The Patriots traded for Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett,  and one thing they’re apparently already on the same page about is the national anthem.

He also no longer hates the team, or the team’s QB’s long hair. 


“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 Patriots “even more” when his younger brother, Martellus, was with New England. Martellus Bennett won a Super Bowl with the Pats in 2016.

“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,” Bennett said. “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.”

You have to respect Bennett for his honesty. 

Of course he no longer hates the team that will sign his paychecks. 

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