The New England Patriots look even scarier on the offensive end than they did last year. The acquisition of tight end Martellus Bennett adds a terrifying No. 2 option midfield that will only help players like Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. But that offense may be a bit handicapped the first four games of the season.
Bennett has a lot to learn over the next few weeks, not just because he has to learn a new system. Tom Brady’s suspension means he’ll have to work with two quarterbacks during the preseason and make a big adjustment in Week 5 when Jimmy Garoppolo reverts to his backup role.
But the former Pro Bowler claims he has the experience to get the job done:
TE Martellus Bennett asked if it's challenging to develop chemistry w/ 2 new QBs. His answer: "I've dated 2 girls at the same time before."
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 29, 2016
He continued with the relationship analogies:
Bennett on being back on field after ending '15 on IR: It’s like when you break up & finally get back w/ the girl you love in the 1st place.
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) July 29, 2016
You couldn’t have asked for a better personality to play alongside Gronk.
Both players are hard at work making each other better:
#87 & #88, Martellus Bennett and Gronk's numbers, also could be their catch totals this year. pic.twitter.com/A6hBGSiw7d
— Travis Lee (@TLee_WMTW) July 28, 2016
Garoppolo should be happy he has these two weapons on his side. That’s a blessing no quarterback in the league seems to have. If he wants to earn a starting a job outside of New England, he’s in a strong position to perform and up his value.
Side Note: Don't ask Bill Belichick hypothetical questions about Tom Brady losing his job:
To answer everyone's question, no, it wasn't me. pic.twitter.com/KEG6rVtA9R
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 29, 2016
I'm all for free speech, but that reporter should be banned from talking at press conferences for now on.