The Chicago Bears signed tight end Martellus Bennett in hopes of getting a player that could help improve the blocking at tight end, along with provide a big pass catching target in the middle of the field. However, while Bennett has been looking good on the practice field, he has yet to see a target during his preseason reps.
Instead, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has just been honing in on Brandon Marshall.
That could be discouraging for Bennett to have a much less significant role in the team’s offense early on than he would have imagined, but he is not worried about having a small role when the regular season comes around.
Bennett trusts new head coach Marc Trestman and he took to his Twitter account to let us all know.
In a series of tweets, Bennett wrote, “I see a lot of fans and media talking about me getting targets right honestly it’s only preseason. I catch 0 or a 100 balls now and It’s Still going to mean to same exact thing ‘nothing’ whatsoever. I’m all in to whatever we do on offense. I’m not interested in being a pre-season all star. The only thing that matters is that Cincy game. I’m not mad or anything. I just wanted to tell you guys (the fans) before they (the story makers) wrote something silly. Lol.”
It’s good to see Bennett having his head on straight and you have to believe that he will be more involved in the offense once the games matter and Jay Cutler is more familiar in the offense.
Until then, he can use his underrated blocking to help out the team.