Michael Bennett is once again booted from practice

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The Seahawks pride themselves on intense, competitive, edgy practices. Whatever the limits that are tolerated in Seattle, defensive end Michael Bennett has surpassed them enough times to get ejected from practice on multiple occasions this year.

Via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, Bennett and left tackle Bradley Sowell were removed from practice after an altercation in a one-on-one drill. Apparently, Bennett wasn’t happy that Sowell had shoved defensive lineman Josh Shirley to the ground earlier in the same drill.

“He’s just fighting for his own a little bit,” Carroll later told reporters. “One of the young guys got knocked around, and he was standing up for him. He’s got a lot of pride. He’s an incredible competitor, but he’s got to make sure he stays poised so he doesn’t get himself in trouble. So we had a good illustration of that today.”

The illustration included Bennett going after Sowell twice and throwing Bennett’s helmet. Bennett even turned his ire toward often-angry receiver Doug Baldwin, when Baldwin tried to break things up.

“He’s a passionate guy and we got kind of riled up today,” Carroll told reporters regarding Bennett. “It was awesome those two guys [Bennett and Sowell] walked off the field together and that’s what’s most important, how we respond and get back. . . . We’re very connected and there’s a respect that’s here about competing and battling, and you’re working to take it as far as you can and still respect the person across from you. Sometimes that line gets crossed a little bit and it’s a very competitive whirlwind, very competitive game we play. These guys care with all their heart and we have to learn how to deal and manage with that.”

Carroll senses that the intensity this year is coming from many more players than Bennett.

“I think everything about everything is more intense than it has been,” Carroll said. “It just seems like the focus has been there to push, get prepared for this season and I can’t say that I don’t like it. We just have to manage well and perform well and so far we need to do better in games, we get too many penalties and we need to make sure that we’re doing right. I’m not sure if that’s part of that or not, but we’re working on it to make sure that it isn’t.”

The Seahawks definitely have the talent to contend at a high level. If they can make their skills with a burning desire to win as many games as possible, they’ll win plenty of games — and they may find themselves back in the Super Bowl or close to it, again.

55 responses to “Michael Bennett is once again booted from practice

  1. It’s hard for guys when they realize the dynasty is over…..especially when it only lasts a year…..

  2. I love the way Pete Carroll coaches. It’s interesting how he struggled in his first stint or two in the NFL compared to his tenure with Seattle. He’s a winner, love him or hate him.

  3. Leary was a starter and could start on 31 other teams. Collins happen to fall into the Cowboys lap. Leary isn’t unhappy; he just wants to start- competition… It’s a healthy thing. By the way the Cowboys will not trade Leary for what they are paying him (bargain) and he is a GREAT insurance policy for the O line

  4. R.Leary and a fourth rounder for Bennett. Welcome to Dallas. We need help on the d line, the shehawks need help on the O. Makes sense

    I’m sorry, are you a GM? Are you making an offer? Because surely a fan isn’t making faux trade offers in the comments. That would be smart.

  5. Bennett is unhappy about his contract, so he’s taking it out on his teammates. Just goes to show what a wonderful teammate he is, when he can’t get hus way.

  6. nhpats says:

    It’s hard for guys when they realize the dynasty is over…..especially when it only lasts a year…..
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    Talk to us in week 5 when your quarterback isn’t on suspension for serial cheating.

  7. The Cowgirls are at it again! In the beginning of every year they talk trash, like they are best team in football. But after the show hits the road, they always end up 8 and 8, with some excuse. America’s team has become a perennial tear jerking disgrace.

  8. both Bennetts are pieces of dog waste.
    and the guy that said he loves the way Carroll coaches, get your head fixed. he should have been fired right there on the field after he threw from the 1 yd line with the Lombardi trophy at stake. moron. period

  9. Waaaa waaaaa! Don’t tell me none of you would take Bennett on your team. If you say no, you’re dumb. Elite player with a big personality. This happens every training camp on every team. No one would care if it was some no name guy.

  10. Another day, another feed full of Seahawks haters commenting ignorantly. Another year another Seahawk team that will be go deep into the playoffs and most likely make it back to Super Bowl once again under Pete Carroll… Pete Carroll is a Hall Of Fame coach… Will make the Hall as will a few Hawks from this team (era).

  11. Well, a dynasty of cheating such as the Pats never really ends…it just finds a new way to cheat.

  12. myhawks1976 says:
    Aug 21, 2016 9:18 PM
    A backup OG who is unhappy and wants out with a 4th round pick for a perennial Pro Bowl DE?

    Stop. That. Please.

    Shouldn’t a guy make more than one Pro Bowl before he gets labeled “perennial”?

  13. j huber says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    The Cowgirls are at it again! In the beginning of every year they talk trash, like they are best team in football. But after the show hits the road, they always end up 8 and 8, with some excuse. America’s team has become a perennial tear jerking disgrace
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    You do realize that just 2 years ago the cowboys were rated 24 th and went on to beat the crap out of the NFC (including Seattle on their turf), if not for a ridiculous no catch call, would have spanked the Hawks again on the way to a SB berth. Even last year with No QB or WR they almost won the East and again should have beaten the Hawks (lost 9-12). No trash talking but I like our Running game, WR’s ,O-line and QB situation…how your teams situation is the ??

  14. galaxybeing says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:04 PM
    nhpats says:

    It’s hard for guys when they realize the dynasty is over…..especially when it only lasts a year…..
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    Talk to us in week 5 when your quarterback isn’t on suspension for serial cheating.

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    Don’t worry….he will be back in time to expose your porous secondary for the frauds they are……again. You still mad bro?

  15. Still mad about his contract. Here’s a thought, don’t give a team a hometown discount in the middle of your prime if you are all about money.

  16. Bradley Sowell is a human turnstile. If the hags are really going to roll with him this year, their OL will be even worse than it was last year, which seems incredible.

  17. It’s hard for guys when they realize the dynasty is over…..especially when it only lasts a year…..

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    I’d rather have one legit Lombardi than 4 ****.

  18. It’s really simple, y’all have no offensive line, they invested all they’re money on a qb who runs alot and is bound to be hit. A trade involving Leary makes alot of sense for the Shehawks. He was a starter for the best o line in football and would be better than any o line player the chickens got.

  19. Wow! Lotsa SeaSquawk fans still bitter about Brady ripping their hearts out and shaking them in front of their faces a couple years ago. Funny! Ridiculous circumstance of Brady suspension or not… Tom Brady for 12 games is far better to any other Q-back in the league for 16. Then come the playoffs. And Brady’s ferocious wish to have Goodell handing him that Lombardi on the podium in 2017. Death stare coming.

    Now back to Bennett… besides the obvious steroid abuse – this is how the sad and pathetic story starts. He’s the NFL’s latest head case. This will get stupider as the year goes on. Yes indeed – it is OVER in Seattle.

  20. There is passion and there is stupidity. Some just don’t know where the line is. Most of the time it’s the latter.

  21. codythao35 says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:56 PM
    This dude is starting to lose his mind(brain) must be tired of playing for the seachickens.

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    Didn’t know it was possible that he could start losing something that he never had in the first place

  22. blackqbwhiterb says:
    Aug 21, 2016 9:28 PM

    I love the way Pete Carroll coaches. It’s interesting how he struggled in his first stint or two in the NFL compared to his tenure with Seattle. He’s a winner, love him or hate him.
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    Adderall helps!

  23. myhawks1976 says:
    Aug 21, 2016 9:18 PM
    A backup OG who is unhappy and wants out with a 4th round pick for a perennial Pro Bowl DE?

    Stop. That. Please.
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    A backup OG on a team with the best line in the NFL.

    He was ranked 6th in the NFL among all guards by profootballfocus last season when he started until the end of the season.

    I thought people in Seattle were analytical?

  24. vikingsdefineaverage says:
    Aug 22, 2016 10:36 AM

    A backup OG on a team with the best line in the NFL.

    He was ranked 6th in the NFL among all guards by profootballfocus last season when he started until the end of the season.

    I thought people in Seattle were analytical?
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    We are but just to pin all our knowledge on PFF. Those guys are like meteorologists when it comes to NFL offensive lines.

  25. crewchief15 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 7:31 AM

    j huber says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:59 PM

    The Cowgirls are at it again! In the beginning of every year they talk trash, like they are best team in football. But after the show hits the road, they always end up 8 and 8, with some excuse. America’s team has become a perennial tear jerking disgrace
    —————————————
    You do realize that just 2 years ago the cowboys were rated 24 th and went on to beat the crap out of the NFC (including Seattle on their turf), if not for a ridiculous no catch call, would have spanked the Hawks again on the way to a SB berth. Even last year with No QB or WR they almost won the East and again should have beaten the Hawks (lost 9-12). No trash talking but I like our Running game, WR’s ,O-line and QB situation…how your teams situation is the ??
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    The same Cowboys team that needed help from the refs to get by the Lions in the first round?

  26. Intensity and refocusing is great. But the mileage is adding up. Injuries are going to bite these guys eventually—I predict this season. They should have won back-to-back super bowls, but somehow it didn’t happen. They are the 90s Packers.

  27. dvdman123 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 9:41 AM
    Peter Carroll will ALWAYS be remember for that foolish Super Bowl call and not for anything else.
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    Actually, Carroll will also be remembered for being one step ahead of the sheriff in getting out of U$C before the sanctions on his dirty program came down.

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