Eagles’ Lane Johnson says Nick Sirianni has ‘command’ of team

Why Lane Johnson is amazed with Sirianni’s ‘command’ initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The very first year as a brand-new head coach is never ever a simple course, however in Nick Sirianni’s case he’s acquiring a group that was all of a sudden terrible in 2020, parted methods with its Super Bowl head coach and once-MVP-caliber franchise quarterback in a single offseason, and has unpredictability all over the lineup – oh, and his group plays in a sports-crazed city.

So it’s easy to understand that some Eagles fans may be a little careful of whether the newbie head coach depends on the job.

However according to Lane Johnson, the brand-new person is revealing he’s got what it takes. (A minimum of, up until now.)

Johnson signed up with NFL Network’s Great Early morning Football to talk about his offseason, training school as things begin to get ready, and what he’s seen from the brand-new faces in the company this summer season.

For anybody concerned about Sirianni’s capability to lead a group, Johnson’s take on his brand-new head coach should lighten those issues:

“First thing that he came in and did was he took great command of the team. I think he created a lot of energy. Every day’s fun. During practice there’s always some type of competition period. Sometimes even the coaches get out there and compete too, so that’s what I like about it. Going into the building, man, it’s been really cool. But right now, we’re learning a new offense, we’re trying to get that going, and that’s really where we’re at. But so far, he’s taken great command of the team and he commands a lot of respect.”

Perhaps that’s simply a veteran toeing the business line, however when the very first thing out of Johnson’s mouth was Sirianni’s “command” of the group? That’s a terrific indication. He requires to put his finger prints on this group quick if he wishes to prevent being simply another NFL head coach, specifically following a franchise legend like Doug Pederson, and it seems like Sirianni’s currently discovered a groove in the structure. You can’t request far more in July.

Oh, and simply in case you believe Johnson’s quote about Sirianni was a little too rose-colored and things are all chipper down at the NovaCare Complex, here was Johnson’s brusque analysis of the 2020 season:

“Last year was an embarrassment for everyone involved, and we’re looking forward and we’re ready to change that.”

Ah, all right then! That’s a male with a chip on his shoulder, who’s prepared to advise the NFL the Eagles aren’t expected to be a four-win group.

Things may not be smooth all year – in truth, I’ll presume regarding ensure they will not be – however this season is definitely going to be exceptionally amusing. Brand-new head coach, veterinarians with something to show, young people prepared to reveal out. It’s all there for the taking. 

Eagles training school begins July 27, and the preseason begins Aug. 12.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.