What Michael Bennett hopes to learn from ‘Jedi' Bill Belichick


Yes, Michael Bennett is excited to play for Bill Belichick.

But the lessons he hopes to glean from the legendary New England Patriots head coach go beyond X's and O's.

During an appearance Monday on Fox Sports 1's "First Things First," Bennett suggested he's eager to pick up tips from Belichick on how to successfully run an organization.

"Bill Belichick, he's the Jedi when it comes to defense and when it comes to team and organization," Bennett said.

"Being a young business owner and a father and all these different things, it's a great opportunity to learn from somebody like Bill Belichick when it comes to how to organize your organization and how to be the leader and have that message that people follow all the time."

Like his brother, Martellus, Bennett has a long list of off-field interests: He published a book in 2018 titled "Things that Make White People Uncomfortable," co-founded The Bennett Foundation with his wife, Pele, and is an outspoken political activist.

Bennett apparently believes Belichick's wisdom -- he recently compared the Patriots head coach to Yoda from "Star Wars" -- can help him improve several aspects of his life.

Belichick, meanwhile, will hope the 33-year-old's nine sacks for the Philadelphia Eagles last season were a sign of things to come on New England's overhauled defensive line.

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