Not sure if I am reading too much into it or not, but former Cowboys back up TE Martellus Bennet couldn’t say enough good things about his new QB with the Giants, Eli 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” Bennett lauded.
Oh and he didn’t stop there.
“I mean, he’s just looking for the open guy,” Bennett said. “It doesn’t matter who it is or what number you are. If you’re open, he’s going to hit you. You have to be ready. That’s what makes it so fun playing in this offense because anytime you beat your guy, you know you could get the ball.”
Bennett is still in “honeymoon” mode up there in NY right now so we will see what happens later. But what does this say about Romo?
You may or may not recall that back in April Bennet was praising then back up QB Kitna saying he could replace Romo. Got in a little hot water over those comments. LINK Got the impression then that Bennett was not crazy about Romo.
Is Marty saying that it wasn’t that way in Dallas? Marty seems pleasantly surprised to now have a QB that will throw it to him when he is open no matter what number he is wearing. And his new QB actually shows leadership too.
Some sour grapes from Marty perhaps? Is he implying that he didn’t get the ball thrown his way in Dallas even when he was open? Is that why he seemed to give a minimum effort on pass routes at times?
Like I say, don’t want to read too much into it but it has to make you think he is taking a bit of a shot at his former QB, Romo.
No doubt Bennett adulated his new QB in an attempt to get a few passes thrown his way but now that Bennett has swelled to 291 pounds he may not be getting open that often anyway unless he gets matched up with a 300+ lb. defensive lineman.
Meanwhile, I think Romo may have just gotten tossed under the proverbial bus….again.
Update: Another Cowboys blogger thinks Bennett is dissing Romo. LINK