While most Eagles fans were holding their breaths as Tom Brady lofted a hail mary pass toward the end zone on the final play of Super Bowl 52, Eagles DE Steven Means and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill were focused on something else.
Those two players had a job to do.
“You want me to be honest? I ain’t even watch the play,” Means told the Go4it Podcast. “I was grabbing the Gatorade to throw on coach(Pederson).”
Means, who was inactive for Super Bowl 52, explained why he was not concerned about the final play:
“When I say our confidence level, we knew we won. I’m unwrapping the Gatorade cooler top to take off the Gatorade. I didn’t even know what happened. I couldn’t see because I was so far back on the bench trying to hide with the Gatorade cooler with Kamu(Grugier-Hill).
“So, normally if we would have been at home I listen for the cheers then I would have known we won and threw it on him, but it’s both sides there, so you don’t know who’s cheering. I just seen our sideline light up. And then I knew it was “go time” and we threw the Gatorade on him. To be honest, I didn’t watch the play for that last one. I had that much faith and confidence that we had won. After that moment, it was surreal. Everything you imagined and more after that.”
Super Bowl 52 will go down as one of the greatest games in Philadelphia sports history. I’m sure a lot of fans in Philadelphia did not have as much confidence as Steven Means and Kamu Grugier-Hill had on that final play.