Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says Patriots can blame intros for Super Bowl loss
There were plenty of moments where the Philadelphia Eagles knew they had secured a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. However, safety Malcolm Jenkins had an interesting take on when he believed Philadelphia was going to win.
The Eagles were adamant about the team coming out to Meek Mill’s Dream and Nightmares for their intros. Jenkins told Adam Lefkos for Thuzio that he knew they had it in the bag when the Patriots countered with Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train:
“[Meek Mill] represents Philly and kind of the grit, all the kind of things we had been doing around the team with social justice and prison reform. It was just perfect, but really started, the way it became a rallying cry, we played music like five minutes before all of our meetings…
So when we got it in the Super Bowl, in the biggest stage ever, and then we heard what the Patriots came out to, it was like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re going to win this.’ Cause they’re about to fall asleep, yeah, at this point.”
There were a number of reasons that factored into Philadelphia’s win over New England. They outplayed them in a variety of crucial areas while having the benefit of going against an undermanned Patriots’ team for most of the game. That said, it is a bit far-fetched to imagine that the introduction music had anything to do with their success.
However, there may be some truth to the matter.
The Eagles’ energy was unmatched throughout the entire postseason. Whether it had to do with them being overlooked following the season-ending injury to quarterback Carson Wentz or their pursuit of the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, they managed to win in spectacular fashion. Perhaps it will serve other teams well to find music that hits close to home rather than the generic tracks that go on every football highlight tape.