Super Bowl 52 was just over three months ago, but emotions are still on high, at least from Lane Johnson.
During his Tuesday appearance on Steve Austin’s podcast, the Eagles offensive tackle wasn’t too keen on how the Eagles were treated by certain members of the Patriots and he called them out on it.
“Here’s what pissed me off,” Johnson said. “The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? No, it’s not. And that’s what I got mad at, the arrogance by them.
“There was obviously some stuff behind closed doors. Their owner talking s— to our owner. Bill talking s— to our head coach [Doug Pederson] before the game. I’m not going to say it, but a lot of s— kind (of) built up to that, and I just got tired of hearing about it, man, to be honest.”
This is hardly the first time Johnson has spoken out about the Patriots, stating once before that he would “much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls” during his career.
“I just think that the Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said in February. “Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They’ve won for a long time. 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.”
The Eagles opened the Super Bowl as the biggest underdog since 2009 and still won the game 41-33 on the back of back-up quarterback Nick Foles who guided them to victory, scoring their first ever Super Bowl win.