Martellus Bennett offers a departure from the traditional Patriots formula for speaking to the media. Instead of sticking to specific, neutral talking points, Bennett speaks his mind.
And in a new feature for ESPN’s E:60 program (titled the “Brofile“), Bennett and his fellow NFL-playing brother, Michael, opened up on a number of topics. Included in the segment was the Patriots tight end discussing his former team, the Chicago Bears.
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“We just had a bunch of bitches on the roster,” Bennett said of the Bears teams that he played for from 2013-2015. “That’s why we didn’t win games. And coaches like the bitches.”
It was an unsparing critique of teams that went 8-8 in 2013, 5-11 in 2014 and 6-10 in 2015.
Bennett also spoke about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
“Some people that you want to be the leader is not the guy that’s the leader,” Bennett said of Cutler. “And everyone in the locker knows that this is not the leader, but this is what you want the face of the team to look like.”
The E:60 episode airs on ESPN on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.