Martellus Bennett spoke with ESPN and ripped into his former Chicago Bears’ teammates.
Martellus Bennett likes to talk. Most of the time when he speaks, Bennett forgets to use a filter. That was the case when he recently spoke with ESPN and was asked about his former Chicago Bears teammates.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, ESPN’s E:60 is doing a special on brothers Michael and Martellus Bennett for an upcoming episode. In a promotional clip, Bennett didn’t speak very highly of his former mates.
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Speaking about Cutler, Bennett said, “Some people that you want to be a leader are not the guy that’s the leader. Everyone in the locker room knows that this is not the leader, but this is what you want the face of the team to look like.”
This isn’t the first time Bennett has ripped into Cutler. In August, Bennett called Cutler “the worst quarterback in the NFL.”
While Bennett’s stance on Cutler is not surprising, it was interesting that Bennett basically called out the entire roster.
Again, Martellus Bennett told ESPN, “We just had a bunch of bitches on the roster. That’s why we didn’t win games. And the coaches liked the bitches.”
While the Bears may not have had the most talented roster during Bennett’s time in Chicago, calling out his teammates fortitude is rather unnecessary. Running your mouth like this is something that is seriously frowned upon in New England and it’s almost a certainty that Bill Belichick is going to have a conversation with Bennett about providing soundbites for the media.
At this point, the Bears really aren’t going to be bothered by anything Bennett says. They know he’s always outspoken and that he pouted his way out of Chicago. He’s on one of the best team’s in the league (if not the best) so things have worked out for him.
The Bears are struggling right now, so Bennett is going to use his position of success to gloat about how much better he is now that he’s left Chicago. Bennett can’t help himself, so eventually his mouth is going to punch his ticket out of New England, but that won’t be until at least after this season, and perhaps a Super Bowl ring for Bennett. It looks like Bennett might just be able to have his cake and eat it too.