Davenport: Johnson One Of The Best Right Tackles In The Game
After four games in 2016 the Eagles were 3-1 just like they are in 2017 but a major difference is they do not have the cloud of Lane Johnson's suspension hanging over them. With Doug Pederson as Head Coach and Lane Johnson in the lineup the Eagles are 8-2 over the last two seasons; Johnson may be one of the most important Eagles' players on the roster and that high value shows up clearly in the Win-loss column.
Turron Davenport of USA Today Eagles Wire joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and gave his perspective on Lane Johnson's importance to the Eagles:
“(Having Lane Johnson has) been huge for them, you saw it last week, you had Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa were relatively nonexistent and any time you have an opportunity for a Quarterback to look on each side and know he has guys that he can trust to protect him that makes the game that much easier for him. Then not to mention how when they run the football to the right behind both Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks, man that’s something they can really do. So yeah having Lane Johnson back is very important, you saw how (Halapoulivaati Vaitai) at times was a liability last year. So when you have your starter, your guy who is one of the best Right Tackles in the (NFL), when you have him in the game it allows you a lot more within your offense; you can run longer developing routes and can also be able to run the football like you want to and that’s what they have been doing.”
Checkout what Davenport had to say about Eagles injuries, success of the Running Game, and overall perspective of the offense