Martellus Bennett has done it again, folks

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It should not be surprising that the man who dubbed himself “The Black Unicorn,” has come up with a nickname for his new coach.

During an appearance on ESPN 1000, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said that he and coach Marc Trestman were on the same wavelength, wherever that might be.

“I think me and Coach Trestman are probably the only two people who understand each other,” Bennett said (via the Chicago Tribune). “I always say Coach Trestman reminds me of the first Willy Wonka. Not the Johnny Depp one; the Johnny Depp one was really cool. But the first one. Before that. The 1943 version.”

It was 1971 when Gene Wilder portrayed the candy magnate in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but Bennett was rolling.

“If you really look at Coach, he’s a genius,” Bennett said. “And a lot of times when you’re around really, really smart people, you don’t really understand them. I thought Willy Wonka was brilliant. I mean he had all kinds of candy. Who doesn’t like chocolate and candies? Everybody wanted a Gobstopper. Ya know? I just think he’s brilliant.”

If nothing else, Trestman has convinced Jay Cutler to not make the Veruca Salt face quite as often, and gotten rid of some of the Oompa Loompas who used to pass for offensive linemen around there.

42 responses to “Martellus Bennett has done it again, folks

  1. With his ability to make weird insights that are possibly brilliant in an alternate universe, Martellus obviously has a career as an ESPN sports announcer after he retires from the NFL.

  2. “If you really look at Coach, he’s a genius,” Bennett said. “And a lot of times when you’re around really, really smart people, you don’t really understand them. I thought Willy Wonka was brilliant. I mean he had all kinds of candy. Who doesn’t like chocolate and candies? Everybody wanted a Gobstopper. Ya know? I just think he’s brilliant.”

    This is freaking great. I love it when dudes are kind of out there in a funny way.

  3. Well, at least Mark Trestman is a genius. Martellus is just a big kid who plays football, and does not appear to be all that bright. Yep, it was 1943, all right. Yep, pigs fly, and gobstoppers come in packs of 12 at the local 7-11.

    Yep, save all that contract money, Martellus. You’re gonna need it after football is over. Unless you build a candy factory and take over the world.

  4. It all started on the first day of camp, when Trestman got in front of the team, cleared his throat, and sang:

    Come with me
    And you’ll be
    In a world of pure imagination…

  5. This year has so refreshing vs the Lovie era.

    Trestman always gives 100% of the credit to the players, and isn’t afraid to constructively criticize the team. Always answers the media’s questions respectfully. This is in contrast to Lovie’s arrogance and denials, and sticking up for players regardless of their performance and effort.

    Bennett is a stitch. This is one of my favorite quotes by him in reference to his lack of touches during the preseason:

    “He sees me; I’m 6-foot-7, a big black guy running down the middle of the field. He sees me,” Bennett said. “I wear white gloves, so he can see the white gloves when I wave them like Mickey Mouse. I clap when I’m open. … Even when I’m not open, I tell him I was open.”

  6. michiganstillsucks says:

    Da Bears will ROLL the pathetic Steelers.

    They will be a pebble in the Bear’s road to the super bowl

    ——————–
    This is what I love about the Bears fan base. Give them a two game winning streak and they all think they’re Super Bowl bound. There is a reason Saturday Night Live did that Super Fans parity that will never die. It was a spot on impersonation.

    Just as a reminder to the Chicago faithful, the only thing that really matters in the NFL is winning Super Bowls and 1985 was 28 years ago.

  7. clemenza58 says:
    Sep 19, 2013 1:47 PM
    michiganstillsucks says:

    Da Bears will ROLL the pathetic Steelers.

    They will be a pebble in the Bear’s road to the super bowl

    ——————–
    This is what I love about the Bears fan base. Give them a two game winning streak and they all think they’re Super Bowl bound. There is a reason Saturday Night Live did that Super Fans parity that will never die. It was a spot on impersonation.

    Just as a reminder to the Chicago faithful, the only thing that really matters in the NFL is winning Super Bowls and 1985 was 28 years ago.

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    Why do scared Steel heads not think before they post? Oh yea cuz they have brains of steel…

    The Bears have 9 Championships and much more meaning to the NFL then the Steeler’s ever will. The SHeelers have 6 Championships and the last 2 you had were flukes…mainly the one in 2008. Read up on NFL history before you try to come on a Bears post and take Bear’s fans positive reaction and excitment the wrong way because your scared of Sunday night. The Sheelers are on a down fall, it’s not your place to make ignorant comments on a Bears post that has nothing to do with your under achieving team! 9 is greater the 6, FTW! Go Bears!

  8. bearshaterseverywhere says:
    Why do scared Steel heads not think before they post? Oh yea cuz they have brains of steel…

    The Bears have 9 Championships and much more meaning to the NFL then the Steeler’s ever will. The SHeelers have 6 Championships and the last 2 you had were flukes…mainly the one in 2008. Read up on NFL history before you try to come on a Bears post and take Bear’s fans positive reaction and excitment the wrong way because your scared of Sunday night. The Sheelers are on a down fall, it’s not your place to make ignorant comments on a Bears post that has nothing to do with your under achieving team! 9 is greater the 6, FTW! Go Bears!
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    First of all, “Brains of Steel?” That’s all you’ve got? Secondly, I didn’t know you had the power to determine what I can and can’t comment on. Thirdly, it is my place to comment on the Bears because I live in Chicago. All I was saying is that Bears fans always go overboard when they have a fast start. Your response supports my “Super Fans” theory.

    I never said anything about number of championships. If you read what I wrote, I said “Super Bowls.” But since you brought the subject of championships up, let’s go there:

    Yes, the Bears have won nine championships but eight of them were won prior to the modern day NFL. I’m betting that you weren’t alive for any of them and don’t know what years those championships (other than 1985) were won in without looking them up. Also, it’s much easier to win championships in a 10 team league with a playoff system that included just one post season game. The Steelers won their titles in the modern day NFL where there was an actual playoff system. In my opinion, their titles carry more weight than the Bears because they were won in a much tougher era. And unlike you, each title happened in my lifetime. Your theory that the Bears championships mean more to the NFL is ridiculous because the Steelers Dynasty of 70’s is way more celebrated than any era of Bears football. And there is no getting around the fact that the last Bears championship, Super Bowl or otherwise, was 28 years ago. What a great job they’re doing up there in Lake Forest.

    There is no denying the fact that the Steelers are rebuilding but I am more than willing to go through a down season after the success the organization has had since 2001. I have all the faith in the world that the Steelers will turn it around in a year or two because their front office and ownership is amongst the best in sports. I’ll never be scared of the Bears because they are owned by the McCaskeys. Good luck with that.

  9. Maybe filthy would care to enlighten us with what Mark Chmura used to lure the babysitter into the hot tub.

  10. As a Bears fan all I can say is I am glad he plays good football. He’s like the wayward child of Ochocinco and Willy Wonka ( the creepy Johnny Depp one).

  11. @ michiganstillsucks

    Super bowl?? LOL!!
    Look it’s only common sense that the Bears will implode, they have been doing it since the Dave Wannstedt era and beyond. It’s comical to watch them throw to Brandon Marshall 80 percent of the time! Wow they beat the Vikings by one point, that ought to inspire fear in the Steelers this week.

  12. Two blue gills, one stupid post.

    80% to Marshall? ReallyMust be why Forte had 11 catches last week, and M. Bennett and Marshall maybe had 7 apiece. And have you even watched a Bears game since the Wannstedt era, or do you just repeat the trash talk you read on here from other posters?

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