Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is already cracking jokes well before the Seahawks come down to Duval to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Making waves well in advance of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Seattle Seahawks game in 2017, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett’s offhand remark has raised fans’ ire.
Talking on “Undisputed” there was a quick offhand remark from Bennett regarding the Jaguars. “When people block those field goals, those are the turning points in a lot of games. One point. Most of the NFL games are decided by one point unless you’re playing the Jaguars or something. Then it’s decided by 50,” quipped Bennett.
The line wasn’t the beginning of a trash talking exchange with the Jaguars players or fans a la “Undisputed” co-host Shannon Sharpe in 2015, but it does immediately the sour the mood. The Jags may have felt a kindred to the Seahawks after hiring the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley, to be head coach back in 2013, but after four years of struggling there is little love left.
Muddying the waters in such a nonchalant way is only going to make things worse.
It’s a fair point to make about a team that has struggled to be relevant on defense in the points allowed category, but maybe not the best argument after nine close games in 2017, points out ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. The Jags are clearly ascending, though the results haven’t yet proven doubters like Bennett wrong.
And until the Jags do actually prove the skeptics wrong, the criticism is on point. 2017 must be a year for the Jaguars to actually make something of themselves or the decade-long humiliation will only continue.