“Hey, Tom Brady. Pretty boy Tom Brady. He’s the best quarterback of all time, so, nothing I’d like to do more than dethrone that guy.”
By Steve Kelly
There was was no sense in the locker room late last night night that the Eagles worried about facing Brady and the five-time champion Patriots, as tackle Lane Johnson’s quote exemplifies.
“Greatest quarterback of all time, but that doesn’t mean that he’s unbeatable,” said safety Malcolm Jenkins (above). “We’ve got a destination that we’re geared to. No matter who’s in front of us, we’ve got somewhere to go.”
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie echoed that sentiment:
“We’re not only going to Minneapolis,” he said, “we have something to do in Minneapolis. One more win.”
“For what they did to us in 2004, to get payback, there would be nothing sweeter than that,” Johnson said. “I remember watching that game when I was 14 years old. I was hoping the Eagles would win. Just coming up short, you could feel the pain, and you could also feel the passion of what this city wants. And we’re here, so it’s right at our fingertips.”