Martellus Bennett reportedly says Eli Manning in different league from Tony Romo

Martellus Bennett has had an excellent start to the season for the Giants. The tight end has caught a touchdown in each of the Giants’ first three games, and he’s quickly putting together what will likely be the best season of his career. The outspoken tight end reportedly attributes his success to playing with a better quarterback.

The New York Post reports that Bennett was overheard talking with a teammate at dinner and saying that “Tony Romo isn’t in the same league as Eli Manning. Not even close.”

We don’t ordinarily give attention to such loosely-sourced items, but Bennett was quoted expressing a similar sentiment in July. If he indeed said Manning was in a different league from Romo, it would make sense; he hadn’t scored a touchdown with the Cowboys since 2008, but he’s scored in three straight games with the Giants.

We mentioned Bennett as a recommended fantasy pickup after Week 2, so we recognized his success with the Giants. And really, this comes down to a few differences between his time with Dallas and New York. In Dallas, Bennett was behind Jason Witten on the tight end depth chart. Even though the Cowboys wanted to use him in double tight end formations, Bennett simply dropped a lot of passes and was a disappointment. In New York, he’s the starting tight end, and he’s fitting a role that is critical in the Giants’ offense. Whether it’s Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard, or Bennett, Manning loves throwing to his tight ends, especially in the red zone. Bennett happens to be the guy benefiting in that role this year.

Danny Amendola, Donnie Avery, Martellus Bennett highlight fantasy WR/TE pickups

Here at LBS we try to give you some fantasy football advice whenever we can. With all the breakout games some receivers and tight ends had on Sunday during Week 2, we figured we’d get you our advice as soon as possible so you can begin working the waiver wire accordingly.

Below are some of the top-performing wide receivers and tight ends from Week 2 who might be available in your league, and our analysis of them.

Danny Amendola, WR, Rams: He was the type of PPR monster many envisioned he would be last year. Amendola caught 15 of the 16 balls thrown his way for 160 yards and a touchdown in the Rams’ win over the Redskins. He also led the team with 5 catches for 70 yards on 9 targets in Week 1. Already with his first career 100-yard game, expect him to set many more career records this season.

Donnie Avery, WR, Colts: Had a breakout game on Sunday for the Colts going for 9 catches and 111 yards. Those were the best stats he’s posted since his rookie year with the Rams in a 2008. A former second-round pick, Avery had a promising rookie season after running an impressive sub-4.30 40 at the combine. It’s been over two years since a torn ACL kept him out for the 2010 season, and he’s now showing the promise that made him a highly-drafted player. He could be a good replacement for owners who drafted Austin Collie and want those stats.

Martellus Bennett, TE, Giants: Scored for the second straight week, and he had 5 catches for 72 yards in the Giants’ comeback win. Marty B. is seeing plenty of passes in the Giants’ offense, but he had trouble with drops on Sunday, which is something that plagued him throughout his career with the Cowboys. He still could easily post numbers similar to what Kevin Boss did when he was with the Giants, so if you need a tight end, he’s not a bad option.

Brian Hartline, WR, Dolphins: He led the Dolphins in receiving yards and targets for the second straight week. Hartline had 9 catches for 111 yards, both of which were career highs. He had 3 catches for 50 yards on 8 targets in last week’s loss to the Texans. Hartline probably won’t find the end zone much in that passing offense, but he should be good for at least 50 receiving yards a week on average, which isn’t bad if you need some depth.

Dante Rosario, TE, Chargers: Caught all 4 balls that came his way for 48 yards and 3 touchdowns. Congratulations if you had him in your starting lineup. If you have Antonio Gates, you should probably pick up Rosario as he seems to be a good backup option for when Gates is hurt. For anyone else, you probably don’t want to waste a roster spot on a backup.

Martellus Bennett on Cowboys: ‘I just want to kick those guys’ asses’

Martellus Bennett spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Cowboys. During that time, he was never really as significant a part of the offense as he would have liked. Tony Romo’s favorite tight end target has always been Jason Witten and most of the other balls have gone to star receivers and cry babies. Bennett, who signed with the Giants during the offseason, took some thinly-veiled shots at Romo earlier this month. At the start of training camp on Thursday morning, he was a lot more candid in talking about his former team.

“I just want to kick those guys’ asses,” Bennett said according to the NY Post. “That’s what it’s all about. We’re cool but we ain’t that cool. I’ve kind of got some ill feelings toward them overall. But it’s a game. Every game is the same where I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL.

“I have ill feelings toward everybody. It’s not just Dallas. (Shoot), pretty much anybody who doesn’t play with us, I pretty much, I don’t like ‘em. I don’t like a lot of people. I’m kind of (a jerk), but it’s cool.”

Obviously those ill feelings toward Dallas are a bit stronger than the other teams in the league. New York signed Bennett to a one-year, $2.5 million contract back in March. That means it would have cost the Cowboys very little to keep him if they valued his services. Clearly they did not and that seems to have irritated Bennett, who will conveniently get to play his former team in two of the most important games this season. If he wants to show them what they missed out on, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so.

Martellus Bennett takes shots at Tony Romo?

After spending four unproductive (yet controversial) years with the Cowboys, Martellus Bennett signed with the Giants in March. And now the tight end appears to already be criticizing his former quarterback, Tony Romo.

In an interview with Newark’s The Star-Ledger, Bennett made comments that could be interpreted as taking a dig at Romo, suggesting the Cowboys quarterback played favorites when looking for receivers. (It wouldn’t be the first time Bennett has been derisive of Romo.) The remarks came as Bennett was praising his new QB BFF Eli Manning.

“Oh man, I don’t think there’s a better quarterback than him in the NFL right now,” Bennett said of Manning. “Watching his approach to the game and the way he coaches everybody up and gets everybody involved, I think he’s an unselfish quarterback, which is what you want. He throws a very catchable ball, which is always awesome. He’s a great guy, a great quarterback.”

When asked to elaborate on Manning being “unselfish,” Bennett explained:

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Martellus Bennett Wants Jon Kitna to Have Chance to Compete with Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett is used to doing and saying controversial things, so it’s no surprise he’s in the middle of yet another controversy. On ESPN Radio in Dallas Tuesday, Bennett praised backup quarterback Jon Kitna which went hand-in-hand with questioning Tony Romo.

Kitna took over as the team’s starting quarterback after Tony Romo broke his collarbone and they went 4-5 with him running things. Bennett had positive words for Kitna, saying “I loved playing with [him]. Kitna is one of my favorite people to play with. Just being out there on the field with that guy just makes you play even harder. He made some things happen in limited time, so I think if he got a longer chance, he’d be able to do more.”

That sounds like a man vouching for Kitna to have the job.

Bennett also noted that Romo is awesome, but he continued by saying “I hope there’s a chance for a quarterback competition this year. Every position, I think we need to put more competition into it.” That right there makes his words sound much better.

If Martellus is just vouching for more competition at positions, I’m sure many people can agree. Competition often brings out the best in players, and maybe that’s all Bennett wants. Or maybe he really does think Kitna is the better man for the job. Hard to say, but we do know Martellus has brought up some questions with his words.

Dallas Cowboys Like Being Nude

In the past two days, nude photos of two Dallas Cowboys have somehow hit the internet. Yesterday, nude pictures that Martellus Bennet allegedly sent his ex-girlfriend hit the web, and he has since apologized. The next apology will be coming from Cowboys safety Mike Hamlin for his nude photo, and possibly the Cowboys organization as this seems to be a growing problem. The actual photos show more, obviously, but this isn’t a porn website so I’ll spare everyone.

Could these two pictures look any more alike? How is it that they are almost an identical photo and they’ve been discovered on consecutive days. This situation is about as weird as it gets if you ask me. I’m sorry to say that I’m not convinced they weren’t sending these pictures to each other. Just a thought. A sick one, but a thought nonetheless.

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Martellus and Michael Bennett Compete in Black Olympics Chicken, Watermelon, and Kool-Aid Video

Unfortunately this is not the first time we’ve been down the Martellus Bennett composing controversial YouTube videos road. I can’t believe how dumb Martellus is.

What sane person in the public eye, open to media scrutiny, would actually film a racially stereotypical video and then actually promote it? Well, Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett and his brother, running back Michael Bennett are that dumb:

The commenters at YouTube are loving it so far, but putting aside that it’s racial and stupid, it’s not even done well or in a funny manner. Honestly, is this what the Bennett family does? I can’t believe that both of them are willing to take the bad publicity they’re going to get for this when they don’t securely have NFL jobs. Why would the Cowboys continue to put up with the negative pub for a guy who’s Jason Witten’s backup?