Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Martellus Bennett compares himself to Muhammad Ali


The Chicago Bears brought in Martellus Bennett to help bolster their passing attack. So far in the season he hasn’t disappointed. Sunday he caught two touchdown passes including one to win the game with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter. On the season he has 10 catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns.

“They told me, ‘Man how are you so slippery, you’re so big?’” Bennett said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I was like, ‘I’m Muhammad Ali out here.’”

I don’t know about all that though. He made a beautiful one handed grab, but was injured after he ran into a cameraman. I think that seems fairly un-Ali like.

He was asked if he was more butterfly or bee.

“I am a little bit of both. I’m sweet. I move like a butterfly and I sting like a bee. I’m a little bit of both. I like to be a butterfly because sometimes you have to spread your wings and – have you ever tried to catch a butterfly with your hands? You can’t do it. You need a net. They’ve got butterfly nets just for catching butterflies. Hopefully they don’t make a unicorn net just for catching unicorns, especially black ones.”

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