Discuss is affordable, particularly within the offseason. Lane Johnson, by no means perplexed, clarified feedback he made by way of social media pertaining to the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence. The Eagles proper sort out even admitted that perhaps he ought to look within the mirror earlier than he begins sounding off.
“Generally, I suppose, you need to hold your mouth shut,” Johnson instructed reporters. “I believe it’s simply a part of my character. Generally, I simply need to rah-rah, to get this staff going. And typically it comes again and hits you within the chin. However, hey, I’m nonetheless standing. Nonetheless right here. Nonetheless transferring ahead and that’s actually it.”
Johnson was referring to the bitter Twitter alternate that began final week after Lawrence threw shade at Carson Wentz. The Professional Bowler rushed to his quarterback’s protection by posting a Kawhi Leonard meme and writing “can’t wait.”
The meat was ratcheted up one other notch when a Cowboys fan posted a spotlight of Johnson lacking a block on Lawrence’s timeline. The Dallas defensive finish instantly took the bait.
After Tuesday’s observe, Johnson defined the rivalry was all in good enjoyable and poured reward on the self-described “sack grasp.” Paradoxically, Lawrence has by no means sacked Wentz. In truth, he has zero sacks all-time in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I talked to DeMarcus on the Professional Bowl so we’re just about on the identical stage,” Johnson mentioned. “He’s there along with his staff and I’m right here with my staff. I respect him. I believe he’s a fantastic participant. Each time I’m going in opposition to him, it’s a battle. There’s a mutual respect there.”
Johnson admitted that he did miss the block and brushed it off as bravado.
“We’re an leisure league, so it’s all in regards to the followers,” Johnson mentioned.
With the trash speaking lastly put to mattress, he made one other daring confession: Johnson has given up consuming sugar. The hulking offensive lineman has determined to make a extra concerted effort to handle his physique as he will get older. It appears he’s taken one other web page out of Wentz’s playbook who admitted to committing himself to a greater food regimen and vitamin.
“You’ll be able to solely eat crappy meals and cheat that for thus lengthy. Don’t mess with sugar,” Johnson mentioned. “It’s all about consuming clear and consuming a bit bit more healthy, and that’s one factor he’s executed [Wentz] and I’m attempting to do as I become older. I really feel good now. Able to rock and roll.”
Final 12 months, Johnson weighed 310 kilos in the midst of the season after coping with some put on and tear in his left leg. He’s sitting at 325 kilos proper now.
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