Who knew Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson would demeanour so good as a blonde.
Johnson showed adult to use on Friday sporting a new hair-do, that was odd, saying as he didn’t have any hair during all a prior day. Needless to say, everybody during a NovaCare Complex was repelled to learn that was indeed a long, blonde wig underneath Johnson’s helmet, and not a beautiful set of golden issuing thatch he grew overnight.
“I knew it would cocktail out since there’s zero blonde about me,” Johnson said. “There were choices — black, brownish-red and blonde, so we chose a blonde wig.”
Johnson combined he was going for an “Amazon” look, though Eagles descent line manager Jeff Stoutland was not a fan. The wig was rejected early in use and not seen again for a rest of a day.
“I suspicion it done me demeanour some-more like a badass, though we theory manager didn’t like it,” Johnson said.
“I could’ve left it on, though he pronounced it was distracting him a small bit, so we took it off. Plus, it was prickly a small bit.”
While it was usually a second day of full-team practices during Eagles training camp, Johnson felt a group could use a spirit boost.
“I only wish to have a small fun,” Johnson said. “It’s training camp. Everybody thinks it’s going to be hard, tough, and everybody’s dreading it, so we attempted to emanate a few laughs.”
Though Johnson seemed to have a plain reason for a gag, he was discerning to chuck Eagles core Jason Kelce underneath a train when asked how he arrived during a preference to wear a wig.
“I only suspicion about doing it, and we asked Kelce what he suspicion of it, and he suggested we do it,” Johnson said.
Kelce laughed, afterwards offering a somewhat incompatible comment of events, denying any shortcoming for Johnson’s decision.
“My impasse was only shouting hysterically during it,” Kelce said. “He had it on and he pronounced he was going to wear it out to practice, and we all only started laughing. Then we indeed saw him out here with it on. We wanted him to keep it on all practice.”
Kelce added, “That’s only Lane Johnson being Lane Johnson.”
With training camps opening all opposite a NFL, a power positively ramps adult this time of year. Of course, camps aren’t what they used to be, with reduction hitting, shorter practices and no two-a-days, so maestro players mostly have a lot some-more space to act stupid and emanate some levity.
“It’s such a critical game, and infrequently we remove a tellurian aspect of it, so we come out here and comprehend these are some of your best friends, and let’s have a small fun while we’re playing,” Johnson said.
Johnson’s teammates seemed to conclude that opinion — perhaps this time of year some-more than any other.
“It’s a small things in camp,” Kelce said. “Guys doing things like that kind of breaks adult a monotony, allows guys to have fun, lightens a mood.
“At a finish of a day, we’re still here operative hard, though small things like that make it even some-more fun.”