Michael Bennett’s daughter has some advice: ‘Daddy, don’t jump offsides’
SEATTLE — Don’t tell Michael Bennett’s daughter this, but she’s right. The man needs to do a better job of not jumping offside.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive end, who ‘s been known to jump early in search of another sack — he had 10 during the regular season — said she gave him some solid advice recently.
“’Daddy, don’t jump offsides,’” Bennett repeated, during an exclusive interview with Q13 FOX this week which airs Friday at 9 & 10 p.m.
Bennett slowed down after an epic penalty binge earlier this season, when he was flagged six times in a two-game stretch in September. He said the first thing he thinks of after a penalty are his wife and daughter, but stopped short of giving them full credit for the turnaround.
“I don’t want to give her too much credit and make her think I’m listening to her,” he said.
The Seahawks are preparing to play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in an NFC divisional playoff game. The game kicks off at 10:05 a.m., but coverage begins at 6 a.m. on the home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX.
Bennett, who famously said the Panthers were like the Seahawks’ “good-looking cousin” earlier this year, backtracked a little.
“It’s like a mirror image when we play against them,” he said. “It’s like your brother. They’re definitely a mirror imagine of who we are, the same types of philosophies from the way the play defense the way we play offense.”