Michael Bennett was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the New England Patriots, and the player talked about his first impressions of the new home.
In his interview with Megan O’Brien of Patriots.com, Michael Bennett said his move to New England changed the way he sees the Patriots.
“I used to hate the Patriots,” Bennett said. “I used to hate it. I hated it because they would win so much. I hated it because Tom Brady’s hair was long. I hated that (Bill) Belichick would wear sweaters.
“But now that I’m here, I love it. I love Tom Brady’s hair. I love
being a Patriot, obviously, because it’s all about winning. I think everything
about the organization is about team first, and it’s just about doing what you
need to do to get to where we want to go as a group, and I think I love that.”
Bennett said he hated
the team even more when his brother was a Patriot.
“He loved it, but the fact that he loved it made me hate it,” the
elder Bennett said. “… I was the brother that was the Super Bowl champ,
and then he took that from me. He just took it. Now, I’ve got to get it back.”
“The greatest part is the opportunity to get to talk to coaches
and see how many coaches admire you from afar. And now to have the opportunity to be able to
talk football and just talk about winning, talk about life and just talk about
different philosophies that they live by. I think that’s the best part about it
— to get a chance to pick all these different coaches’ brains about the success
they had and the downfalls and what makes a great player and what doesn’t make
a great player.”