Bears Find TE, Add Martellus Bennett

Bears Find TE, Add Martellus Bennett

While many were clamoring for Jared Cook over the last few months (I was not) Giants TE Martellus Bennett was quickly gaining traction amongst the folks at Halas Hall. That traction has led to his reportedly agreeing in principal to become the new tight end of the Chicago Bears.

So join in bidding a fond farewell to Kellen Davis' involvement in the offensive game plan.

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  • First Beyoches........C'caw..C'caw!!!!

    E-Train Get some!!!

  • https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter

    Bang Bang... second to say fuck you davis. Go pump gas you oversized clown.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    fucking.....CNgnomes...you beat me to it MB!!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://youtu.be/u3U4MhKDxcw

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Fuck that. I'm far more elated that this frees us to draft OL, OL, OL, OL, LB, whatever

  • second in agreement.......Bye the Fuck Bye...Davis!

  • I don't think this site like Dominicans...... Anywho, getting Bennett is awesome! Fuck the Giants! Eli didn't use Bennett to the best of his abilities, let's hope Cutler does!

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Shit, we got TWO Bennetts now. I think I like it

  • It won't be fond - GTFO KD.

  • 2012 1st day of FA Emery gets Marshall
    2013 1st day of FA Emery gets Bennett

    I think Emery is trying to tell us something here.

  • That Cutler is the obvious problem with the offense?

  • B.M. & M.B.... Hmmmm sounds like a conspiracy theory.... LOL

  • In reply to OsosFan:

    Bang mang! Mang, bang!

  • OG Levitre supposedly going to Titans.

    Like I said, not bad. They're paying like $30M for 5 years, so we can probably get Moore or Valasquez for much less than that.

    (Also, like I previously stated, that means it's more likely that the Titans skip Cooper and Warmack in the draft).

  • ah, fuck, OG Vasquez signed with the Broncos $23M/4yrs.

    That's still a little too pricey.

    Moore is the only worthy OG out there in my book. Hopefully we can get him for cheap. That would give us tons of flexibility in the draft.

  • Nice! Let's see what else Emery has up his sleeve.

    Official Emery Offseason List
    _______________________

    1. obtain huge, fast, athletic TE who can remind us what a TE does in the seam with 4.67 speed and who actually WANTS the fucking ball to come to him. --- CHECK

    2. obtain huge OL that can show Webb the fucking bench as a backup swing tackle.

    3. draft 2 OL, a linebacker and a WR.

    3.

  • 2 will likely be covered in the draft unless we take a big gamble with next year's cap.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Bang bang!

  • Wallace signs with Fins for $65M/5yrs.

    That must make Long's blood boil. Hopefully, they also get an OT so their could be one less competitor for us in the draft.

  • +1

  • Wow, that a lot of dinero

  • Sounds like Loadholdt is returning to the Queens, hopefully the Bears made them pay a bit more than try had to for him.

  • In reply to Shady:

    agree Shady..that would be nice....

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    C'caw!

  • In reply to Shady:

    tee hee hee

  • In reply to Shady:

    WTF? are going after a RT??

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Vikings-start-spending-lock-up-Loadholt.html

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/12/levitre-looking-at-big-money-in-nashville/

    Time for E-Train to get some in the DRAFT!!!!!

  • So now it starts do MT and PE know what the hell they are doing well we will find out

    frank deleo
    bronx ny

    PS I MISS WALTER PAYTON

  • Kellen Davis, we hardly knew your terrible ass. Hit the bricks.

  • As much as I love the Bennett move, what the hell's going on with...

    Lach
    Roach
    Louis
    Izzy
    Scott
    Okoye
    McCown
    Bowman

    ?

  • Lach - ???
    Roach - Probably gone, too expensive
    Louis - He'll get resigned.
    Izzy - I want him, but probably too expensive. Though last year we said that and he was signed late into FA.
    Scott - Possibly a post-draft signing
    Okoye - Gone
    McCown - No rush, he'll be around whenever we want him
    Bowman - Probably not before camp.

  • C'monnnnn BUSHrod!

    Byyyyyy-cracky

  • Levitre and Vasquez off the board.

  • RT Gosder Cherilus from Lions to Colts.

    I don't know how the Lions have cap to even contemplate Bush.

    It's been my experience that Bush cost money...

    (hey-yo!)

  • Lions are going to draft Joeckel or Fisher.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I can see that, esp now that they signed Hall.

    They still need a DE though, so Ansah or Jones might be in play for them too.

  • The Black Unicorn!

  • oh oh...

    "Previous reports linked him to the Falcons. A league source with knowledge of the running back market tells PFT that the Packers are believed to be the current leaders to land Steven Jackson’s services."

    -PFT

    S-Jax is one tough hombre. He almost single-handedly took on the 9er's D in those old school Rams-9er games last year.

    I'm not sure how he would fit in exactly since he's not exactly a draw-back, but he can definitely pass protect and catch, as well as add some balls to their soft-ass team.

  • Yeah, I won't be liking that...

  • Jackson will be 30 win the season starts. That's old as hell for a running back. I hope they sign him. The wheels are due to fall off at any moment.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    They've been saying that about him for the last 4 years!

    Besides, S-Jax is not going to be running it 300 times in that O, but he will give them those 3 and shorts which the Pack had to throw on in the past. Add that to his durability, hands, pass blocking, leadership and toughness. Not good.

    I'd rather S-jax end up elsewhere, preferably out of the NFC altogether.

  • Have to agree. The best news about that signing is it means the Pack has less money to spend on wide receivers and OL help. The guy is a beast.

  • Now an Earl "BENNETT" jersey without the "E." will be vintage.

    "Yeah, I liked his old stuff... you know, before he blew up and got all popular"

    Especially after he blows up for 12 TDs this year.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    My daughter represents with #80.

  • Flacco's contract so far has cost (aside from the $20M)

    Kruger to Browns
    Bolden to 9ers
    Ellerbe to Dolphins (not official, but will be)

    Ed Reed will probably end up somewhere else too (hopefully not in SF).
    Pitta has a 2nd round tender if someone decides he's worth it.

    To go along with Ray-Ray retiring.

    ouch.

  • Official Press Release from Da Site

    "The Bears on Tuesday addressed a key need on the first day of NFL free agency, agreeing to terms on a four-year contract with tight end Martellus Bennett.

    Martellus Bennett caught six TD passes last season with the Giants.
    The 6-6, 265-pounder spent his first four NFL seasons with the Cowboys from 2008-11 after being selected by Dallas in the second round of the draft out of Texas A&M.

    As the Cowboys' No. 2 tight end behind Jason Witten, Bennett appeared in 60 games with 40 starts, catching 85 passes for 846 yards and four touchdowns.

    After signing a one-year contract with the New York Giants in 2012, Bennett enjoyed a breakout season, establishing personal highs with 55 receptions for 626 yards and five TDs while starting all 16 games for the first time in his career.

    Bears tight ends combined for only 29 receptions in 2012, the fewest in the NFL for the second straight year. A Bears tight end had caught at least 20 passes in 17 straight seasons before the streak was snapped in 2011.

    Speaking to reporters Feb. 14 at Halas Hall, new Bears tight ends coach Andy Bischoff said: "We need a tight end that can threaten the defense.

    "We need a tight end that can create stress in the middle of the field, or wherever we place him, because we're going to line him up next to the tackle, outside the numbers and in the backfield, and we're going to expect the defense to figure it out."

    http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-agree-to-terms-with-Martellus-Bennett/7a6dbbf1-4b8c-4963-bbcb-7f8c063cc9ed

    It's also been reported no restructures have taken place thus far.

  • "We need a tight end that can create stress in the middle of the field, or wherever we place him, because we're going to line him up next to the tackle, outside the numbers and in the backfield, and we're going to expect the defense to figure it out."

    Uh... Phil. Wasn't that whole "outside the numbers" thing why we used our 3rd rounder on ERod? Why you had him wearing #88 in camp, instead of the 48 you reduced him to, the poor man's Clutts?

    Cause we all thought that was the plan.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I still mourn for the loss of clutts he was a bad bad man. just a fucking dumb move. (classic tice)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    right up there with Ced-Ben and Hester as WR.

    If it's any consolation MB, my FF team named "85 Clobbering-Clutts!" won the championship.

    E-rod better fucking hammer some people and catch a few TDs (not to mention be a maniac on SP teams) this year!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I'm willing to give Rodriguez another year before I call him a bust. He was a decent fullback (though no Clutz). If he can get into the passing game this year, even as a situational guy, then he was a decent pickup.

    But Bennett is a whole different player. Bigger, stronger... he's a true TE. They can both have a place on the team.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    +1

    ".....just another New Bear in town, whoa oh, whoa oh...."

  • Bennett was a FF 12-team starter last year, the Giants got him involved. He has skillz.

    Now let's dump Pep and get Osi for the Giants-double dip.

    Now enjoy this double dip:
    http://tinyurl.com/aalee3v

  • In reply to gpldan:

    If I'm Emery I just got Bennett and Bushrod which will make Cutler very happy. I would then ask him and Marshall to restructure/extend after revealing the draft plans for more OL help.

    That is the answer plain and simple.

  • I'd much rather the packers got steve jackson than lacey. Lacey is a younger faster better SJax... in my view.

    Oh and fuck the lions. doesn't matter who those fools pick up, they'll still be sheite... because it comes from the top down. It's all sheite over there.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWvZGR5xfXw

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Not exactly the Motor City's finest hour. Not like, say, this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrVP4qizpSE

  • Per Biggs (via The Score).

    Bears are pushing hard for Bushrod but are competing against another team (most likely the Aints).

    Made a solid offer for Loadholt too.

    (In other words, both OTs are considered garbage by the new regime. Welcome to the club. There's gift-baskets by the door).

  • Marc Trestman's Facebook status: Leaving Webb Nation

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That's ok, J'Marcus. You just pump another dollar into the air hockey table, you are the master of the whiff so makes total sense

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151376676973246&l=cf28efc4f8

  • BUSHROD AGREES TO TERMS WITH BEARS

    Per LaCanfora (via The Score)

  • http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/12/bears-finalizing-deal-with-jermon-bushrod/

    Emery? Biggest cock in the room?

  • Yes sir

  • That sir made me fucking laugh

  • I read where Bennett had a lot of drops last year. That's the only knock on him that I've seen. Why we haven't dumped KD and Spaeth is beyond me.

    Glad to see PE is looking at numerous scenarios to improve the OL. JA would focus on one guy and sign him 2 seconds into FA (Omiyale comes to mind). I'm glad the Bears interest in Loadholt made the BiQueens wet their pants and sign him quickly. You know that had to cost them some bucks. If PE can sign a decent LT and decent OG in FA, we can take Fluker or some other RT/OG in the first. That would make me very happy.

    With Bennett on the team we could line up with him and E-Rod. They could shift E-Rod almost anywhere and create a mismatch. Damn! If PE can get this OL issue straightened out we could actually have a decent O. What a concept!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    With Bennett on board they will look to keep ERod and either Spaeth or Davis. I'm thinking Spaeth because he plays specials and can block. I wouldn't actually mind Davis as the 3rd TE unless it would make more sense to let him go if it opened enough cap room.

  • Imagine the scheme issues if the Bears line up Forte, Rodriguez, and Bennett. Put Marshall and Jeffery on the outside and there are size mismatch issues all over the field.

    Scary thing: That's a base set. 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE.

    Now line up Marshall and Jeffery on one side and bring Forte in motion from the backfield to make a bunch set. Line up both Bennetts on the other side and have the TE come back on a crossing route. Or don't motion Forte into a bunch set, just hand off the ball and let him run to the weak side. Where does the safety go? Where does the nickel go? Matchup nightmares all over the field.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    New Bear, i love your mindset. That's why I've been freaking out when people talk shit about Cutler and don't talk about the lack of scheme that would make everyone more succesfull. The things they could do with Forte are scary. He's a better slot than Hester at 6'2 220 and runs a better slant ironically.

    Trestman is going to be motioning him in and out of the backfield to fuck with the defense all year. Now take E-rod, Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett and Bennett and it gets hard to man up on that kind of size, speed, etc.

    Ruh Roh.

  • Weren't you on the dump Forte bandwagon no so long ago? That was the most ridiculous thing I've seen on this blog.

  • Davis is gone. That cut saves us like $2.4 million in cap space (and leaves about $1.35 in dead space).

    Cutting Spaeth saves us $600K and leaves $333K in dead space. That's basically the price of a player at the vet minimum.

    I'll take the $2.4 million in cap space and cut Davis. He's done and Cutler won't trust him this year. Speath is better than most guys who'll play for the minimum - and he's very good at what he does.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Good call NB.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, i know it's not written in Canadianese but you did see the bold face type signifying that BushROD is a Bear right?

  • Just saw that. No way we keep KD, he's making way too much dough to be 3rd string TE. Spaeth maybe. Fuck, I'm a happy camper right now!!!!

  • Speaking of Canadianese...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcdKd6Ax-dI

  • Wow! I put out a post and it already is out of date. Way to go PE! Not to mention, Kromer has worked with this guy for a few years so he knows what he's getting. Fucking A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Like I said before, allll aboard the E-train...woot woot!!!

    We have MAXIMUM flexibility in the draft now.

    We can draft who ever falls to us or trade down.

    C/OG, ILB and WR now become REAL possibilities in the first two rounds.

    Imagine if we draft WR Tavon Austin in the first?

    Marshall, Alshon, Austin, and the Bennetts with Bushrod holding down the left, and Webb holding down the right (much less pressure) and Forte and Erod coming out of the back-field, while the Whiz Trestman calls the shots.

    Holy crap, I think I just gave myself a boner.

  • Not really down with the WR in the first but I'm thrilled we have options!

  • now let Joe Anderson come in and finish off that boner for you.

  • I want Barrett Jones. In the same way I wanted Luke Kuechly.

  • I have to say I am happy with the what Emery's done. But he has to nail the draft this year. Drafting well over the next couple of years is so important. The Bears need a lot of young impact players. He can't miss on dudes like he did last year, (other than Jeffery).

  • In reply to JR Cubbies:

    Totally agree.

    Emery's GOTTA nail this draft, especially with the comme ci comme ça draft of last year.

    It would be extremely ironic that a "scouting genius" would actually really be an "FA maven".

  • +1

  • Ha.. "It would be extremely ironic that a "scouting genius" would actually really be an "FA maven"." That's exactly what I was thinking. I thought the draft blew big time last year, but hopefully he can make up for it this year. I really wish there was a way the Bears could aquire a couple more mid round picks. But they basically have no trade bait.

  • Does anyone know what tune is tatted on Martellus' neck?

  • Can we trade Carimi for a 2nd to the Rams/Chargers/Titans or something?

    Obviously the brain-trust deems him an unworthy OT, and he stunk it up at OG.

  • Why do you think that? Tice benched him and Tice is gone. They drafted a LT. If we cut Carimi, who plays RT? Scott? Brown?

    I think Carimi will at least have the chance to win the job back in camp. And he might do a good job of it.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Carimi is perhaps the toughest guy to evaluate.

    During the draft Carimi was universally lauded by most scouts like Kiper, Nawrocki, Mayock and a lot of other respected evaluators. Everyone considered him a steal where we got him, but then, why did he fall?

    Well, it appears his knee is worse than anyone knew, and who knows if it will ever allow him the movement needed for the edges.

    Also, Carimi was an Angelo prospect. So that's gotta be taken into consideration.

    He's too tall and doesn't have quick enough hands for the inside, imo.

    How many 6'6 OGs have ever started in the league?

    Scott I thought played MUCH better at RT, while Webb is dirt cheap and the perfect swing OT.

    Where does that leave Carimi? I say trade him. I know usually teams wait 3 years to see if draft picks pan out, but that could go the other way too where the league concludes Carimi a bust, and we won't be able to get anything for him and he goes the Williams route.

    Trade him for a 2nd while an Oline needy team still might believe in him and cut our losses.

  • Is he going to bring a 2nd? That seems unlikely IMHO. I'd jump all over that.

  • I would be all for trading Carimi for a 2nd rounder. But i'd be shocked if another team would be willing to give up that high of a pick or really much of anything for him at this pt. I think it's pretty common knowledge to all of mankind that the Bears have had a historically bad line for years now, and if they're wanting to move a young tackle he must suck.

  • I think your second sentence answers the first.

  • If the Bears bring in a guard and a linebacker in FA, we will be in perfect position for the draft. As has been discussed above, you can't ignore team needs completely when thinking about draft strategy, but you also don't want to be forced to reach because of a gaping hole at any position.

    If we get either Roach or Lach back as our go to MLB, we will go into the draft without any major holes. We can go tackle, guard, linebacker, WR, whatever in the first round and not be stuck.

    That's exactly where we want to be.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Moore from the Jets would be perfect for us. He's ranked AHEAD of Levitre by some sites, but will be much cheap due to his age (32).

    If he comes for close to vet minimum, this FA season would get an "A" in my book, especially since we don't really know how healthy Louis is.

  • In draft news...

    According to scouts here at KSU, LB Arthur Brown was clocked in at 4.56-4.66 in his 40. Also had 21 reps at 225. #NFLDraft

    Brown could be a solid 2nd rounder.

  • Like him a lot, could be a
    1st rounder.

  • Darius Heyward Bey just got released. I would LOVE it if the Bears could get him. He would be a perfect fit. Just haul ass down the field Darius, we got guys who can go over the middle.

  • In reply to JR Cubbies:

    he's a joto

  • True, but he does fit a need...

  • In reply to Shady:

    the need to deal with a joto in the locker room.

  • New Thread

  • Dont understand y espn is crowning the seahawks already just cause they got harvin?

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    Me neither Fres. Fuck Harvin. Great athlete but that dude's a mess. Maybe Carroll has the key to unlock him and shake off all the bullshit. If so, he's a very good player that the Vikings jobbed them for in the trade. As for the teams playing the read option and pistol formation stuff we saw with Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernuts, you know good DC's are studying that film right now. They will have answers for that this season. I suspect it involves pounding the shit out of the quarterback every time he leaves the pocket. They will run that shit at the risk of losing their
    starter. Those offenses just don't scare me over the long run.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    It's the easiest way to stop that bullshit offense. Kill the QB every fucking play that he keeps the ball and even when he hands it off. That shit will stop real fast. I thought Marinelli would have figured that out this past year but I guess I smarter than that old motherfucker yet missed my window to be a D Coordinator.

  • MB you gotta be thrilled my man. Angelo gone, Lovie and Co. gone, a coach that's the smartest cat in the room, a real tight end and now a legitimate NFL tackle. This reads like a wish list of yours compiled from the last year's posts.

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