Whenever Michael Bennett got into a fight growing up in Texas, his little brother, Martellus, always seemed to be around to help out.
That's the way the Bennetts are. They are always pulling for each other, ready to lend a hand.
This Sunday it's a different story. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) come to New Jersey to face the New York Giants (0-1) at MetLife Stadium, the Bennett brothers will be staring at each other on a lot of plays.
Michael is the starting left defensive end for Tampa Bay, and Martellus, a Giants tight end, has to block him.
''We never fought growing up,'' Martellus said. ''If you fought him, you had to fight me. We were those types of kids, so everybody in the neighborhood knew that if you messed with Michael, Martellus is going to come from out of nowhere. Sometimes I wouldn't even be around and I'd just appear and I'd just jump in the fight. It's going to be pretty cool (Sunday).''
The Bennetts are close. The brothers either talk or send text messages...