Time heals all wounds, as do money and security.
"I used to hate the Patriots. I'd hate it because they'd win so much. I'd hate it because Tom Brady's hair was long. I'd hate it that [Bill] Belichick would wear sweaters," Bennett told the team's official website. "But now that I'm here, I love it. I love Tom Brady's hair. I love being a Patriot, obviously, because it's all about winning. I think everything about the organization is about team-first. It's just about doing what you need to do to get to where we want to go as a group. I think I love that."
Bennett, who was a star defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks when they fell at the death to the Pats in Super Bowl XLIX, was officially acquired by his ex-arch enemy on Thursday as part of a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Philly reaped a 2020 fifth-round pick in exchange for Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round pick.