You wouldn’t expect Seattle defensive tackle Michael Bennett to do anything other than defend a fellow defensive player — and to do so with a little humor thrown in for good measure.
Bennett was another Seahawk who met the media prior to practice today, and when the topic of how the league seems to be more catered to offense these days, Bennett had a ready answer that referenced Ndamukong Suh and the controversy revolving around his play last week.
“I think the league is a Fantasy Football league,” Bennett said. “You take the play Suh did, he stepped on somebody’s foot and he gets fined because it’s a quarterback. But a defensive lineman, people are always stepping on you. People are always hitting you in the head. But nobody really cares because we are defensive linemen.
“. … It’s a Fantasy Football league and it’s driven like that statistically the way that they make it, the yards that they do. You can’t tough the quarterback here, you can’t put a hand on the receiver, you have to let them run free. But we (the Seahawks) have figured a way out and just continued to play at a high level.”
Asked what happens when a defensive lineman steps on a quarterback, Bennett said: “They usually get suspended or something like that. They do it to us. If I get knocked on the ground, the referee just steps over me and just says ‘that’s part of the game.’ But if Peyton Manning falls on the ground, the referee helps him off the ground. I thought everybody was equal But that’s a lie.”
You can watch some of what Bennett had to say to the media today below: