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Michael Bennett rips into Sam Bradford over offseason actions

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Michael Bennett is carefree human being. He is an outstanding football player but he is also a man who doesn't mince his words.

We saw another example of that recently on 710 ESPN Seattle as he shredded Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford for his petty behaviour this offseason.

Bennett was on the show talking about his own contract which he is hoping to increase but said he would not hold out of training camp saying, "Of course I'll be there. I'll see you there for sure."


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He then turned his attention to the former number one pick out of Oklahoma and berated him for his attitude and delusion. 

Bradford had demanded a trade following the Eagle's decision to draft Carson Wentz and was asking for sums of money that teams were just not prepared to pay him:

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"I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just almost threw up," Bennett said. 

"I can't believe Sam Bradford is complaining about making $40 million in the next two years, and because he actually has to compete for a position. This guy, this guy right here definitely sets a bad tone of what a player should be.

"If I was his teammate ... How can you play with a guy that doesn't want to compete at a high level and feels like his position should be solidified without even putting up the stats or the wins to back that up?"

Bradford has operated at a distinctly average level throughout his time in the league and yet Philadelphia rewarded his play with a two-year contract extension worth $36 million of which $26 million is guaranteed money.

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His lack of will to compete for his job is startling and everyone out there must have been thinking exactly what Bennett said.

The Eagles quarterback has never really earned the kind of money he gets paid and is displaying a worrying attitude of entitlement which his teammates surely are not fond of to say the least. 

Bennett will get his chance to put Bradford on the turf when his Seahawks host the Eagles in week 11 and after this outburst, it is bound to be a fiery matchup, that is if Bradford is even on the field.

John Elway and the Broncos must be glad that Bradford was out of their price range after the way he has behaved in recent weeks and if he is unable to fend off Carson Wentz, there may not be much of a market for the former Oklahoma man in the future.   

Many people might tell Bennett to stay out of a matter that does not concern him but at the most he is merely guilty of vocalising the consensus opinion of Bradford's actions this offseason.

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