Lane Johnson would rather have fun with Eagles than play for 'fear-based' Patriots

Lane Johnson wouldn’t trade more championships for less enjoyment.

During his Friday interview with Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, the Eagles offensive tackle didn’t hold back his harsh feelings towards the Patriots after Philadelphia upset New England last Sunday in Super Bowl 52.

“I just think that The Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said, via NESN. “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.”

Johnson is coming off the best season of his five-year career after earning All-Pro honors and being selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time.

Along with teammates Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount, who are both former Patriots players, Johnson helped the Eagles win the franchise’s first Super Bowl despite being the biggest opening underdogs since 2009.