Lane Johnson isn't backing down.
"I think a lot of guys just wanna be happy playing football. ... The Patriots, they obviously won five Super Bowls. So it's the Patriot Way to win the Super Bowl," Johnson said. "Does that mean that everybody has to act the same way, do the same thing? Is that necessarily the guidelines to win the Super Bowl?"
In Johnson's first appearance on the podcast, he called the Patriot Way a "fear-based organization" and questioned whether players actually have fun during their time in New England, even amid the historic success. Those comments caused a stir, most notably from former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who clapped back at Johnson's comments in multiple appearances on ESPN.
Johnson then responded on Twitter by calling Bruschi "a company man." On the podcast, Johnson followed up on ex-Patriots disagreeing with his comments by inferring that they aren't telling the real truth about their time in New England.
"Well they kept interviewing ex-Patriots players, what do you think they're gonna say? 'I hated it there? No, I won Super Bowls. We had a great time.' They're not gonna bad-mouth their coach," Johnson said. "They're not gonna say what they really want to say. Do you think that's gonna happen? Hell no, it's not gonna happen."
Johnson not only upset an ex-Patriot with his comments but their fans as well.
"And I just pissed in everybody's Cheerios and everybody in Boston," Johnson said. "Hey, I got hate mail I still haven't read. I'm looking forward to reading it."
Johnson's full appearance on the podcast can be heard here via Barstool Sports. Johnson joins the podcast about 59 minutes in.