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Martellus Bennett, as we've come to know him, is not afraid to speak his mind, once referring to himself as Greek god Atlas.
His latest proclamation is a bit more current, but equally as outlandish.
Following his game-winning touchdown reception against the Vikings on Sunday, the veteran tight end intimated that he's the Muhammad Ali of the Bears' offense.
"They told me, 'Man, how are you so slippery, you're so big?' " Bennett said, via the Chicago Tribune. "I was like, 'I'm Muhammad Ali out here.' "
It's an exaggeration, sure, but Bennett has definitely stepped up his play this season. He has 10 receptions for 125 yards and three touchdowns through two games, proving to be a safety blanket for quarterback Jay Cutler.
"Whenever he's gotten opportunities to make plays, he's made some big ones," Cutler said of Bennett.
Cutler must be happy to be graced with Bennett's presence, considering Chicag...
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Jay Cutler has now led the Bears to two straight comeback victories
If you had predicted that a game-opening kickoff return would be answered by a return that nearly went the distance, I would have called you crazy.
That is indeed what happened Sunday when the Chicago Bears took on the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Vikings’ rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, already being heralded...
The NFL has always been, and always will be, a league of trends.
The wildcat offense a few years ago. The read option last year. The cover two defense. Backfields by committee.
Tight ends that are essentially gargantuan sized receivers?
I don’t know, perhaps the best offenses in the game are onto something. Jimmy Graham is the most dynamic force in the Saints passing attack. Once...
The Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was seen in a lot of pain, after Sunday's victory over the Vikings 31-30.Bennett was hurt in the second quarter, while attempting a catch in the back of the end zone and rolled over a cameraman. The tight end miss a couple of plays, but return to action after a injury evaluation the Chicago Bears official twitter page reported:After...
According to Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has a bruised shoulder.
Martellus Bennett has a bruised shoulder, but Trestman said he has full range of motion. He's fine.
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) September 16, 2013
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Tight end Martellus Bennett leaped behind the podium after the game and landed with a resounding thump.
He had emphatically arrived.
“I’ll try not to curse this week” Bennett told the media.
Only the Vikings are cursing after the Bears’ 31-30 victory Sunday.
Bennett’s touchdown grab against the Bengals in Week 1 was a good sign and he topped it against Minnesota.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett went down with a freaky injury against the Vikings after he collided with a cameraman.
Bennett has returned to the game, and is fine.
Bears TE Martellus Bennett pulled in seven passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Minnesota, but also came out of the game with a sore shoulder.Fantasy Spin:Bennett is expected to play in Week 3. He already has three touchdowns in two games after scoring five all last year. QB Jay Cutler should continue to look his way in the red zone and he's a viable target after...
Bears TE Martellus Bennett pulled in seven passes for 76 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against Minnesota.Fantasy Spin:Bennett already has three touchdowns in two games after scoring five last year. QB Jay Cutler should continue to look his way in the red zone and as a No. 2 target after Brandon Marshall.
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...
Devin Hester broke his own record Sunday as he helped the Chicago Bears to a 31-30 comeback victory over the Minnesota Vikings. According to the team’s website, Hester’s four kickoff returns against the Vikings
Here are the Week Three power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #9 (Last week: #9)
Analysis, “Jay Cutler is loving the Martellus Bennett experience so far. Bennett’s three touchdowns this year, including the game-winning score Sunday, equals the total of all Bears tight ends last year..”
NFL.com: #7 (Last week: #6)
Analysis, “Talk about a great escape. The...
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears are showing their resiliency, if nothing else. Two games into the season they have two comeback wins and they remain unbeaten under coach Marc Trestman.
They're not making it easy on themselves, though.
Cutler fired a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds left to lead the Bears to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings...
The Chicago Bears overcame four turnovers to beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-30 and improve to 2-0 for the third time in the last eight seasons.
With the Bears trailing 30-24 with 3:15 left in the fourth quarter, Jay Cutler engineered a 10-play, 66-yard drive to win it.
Tight end Martellus Bennett reeled in his second touchdown of the afternoon with 10 seconds remaining. Bennett had...