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Eagles lineman says Patriots are ‘fear-based organization’

Philadelphia Eagles' Alshon Jeffery (17) and Lane Johnson celebrate after winning Super Bowl LII.AP

The aftermath of Super Bowl LII has brought out the true feelings of Eagles players about the Patriots. This was underlined by quotes recently made Lane Johnson.

The 27-year-old Eagles offensive lineman discussed the “Patriot Way” on an episode of “Pardon My Take,” saying he prefers the “fun” of Philadelphia to the “fear” of playing in New England:

“I just think that The Patriot Way is a fear-based organization. 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. 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.”


Prior to the Super Bowl, Johnson wasn’t shy about expressing his opinion about “pretty boy” Tom Brady.

Hayden Bird can be reached at hayden.bird@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @haydenhbird