Martellus Bennett wants to taste winning again

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Tight end Martellus Bennett has joined the Packers, and he’s hoping that the 2017 season ends for him the same way the 2016 season did.

I wanted another chance to make a run at it,” Bennett said, via his new team’s official website. “I want to be in a situation where I could win again right now. I have that victory taste in my mouth and I want to taste it again.

“Watching the Pack last year, I saw some things with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and Jordy Nelson outside, Randall Cobb and all the talent on the team, I thought it would be a great place for me to come in and just try to add onto what they already have.”

The move brings Bennett back to the NFC North, where he once played against Green Bay’s biggest rival as a member of the Bears.

“I hated playing against Aaron,” Bennett said. “I just got off the phone with him, I said, ‘I hate that guy on the other side,’ but it’s going to be pretty good to be on the same side with him and catching passes. I’ve seen him make a lot of amazing throws and he’s been one of the best for a really long time. I’m just going to try to come in and contribute to the best of my ability.”

Bennett signed the contract the same day he turned 30. At some point during the 2017 season, he’ll welcome his brother, Michael, and the rest of the Seahawks to Lambeau Field.

41 responses to “Martellus Bennett wants to taste winning again

  1. Welcome aboard, great signing..,.He’s a better player than Cook and will really contribute as a blocker and pass catcher. Really nice move for the Packers.

  2. I dont think thats going to happen against New England. Ever
    You were not the reason they won and not the reason they will get back to the superbiwl.

  3. Don’t get too excited. Dom Capers is still the D coordinator and the team has no secondary. The miracle man will probably get you to the playoffs but don’t count on much after that.

  4. I really wanted Cook back. But Bennett is fine, too. Especially if the report that Bennett is costing less than Cook was offered and turned down.

  5. Hes a strong personality and wants to do whatever he can to win. I loved him in NE. Hes a bit of a diva but he just wants to play and win. He got upset in Dallas because of playing time. He was great just stuck behind a HOFer. He checked out in Chicago because of the team and the QB. Hes an amazing player, He can block and run very well for a guy over 280. Its a great signing. He wont check out with a great QB like A Rod, the only thing you have to worry about is his mouth, he doesnt have a filter.

  6. The Packers needed to sign Bennett once Cook was out of the picture.
    Aaron Rodgers has an even bigger target at TE now.

  7. FIVE injured DBs makes for a rough year but they still did enough to help the team get to the NFCCG. Atlanta laid a straight beat-down on the Pack but that happens sometimes. Hats off to the Falcons for playing a whale of a game.

    At least the Packers didn’t quit on the coach, even when they were 4-6. They hung in there and fought hard. Your Vikings started to quit on Zimmer when they were 5-0. Yikes!

  8. Is it me or do Viking fans seem to think it’s better to not make the playoffs at all vs “only” going to the nfccg?

  9. “I want to be in a situation where I could win again right now”

    Considering that he was already on the roster of the, you know, current Super Bowl champions ……

  10. As an owner of the Packers I’m glad he wound up there.

    As a Patriots fan I wish him the best and glad he was part of the drive for five, but if he wanted another taste of winning shoulda stuck around with the hoodie.

    Which begs the question – do you actually taste things when you choke?

  11. Not sure why he chose GB if he wanted to taste winning again.

    I mean come on…one of their guys chose to join the Browns instead of staying with the Packers.

    The Browns.

    Let that sink in.

  12. “I want to be in a situation where I could win again right now”
    ——————————————————–

    Then why did you leave NE?

    Makes no sense.

    At best, next SB will be GB vs. NE and we know who will win. Another 4th QTR clutch drive from the GOAT.

  13. contra74 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:23 PM
    Not sure why he chose GB if he wanted to taste winning again.

    I mean come on…one of their guys chose to join the Browns instead of staying with the Packers.

    The Browns.

    Let that sink in.

    __________________________________________

    Hey Contra,

    The Packets didn’t offer JC Tretter a contract, but like the other top tier offensive lineman he didn’t want anything to do with Vikings……So what do the Queens do? They pay $ 85 million for a couple second tier Tackles because they were desperate…….

    Let that sink in

  14. Unfortunately Marty signed with the Packers for about what the Pats offered him prior to the start of the 2016 season. 3 years and 21MM.

    Clearlythe market wasn’t what Marty expected and by that time the Pats had moved on to plan B. Given what we know now, I wish the Pats had waited longer before pulling off the Allen deal, since I think Marty is the better TE, certainly the bigger one.

    Great signing by the Packers. The benefitted from the lower market for TE’s. I was surprised he didn’t get more than $8MM+ But he will benefit from being Rodger’s #1 TE target. Packer fans will love him. See you in February.

  15. yahdoood says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:23 PM
    As an owner of the Packers I’m glad he wound up there.

    As a Patriots fan I wish him the best and glad he was part of the drive for five, but if he wanted another taste of winning shoulda stuck around with the hoodie.

    Which begs the question – do you actually taste things when you choke?
    ///////////////////////////////

    Nope. Only if you eat it.

    Eat it.

  16. Lol, he knows better than anyone Rodgers ALWAYS comes up small in big situations. He wanted to get paid after the pats got him his ring, no problem with that but don’t pretend your going leave a team like the pats to go toa team like the packers to win a championship lol!

  17. Good signing. Green Bay got a good blocking target with good hands.

    MB is fortunate to play for the best 2 QB’s in the league, back to back as well as the 2 most winning franchises over the past decade.

  18. I mean come on…one of their guys chose to join the Browns instead of staying with the Packers.
    ———
    What choice was there exactly? Please enlighten us genius.

  19. While everyone is falling all over Terrible Ted on this deal one has to wonder. The Pats don’t want him, the price is being disputed and his quote, “and all the talent on the team, ” Really? Everyone knows this team is peppered with rookies and undrafted FAs.

  20. Packer fans will like him. He is a good player who plays hurt. He can catch and block out of the TE position. He will probably help GB’s running game while catching plenty of passes from AR. He’s an interesting interview off the field too. He came up with some big plays for the Pats and looked comfortable in important situations. Drawing the penalty that set up the game winning TD in the SB was one of the key plays of the drive.
    He is one of 4 FA’s to leave the Patriots (3 in the top 30) while they have added just one (Gillmore). Should be a good haul of compensatory picks coming up.
    Go Pats

  21. dansardo says:
    Mar 10, 2017 10:47 PM
    Lol, he knows better than anyone Rodgers ALWAYS comes up small in big situations. He wanted to get paid after the pats got him his ring, no problem with that but don’t pretend your going leave a team like the pats to go toa team like the packers to win a championship lol!
    ——————————————

    Yeah, that big gold ring with the diamond Packers G in the middle proves that Rodgers always comes up small in big situations.

    What might really prove your point was if he had gone 56 straight years and never earned that ring, but there’s only one place that would have happened.

  22. The only thing I see as a negative for Green Bay on this one is, if things aren’t going well, will Marty return to being a disruption? Those spots are hard to change.

    He was nothing like that in NE but a short one year stint with a no-nonsense guy like Belichick and a Super Bowl ring at the end tends to do that.

  23. Im glad the Pats went in another direction. Now they have Allen who is 4 years younger and is signed for 3 years for about $4 million less than Bennett.

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