Bill Belichick appeared to troll Lane Johnson in postgame comments

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Bill Belichick doesn’t forget.

Two years ago, after Super Bowl LII, Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson questioned how much “fun” the Patriots have while winning.

After the Patriots’ 17-10 victory Sunday, the Patriots coach appeared to take a jab at Johnson without using Johnson’s name.

“It really was a good team victory for us today. I am really proud of the way our guys competed,” Belichick said. “They just went out there and competed for 60 minutes. I know we didn’t get off to a great start, but we just kept battling and made plays in all three phases of the game. We played for 60 minutes and played some good situational football and made plays that we needed to make to win. Big drive offensively coming off of the goal line in the fourth quarter put our defense in a good field position. Defense played really well in the second half. The players covered well, rushed well, and they tackled real well. They just did a good job. It looked like everyone had fun out there today and we played a lot of good energy and it was good to come down here and get a win.”

Johnson, who played only 25 snaps Sunday before leaving with a head injury, had fun when he went on a Pardon My Take podcast after the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.

“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 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] head. 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 we’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.”

He did not have so much fun Sunday.

This just in: Winning is fun.

40 responses to “Bill Belichick appeared to troll Lane Johnson in postgame comments

  1. Oh, it’s great fun to win a regular season game against the Eagles.
    But losing a Super Bowl to Philly?… Eh, not so much.

  2. Can always count on BB to deliver a sharp retort when it counts at some point, even almost 2 years later.

  3. “Not to be reckless, but we’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.”

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    Hope Lane is still having fun with his one Super Bowl. Because fun is better than winning.

  4. Eagles are one of the teams in the “tough” part of the NE schedule. So a win is a good win, right? Unless the haters say a 5-5 teams isn’t a good team, thus promoting NE’s “easy” schedule.

  5. Also, that was a very short postgame handshake by the head coaches. Normally, Belichick is very respectful to players and coaches but when they are disrespectful, or push their guys to take cheap shots, Bill will take an opportunity to embarrass them.

    Exhibit 1, Patriots 59, Jeff Fisher’s Titans zero in 2009.

  6. Haters told us after the Ravens game that Pat’s D had been ‘exposed’ as a fraud. Funny, after the opening drive, helped by a questionable PI call, the Eagles offense was shut down for the next 55 minutes.

  7. He knows exactly what he is saying. Nice work!!! Zero points allowed for the last 40 minutes of the game.

    Thank goodness we won’t have to hear about the Philly special play for another 4 years.

  8. The Pats offense needs all the help they can get, but I truly believe the Edelman double pass was an ‘In your face’ moment. 2nd trick play they ran last night. Realize it wasn’t the SBowl, but still pretty sweet

  9. johnnycantread says:
    November 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm
    Oh, it’s great fun to win a regular season game against the Eagles.
    But losing a Super Bowl to Philly?… Eh, not so much.

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    Would have been nice to get 3 in a row, but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

  10. Of all the players/coaches in the NFL to get in a pissing match with Lane Johnson picks BB ???? Hey Lane I bet you are absolutely right, winning 8 (EIGHT) super bowl rings cannot be much fun.

  11. The Eagles’ problem is they kept the wrong QB. The game was very winnable yesterday if Wentz was accurate.

  12. Lane tweeted two weeks ago something to the extent of “I’m looking forward to having fun in two weeks.” Um, Lane. That didn’t work out too well, did it?

  13. “Haters told us after the Ravens game that Pat’s D had been ‘exposed’ as a fraud. Funny, after the opening drive, helped by a questionable PI call, the Eagles offense was shut down for the next 55 minutes.”

    There were no big drives after the 1st FG drive?

  14. “There were no big drives after the 1st FG drive?”

    Resultant FG score wasn’t a drive and yes there was 1 legit drive which was at least 1 too few.

  15. Def not a Pats fan but Johnson is a tool. I don’t exactly have fun at my job but I do what I do to pay the bills. These players are doing their job which isn’t always fun. You’re not 16 years old forever and life all about fun. They are supposed to be professionals. People tell their kids “It isn’t all about winning. Its about having fun”. You know whats fun? Winning. And the Pats win more than my team and anyone else

  16. “wmnf says:
    November 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    “There were no big drives after the 1st FG drive?”
    Resultant FG score wasn’t a drive and yes there was 1 legit drive which was at least 1 too few”

    That TD drive was 10 minutes. And Philly also drove at the end and came within a bobbled pass of tying, without their top WR, RB & LT.

    Not trying to be snarky, but the Pats D isn’t what most thought it was the 1st half of the season. They’re very good, but not the ’85 Bears or anything.

  17. Classless. Would like to see how good of a coach he is without Brady. Not to say he isn’t a good coach now.

  18. Everybody just chill. I’m a big Eagles fan. Truth of the matter is Wentz had some bad throws and took needless sacks. WRs provided very little separation. Pats defense is legit. However, Brady looked old yesterday in cold, windy conditions..so much so that Edelman had to throw the long pass, which was a great play design given Eagles pass rush. So lost to defending SB Champs, but we also lost to Detroit and Atlanta which means this team is average at best, which might be good enough to win the division.
    Something about the injuries that has plagued Eagles for 3 seasons now, including the SB season. Now, there’s next to no depth at all.

  19. Eagles soundly beat the Patriots in an exciting Super Bowl where Brady got beautifully stripped sacked. Last year’s boring game was probably another example of Belicheat stealing the Rams playbook.

  20. “we’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls.”
    And this logic brings down the house of cards. Sorry Philly, but your boys are satisfied.

  21. threatlevelmidn1ght says:
    November 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    Very immature of Bill.
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    Yeah, he used the word “fun” in a paragraph. Why would anyone do that?

  22. Nothing Belicheat does is anything short of sneaky. If he doesn’t like what the man said, say so. Don’t be such a sniveling coward about it. Shows weakness.

  23. Geez, it just goes to show, pats are thin skinned and small, like their fans. Philly beat Pats in a Superbowl (Which was payback for one of the cheat bowls-specifically number 39) and the lineman referred to in the article enjoyed the hell of the season as well as the SB LII win, with trash talking-which he was entitled to and seriously backs up with his play. However, just Like their buddy Trump, the Pats Nation NEVER let’s even the remotest slight pass by. small, very small, not at all the manner which true champs should act.

  24. oiler1980 says:
    November 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm
    Lane has to answer his phone quickly… There’s only one ring..

    42 1 Rate This
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    Props deserved for very clever burn. And Yes, i’m a Philly fan…
    You see, we can laugh, because we know you were just having a little “fun”.

  25. leroyquimby says:
    November 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm
    Still doesn’t change the score of SB LII

    Umm, nobody said it did….

  26. I think that is a reach to think he was trolling anyone. In the year when cameras followed around Belichick behind the scenes prior to the Philly SB he is showing film of players in a game not enjoying themselves after making plays and actually giving them crap for it. Don’t buy it.

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