Another Eagle takes aim at the Patriot Way

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The hatred of misery loves company. Or something.

Joining Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson in his public bashing of the Patriot Way is Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, who never actually played for the Patriots but believes he got a full taste of it while playing for Bill Belichick protege Bill O’Brien in Houston.

Via BleedingGreenNation.com, Brooks sounded off after practice on Tuesday.

“It’s crazy that people haven’t known this,” Brooks said. “It’s been this way for like a decade. . . . Reggie Wayne did it. He retired. He went there [to the Patriots] for a training camp and retired. Sh-t is not fun there. I was under the same regime in Houston [with O’Brien]. I almost retired. Sh-t was miserable, every day. Every day.

“I came in [as a rookie] under [Gary] Kubiak, who was just an older version of Doug [Pederson], then I went to O’Brien, who was Belichick, and then I came back to Doug, who’s like Kubes, so for me, man, sh-t was great. Like, I cannot tell you how much better this is than it was down there. Like, it’s just night and day. What does [Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland] say? Happy workers make more productive workers. When you’re not having fun, man, those grinding, those hard-ass nosed days. . . .”

At that point, Johnson intervened, echoing his repeated criticism of the Eagles.

“All the media wants to talk about is rings,” Johnson said. “Rings. I’m going to get this ring and never wear it one day. I’m going to put it away in a box. The only thing you’re going to remember from your playing days, you’re not going to remember the scores. You’re going to remember the people you played with and how you felt. And that’s the truth.

“All these guys talking about ‘I’ll take the rings.’ OK. You can have your rings. You can also have f–king 15 miserable years.”

Making the increasing external attacks on the Patriot Way more intriguing is the fact that, internally, all seems far from hunky and/or dory. Quarterback Tom Brady remains absent from offseason workouts, possibly because after 18 years with Belichick, Brady just can’t take it any more.

And it probably is much easier to deal with doom and gloom when the effort and the stress and the stifling of individuality results in a ring. To see a team that truly has fun take the championship from the Patriots has to raise questions from within, especially when the biggest question regarding Super Bowl LII — the failure of Belichick to use cornerback Malcolm Butler in an effort to outscore the Eagles — still hasn’t been answered.

120 responses to “Another Eagle takes aim at the Patriot Way

  1. Eagles perform the incredible: NO, not winning the SuperBowl; but, in becoming even more unlikable than their fans.

    Please shut up. Thank you.

  2. Some of these Eagles players have been coming off as sore winners lately, like seriously how about you focus on getting ready for the season?

  3. As an Eagles fan can the players please stop talking about the Patriots. I can understand what their point is, but just please, please, please, just let it go, the Superbowl’s long over. It’s to the point now where it is starting to look bad.

  4. The NFL should show some imagination and swap their pre-season game out for a regular season game this year. Who wants to see Eagles vs Colts, anyway?

  5. Don’t recall the Giants disrespecting the Patriots after beating them twice in the Suoer Bowl

  6. As an Eagles fan even I’m tired of hearing Eagles players talking about whether the Patriots have fun. Focus on the repeat.

    Also, as an Eagles fan i’m tired of hearing about Malcolm Butler. Brady had the ball in his hands with 3 mins left in the game (twice) and the Eagles stopped him (twice). That had nothing to do with Malcolm Butler.

  7. As an Eagles fan I would like to point out that no one in Boston gave a crap about the Patriots until Tom Brady. Now they swarm here like buzzing flies but the truth is they are huge front runners.

    Go Birds!

  8. the Eagles won the Super Bowl. They can say whatever they want. Of course, next season is right around the corner. It’s a tough task to defend the crown.

  9. Are these children or grown men? I’m sure the patriots had a lot of fun winning all those super bowls, conference and and division championships but perhaps didn’t have as much fun working towards goals because you know they had to… WORK. Hey philthy, congrats on the SB win, but show class and act like you’ve been there..oh wait.

  10. Eagles players win one Super Bowl and suddenly they are an authority on the environment of a team that gets there regularly

  11. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    I really think the Eagles will go down in history as the team that pulled the thread that unraveled the Patriots dynasty.

    Yeah, no…

  12. Time will tell. The Pats always stay focused, and keep climbing the mountain. Will the Eagles? Guess having fun at work is all that matters? I wonder if the Browns have fun? lol

  13. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm
    I really think the Eagles will go down in history as the team that pulled the thread that unraveled the Patriots dynasty.

    ====

    Its important to dream. I wish your team will have a winning record this season.

    Back in the real world, there is no dynasty and there is no thread. Every season is different, teams are different, players are different.

    By talking bad – you just said bye bye to half of the coaches and teams in NFL. Clearly shows he needs media training

  14. Any chance any of the fans that dislike The Eagles get to rip them they do it. Maybe just maybe they are enlightening everyone that there are other ways to win. Stop and think before you type is my suggestion. They are vocalizing their own personal experiences. Even the biggest stars on The Patriots are tired of the unnecessary misery and constant beatdown from within.
    Give these guys a break!

  15. Crying on the sideline during the opening of the Super Bowl, after playing all season, doesn’t seem like that much fun.

  16. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm
    Don’t recall the Giants disrespecting the Patriots after beating them twice in the Suoer Bowl

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    Nope. They did not want to diminish the opponent they had defeated because that would have diminished their accomplishment. They wanted it held up that they had defeated something great.

  17. Losing is no fun, and 31 teams lose every season. Had the Eagles not won the SB I doubt we would be hearing about how they are the self declared re-incarnation of The Fun Bunch. Context changes things. There is no law against running your mouth. It just generally doesn’t last that long, which is one of the reasons you don’t ever hear it from The Patriots. They are run like a truly professional organization. There is a lot to be admired and emulated there.

  18. nenlain says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm
    As an Eagles fan I would like to point out that no one in Boston gave a crap about the Patriots until Tom Brady. Now they swarm here like buzzing flies but the truth is they are huge front runners.

    Go Birds!

    I would like to point out that the above comment is as usual, wrong.

    Tom Brady didn’t play in 1994. Yet the Patriots have sold out every game since 1994

    A more accurate statement would be … when Kraft purchased the team he changed the culture. Are there more fans now , of course.
    But you can say that about any team in any sport in any city.

    I was 11 when the Patriots won there first SB
    So does that make me a “front runner “

  19. Misery and the cheating. At least 3 of “the rings” are tainted.

    Good for these guys for sayin it how they see it. Go Eagles.

  20. To the person that said the Eagles might have pulled the thread that ended the Pats dynasty……..age….will be the thread. Not the Eagles. Nice try

  21. Well, these guys that are complaining could be playing for the funnest coach in the league, Pete Carroll, right?

    Wait ! Didn’t Carroll’s ex players whine about him as well?
    Seems like it’s open season on coaches, except coaches like Belichick keep on winning and the losing guys keep losing.

    — Not a Pats/Eagles/Texans fan —-

  22. I just don’t get it. Why can’t Lane Johnson and company just shut the hell up? You won! Enjoy it for crying out loud.
    I’ve had Eagles seasons tickets for 48 years, so I doubt anyone was any happier than me last winter, but man I am tired of hearing him talk crap about the Patriots. They’ve been to 8 Super Bowls. Talking crap about them or their system is just plain stupid.

  23. Belichick cashed this check before the game was even played, and Brady knows it.

  24. These Eagles players are clearly not used to winning anything. Let’s see how it goes this season, and beware of the one year dynasty – it’s closer than you think.

    Pats fan.

  25. I love my job and I have fun doing it. I’m a graphic designer (which is totally different) but if I worked at a place where I cant be myself then I’d consider quiting too. People can act like that doesn’t matter. Yea there may be millions involved but at the end of the day they’re playing a game. When those players time is up they’re going to continue those relationships they formed with coaches like Pederson and not ones like Belichick. You can be successful and still have a good time. I don’t know why people take so much offense to this especially when these havn’t been the first people to say something about this. If your team is successful then what do you care if someone talks about how little fun they must have. It may work for one player/team but it may not for another. FYI Lane has always said stuff like this since he was drafted. Nobody cared though cause he didn’t just win a Super Bowl. Brooks is just answering a question. See y’all at the start of the season when we have real stuff to talk about. Fly Eagles Fly!

  26. Sorry, but playing for Bill O’Brien is not the true Patriot way. When Bill O’Brien starts having the success that Bill Belichek has, then you can draw the comparisons. If you want to win and get a ring, you do it the Patriot way, because the formula works. As much as I hate it, because I’m NOT a Patriot fan, but they have a formula, they stick to it, and they are constantly in a position to win.

  27. The fans who pay your salary want you to win. We could care less ifnyou have fun. The players are missing the boat. Fun almost lost you the superbowl. Pats came close but lost. What is it. Patriots in almost half the super bowls in last 10 years or so. Now they lose one and everyone thinks that the reason they lose is because they did not have fun. Again I could care less that a person making millions does not have fun. You owe the fans to be the best you can be. Prepared, disciplined, efficient…..any team under Jack del Rio had fun. Know what. They were good for only a short time. Fun only wins you for a short time.

  28. Here is something to consider: 5 SB wins is a lot more fun than 1.

    The Eagles players should worry about trying for a measly 2

  29. I watched the Patriots players on their many Duck Boat Rides down Boylston and Tremont Streets. They seemed overjoyed, especially players that came from teams that couldn’t win it all.

    Funny, Las Vegas picks the Patriots to win the Super Bowl out of 32 teams but we’re reading a thread about a player who doesn’t play and played for Bill OBrien, not Belichick, years ago. Please. Give us a break.

  30. One and done.

    The win has gone to their heads. Too much talking about other teams and how their way is the only way. They caught lightning in a bottle last year , particularly with Foles.

    I see them falling flat next year, 9-7 or 10-6 and then watch the in fighting as they stop having fun

  31. Have fun on your own time, y’all have the money. When at work, DO YOUR JOB. Unless you want to be like the last faux 1 year player friendly ‘dynasty’ that is currently melting down, the seattle seahawks. Is this what winning with class means haters?

  32. Coaches do what they do to maximize the performance from the talent they have. Complaining about fun at the professional level is absurd.

  33. If the Eagles don’t have a great year, do you think these “fun comments” are going to come back and haunt you?

    The posters here will be relentless, and IMO most deserving.

    It’s a new year, accomplish something before you mouth off.

  34. both of these franchises are .500 in Super Bowl’s, that’s average, two average franchises

    Holy crap that is stupid. The pats have been to 10 Super Bowls. That’s average? Name another team that’s been there that often. I guess the Jets are above average because they went to one super bowl 50 years ago and won it?

    Oh by the way The eagles are 1-2 in Super Bowls. That’s not .500. Because math

  35. Moses Esposito says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    both of these franchises are .500 in Super Bowl’s, that’s average, two average franchises

    Looks like Roseanne ain’t the only one posting on Ambien.

  36. I really don’t know where to come down on all of this. I understand the Patriots are a dynasty, but that trophy and ring really seem like a love-hate relationship. If you get your ring you’re great while hating your job, if you lose you just hate your job…

  37. The number of teams the Eagles play coming off bye weeks after winning the super bowl……4.
    The number of teams the Patriots has played coming off bye weeks after winning their last two super bowls…..1.

  38. Daily I forget that the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Then I see an article about them complaining that they did. There isn’t even a historical, geographic, or coaching rivalry between the two franchises. Sometimes teams become obsessed with the current king of the hill and it makes for interesting sport. Boston vs NY, Caps vs Penguins, Rockets vs Warriors, but these guys aren’t even in the same conference. Heck, they’re not even the first team to beat the Pats in the big game so it’s baffling how a 8 point win spelled the doom of another franchise.

  39. The Patriots have been holding their cake for 15 years now. The Eagles are busy trying to stuff it in their own pie hole.

  40. WIthout Brady… The Patriot way is over and a sidebar. Brady is finally waking up taking hometown discounts just perpetuated the insanity, looks like he’s finally growing a pair. Dude was apparently brainwashed almost as much as Pats fans.

  41. mediasloppy says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm
    I really don’t know where to come down on all of this. I understand the Patriots are a dynasty, but that trophy and ring really seem like a love-hate relationship. If you get your ring you’re great while hating your job, if you lose you just hate your job

    ______________________________________________________

    Maybe you should try reading tweets and interviews from current and former players that love playing for the Pats. This guy is miserable just thinking about Belichick. These Eagles’ are basically trying to say that their one Championship is better than the 5 that the Patriots have. For every one 1 snowflake like this guys there 50 players and ex players that say the opposite. Unfortunately you won’t read those interviews and tweets here.

  42. As a fan and a regular joe who works hard to earn a regular joe wage with 4 weeks vacation every year I find all this “fun” vs “no fun” at your JOB discussion insulting. These idiots with their high outrageous salaries and VIP treatment have lost touch with the fans and common joe. We don’t give a @&$# if you are having fun or not – fans pay to see winners on Sunday regardless if you have fun or not . You chose your profession – if you don’t like your employer then move on and shut the hell up. WE DONT CARE – what bugs me even more is the media continues to give these guys a forum for speaking on this idiotic subject.

  43. The Eagles were a Brady’s fumble away from taking the biggest ‘L’ in the SB. Now they are running their mouths. Can’t wait for Aug 16.

  44. This guy saw a mouse last yr and got scared and depressed and couldn’t play….now he feels like a winner and he is mouthing off….this eagles team is filled with d bags.

  45. The Pats had some great players and the best QB in football. It was fun until BB starting believing he was really the genius they were writing about. The Eagles had fun and won a Superbowl and they will continue winning and having fun in the future.

  46. By the grace of illegal formation unnoticed, the Eagles won the SB. If a players want to have fun, they can go be a mascot at Disneyland. If they want to be a member of a dominant dynasty, they can wear the hard hat and be a Patriot.

  47. joker65 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    both of these franchises are .500 in Super Bowl’s, that’s average, two average franchises

    Holy crap that is stupid.
    _____________________
    It’s beyond stupid ..

  48. Is this the “Eagle Way”?? They win a Superbowl and all of a sudden feel as though they can crap over other team??

    Do it more than once and stay on top then someone might pay more attention, but right now all it is is attention getting behavior.. “oh lookee me, I have something to say also, even though I have not idea”…

    Part of the whole media created Patriot Way is to act like you have been there before…

  49. Lane Johnson is a cheater who was twice for using performance enhancing drugs. So we’re supposed to give credibility to anything he has to say??????
    I can’t wait to see the Eagles play this year because every team is going to be trying to shut their big mouths. Let’s see how they handle that pressure. My bet is they will fold like a tent.
    These players come off as big babies. Grow the *^&* up, will ya!!!!
    I’ve heard for years that Vince Lombardi couldn’t handle the modern day players like these two nitwits. I say, oh yeah?? He’d handle them alright. He’d make their lives so miserable they’d quit. Because they couldn’t handle it.

  50. .
    ” Quarterback Tom Brady remains absent from offseason workouts, possibly because after 18 years with Belichick, Brady just can’t take it any more.”
    ____

    At best it’s conjecture without any basis in fact. At worst this is ESPN style manufacturered news designed only as click bait.

    BTW… I hear that Vince Lombardi was a barrel of laughs.
    .

  51. rjth2012 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    Any chance any of the fans that dislike The Eagles get to rip them they do it. Maybe just maybe they are enlightening everyone that there are other ways to win. Stop and think before you type is my suggestion. They are vocalizing their own personal experiences. Even the biggest stars on The Patriots are tired of the unnecessary misery and constant beatdown from within.
    Give these guys a break!

    ——————-

    Its a mixed message asking for anyone to be given a break when they can’t stop running their mouths and bringing it on themselves.

  52. There were 3 NFC South teams in play for playoff seeding at the end of the season. If they Vikings had beaten the Panthers at the end of the season, the eagles wouldn’t have a ring right now. Guaranteed.

  53. Funny he mentions memories being more important than rings.

    In 30 years , anyone on the Patriots will be telling their grandkids about playing for the best coach of all time and with the best QB of all time.

  54. endtimesparty says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    Another man-child who wants to play in the schoolyard. Ask the Giants if they had fun under Coughlin.
    *************
    When Coughlin lightened up is when the team performed best….. Any real GIant or Football fan knows this!!
    Besides the biggest factor in their run was Luck anyways…… Seriously, ask Strahan and the other leaders started tuning him out is when he opened up a bit. Ask Tiki about the old Coughlin. But even old man Coughlin wouldve won a bunch of rings with brainwashed TB at the helm.

  55. Guys who care the most about having fun are the same guys who care more about personal stats than wins.
    ***************
    Eagles didn’t have 1 =thousand yard rusher or receiver…. they were a true team who sacrificed personal stats for wins. It’s outright disgusting how all these Pats fans and such change the narrative to fit their delusional perception. Here’s reality – Without Brady you’re team don’t win jack PERIOD. Without Cheating you have a losing record in the Super Bowl. And once Brady retires all you guys will disappear. FACTS!!!!!!!

  56. I’m an Eagles fan, but my God we have one of the dumbest fan bases on the planet. These are the same people that worship Buddy “0-3 in the playoffs” Ryan because his teams were “fun”. Apparently looking totally unprepared against the Bears, Rams, and Redskins, and that buffoon getting completely outcoached, is “fun”

  57. “As an Eagles fan I would like to point out that no one in Boston gave a crap about the Patriots until Tom Brady.”

    As a Pats fan I can tell you that is a clueless statement

    I and many others have been Pats fans since the 70s and the team has sold out every game since 1996 I think it is since Kraft bought the team

    Teams tgat spend their time yapping instead of preparing rarely repeat as champions. Eagles fans sound just like the Seahawks fans did a few years ago too. Hood luck you’re gonna need it

  58. This is a weird topic for players to be addressing in public. Nothing wrong with it but short of outright abuse, not sure why anyone would care if one team is more fun than an another, especially when the team in question has had extraordinary success.

  59. johngaltwho says:
    May 30, 2018 at 8:53 pm
    This is a weird topic for players to be addressing in public. Nothing wrong with it but short of outright abuse, not sure why anyone would care if one team is more fun than an another, especially when the team in question has had extraordinary success.

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    jealousy and inferiority rolled into one

  60. Sorry, but playing for Bill O’Brien is not the true Patriot way. When Bill O’Brien starts having the success that Bill Belichek has, then you can draw the comparisons. If you want to win and get a ring, you do it the Patriot way, because the formula works. As much as I hate it, because I’m NOT a Patriot fan, but they have a formula, they stick to it, and they are constantly in a position to win.

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    If Brady played for the Texans, they’d be front runners for the Super Bowl…… Damn you pats fans are brainwashed, lol!!!!!!
    The one Year Brady didn’t play you guys didn’t even make the playoffs for crying out loud. Check out Andy Reid’s coaching tree vs Belicheats and you’ll see the light! And we’re not done……………………….YET!!!

  61. The Patriots have won with lots of adversity in the past. Just a hypothetical here. But what if Brady and Belichick were in unison on Brady missing OTA’s. Say Brady was working on his achilles that flared up multiple times last year. And Belichick felt it best to work with Hoyer and the backup quarterbacks while Brady gets fully healthy. Or maybe they just agreed to give Brady the time away after 18 years?

    Would it really surprise anyone if Brady and Belichick were to feign a problem while the hoodie and team are working away? Belichick is now answering minimal team related questions for the upcoming year because the media is so focused on the Brady Belichick “problem”. Genius!

  62. nhpats says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Here is something to consider: 5 SB wins is a lot more fun than 1.

    The Eagles players should worry about trying for a measly 2
    *************************
    It’s 2018 pats fans. Eagles 1 superbowl and Pats ZERO

    btw Pats fans time to buy A Wentz jersey now, check his number vs TB12 at the same time in their careers, hehehe!!!

  63. The Eagles were a Brady’s fumble away from taking the biggest ‘L’ in the SB. Now they are running their mouths. Can’t wait for Aug 16.
    ********************
    And the Pats were 3 FG’s, Ryan not throwing the ball away to avoid a sack and a Marshawn Lynch handoff at the 1 yard line from being 0-10 in Super Bowls!!!!
    What’s your point?
    41-33 ….. and we’re not done………………..YET!!

  64. For a Guy who has been caught several times for PED’s Johnson sure likes to hear Himself speak. Apparently He rubbed off on this Brooks Guy. He also taught Him how to sound like an idiot!

  65. ” Quarterback Tom Brady remains absent from offseason workouts, possibly because after 18 years with Belichick, Brady just can’t take it any more.”
    ____

    At best it’s conjecture without any basis in fact. At worst this is ESPN style manufacturered news designed only as click bait.

    BTW… I hear that Vince Lombardi was a barrel of laughs.
    .****************
    Just like The Pats Narrative of the Patriot way, lol!! Complete conjecture….
    No Brady no Dynasty, do yourself a favor buy a Wentz jersey! Root for a team that does it the right way
    not by cheating in any way possible and making the best QB of the era pay for half price (but paying his TB12 company to treat players)… again any shady way is the patriot way , hahaha

  66. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    “As an Eagles fan I would like to point out that no one in Boston gave a crap about the Patriots until Tom Brady.” Are you a fan of the game? People loved the Patriots of the 70’s, Plunkett, Vataha, Hannah. We followed Grogan, and Morgan even when they lost. Bledsoe went to the Super Bowl in 96. All before Brady lit up the field. To make a comment like that negates decades of great fans at old Sullivan Stadium. But you knew that, as the Eagles had phanatic fans before Wentz too. Why make a comment you know is wrong?

  67. I swear listening to these guys you’d think they were the ones who lost in the Super Bowl

  68. It’s going to get real ugly when the Eagles go back to their losing ways, in a season or two.

  69. birdbrainsnj says:
    May 30, 2018 at 9:45 pm
    Saying it now. Brady will never play in another Super Bowl.

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    People have been saying it every year since 2001. It means nothing.

  70. ahummler72 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm
    nhpats says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    Here is something to consider: 5 SB wins is a lot more fun than 1.
    The Eagles players should worry about trying for a measly 2
    *************************
    It’s 2018 pats fans. Eagles 1 superbowl and Pats ZERO
    btw Pats fans time to buy A Wentz jersey now, check his number vs TB12 at the same time in their careers, hehehe!!!

    ————

    Carson Wentz is a great player. Brady has been to 8 Super Bowls and he has been to zero. So a long way to go.

  71. I guess the Eagles players don’t like that the Patriots are still the center of attention despite Philly winning the Super Bowl. Why do they care? Just go try and win an other one.

  72. ahummler72 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    WIthout Brady… The Patriot way is over and a sidebar. Brady is finally waking up taking hometown discounts just perpetuated the insanity, looks like he’s finally growing a pair. Dude was apparently brainwashed almost as much as Pats fans.

    ———-

    Brady has been hanging with Bella Hadid in Monaco with the Royal family. I think he’s figured out the money thing. His brand is much bigger than his NFL salary.

  73. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm
    Don’t recall the Giants disrespecting the Patriots after beating them twice in the Suoer Bowl

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    Is what they are saying disrespectful? I just find it stupid. Why would anyone with a multi-million dollar salary expect to have fun at work every day. That’s ridiculous. They are paid to perform and that’s it. To play at the highest level you have to find it fun to work hard.

  74. forthegoodofthegame says:
    May 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm
    One in a row, or one out of 52 right? Maybe the Eagles weren’t the first to win a SB, so maybe they shouldn’t act like they are….

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    Brady has played in 15% of all Super Bowls and 25% of all AFC Championships in history.

  75. Moses Esposito says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    both of these franchises are .500 in Super Bowl’s, that’s average, two average franchises

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    You can’t win the game if you aren’t in it first. So, making it to the Super Bowl already puts a team way above average. Making it to 10 puts a team very, very far above average.

  76. It’s funny. The Eagles claim they have fun. They only say that AFTER they won. When you lose, nobody has fun and people lose their jobs.

    For what it’s worth, it’s not an issue of fun for Tom Brady. At almost 41, nobody, including Bill Belichick, knows more about playing quarterback in the NFL than Brady. Brady also understand what training works best for him. Sometimes it’s hard for the teacher to realize that student, at some point, is the master. Instead, Belichick belittles Brady and even wanted to trade him out of town in favor of someone he could control. There is no doubt that Brady worked back channels with Kraft and Belichick resents that. The best thing about Josh McDaniels sticking around is that he is the one coach who has both a professional and personal relationship with Brady that’s about mutual respect.

  77. “All these guys talking about ‘I’ll take the rings.’ OK. You can have your rings. You can also have f–king 15 miserable years.”

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    Yet somehow guys stay there and re-sign over and over again. Maybe they are tougher than you?

  78. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    May 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm
    Don’t recall the Giants disrespecting the Patriots after beating them twice in the Suoer Bowl

    Please I remembet Plaxico coming out and saying the Pats would only score 17 points(He was right) and the team wearing all black because “It was the death of the Pats dynasty”. Giants talked trash before we talk trash after that’s all.

  79. Just when I thought NFL players couldnt get any stupider… Why dont these guys quit the NFL and start their own league where they can kneel and claim its about social justice and have as much fun as they want with no regard to the customers that pay their salaries. See how well that league does. Football will be dead sooner than we think

  80. Thank you, Eagles!!!!! You are paving the way to a 19-0 season in foxborough!!! Couldn’t have done it without you

  81. Brady is King. He is allowing his body to relax while staying cutting edge for. This is a mental break which will keep
    Him at the top of his game. No problem, no issues.

  82. Think of how much cash Zbradh makes due to his success with the Patriots outside of football. Probably more than any other player. The bucks roll in from every direction for TomBrsdy!

  83. Haha…based on the comments of the fans you’d think that the Eagles don’t work at all…They just show up on Sundays neary having a practice. “We don’t use playbooks…they’re no fun.” “We don’t practice. It’s not fun.” “If it’s not fun, we don’t do it.”

  84. I love it! He is right! Everyone knows what the Patriots are! This Eagles team is great, full of personality, great QBs. ect… Patriot fans are just bitter and can’t handle the truth.

  85. I love it! He is right! Everyone knows what the Patriots are! This Eagles team is great, full of personality, great QBs. ect… Patriot fans are just bitter and can’t handle the truth.
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    YOU are right!

  86. bullcharger says:
    May 30, 2018 at 10:56 pm
    ahummler72 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    WIthout Brady… The Patriot way is over and a sidebar. Brady is finally waking up taking hometown discounts just perpetuated the insanity, looks like he’s finally growing a pair. Dude was apparently brainwashed almost as much as Pats fans.

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    Brady has been hanging with Bella Hadid in Monaco with the Royal family. I think he’s figured out the money thing. His brand is much bigger than his NFL salary.
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  87. youcantmakemepickausername says:
    May 30, 2018 at 8:47 pm
    I’m an Eagles fan, but my God we have one of the dumbest fan bases on the planet. These are the same people that worship Buddy “0-3 in the playoffs” Ryan because his teams were “fun”. Apparently looking totally unprepared against the Bears, Rams, and Redskins, and that buffoon getting completely outcoached, is “fun”
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    Eagles fan , Seriously? Is this A burner account? You pats fans will do anything and everything ,no shame, lol !!

  88. This is more a reflection on the Eagles than the Patriots.

    Where on earth is the leadership in that locker room, and why are they not telling these guys to stop talking and creating distractions?

  89. davidjf1969 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    As a fan and a regular joe who works hard to earn a regular joe wage with 4 weeks vacation every year I find all this “fun” vs “no fun” at your JOB discussion insulting. These idiots with their high outrageous salaries and VIP treatment have lost touch with the fans and common joe. We don’t give a @&$# if you are having fun or not – fans pay to see winners on Sunday regardless if you have fun or not . You chose your profession – if you don’t like your employer then move on and shut the hell up. WE DONT CARE – what bugs me even more is the media continues to give these guys a forum for speaking on this idiotic subject.

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    Life’s not fair, snowflake. Maybe you should worked harder in school, and you might not have such a terrible job.

    Most people love their job, and love waking up and going to work. I do, as does everyone I know. The times I haven’t loved my job, I got a new job. Stop whining.

  90. His anxiety is getting to him as he imagines what it would be like to play for a couch that doesn’t sugarcoat anything…

    New England is no place for weak minded people.

  91. ahummler72 says:

    May 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    The Eagles were a Brady’s fumble away from taking the biggest ‘L’ in the SB. Now they are running their mouths. Can’t wait for Aug 16.
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    And the Pats were 3 FG’s, Ryan not throwing the ball away to avoid a sack and a Marshawn Lynch handoff at the 1 yard line from being 0-10 in Super Bowls!!!!
    What’s your point?
    41-33 ….. and we’re not done………………..YET!!

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    Uh, Brady-era Pats were one miracle helmet catch and a Wes Welker drop from being 7-1 in Super Bowls. Goes both ways. And Brady is the all time leader in playoff 4th qtr comebacks. There’s something to be said for performing under pressure.

  92. So a guy that played for Bill O Brian thinks he knows how Belichick coaches because Reggie Wayne told him? Yeah I don’t think this guy is too bright. Then again the Eagles won’t be on top for too long if Wentz keeps taking unnecessary risks.

  93. FULL DISCLAIMER –

    Over the next couple of years as the Eagles and their whiny mental midget employees move depressingly farther away from their one and only championship EVER, as the team loses key players and disintegrates from within I promise this:
    I will continually, with relish, ask them with every opportunity – ARE YOU HAVING FUN NOW?

  94. dejc421 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    joker65 says:
    May 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    both of these franchises are .500 in Super Bowl’s, that’s average, two average franchises

    Holy crap that is stupid.
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  95. I prefer the Eagles return to the mindset from last preseason. Focus on Philly and let your play to the talking. Enough already!

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