Michael Bennett is here!
What was it like in the locker room before the super bowl?
It was exciting. To get out there. And play that game. It was amazing.
Mike- any truth to Martellus' claim that you like to grocery shop w/o shirt and shoes? Gotta love the islands
Yeah, there's a lot to that.
What does it feel like to have no Super Bowl players with expirence in a Super Bowl, and how does it feel to win?
Yeah, we got tired of that. At the end of the day, it was just a game. It doesn't matter, you just go out there and play the game.
When did you guys realize they were softer than Charmin?
About the first play of the game, we knew what we had to do.
What was the most exciting part about the Super Bowl besides winning it?
Just having a chance to play. The whole hype of the game was pretty exciting.
You guys rocked it during SB 48! What are your plans for the off season?
Go to Hawaii and enjoy the ocean.
Michael Bennett: have you tried convincing your brother to join Seattle? You should.
I don't think so. He can't get out of his contract, so I can't convince him.
Michael Bennett: There was a lot of talk about Max Unger, but I'd like to hear from you about what it's like to have the actual greatest beard in the NFL?
I agree with you.
What was your favorite regular season moment?
When we beat the Rams and clinched the title. We got the homefield advantage and played with the 12th man.
Do you have a name for your touchdown/sack dance?
No, I don't.
Who is faster, you of Avril?
Cliff is definitely faster than me.
What do YOU think the front 7 should be nicknamed?
The Great Wall of Seattle.
When do you sense the Broncos giving up?
I never got that sense. I thought they'd play all of the way to the end and they did that.
Who do you model your game after
Growing up, I used to love John Abraham, Michael Strahan. DeMarcus Ware. I grew up watching all of those guys.
How much bags of Skittles did Lynch eat after the win?
Better feeling; Sacking a QB, or scooping up a fumble?
Getting a sack.
First of all, thanks for bringing a championship back to Seattle. I've waited 25 years for this!!! For a serious question, do you plan on creating new sack dances or keep that as your trademark one?
I will try to create a new one and get the vibe going.
As a lifelong Seahawks fan, what was different this year that enabled you to become Super Bowl champions and how do you sustain your focus and intensity for the next season? Congratulations for this incredible accomplishment!
This year, there was a competitive edge and the way in which we approached every game.
Did the Bronco's offense participate in any trash talk, or start it?
There is always trash talking. But we were the champions, so....
As a DL, what OL player would you say is the toughest match up for you?
Any special tradition you have for game day?
Make sure I eat some salmon. Look at a picture of my kids and get out there.
How much time do you plan to take off and recover before getting back to conditioning?
Two months. The first of April.
Have any of you gotten to the point where you're tired of hearing about the Super Bowl? Onward and Upward, right?
I don't know. It will be a while.
Lifelong seahawks fan. Has it sunk in yet?
I don't think it's sunk in yet.
Who is the funniest player on the Seahawks?
If you could've picked who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, who would you have chosen to invite?
Rick Ross. Beyonce. And The Green.
Do you guys realize that you are directly responsible for the best year and moment of my family's life? Thank you! Go Hawks!
It feels pretty good. But the fans have given us a great year too. It feels pretty great for us.
As a NW sports fan first gotta say thank you guys so much!!! Gotta know are you guys already thinking about newt seasons or are you all about living in the moment?
What did it feel like arriving Monday night and seeing the fans greet you at Sea-Tac Airport after winning the Superbowl?
It felt amazing. Coming home knowing you were the champion. Knowing everyone was there to support it. It felt really good.
If you didn't play on the D-line, what position would you want to play?
What are you most excited about for The season next year?
Just a chance to get out there and play with that crowd again. I can't wait to play for the 12th Man again.
Great show today .. Big time commentary!!
It's been everything it's cracked up to be today. Everyone's given us a great time. I just love it.
Who has the best celebration dance on the team?
I don't know....
Who is the better looking, you or Martellus?
Is that a real question?
Without the fans, we wouldn't be here. Thanks.
Next up is Bobby Wagner!
Excited to meet Obama?
Yeah, I'm excited to meet the President. He's important and one of the historic presidents of our lifetime.
How long do your ears ring after a game at the clink?
Probably a day or so. I've gotten used to it.
You did something that Legends like Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino, Bruce Smith, and Thurman Thomas were never able to accomplish. How does that feel?
It's definitely great, just because you have to understand that a lot of players don't get the opportunity. For us to get the opportunity and get what we want, it feels great.
Now that you've won the big one, how do you continue to play with the edge and chip-on-your-shoulder mentality that was so prevalent on this team this year?
We will always have that chip. It's something that we have had all of our lives. It won't change because of the Super Bowl.
Who is Bobby Wagner's favorite ninja turtle?
Did you think the NFC Championship Game or Super Bowl was the better Game?
The Super Bowl was a better game.
A lot of people outside the northwest think that you guys are one and done like the Ravens. How is your team different than that one? (BTW, Seahawks fan here - wishing you luck for next year!)
Work harder than we did last year.
Is Pete Carroll really as laid back as he seems?
Yes, laid back undefeated. He makes it worth coming to work.
What was the best hit you ever put on someone?
The one on Peyton Manning.
Bobby, if you didn't play football what would be your job?
I would be a business man. I'd be in business doing something.
Where do you go in the off season?
Work out. Work out. Play basketball. Network.
Congrats and thank you bringing the Lombardi trophy to Seattle! How much time does it take to game plan for an opponent? Especially against Denver?
There is really no set time. It's hours upon hours.
Who is faster, you or Bruce Irvin?
Who is the hardest person to tackle on the Seahawks?
More satisfying; pulling out a close game at the end, or completely dominating a game from start to finish?
Both have a good feeling. But you enjoy winning a closer game.
what is your prototypical breakfast on game day?
What specific element of your game are you looking to improve this offseason??
Man coverage and blitzing.
How many Tackles can we expect next year?
More than 120.
12th man here! great game and season Bobby! it was an amazing season to watch! What were some of the thoughts that were going through your mind when holding the Lombardi for the first time?
I don't know it was a surreal feeling. I've been working for it all my life. It felt great.
if you weren't playing LB, what position would you want to be playing?
I won a bet with my wife and now I get to name our dog after a Seahawks player or a Seahawks phrase, theme, etc. What do you think I should name it?
Name him Bobby.
Run defense really clamped down late in the season and postseason... What was the key?
Everybody was just on the same page. We were all clicking. Trusting each other more.
Who is the loudest player in the locker room, and who is the most quiet?
Loudest person in the lockerroom is Michael Bennett.
After watching film of the Broncos how confident were you that you could stop them?
Very confident. Just seeing that they hadn't seen a defense like ours.
How do you stay focused and in the zone when you have to wait all day to play? Does your pre game routine change at all when it's a late game as opposed to a morning game?
You just get into a zone where you are free. You think about football. Once you get into the game, it slows everything down.
Was the defense surprised at all that you held the highest scoring offense in history to just 8 points?
I wouldn't call it a surprise, but we knew if we played like we were capable, it could happen.
Do you ever practice your sack dance during practice?
No, it just kind of happens.
I appreciate your support. We'll have another good season next year.
Next up is Jermaine Kearse!
Any tips to young athletes?
To control what you can control and take advantage of all of your opportunities.
Did you guys celebrate a bit in New York after the win? Enjoy any sights and entertainment?
It was crazy. We didn't get any sleep.
Jermaine. You are one of my favorite players on the team. How will team respond to being the hunted? Will the Hawks be as motivated to win another?
Definitely. We'll just have to continue to work hard and not be complacent. Always try to get better.
First Locker, now Wilson - you like those mobile QBs?
It's a lot of fun. Being able to have QBs that can get out of the pocket and extend plays. That's how big plays happen.
What does it mean to you to play for your hometown team?
It's a lot of fun to have all of the support and play in front of all my family and friends. Being able to play in front of the hometown crowd is great.
Does Pete ever share his bubble gum?
No. He eats all of the bubble gum.
When you guys go out to get a meal, what is the rule on who pays... do the rookies pay, or do you know each other's salary and the one with the highest pay?
Kearse pays every time!
Every time me and Golden go out to eat, we play a game. I get the bill and I don't look at it and we pick each pick a number. Whoever is furthest away pays. I'm like 0 for the last 10.
Your nickname is "Chop Chop". Where did that come from? Go Hawks!
Michael Robinson off of the Real Rob Report.
Incredible TD ChopChop! That was my highlight of the game. What was going through your mind when you brok all those tackles?
How am I still up?
How well do the offensive and defensive guys get along?
Very well, I feel. I feel like our whole team gets along with each other. That's what makes it so special.
who's the best rapper on the team?
How often in practice do you score on Richard Sherman?
Quite a bit. It depends on what part of the season, but quite a bit.
Can you tell rob we need some more Real Rob reports?
I think he's bringing a new episode out. Stay tuned.
Are there any pre game rituals you do?
The night before every game, I eat a chocolate ice cream with hot fudge.
How is it to be friends with an opponent but nasty on the field
I have friends on other teams. It's not hard playing against them during the game.
You're not friends on the field.
What did you think about Sark going to USC and the hiring of Petersen at UW?
I'm happy to have Coach Peterson at UW. He's a good fit for them. Sark going to USC, that's his dream job. I respect that.
YOu guys play the first team def very week. How many points would SEA OFF score on SEA DEF?
At least 21. At least.
You're lying to yourself.
How much more recognized are you now from the start of the season?
A lot more. Definitely. A lot more.
What were some of your first thoughts while holding the Lombardi for the first time?
It was an unbelievable moment. It's why I've been working hard my whole life.
What did you think of the Parade for the Fans and the Seahawks?
Chop Chop. Do you consider your rap skills to be a "kearse" or a blessing?
Kearse what are you plans for the off-season training?
Hot yoga. Working out at UW.
When are you guys coming to the White House?!
Don't know. Haven't heard anything yet.
When golden popped the champaign at the parade, did you guys drink any of it?
No. I didn't even see him do that.
Arm wrestling match between you and bobby.. Who wins?
Seriously? That shouldn't even be a question.
Have you had to pay for any meals in Seattle yet? Hope not. Super Bowl champions should eat free in our city!
I hope I won't have to!
After you were winning 36 to 8, did your gameplan change at all knowing you have a huge lead and probably will win it?
No. I felt like we wanted to put as many points on the board as we could.
Is victory that much sweeter being an undrafted player initially?
I felt it would have been sweet whether I was drafted or undrafted. The feeling was just as sweet.
How do you look to further build rapport and chemistry with Russ in the offseason? That man never sleeps!
Continue to run routes with him and work on our timing.
How cold were you at the parade?
I was freezing!
Thoughts on the Pac-12 representing in the Super Bowl??? Yourself, Pete Carroll, Beast Mode, Malcolm Smith, Sherman, Thurmond, Baldwin....#gameova
They don't call it the conference of champions for no reason.
who is the best defender you ever faced not on the seahawks?
Best hooper on the team?
Why are you lying to people?
Thank you guys for everything. Thanks for your support. Go Hawks!
Thanks to Michael, Bobby and Jermaine for chatting today!