With NFL training camps hitting their stride in the heat of August, tensions at times come to a boil. After getting into a little bit of a skirmish with offensive lineman Mark Glowinski, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett was told by Pete Carroll to hit the showers early.
As the Seahawks head coach put it after practice when he met with the media, Bennett may have crossed a line with getting into a heated battle with Glowinski ( defensive end Cliff Avril was in on the action as well). There may be nothing wrong with a little roughhousing at times during camp, but Carroll seemed to feel he needed to send a message to Bennett and the team that there is still a limit to how far you can take some tensions in camp.
“(The team’s passion is) translating into sometimes we lose a little bit of the poise that we need,” Carroll said, per NFL.com. “We can’t play like that. You get in a skirmish, you get thrown out. That’s what happens. So that happened today. And that’s just the way you do it, the way we do it.”
According to ESPN, Bennett still had not cooled off after practice. As the training camp practice concluded, Bennett was barking with offensive linemen on the field before having to be escorted away by Avril.
Various reports suggest Bennett has been pretty active being a feisty and vocal leader. In search of a new contract, Bennett is clearly wanting to show his importance to the Seahawks as they enter the 2016 season hoping to get back to the Super Bowl. Apparently, Carroll had finally had enough of Bennett’s act and felt now was as good a time as any to reel him in a bit.