Michael Bennett is the Seahawks’ unpredictable, unfiltered funnyman

Jan 30, 2015, 8:21 AM | Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 7:47 pm
The ever-quotable Michael Bennett has been at the top of his game during Super Bowl week. (AP)
(AP)

PHOENIX – The last time we saw him in Seattle, Michael Bennett was riding a police officer’s bicycle around CenturyLink Field after the NFC Championship Game.

This week when you see him, Bennett is the one with the white cowboy hat, paying tribute to his friend who died of cancer. Or the one who’s leaning back in a chair with his feet crossed on the table. Or the one who thoughtfully answered questions Thursday from a podium.

And the one who said some of the craziest stuff on Media Day. No one talks about sex at the Super Bowl, but Michael Bennett does.

“Today should be sex-cutoff day for the Patriots,” he said. “It takes a lot of testosterone to beat us.”

And when he was asked if the Seahawks had the best defense ever, Bennett talked about being the best lover ever, and if you don’t believe him, “ask my wife.”

We talked to his younger brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Danny, Dave and Moore” Thursday afternoon, and he said that’s just not true – Michael is the second-best lover ever, next to him, of course.

Michael Bennett wouldn’t bite on the question, “Who has the best butt: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez or Iggy Azalea.” Said Bennett: “My wife has the best butt of all-time.”

It goes on and on. If he’s not saying he wants to look like the “richest homeless person you’ve ever seen” with that ratty beard of his, Bennett can be heard saying something else. Such as: “I wake up every day, look in the mirror (and think), ‘Damn, I look good. I can’t be stressed.”

On Thursday, Marshawn Lynch told reporters he wasn’t going to talk to them again, leaving them with mostly empty notepads and digital devices. But a hundred pathetic reporters surrounded him anyway. Meanwhile, 50 feet away, Bennett talked to five reporters, all of whom got better quotes for their stories and broadcasts. He’s more than happy to participate, leading the team in most syllables per minute.

Bennett figures to be a big factor in the Seahawks’ run defense and pass rush on Sunday. It’s a big game, but to him, it’s just another one, saying the pre-Super Bowl hype was boring.

Which is exactly what he isn’t. Bennett said he hopes to ride a black Arabian horse around University of Phoenix Stadium after the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. If it were anyone else, you’d think: “Yeah, right, as if he’s going to ride a horse after the game.”

But with Michael Bennett, you never know.

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Michael Bennett is the Seahawks’ unpredictable, unfiltered funnyman