In the Bears’ first two preseason games, tight end Martellus Bennett has had exactly zero passes thrown his way. Bennett says that’s nothing to worry about.
Bennett wrote a series of messages on Twitter on Friday morning, attempting to nip in the bud any talk that his lack of targets in Thursday night’s preseason game — or his lack of targets in last week’s preseason game — is an indication that he’s not going to be a big part of new coach Marc Trestman’s offense.
“I see a lot of fans and media talking about me getting targets right honestly it’s only preseason,” Bennett wrote. “I catch 0 or a 100 balls now and It’s Still going to mean to same exact thing ‘nothing’ whatsoever. I’m all in to whatever we do on offense. I’m not interested in being a pre-season all star. The only thing that matters is that Cincy game. I’m not mad or anything. I just wanted to tell you guys (the fans) before they (the story makers) wrote something silly. Lol.”
I could suggest that after the Bears brought Bennett in to give Jay Cutler more options in the passing game than just Brandon Marshall, it’s troubling that all five of the passes Cutler threw on Thursday night were intended for Marshall. But I’m one of “the story makers,” so I’ll refrain from writing anything silly.