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Martellus Bennett is wasting no time in letting his new Chicago Bears teammates know that he has a fighting spirit. During practice yesterday Bennett got into it with a few members of the defense and it wound up turning into a bigger incident. The good thing is no one was hurt and it wound up just one of those things that happen with every team at least once during training camp.
The practice was pushed back from the morning after a storm came through and it was a chippy affair as tight end Martellus Bennett got into it with safeties Major Wright, Chris Conte and Craig Steltz and then a mini-fracas started after cornerback Kelvin Hayden tackled Bennett and the tight end responded by swinging with punches.
“It’s hot, you know,” Bennett said. “I am actually a mean person. I know you all think I joke around and (stuff) but I am not. I am very aggressive. They are aggressive with me, I am aggressive with them. You come hard at me, I come hard at you all day. I mean, I don’t back down for anything, anyone.
“It’s just the way I play. That’s how I play. So, it started feeling like a game, there was tackling, so I turned into game mode.” (Chicago Tribune)
Head coach Marc Trestman didn’t mind the incident either since there was no hold over to the next play or the rest of practice.
“He’s working as hard as anybody on the team,” Trestman said. “During the course of training camp, these things will happen. I don’t think it festered, I don’t think it lingered. The guys are extremely professional. We moved on to the next play, it became a highly competitive practice. The guys kept their composure and moved on. That’s what we would expect. It’s going to happen in a game where somebody’s going to lose their mind. When one guy does, it’s not who he is, he just lost his composure for a minute.”(Chicago Tribune)
Bennett had a breakout season in 2012, his first as a starter, with the New York Giants catching 55 balls for 626 yards and five touchdowns. Personally, I think his 2013 will be even better well as long as Jay Cutler can get him the ball.
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