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Marquis Flowers jabs back at Eagles' Lane Johnson

Marquis Flowers jabs back at Eagles' Lane Johnson

Marquis Flowers had a lot to say on Twitter on Monday. The Patriots linebacker, who chalked up his busy day of tweeting to offseason boredom, took aim at Eagles tackle Lane Johnson, who called the Patriots a "fear-based organization."

Flowers knocked the Eagles' Super Bowl resume, which includes just one win. New England has five championship titles -- all of which have come under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. But Johnson reasoned that he'd rather have one Super Bowl with the Eagles than five under Belichick.

"Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They've won for a long time," Johnson told Barstool Sports on the podcast, "Pardon My Take." "Do I think people enjoy and can say, 'I had a lot of fun playing there'? No, I don't. That's just the God's honest truth. They're successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like [expletive] robots. Hey, stop being a [expletive] head. We can be cordial for a little bit. You only get to do this job one time, so let's have fun while we're doing it. Not to be reckless, but I'd much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls. But hey, it is what it is."

That wasn't Flowers' only defense of Belichick on Twitter Monday. He backed his coach after seeing the Boston Sports Journal's critical analysis of Belichick's game plan for Super Bowl LII. The story was titled, "Bedard’s Defensive Breakdown: Marquis Flowers’ role among bigger failures than Butler issue." BSJ's Greg Bedard noted how Flowers seemed to be used in all the wrong ways on Super Bowl Sunday. Flowers didn't see it that way.

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, now an ESPN analyst, also took exception to Johnson's criticism of "The Patriot Way." 

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David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

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David Harris retires after 11 seasons with Jets, Patriots

David Harris's 11-year run in the NFL has come to an end. 

On Friday, the linebacker announced his retirement from the game of football after spending 10 seasons with the Jets and one with the Patriots. 

The Jets drafted Harris with the 47th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he racked up 5 sacks and 127 total tackles. His breakout rookie season was an clear indication of the solid player he would become over the course of his career. 

Although he neither won a Super Bowl, nor made it to a Pro Bowl, the linebacker served as a focal point on a Rex Ryan defense that appeared in two AFC Championships in 2010 and 2011. 

When he was released in 2017, the 34-year-old made a career choice to sign with the Patriots to compete for a Super Bowl.

He didn't go out a champion, but a trip to the Super Bowl was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for one of the most underrated linebackers of the past decade. 

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What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

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What was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving?

Admittedly, the audio is poor but the idea is no less intriguing.

Was Odell Beckham Jr. telling Kyrie Irving at NBA All-Star Weekend that he's trying to go to the Patriots? Or to Boston? Or New England? 

It's 23 seconds into the video below: 

Isaiah Houde of USA TODAY's PatriotsWire interprets it as: "You went to the Celtics and I’m trying to go to New England."

Beckham has had a few Instagram posts about Brady recently, including an exchange of rap lyrics back in December. 

🐐chasin.

A post shared by Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) on

Unless there's a trade between the Patriots and Giants, Beckham, 25, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, won't be free to join Kyrie in New England - or was it Boston? - until the four-year deal he signed in 2014 ends after this season. Oh, and as he enters that 2019 season, Tom Brady will be 42. 

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