s saying there.”

The hosts noted some players would rather play for Mike Tomlin or Doug Pederson over Bill Belichick.

Bruschi responded with a great line of his own.

“If you want a relationship and a double-date with your coach, go play with those guys," he said. "Go ahead. If you want to learn how to win games and consistently win games throughout your career, you play for Bill Belichick."

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