Former Dallas Cowboys tight end and current New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett is running his mouth again; he never seems to tire from taking shots at the Cowboys and Tony Romo. This week Marty B was overheard in a New York City steakhouse telling someone that “Romo isn’t in the same league as Eli Manning. Not even close.”
This isn’t the first time Bennett, always one to have an imagination, and an opinion, has spoken negatively about his former quarterback. Earlier in the year Bennett had this to say about Manning, “Just his approach. I mean, he’s just looking for the open guy. It doesn’t matter who it is or what number you are. If you’re open, he’s going to hit you. You have to be ready. That’s what makes it so fun playing in this offense because anytime you beat your guy, you know you could get the ball.”
Bennett is obviously implying that Romo would look for other options and not throw him the ball, even if he was open. Bennett tends to have selective memory and must have forgotten he usually dropped any pass thrown to him. How much confidence can a quarterback have in a receiver if he doesn’t catch the ball?
It’s true that Bennett wasn’t a favorite receiver for Romo but it’s hard to argue when he’s had a reliable future Hall of Fame tight end in Jason Witten to throw to instead.
Bennett can have his opinion on Romo and Manning since he’s played with both but saying Romo “isn’t in the same league” as Eli is ridiculous.
Maybe the Cowboys didn’t do a good job in developing Bennett but there is no need for him to continue to open his mouth about his former team. The more he does, the more sounds like a jilted lover. Part of the reason the Cowboys let him go was because Bennett lacks maturity and it appears not much has changed.
It’s a long season and Bennett has plenty of time to do all the talking he wants, or to drop some more passes. Bennett’s lack of focus has always been an issue so don’t be surprised if he makes a big mistake that costs the Giants a game.
When that happens, don’t expect to hear Tony Romo talk about how much better Jason Witten is than Bennett, because the difference between them is worlds, not leagues, apart.
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