BOURBONNAIS – According to coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Jay Cutler, tight end Martellus Bennett has completely caught up on the offense after missing most of the offseason program.
And Bennett didn’t study the game of tight end Julius Thomas, a standout in Gase’s offenses the past two years with the Denver Broncos, to get there.
“No,” Bennett said Wednesday after practice. “I don’t like his game.”
Bennett said there are “lots of differences” between what he and Thomas do on the field. Thomas was very productive under Gase in Denver, catching 12 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons.
“He’s a good player, but our styles are totally different,” Bennett said. “Same thing with any tight end in the league. My style is different from theirs. There’s a bunch of things I do that they don’t do, or, there are some things, well, there’s a bunch of things I do that they don’t do. It’s not the other way around.”
Bennett missed a good portion of the offseason program because of his pursuit for a new contract. But he’s a quick learner. He’s comfortable with where he’s at six days into training camp.
“It’s pretty good,” Bennett said. “I rarely make mental errors out there and I’m just trying to be where they need me to be when they need me to be there. So it’s been super exciting because I feel like they’re using me to the best of my ability in every single facet of my game. So it’s been very fun going out there each day and seeing what’s new that they have planned for me.”
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