Tedy Bruschi takes a shot at Lane Johnson over ‘fear-based’ comments

Jan 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; ESPN NFL analysts Cris Carter (left), Tedy Bruschi (center), and Mike Ditka (right) speak to the media during the ESPN Press Conference prior to Super Bowl XLVIII at Empire East Ballroom. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson had some pretty bold comments to share about how the New England Patriots run their business. After the Eagles beat New England in Super Bowl LII, he said the “Patriot Way is a fear-based organization.”

A few days removed from Johnson’s proclamation, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi spoke up on the team’s behalf.

“Lane Johnson, I don’t know what he’s talking about,” he said, via ESPN. “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.”

He continued with this awesome dig on Johnson.

“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.”

By the tone of Bruschi’s comments, he did not feel fear or like he had to walk on egg shells around Belichick or the team’s brass. Though, Johnson tells a different story when he said the players act like robots during interviews and such.

At the end of the day, everyone is entitled to an opinion. And with how outspoken Johnson is, this is not likely the last one he shares about the Patriot or any other NFL team.