Teo, Bennett "ready to compete" ahead of training camp

Teo, Bennett "ready to compete" ahead of training camp

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Michael Bennett and Manti Teo may have been coaches at Bennett's free football camp on Saturday morning, but in a few short weeks each will be returning to their respective teams to assume a more familiar role as a player.

While both are enjoying their final days of the offseason here in Hawaii, they're anxious to get back to work.

After posting a career high 10 sacks, making his Pro Bowl debut, and picking up Pro Bowl Defensive MVP honors last season, Seahawks defensive end, Bennett promises the upcoming year will be marked by even more improvement.

"I'm the best I've ever been you know, physically, mentally, and spiritually." said Bennett. "So, I feel like I'm ready to compete at a high level and my teammates are all on the same page, everybody that I talk to. You know, we're all training together this summer, the d-line is getting better and it's going to be pretty cool."

According to Bennett, it's not just him elevating his game in 2016.

"I think Seahawks fans can expect us to get back to the championship team that we are. Everybody's coming back it's another year under our belt, a lot of success, and I think everybody's more hungry than they've ever been." said Bennett.

For Chargers linebacker, Manti Teo, the focus is as much on health and it is improvement.

Heading into his fourth year in the league, the Laie native has yet to play an entire season. Despite missing the final four games of the season last year, Teo managed to post his best season statistically since becoming a pro with 62 tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble.

"I'm hoping first and foremost to stay healthy. If I can stay healthy I'll be ok," said Teo. "It was my best statistical year, but I did miss out on a lot of opportunities. I'm feeling ready. This is the most I've felt ready. Mentally I'm at my strongest. Physically I'm better than I've ever been and I have two more weeks to train so it's only going to get better."