WHO YOU LIKE: EAGLE CENTER JASON KELCE VS. RONDA ROUSEY?!

kelce-rousey1By Sarah Berkowitz

You know you have too much time on your hands if you are wondering how well you would do against UFC superstar Ronda Rousey.

Especially if you are Jason Kelce, the Eagles’ fine center.

“I mean, I actually wanna see it go down,” Kelce’s teammate Lane Johnson told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday. “Kelc has been talking about it everyday. We actually watched a clip on [Rousey] yesterday. Kelc was saying, just because of the size advantage that he has over her, that he could just dominate her. So that’s his mindset and I’m sure Ronda—you know she said she can take on anyone in the world.

“I’m gonna have to go with my boy Kelc,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who is entering this third-year in the NFL, has participated in MMA-style training this summer to prepare him for the upcoming season. The Eagles’ starting right-tackle understands Rousey’s strength as well as anyone.

“If she ever got you on the ground it’d be over.”

As for football, the Eagles’ offensive line will be replacing two veteran guards this season, in Pro Bowler Evan Mathis and reliable veteran Todd Herremans. While veteran Allen Barbre seems like the favorite to start at left-guard, multiple players are competing for the right-guard position, next to Johnson.

“I think Allen Barbre is gonna do a phenomenal job,” Johnson said. “He’s been doing great here at camp so far.”

Johnson says his top priority throughout the preseason is familiarizing himself with whoever his new adjacent lineman is.

“Just get comfortable with the guard I’m playing next to,” Johnson said. “Try to get that going and try to improve that every preseason game, so that when we play Atlanta we feel comfortable with where we’re at.

“A lot of our blocks, we’re together on so we need to have a good relationship.”

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