All O-lines same to Seahawks’ Bennett: ‘Fat, nasty guys who stink’

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett never likes what he sees in offensive lines.
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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett rarely hesitates to offer an opinion and isn’t about to change his M.O. heading into the team’s biggest game of the season — a Sunday night clash against the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.

Bennett praised the play of Cardinals running back Chris Johnson but he stopped well short of lavishing compliments on the unit that is opening the holes for an Arizona ground game that ranks ninth in the NFL after finishing 31st last season.

“Every offensive line is the same to me,” Bennett said. “Big, fat, nasty guys who stink.”

Bennett did acknowledge that Arizona’s Carson Palmer is a "great" quarterback and pointed out how Johnson "can do a lot of things," but he saved his biggest compliments for Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

“If I ever got a chance, I’d like to play for him,” said Bennett, whose admiration for Arians goes beyond X’s and O’s. “I think it’s the hat. He got that swag. Reminds me of myself. He answers questions with a lot of enthusiasm. I think he’s a cool guy.”

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