ESPN – Mina Kimes
Though dozens of siblings have made it to the NFL, it’s rare for two brothers to play at an elite level. The Barbers did it. So did the Mannings and Pounceys. The Bennetts, both former Pro Bowlers, belong in this club. Martellus, who is 29 and was traded in the offseason to the Patriots, led all tight ends in catches in 2014. Michael, who turns 31 this fall and plays for the Seahawks, is one of the NFL’s best pass rushers.
Their performance has brought them name recognition — but it’s their comments that have catapulted them to notoriety. The brothers speak with a loose candor, addressing Black Lives Matter, the NCAA and inequity in the NFL as easily as offensive schemes and multiple defensive fronts. Michael is famous for his outré sound bites: He has compared the Panthers to an attractive cousin and disclosed his personal sex schedule. In New England, reporters accustomed to the anodyne Patriot Way are fanning themselves over Martellus’ colorful quotes.
Martellus Bennet has been one great interview since joining the New England Patriots this offseason. The Belichick way hasn’t trickled down to his interviews as Bennett will say anything that comes to his mind and as someone who covers the team, this is absolute dynamite. From his comments about Gronk being “really f*cking good” to having an easy time dealing with two quarterbacks because “he dated multiple women at the same time” he is providing endless comedy during training camp. Bennett sat down with his brother and did an interview with ESPN, the rapid fire response to player names again provided great responses from the 6’6′ tight end.
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