9 Year NFL veteran Martellus Bennett has had good individual success in his career, but he's never really been on a great team before. After a week one WIN over the Arizona Cardinals, Martysaurus Rex had only 3 catches for 14 yards. Not exactly what fans were expecting, especially with Gronk out. Yet like a true Patriot, Bennett gave a fantastic answer.
TBH I'm not worried about Marty at all. It was only one game and in this week's game plan he wasn't a huge factor. Doesn't mean he's not going to be down the road. It was Jimmy G's first career start and he wasn't really spreading the ball out too much. I could be wrong but it felt like everything was to either Edelman or White.
Plus he's right. Already answering questions the Patriot way. I'm sure Marcellus could be the #1 TE on 25+ teams in the NFL, but he wants to win and New England is a great place to do that. He's trying to add his name to a list of countless older players who gave up personal stats and achievement to come to New England and be part of a TEAM, a team that has been the most successful in the league for 15 years. Also I wouldn't write off Bennett having a big year once Brady comes back.
P.S. Marty is also a great guy off the field.
I just wanna comment on these remarks as well.
It's awesome that he said that because it is true. I don't think it's that big of a deal they want you guys to wear jerseys just for the pure purpose of being able to identify players. NFL is the hardest to market what athletes look like just simply because of the helmet and equipment they were. It's why players wear their jersey's in commercials too. I remember seeing a commercial with an offensive linemen from the Bears when I was younger and would've had no idea who it was without the jersey. Just my two cents. I think it's awesome Marty has already done so much for the community here. We need more athletes like that.