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Expectations of Martellus Bennett

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:36 am

I guess the other thing about Bennett is expectations. I don't expect an all-pro style TE and frankly I don't think we need a top class TE to be effective.

I don't think either Boss or Ballard were anything special as receiving threats. I think both were solid TEs who benefited from our system and working with Eli. I believe Bennett can be at least on par with Boss and Ballard as receiving weapons in the passing game.

I remember the issues with replacing Shockey and then Boss, but we were quite ok.

I can understand the concern about TEs when many fans are used to studs like Bavaro and Shockey, but i think our TE situation is ok.

Now where we do improve is in the running game. Bennett is the best run blocker we have had for some time, probably in the class of blocking TEs like Dan Campbell and Howard Cross. This will really help the ground game.

Having one player like Bennett who can be a solid receiver and good blocker is really going to help our offense. We don't need to send in the 'blocking TE' like Pascoe when we run and the receiving TE like Beckum when we pass. This will help disguise what we are trying to do.
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Post  Pizan on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:13 am

There's no doubt he'll be a great blocker for us. As far as receiving I'm expecting at least 40+ receptions, 700 yards, and around 5-7 TDs if he's healthy. I think he'll prove to be a tier 2 TE in time. Might not give us his best season this year but enough to warrant resigning. I like Bennett, I think he fits our system perfectly.

He weighed in at 291, but he said he has the body of Atlas and he's a physical freak. He even conducted an interview with his shirt off to prove his point. Bennett is the guy I wanted us to sign this Free Agency and we did. He'll prove why I'm sure of it.
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Re: Expectations of Martellus Bennett

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:03 am

I am thinking pretty much the same.

Bennett is working hard to prove himself, and he is working with our strength and conditioning coaches.

Sure Bennett hasn't started running much yet, but Coughlin isn't worries about his weight.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bennett played in the 270 to 280 range.

I think Bennett will be a very good signing for us.
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