This is all new for him. Being an offensive tackle playing in the NFL going up against the best pass rushers in the game.
And getting beat.
That’s definitely new to Lane Johnson.
Johnson the Eagles’ rookie first-round pick has come back down to Earth a bit the last couple weeks after an impressive preseason and an auspicious first two weeks.
Not surprising. Opposing defensive ends now have film on Johnson and they can attack his weaknesses. Now it’s up to Johnson to adjust back.
To something he’s never experienced before.
“Yeah because I guess in college you’re never getting beat so it’s quite a bit of change” he said. “Talking to one of my buds who played with me at Oklahoma Donald Stephenson who plays for Kansas City he said even the best in the league get beat that’s just how it is.
“It’s how you go into the next play and see how resilient you are. Everybody gets mad when they mess up but you can’t really reflect on it because everything’s going so fast. All you can do is