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Martellus Bennett has big plans for his brother Michael

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At this point, the Bears signing Michael Bennett will seem almost anticlimactic when it happens, because everyone in the world assumes that’s where he’s going to land.

The Seahawks defensive end tried to play coy during an appearance on the NFL Network Monday morning, saying: “I got to leave it suspenseful right now.”

But his brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is already making plans for what life will be like playing with his brother.

The No. 1 thing is family,” Martellus said, via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune. “You’re going to get paid wherever you get paid, but to be able to play—this is history. Two brothers—I don’t think there’s ever been two brothers that played on the same time.”

While that’s not true, the plan Martellus — who once dubbed himself “The Black Unicorn” — has dreamed up could be fantastic.

“If the contract is not the numbers that you want, you got to think about the market and off the field,” the Bears tight end said. “We could do Doublemint commercials. Look at Duck Dynasty. Talk about the Black Duck Dynasty right now. Me and you, bro. So it’s just a lot of opportunity. Chicago is the best fans, unique city, great opportunities business-wise, which I know there’s a lot of things you want to do off the field after football. None of those things are tech or coffee, so, I mean, Seattle, that’s what they’re offering you. So come on down to Chicago, man.

“Usually when you go from another team to another team, you may have a friend there. You may just be jumping into the water. But there there’s a bridge. Your brother is the bridge.”

And from that bridge, they may shoot ducks and grow beards together.

Or unicorns.

Or something.

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41 Responses to “Martellus Bennett has big plans for his brother Michael”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Mar 10, 2014 10:32 AM

    “We can do TV shows and commercials and make all kinds of money and get paid and be famous and go 8-8 every year….”

  2. titansbro says: Mar 10, 2014 10:35 AM

    Black Duck Dynasty? Couldn’t be any worse than the existing Duck Dynasty.

  3. backdapack4evr says: Mar 10, 2014 10:37 AM

    He’s a one year wonder!!
    Surly will be overpaid
    Lol

  4. trumb1mj says: Mar 10, 2014 10:38 AM

    Tampering?

  5. nowillrepeat says: Mar 10, 2014 10:39 AM

    Seahawk fans, you will forever be a joke in the eyes of true football fans. You have a good team, but this “12th” man business is truly laughable.

    A. It is a direct rip-off of Texas A&M (The true 12th Man),

    B. Seahawks rank middle of the pack or near the bottom in local TV ratings, merchandise sold, social media hits, and other devises used to judge a fan bases enthusiasm.

    This team was too big and healthy down the stretch last year. I expect “PED-Gate” to be dropped on this franchise any day now.

  6. thevikesarebest says: Mar 10, 2014 10:40 AM

    The only dynasty he will be talking about is when the mike zimmer led vikings take over the NFC north and the NFC.SKOL

  7. phinzrage says: Mar 10, 2014 10:41 AM

    Actually Martellus, the Blackwood Brothers did it MANY years ago. Glenn at strong safety and Lyle at free safety for the Miami Dolphins.

  8. xinellum says: Mar 10, 2014 10:46 AM

    Bennett was in Seattle on a one year flyer for a reason and they let him walk for a reason not salary cap related. If I add one and one it doesn’t equal any type of dynasty in Chicago, not duck, not unicorn. But I am reminded of a joke with a punch line of “Bennett, I damn near broke it”. I am sure Chicago will feel broke as well.

  9. daysend564 says: Mar 10, 2014 10:46 AM

    See kids, weed does make you stupid…

  10. thefox61 says: Mar 10, 2014 10:49 AM

    Chicago is the new Jets. Look they brought in the clowns….

    Go Seahawks!

  11. shaggytoodle says: Mar 10, 2014 10:51 AM

    Why does he need to say Black Duck Dynasty?

    We know they’re black.

    Is saying something like that going to result in a 15 Yard Penalty?

  12. wholelottaawesome says: Mar 10, 2014 10:57 AM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Mar 10, 2014 10:39 AM
    Seahawk fans, you will forever be a joke in the eyes of true football fans. You have a good team, but this “12th” man business is truly laughable.

    A. It is a direct rip-off of Texas A&M (The true 12th Man),

    B. Seahawks rank middle of the pack or near the bottom in local TV ratings, merchandise sold, social media hits, and other devises used to judge a fan bases enthusiasm.

    This team was too big and healthy down the stretch last year. I expect “PED-Gate” to be dropped on this franchise any day now.

    ————–

    Thank you for your essay. Our collective response:

    A. The Seattle Seahawks actually pay A&M for the use of the “12th man” so that automatically negates any “ripping off”.

    B. Yes they do. There aren’t 8 million people in Seattle. Seattle is in the middle of the pack for market size (ask Nielsen) and this SHOULD be in the middle of the pack for ratings but currently have 4 of the top 10 selling NFL jerseys so do some research. You left out the world record for the loudest stadium which should be a direct “devise” used to measure fan enthusiasm.

    C. As for PED-gate (come up with that all by yourself? Seems like a rip off) all of the Seahawk players are tested as regularly as all other players. It would seem there would be more reports if violations, but since you obviously lack any and all ability to formulate a worthy argument or any facts to support a single one of your claims, I will chalk that up to “takes one to know one” drug user.

    Michael Bennett was a great addition this year. He made some huge plays for us and wants to earn a little more money. If we lose him, he will be difficult to replace immediately but over paying for the long term would be a bigger hit.

    Seattle was a pretty good team without him. Maybe this makes it easier for them to hold onto some offensive weapons and bring in some youth on the d-line rotation.

    I await your poorly planned, and even less impressively worded response. True football fans don’t look at other fans and consider them a joke, especially a fan base that has sold out their home stadium every single game it has existed and showed up at a Super Bowl and surprised the “home” team with their presence and volume. They enjoy the game and root in their own team. Sorry your team is such a disappointment that you have to lash out like a 4 year old who got the wrong bike for Christmas.

  13. claymatthewshairplugs says: Mar 10, 2014 10:58 AM

    As a Bears fan I’m happy to see Michael Bennett likely coming to Chicago. A little saddened to see Peppers go. yeah his cap number is hideous, he doesn’t give max effort on every play but when he was on, he was nearly unstoppable. Anyway come on Bears, get Bennett, maybe get a solid LB, draft a DT or a safety and for the love go God please CUT Chris Conte. I haven’t seen a safety play this bad since well Adam Archuleta who also happened to be a Bear.

  14. purpleguy says: Mar 10, 2014 10:59 AM

    I wonder if Julius Peppers will make a guest appearance on their show?

  15. docsweeney says: Mar 10, 2014 10:59 AM

    Martellus is one of the funniest guys in the NFL. Hopefully the contract offered to his brother is not ridiculous (7-8 mil/yr seems right) and he actually plays better than Peppers (so, Michael that means 8 or more sacks a year and not disappear for entire games at a time).

    That defense doesn’t have to be great. Just better than the tripe that was thrown out there last year. There are still 30+ yr old RBs running thru them right now.

  16. bradleymorgan35 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM

    The Seahawks wanted Bennett back, but he feels that his carrier will flourish in Chicago, and that’s great to hear. So Seahawks fans, shove it.

  17. mwsmith1547 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM

    and freeze your ass off

  18. larryboodry says: Mar 10, 2014 11:03 AM

    Martellus should charge admission to his press conferences. The man is hilarious, and he can play.

  19. irishdodger says: Mar 10, 2014 11:05 AM

    In addition to the Blackwood brothers for the Dolphins, the Youngblood brothers (Jim & Jack) both played for the Rams. I’m sure there’s additional brother tandems that have played on the same team. Current players don’t care about the history of the game…which is their prerogative.

  20. nbarber2013 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:10 AM

    Pretty sure there was a reason he excelled in the BEST defense in the NFL. Bring in Jared Allen or give us Peppers I don’t care Seattle will still dominate.

  21. osiris33 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:10 AM

    The Bears are about to overpay for a guy who’s only ever produced in contract years, is only effective inside in the nickel, and who will now be playing to protect his fat contract rather than earn one. Good luck with that. We’ll take Jared Allen.

  22. schmitty2 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:11 AM

    “If the contract is not the numbers that you want, you got to think about the market and off the field,” the Bears tight end said. “We could do Doublemint commercials. Look at Duck Dynasty. Talk about the Black Duck Dynasty right now. Me and you, bro. So it’s just a lot of opportunity. Chicago is the best fans, unique city, great opportunities business-wise, which I know there’s a lot of things you want to do off the field after football. None of those things are tech or coffee, so, I mean, Seattle, that’s what they’re offering you. So come on down to Chicago, man.

    Slow your roll Martellus….slow your roll.

  23. rjov says: Mar 10, 2014 11:13 AM

    Two times here in Denver. Doug and Dave Widell, and Champ and Boss Bailey.

  24. GenoAtkinswillnotbestopped says: Mar 10, 2014 11:13 AM

    Black Duck Dynasty? How about the NFL Duck Dynasty? Why does it have to be about color, Martellus?

  25. scott42444 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:13 AM

    Whoever said the Seahawks are a joke, get over it. This right here, what they have done to build a winner the right way, is how they expand their brand. I am a Bears fan, Chicago born and raised, but I think Seattle has earned the right to be called a good sports town. The Sonics leaving is still a very sore topic and they fill the seats at the Seahawks and Mariners games.

    Don’t be a bitch and pout, claiming they must be on PEDs because they were too big and didn’t have many injuries. They did have some, Percy Harvin comes to mind, and that happens to a couple teams every year. A few years ago it happened with the Bears and they made it to the NFC Championship Game. The next year they were decimated with injuries with mostly the same players. It happens.

  26. nowillrepeat says: Mar 10, 2014 11:21 AM

    You pay A&M to use their moniker?

    That is even more pathetic than I could imagine. So you embrace your unoriginality? Well done.

    As far as the other excuses, the fact of the matter is the Seahawks have always felt, and still do to this day like an expansion franchise. Settle on a uniform and color scheme for Christ’s sake.

    Your stadium was built to be loud, so much of the “noise” is derived from architecture and not fan interaction. That being said, it is very loud, and deserve a little credit for that.

    Bro, there are plenty of rumors swirling around the Seahawks involving PED’s, but the Super Bowl was quite telling. Seahawks were just on another level, and I’m not sure it was a result of talent alone.

  27. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 10, 2014 11:27 AM

    And Phil is telling GQ exactly what he thinks of black people right now.

  28. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:33 AM

    Michael Bennett is a real beast of a football player. If this is all true the Bears will be currently getting a player better at generating pass rush and more versatile than Peppers. He also can split a double team like no other and blow up a run play.

    Carroll/Schneider/12th Man would have loved to see him come back but not at any price. The way Carroll/Quinn rotate their lineman to keep everyone fresh you can’t justify it. Avril,Clem, Irvin and we have a young guy named Mayowa that flashed in pre-season for the edge. 4 young DT’s with strong potential in Hill, Williams, Scruggs and maybe even Brooks.

  29. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 10, 2014 11:36 AM

    I am not going to stop someone from having an opinion but when it has no logic or is full of unsubstantiated claims, the rest of us have the right to call you an idiot. Go Hawks

  30. whinerssuck says: Mar 10, 2014 11:38 AM

    With or without Bennett the hawks would still pound the bears doggy style! Not in out league. Please do overpay. I love it.

  31. whinerssuck says: Mar 10, 2014 11:41 AM

    One would think its Chicago that has the legal weed law!

  32. ratsfoiledagain says: Mar 10, 2014 11:54 AM

    bradleymorgan35 says:
    Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM

    The Seahawks wanted Bennett back, but he feels that his carrier will flourish in Chicago, and that’s great to hear. So Seahawks fans, shove it.
    ********
    Or, he played below market value last year in hopes of getting a ring.

    Now that he has one, he’d surely play in Seattle the next few years if Seattle wants to pony up the cash. It looks like they won’t do that. If a team wants to pay him 14 mill, and Chicago is offering 10…see ya Chicago….

    It’s not about having his career flourish, it’s about getting paid right now.

    Additionally, Seattle has few other players they need to sign over the next year or two that are more important than Bennett. Wilson, Thomas and Sherman come to mind.

  33. trollhammer20 says: Mar 10, 2014 12:03 PM

    nowillrepeat:

    The number of players on the Seahawks’ Super Bowl roster who tested positive and served a suspension for PED use: 1.

    The number of players on the Seahawks roster who tested positive for PEDs during the 2013 season: 0.

    You were saying?

  34. Go-Hawks! says: Mar 10, 2014 12:03 PM

    Nowillrepeat… You have no idea of what you type. Texas A&M is the “true 12 man”?? um. No, they are not. Look at the history. the 12th man phrase and idea is older than Texas A&M. So, stop trying to pretend Texas A&M came up with the thing. They got the trademark for the 12th Man in 1990. The Seahawks retired the number 12 in 1984.

    What is pathetic is that you probably don’t even know why Texas A&M uses the 12th man. Do you know why?? Go ahead and look it up.

    The architecture of the stadium lends itself to the direction and amplification of noise, but it is the fans that make the noise.

    and “Bro” just because the Seahawks pounded the Broncos into the ground during the Superbowl is no proof that they are involved in using PED’s. Any team you can name has had issues with PED’s. Do not deny that fact. The Seahawks, like all other teams, have had issues with PEDs and they tested, like all other teams, by the NFL on a regular basis. Seattle fans do not respect or like PED use.

  35. edavidberg says: Mar 10, 2014 12:07 PM

    Bears fans love Martellus, guy is smart and entertaining and played hurt last year. Michael is going to be a perfect fit.

  36. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Mar 10, 2014 12:10 PM

    It’s gonna be A LOT easier for Gore and Lattimore to find holes after the Niner O-line pushes around the Seahawks front seven with Bryant and Bennett gone.

    Hawks will still defend home court but outside of the home court – they’re gonna be easily exposed

  37. beardownbears34 says: Mar 10, 2014 12:12 PM

    Sad how many hawk fans are crying on this blog. Clearly talent and health were a huge part of last years success. These jealous comments are hilarious

  38. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Mar 10, 2014 12:15 PM

    EJ and Erin Henderson played together on the Vikings for several years.

    Speaking of Duck Dynasty, what will the Seahawks be saying about Bennett tomorrow?

    “He gone.”

  39. slugbaitspace says: Mar 10, 2014 12:27 PM

    Seattle only offers tech and coffee for business opportunities?

    I would be offended right now if I weren’t calmly sipping my low-fat, double-shot tall latte with whip while debugging this particularly nasty subroutine in our next software release.

  40. rufusporter says: Mar 10, 2014 1:00 PM

    Nothing has happened yet. Until it does everyone should just ‘shut their big yappers!'(to quote the late great Chris Farley).

    The Bennett brothers are crazy and entertaining and Michael is a good football player so good for the Bears but man are they going to have a lot of money tied up at the DE position next year. Even if they cut Julius Peppers.

    It will be fascinating to watch what the Seahawks do on the defensive line and how it works out. So far almost every move Schneider and Carrol have made has worked out so I see no reason not to trust them. But I have a feeling the NFL will not see a team as talented as the 2013 Seahawks for a long time. Perfect storm type of team. I love it that the team I love is so physically dominant dejected fans have to accuse them of cheating to make themselves feel better.

  41. raiderapologist says: Mar 10, 2014 2:53 PM

    Martellus named his dog “Sebastian Janikowski”.

    Kevin Burnett and his brother Kaelin both currently play linebacker for Oakland, although Kaelin doesn’t start.

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