The Chicago Bears landed a quality tight end this offseason in Martellus Bennett, and he should go a long way in helping to solve the offensive woes of quarterback Jay Cutler.
That is, if he can stop taking shots at members of his own team first.
“It’s hot, you know,” Bennett said. “I am actually a mean person. I know you all think I joke around and [stuff] but I am not. I am very aggressive. They are aggressive with me, I am aggressive with them. You come hard at me, I come hard at you all day. I mean, I don’t back down for anything, anyone. It’s just the way I play. That’s how I play. So, it started feeling like a game, there was tackling, so I turned into game mode.”
The Spin: Bennett is a candidate to see the most receptions in the Bears new offense next year behind wide receiver Brandon Marshall (second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery has a shot to0). Keeping a cool head in practice would be wise from this point forward.
Bennett may not have even initiated the fight, but it doesn’t matter—he was the biggest name and will receive all the scrutiny as a result. He’s also new in town.
The Bears need Bennett to avoid situations like this during the regular season. Otherwise they could be down a major offensive weapon.
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