The Chicago Bears brought in tight end Martellus Bennett to be an extra weapon for Jay Cutler, but like a stubborn child Jay Cutler doesn’t want to play with his new toy. In Last week’s preseason game against the San Diego Chargers Cutler threw all 5 of his attempts at wide receiver Brandon Marshall and not targeting Bennett once.
“In the preseason those catches don’t get you any extra checks,” Bennett said Wednesday, per ESPN Chicago. “In the regular season those catches do. We’ll take it up a notch. We’re not even showing our full hand right now. It’s a poker game right now. We have the advantage not showing our hand so nobody knows what our offense is. We are just running basic plays.”
Teams usually don’t like to tip their hands and give away too many plays before the season starts so he has a point. He is sure Cutler sees him though.
“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. So I do enough to let him know that I’m open when I have to tell him.”
“Even when I’m not open I tell him I was open.”