The NFL season doesn’t begin until September, but teams have already been holding practices in May and June. Thus begins the annual ritual of NFL reporters complaining about players who skip those practices despite the fact that most of them—by league rules—are actually voluntary.
One of the players who has skipped this year’s practices is outspoken Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett. However, last week, the Seahawks held a mandatory mini-camp, and Bennett did show for that. While there, Gregg Bell of Tacoma’s News Tribune asked him why he didn’t come to the offseason training activities, and he gave this really thoughtful answer:
For a guy the Seattle Times recently called “immature,” it sure sounds like Bennett has his head on pretty straight.