Martellus Bennett questions Jay Cutler’s leadership, drive of Bears
In a recent ESPN E:60 profile with his brother Michael, Bennett criticized Jay Cutler‘s leadership and the competitive drive of his ex-Bears teammates.
During Bennett’s three years in Chicago, the Bears went 19-39, failing to reach the postseason even once. Martellus was harsh when discussing the players around him.
From ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson:
“We just had a bunch of b—-es on the roster — that’s why we didn’t win games — and coaches liked the b—-es,” Bennett said in the E:60 profile.
Bennett dove into more detail on Cutler, questioning his leadership and ability to run a locker room:
“Some people that you want to be a leader are not the guy that’s the leader,” Bennett said. “And everyone in the locker room knows that this is not the leader, but this is what you want the face of the team to look like.”
After a Pro Bowl season in 2014, 2015 was filled with injuries and contract disputes. Before landing on injured reserve, Bennett put up 53 catches for 439 yards and three touchdowns.
Bennett’s criticism wasn’t only reserved for the Bears, though. He also opened up about the team that drafted him, the Dallas Cowboys:
“They basically tried to like put their thumb on me, control me, make me something I wasn’t, and I think that’s why I had trouble early in my career,” he said. “Instead of trying to change my game and make my game better, they were trying to change me as person, as a human being, and that’s something i was always fighting … I don’t like Jason Garrett… I didn’t get along with him.”