• Why Pepper Johnson left the Pats to come to Buffalo

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2014
    It’s a big move for Pepper Johnson. Pepper Johnson has been linked to Bill Belichick for most of his career in professional football. Pepper Johnson won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants at linebacker, and he was a Pro Bowl performer two times. Speaking on the “John Murphy Show” on WGR 550 , longtime New England Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson explained, in part, his move to the Buffalo Bills to serve as their defensive line coach. I needed to come out here and bring a Super Bowl championship to Buffalo.” Johnson, who said his move to Buffalo has already contributed to him learning more about the game by hearing a different terminology among coaches, was asked if he has ambitions to become a defensive coordinator at some point. I started off coaching and I moved around a little bit while I was there with New England, starting off with the linebackers,…then I graduated to coaching inside linebackers and took the linebackers over, and then eventually the defensive line.
    • Pepper Johnson dishes on why he left New England

      The former Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson joined WGR 550 in Buffalo to talk about leaving the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick. “My legs are still shaking a little bit,” Johnson told WGR 550 in Buffalo. “But I’m excited, I’m so excited. …
    • Pepper Johnson excited about getting out of Belichick’s shadow

      Pepper Johnson has been linked to Bill Belichick for most of his career in professional football. As a player, Johnson played for three teams that featured Belichick on their staff. After retirement, Johnson did a coaching fellowship with the Patriots i…
    • Pepper started thinking about coaching in college

      He had a 13-year playing career in the NFL. Pepper Johnson won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants at linebacker, and he was a Pro Bowl performer two times. Yet all the time, Johnson knew that he wanted to be a coach. The Bills new Defensive Line C…
    • Pepper on escaping Belichick 'shadows'

      Speaking on the “John Murphy Show” on WGR 550, longtime New England Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson explained, in part, his move to the Buffalo Bills to serve as their defensive line coach. “My legs are still shaking a little bit. But I’m excite…
      Source: ESPN.com

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