Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/16/13
Martellus Bennett‘s long strides on the football field make it seem as if he’s floating at times. His floating can be so elusive it may warrant comparisons to a butterfly, or even Muhammad Ali. Bennett was the big hero for the Chicago Bears on Sunday, catching a touchdown in the final minute to help propel the Bears past the division rival Vikings to move to 2-0 on the season. The score was one of two for the big tight end on the afternoon, who played a big role in the Bears’ fourth quarter comeback win. On the play before Bennett’s game-winning score, the 6-foot-6 tight end made a 23-yard catch and run where he juked a Vikings defender almost out of his shoes to get a first down. The move was swift and effective, just like “The People’s Champ.” “They told me, ‘Man how are you so slippery, you’re so big?’” Bennett said, according to CBS Chicago. “I was like, ‘I’m Muhammad Ali out here.’” The self-proclaimed Black Unicorn (some context here) explained the comparison in further detail after the game. “You ever try to catch a butterfly with your hands? You can’t do it. You need a net,” Bennett said. “They have butterfly nets made just for catching butterflies. Hopefully they don’t make unicorn nets, just for catching unicorns out there. Especially black ones.” It’s doubtful there are any nets big enough to catch a guy as big as Bennett, but, even if there were, he’d probably float away too fast for them anyway. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here. Filed under: Headlines, Luke Hughes, NFL
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Bubba Watson's caddie owns heckler at PGA Championship

NFL denies sending Donald Trump letter about schedule

Michael Bennett calls out NFL stars for not speaking up on social matters

Nationals make astute move in acquiring Melancon

Son of former NFL player Antonio Armstrong charged with death of parents


U.S. Senator “appalled” by Bettman’s stance on concussions

Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms look a little treasonous

Lawyer who reps concussion lawsuit wants to speak with Bettman

Tyler Eifert says he will never play in the Pro Bowl again

Australian athletes evacuate the Olympic village after fire

Russian weightlifting team banned from Rio

Texans GM 'disappointed' in DeAndre Hopkins

Can Andre Johnson end his regression in Tennessee?

Favre opens up about painkiller addiction during career

Miami women’s basketball coach criticizes Texas A&M following slideshow

Twin Cities preparing for influx of sex trafficking during Super Bowl LII

WATCH: Bautista bat flip will be available as NHL 17 celebration

Former USMNT, current MLS forward Davies battled cancer, in remission

The definitive guide to U.S. Men's Basketball at Rio 2016

Tony Romo training camp picture leads to fat jokes, concern

Matt Cullen’s family eats cereal out of the Stanley Cup

Texas A&M suspends coaches for sexist slideshow

10 most dangerous college football defenders in 2016

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker