Lane Johnson praises Nick Sirianni’s accountability
Often when a young coach comes into the NFL, it’s difficult for them to win over veterans early on during their tenure. Fortunately for the Philadelphia Eagles, this doesn’t seem to be the case for new head coach Nick Sirianni. Johnson spoke with ESPN recently and gave nothing but praise to Sirianni for how he has brought this team together this offseason.
“He’s taken great command of the team early on. I think what I appreciate about him the most is he holds everybody accountable. When we go to practice, it doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or a rookie on the first day. If you’re making mistakes, he’ll push you on the board. Not to call you out, but really to kinda get you better. What that shows, if he can do that with veterans, then the younger guys will come along as well. That’s been my impression early on. It’s been a lot of fun, really a lot of energy. Moving forward, we have a lot to prove.”
Everyone around the Eagles organization has raved about Sirianni and what he brings to this franchise in his first season. Several members of the Eagles’ team, like Jalen Hurts and Darius Slay, have embraced Nick Sirianni’s competitive mindset and used it to better themselves. Philadelphia continues to do all the right things going into the 2021 season, and it wouldn’t be shocking if they made a push for the NFC East.
Meanwhile, Lane has taken some of the younger Eagles’ linemen under his wing. Yesterday, he and Brandon Brooks brought guard Nate Herbig to the OL Masterminds Summit, which Johnson and his friend Duke Mayweather founded. NFL training camp kicks off for Nick Sirianni and the Eagles in almost two weeks, starting July 27th.
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