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« : February 10, 2014, 03:38:38 AM »



Michael Bennett “100 percent” wants to stay in Seattle

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 Posted by Mike Florio on February 5, 2014, 9:45 PM EST
 


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Last year, the Seahawks signed defensive lineman Michael Bennett to a bargain-basement, one-year, $5 million deal.
 
This year, it won’t be as cheap to keep Bennett around. But he wants to stay.
 
Per our own Curtis Crabtree, who covers the team for KJR radio, Bennett said Wednesday negotiations on a new deal haven’t begun, but that he “100 percent” wants to stay.
 
“We can go back and win a Super Bowl again with all these guys,” Bennett said. “It’s a business but I definitely want to be back.”
 
Coach Pete Carroll agrees, as to Bennett and the rest of the free agents.
 
“There’s some very difficult decisions and things that we’ll have to make, as you always do at this time of year, but we just need to get better,” Carroll said, via Crabtree.
 
“We want this team together. We want to see if we can keep this team together. Every decision is difficult that we have to face. Guys at the end of their contracts, those are big issues for us. We love the guys. We love what they do and what they bring and we’d like to keep it together as best we can.”
 
It’ll be impossible to keep everyone.  Players will want to be paid, and other teams could be inclined to pay a premium if it means slowing down a budding dynasty.
 
At some point, the Seahawks need to trust their ability to reload, via the draft and through veterans who’ll take less for a chance to win a ring.
 
In other words, if they lose last year’s Michael Bennett, they’ll simply have to find this year’s Michael Bennett.

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« #1 : February 10, 2014, 10:01:09 AM »

The big question is will he give Seattle the chance to match any offer.  That's where the proverbial rubber will meet the road, right there.


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« #2 : February 10, 2014, 10:07:38 AM »

He went to an actual competitive team and won the superbowl. He's not going to come back here unless they give him the boot.

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« #3 : February 10, 2014, 10:15:52 AM »

Seatlle still has some decisions to make so it's not a lock that he'll get the contract he wants from them...having said that...I'd be surprised if he doesn't seek to play with his brother if Seattle isn't in the picture.



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« #4 : February 10, 2014, 10:18:04 AM »

The big question is will he give Seattle the chance to match any offer.  That's where the proverbial rubber will meet the road, right there.
LOL

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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« #5 : February 10, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »

I love how every team that wins the Super Bowl these days is pretty much a lock to be good for years to come according to the media and most fans.  Couldn't be farther from the truth.

Yes, Seattle is a good team.  But just like everyone else, they have to deal with a salary cap and the pressure of repeating as champs.



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« #6 : February 10, 2014, 01:39:52 PM »

Yup snook, and the fact is, when teams win, they sometimes get their team gutted.

Once oc's or dc's help win a superbowl, they have a choice later on, to stay and win more as an "understudy," or coach their own team, and for more money to boot. Players, like bennett, can't be retained because of the prices other players will demand, and the fact they have to prioritize the more important positions to them. Future players, like wilson, will have to be accounted for as well.

Then their is the on the field stuff. Your superbowl winning defense will be analyzed by every team in the league, your divisional rivals will either try to mimic your defense, or build an offense potent enough to beat you.

Point is, their are just too many variables to say any team will be a dynasty these days. Even rule changes could kill them next year, so nothing is certain.

However, if they keep getting away with pi, and handle money well, they should still be a very competitive team for years to come.

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« #7 : February 10, 2014, 06:56:51 PM »

    LOL; like Da'Quan Bowers?
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