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Bears love Martellus Bennett's talent and humor

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11:32 AM ET 07.28 | Tight end Martellus Bennett was like a comedian going through the best part of his bit. Dinosaurs, David and Victoria Beckham, Spiderman, Mike Ditka and his own wife all were included. "I'm probably the most interesting person on the team," Bennett said. And that's fine with the Bears. It was when they signed him to a four-year, $20.4 million contract, and it will continue to be, especially if he produces like they expect him to. Bennett has shown he can joke with coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery while having a sincere sense of what he means to the Bears. He knows he can be outlandish at times -- he embraces it, in fact -- but he grasps what the big contract means to public perception. "I don't really play for the money," Bennett said. "The money is good. I like driving nice cars, [having] a nice house. I like nice stuff. I like to dress nice, mainly. But ... I've got to build a legacy not just on the field, but off the field, too."

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July 28, 2013  11:56 AM ET

Easy big guy, open mike night is down at the Laugh Factory, do your job.

July 28, 2013  12:35 PM ET

Chicago really screwed the pooch on this one. Bennett is useless and can't catch, block or run. At least not consistently.

July 28, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Chicago really screwed the pooch on this one. Bennett is useless and can't catch, block or run. At least not consistently.

I never understood why they traded Olsen to Carolina. He was Cutler's favorite target before Marshall came to town.

July 28, 2013  01:35 PM ET

"I don't really play for the money...."

Would they just start sending guys who say this stuff someplace nasty for a while.

July 28, 2013  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"I don't really play for the money...."Would they just start sending guys who say this stuff someplace nasty for a while.

I say they make em play for minimum wage.

Then we'll see who still wants to play.

July 28, 2013  01:43 PM ET

His performance this year will promise to be as underwhelming as his comedy.

July 28, 2013  01:45 PM ET

Don't think minimum wage would cover the Monday morning aspirin bill.

July 28, 2013  02:45 PM ET

Martellus = The hammer man!

July 28, 2013  02:47 PM ET

"I don't really play for the money," Bennett said.

Well, brother, you were doing good until this part came up. I've gotta tell you now ..... you just lost me right there.

July 28, 2013  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I never understood why they traded Olsen to Carolina. He was Cutler's favorite target before Marshall came to town.

Supposedly he didn't not not fit into the plan Mike Martz envisioned for the offense.

Lovie and Jerry Angelo must have been high to think Mike Martz was going to be around long enough for that to make any difference.

Ridiculous...

July 28, 2013  03:54 PM ET

Played well for the Giants!!!!

July 28, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Mets are getting slaughtered 13-1 payback time!!!

 
July 29, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Chicago really screwed the pooch on this one. Bennett is useless and can't catch, block or run. At least not consistently.

Maybe, but compared to what they had, Bennett looks like Kellen Winslow I.

Rec. Yards TDs

Martellus Bennett 55 626 5

Kellen Davis 19 229 2

Matt Spaeth 6 28 1


I am too lazy to look, but I can tell you the unofficial number for balls dropped by Kellen Davis was A LOT.

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