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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett Explains What Matters Most in His Life

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Nov. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Michael Bennett: "Your Family Loving You Is The Most Important Thing"

In a recent video produced by FOX Sports, Michael Bennett allows cameras to take a closer look at his personal life, as the lens follows the Seahawks defensive end into his home for a look at what matters most in his life.

"It's definitely a happy medium with taking your job really seriously and then taking your job home with you because sometimes it bears it on your family because you're so focused on the loss that you forget that you have to be a father, you have to be a husband, you have to be a brother," Bennett tells FOX Sports in the video embedded above. "So along the way in this journey you have to figure out who you are and I think that's the problem a lot of athletes have. You know, 'Who am I?' I think it's hard to be an individual now and I think that's what I thrive in is being myself. I think a lot of people that know me say, 'Man, you're always being yourself.' So I think that's just great for me, just to be me."

Bennett, a father of three daughters - Peyton, Blake, and Ollie, says his mentality on life changed after he and his wife Pele had their first child.

"I think your family loving you is the most important thing," Bennett says. "I mean, who cares if I get 100 sacks and my daughter doesn't even want to spend time with me, or my wife doesn't love me but I'm a Hall of Famer. At the end of the day that's all that really matters is the love around the house."

Bennett says it's his family that helps keep him grounded.

"Football is so barbaric and I've done so many crazy things out there, I say things I would never say at home," he says. "So having these daughters they kind of balance me and level me out. For me, I just try to have fun every day. I just try to live my life every day like it's the last one. You never know when your last day is. Sometimes I think people get mad at me because they think I'm making too many jokes, but hey, I can't complain, I'm living a great life."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the @NFL, as the League wishes Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham a happy 29th birthday.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps head coach Pete Carroll's Monday press conference that included notes on the return of cornerback Jeremy Lane and the injury status of running back Marshawn Lynch (abdomen). Boyle also rehashes rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett's two touchdown performance from this past Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Stephen Cohen at grades each Seahawks position group following the team's Week 11 win over the 49ers.

Steve Rudman at looks at the rare feats set by Seahawks rookies Thomas Rawls and Tyler Lockett this past Sunday.

And Art Thiel at writes about Pete Carroll comparing Rawls' play style to that of Pro Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell.

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