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.