It’s not a surprise that most of the Eagles players are frustrated with the way their season has progressed. They were totally dominated at Lincoln Financial Field in front of their fans by a Tampa Bay team that they were favored to beat.
Most of the Eagles players haven’t had much to say to the media after the Tampa Bay game and before their battle with the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. The Birds starting right tackle Lane Johnson criticized the Eagles fans today. Here’s what he had to say according to Eagles24/7, which is a blog on PhillyMag.com.
“If we get down by any significant amount of points or we don’t make any first downs, we’re going to get booed. That’s just kind of how it is. It’s not really home field advantage playing here anymore. Really, that’s the truth. Cats here, they really don’t care.”
It didn’t take long for somebody to get in Johnson’s ear and he decided to apologize for what he said. He tweeted the following comments.
“My comment about the fans was out of line and I apologize. I’m just frustrated like they are about our performance on the field. The bottom line is that we need to give them a reason to cheer by scoring and winning games.”
I expect Johnson’s comments will be forgotten in the near future, if the team gets its act together and beats the Lions. If they lose, Johnson is likely to continue to hear about his criticism of Eagles fans.