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Martellus Bennett isn’t worried about lack of preseason targets

Jay Cutler, Martellus Bennett AP

Earlier this week, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said that worries about the passing attack being overly focused on wide receiver Brandon Marshall again this season were unfounded because the Bears were going to spread the ball around on offense this season.

Tight end Martellus Bennett, who hasn’t been targeted at all through two preseason games, echoes the lack of concern about another solo show in Chicago. Bennett said that the Bears have been the football equivalent of a poker player who hasn’t shown all their cards during the preseason and that he’s not worried about the possibility that Cutler will fail to see him on the field come the regular season.

“He sees me; I’m 6-foot-7, a big black guy running down the middle of the field. He sees me,” Bennett said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. “I wear white gloves so he can see the white gloves when I wave them like Mickey Mouse. I clap when I’m open. So I do enough to let him know that I’m open when I have to tell him. Even when I’m not open I tell him I was open.”

The Bears have kept things quite vanilla to this point in the preseason and they probably aren’t about to show all those cards in the two remaining games, which means that the defenses facing Chicago early in the season will have to do a lot of guesswork to figure out what Marc Trestman’s going to do. That should work in the Bears’ favor, whether the throws wind up going to Bennett, Marshall or any of the other receiving targets that Cutler will have at his disposal.

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22 Responses to “Martellus Bennett isn’t worried about lack of preseason targets”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 22, 2013 11:28 AM

    He got paid. He doesn’t have to worry about anything any more.

  2. 509seahawks says: Aug 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    Jay Cutler is a clown. Keep crying Jay that’s what you’re best at.

  3. stevent92 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:35 AM

    Two-hand touch is on its way.

    Which bodes well for guys like AJ Hawk and Asante Samuel, who will now lead the league in “tackles.”

  4. ccjcsr says: Aug 22, 2013 11:36 AM

    Jameis Winston is the real deal!

    #FSU

  5. steelerben says: Aug 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    Bennett is going to be just fine.

    On a side note, this kid is hilarious.

  6. stevejjones says: Aug 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    MB be funny. MB just needs an Olsen jersey and to take Cutler to some country music concerts and Jay will soon start slinging him a billion passes. Simple Jedi mind game.

  7. stoogy says: Aug 22, 2013 11:40 AM

    The Raiders going to crush the bears team friday night!

  8. purpleguy says: Aug 22, 2013 11:46 AM

    Maybe he needs to dress more like Donald Duck to get Cutler’s attention.

  9. therealtrenches says: Aug 22, 2013 11:49 AM

    “Even when I’m not open I tell him I was open.”

    Yeah, Martellus, that’s a GREAT way to instill trust in your QB.

    Bennett should settle down. He can be a beast if he gets right between the ears.

  10. larryboodry says: Aug 22, 2013 11:50 AM

    Should be a fun season…Can’t wait ’til The Bears (and Cutler) prove all their naysayers wrong.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 22, 2013 11:50 AM

    Bennett sounds like a pretty funny guy. I think I’ll become a fan.

  12. onlythebest36 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:56 AM

    Don’t worry, Jay and Trestman said they were going to spread the ball around yesterday. Uh huh.

  13. jazsrt says: Aug 22, 2013 12:01 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 22, 2013 11:50 AM
    Bennett sounds like a pretty funny guy. I think I’ll become a fan.

    __________________________________

    He is a weird, but funny guy. I was at a charity event on draft day-he and Marshall showed up and watched the draft.

    Bennett was very nice to all of the fans, but talked consistently about his food blog and cartoons.

    Funny, weird, or whatever, the man is a gigantic human being. I’m 6’3 and I felt like Danny Devito.

  14. schmitty2 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:16 PM

    Seems like it was just yesterday that Bennett was whining that Romo wasn’t throwing the ball to him but to Witten because that was his buddy.

  15. dino2997 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    The last paragraph says it all for all of you preseason whiners.

  16. chi01town says: Aug 22, 2013 12:57 PM

    Cutler will get the last laugh this season. when the media will want to talk to a QB that will be on a 9 game winning streak. but they wont know what to say to Cutler.

  17. DonRSD says: Aug 22, 2013 1:53 PM

    Eli made his career.

  18. gbmickey says: Aug 22, 2013 3:49 PM

    Cutler is sooo overated. Excuses have been in excess in years past I wonder what it will be this year?

  19. jazsrt says: Aug 22, 2013 4:07 PM

    gbmickey says:
    Aug 22, 2013 3:49 PM
    Cutler is sooo overated. Excuses have been in excess in years past I wonder what it will be this year?

    _________________________________

    The same is said about Green Bay in recent years… injuries, O-line, beating themselves, run game etc.

  20. respectgsh says: Aug 22, 2013 5:33 PM

    @gbmickey
    Cutler is overrated? That only makes sense when a player is considered to be good when he’s not. I look at things saying Cutler is the 18th best QB in the league. Are you honestly asserting that he is a less than mediocre QB?

  21. ososrule says: Aug 22, 2013 11:01 PM

    509seahawks says:
    Aug 22, 2013 11:32 AM

    Jay Cutler is a clown. Keep crying Jay that’s what you’re best at.

    _________________________________

    Cutler has never cried, he may have an attitude, but never cry’s Last I checked clowns don’t cry and your trolling of Cutler posts reveals your ignorance and fear of the Cutler!

    When have the Seahawks won a Championship in the NFL?

    Never. So keep hating, You’re an embarrassment to the Seahawks fan base.

  22. larryboodry says: Aug 24, 2013 12:06 AM

    stoogy says: Aug 22, 2013 11:40 AM

    “The Raiders going to crush the bears team friday night!”

    Bears 27, Raiders 3…At the half…Snicker!

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