Michael Bennett was only as Michael Bennett can be this morning on the radio.
Outspoken. Almost (?) outrageous.
Talking on the “Brock and Salk” show on 710 ESPN in Seattle before the Seahawks’ practice Tuesday, the glib defensive end likened his relationship with the team he wants to give him a raise but won’t to a flawed marriage.
“I’m like a wife that’s married to a guy that they have kids, and she can’t really, you know, she can’t leave because loves the kids. I love the kids, those are my teammates,” Bennett said over the cackling of hosts Mike Salk and Brock Huard – and undoubtedly most of those listening at the time, including me.
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He, like all teammates I’ve talked to, supports Kam Chancellor in the team leader and strong safety’s holdout that is in its 26th day today.
“Kam has earned his take in the NFL,” Bennett told 710. “He’s played through a lot of injuries and he’s one of the best players in the NFL. I think he deserves a raise, and I’ve always seconded everything he’s done. Hopefully he gets back soon.
“I just think he’s one of the best players. I think the organization should reward him in some type of way. They just have to figure out how to do it.”
Bennett also ranted (his word) about how quarterback is the only position in football and still get paid handsomely. He said he doesn’t like Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers because he talks to much trash on the field during games. Bennett pointed out Ryan Tannehill’s new extension with the Miami Dolphins this past offseason potentially worth $96 million through the 2020 season – and the fact Tannehill has never won more than seven games in any regular season as a starting quarterback in the NFL. He mused how much money he wouldn’t get paid if he, as a defensive end, never won more than seven games in a year.
Oh, Bennett also threw in how whiny and soft Sam Bradford comes off after the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback got hit by Terrell Suggs on a read-option handoff Saturday night in a preseason game.
“I mean, he gets hit in his knees and he’s about to cry?” Bennett said. “Every play someone tries to hit me in my legs. So what makes his life better than mine. I got kids. I got stuff I like to do on weekends.”
“He got hit in an NFL game!”
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