Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by D29Murray, Jul 4, 2012.
I wish, Jacobs ran his mouth for years and nothing happened.
I know what you mean. The giants have been punking us for to long. Heres hoping it stops this year.
Yeah, if you read that little article without seeing the headline first, you wouldn't think anything about what he said.
Or at least I don't see how anyone would.
No disrespect... But get over it. Been there in this thread, done that in this thread. Move along already.
I guess Peyton played favorites by throwing the ball to Dallas Clark. Bennett these are go to guys players the QB knows he can trust to be there and make the catch in a pinch, every QB has a so called favorite.
Yep. It was said of Aikman that he was very stingy with the ball if a receiver didn't do what he was supposed to.
If you aren't running the right routes or catching the ball when it's thrown to you, the Great Ones aren't going to throw you the ball much.
It makes sense to me.
Man, you got some time on your hands. :lmao:
True, add to that you get pressure in your face you go to the guy you know will make the play. Witten does just that, Romo does not have to see him to know where he is, Witten will hit his marks and he will get open and make the catch. Romo knows this and so in a pinch you bet he is putting the ball up for Jason
I think it's pretty obvious Bennett is inferring that Romo was a "selfish QB". He's only played with two NFL QBs. Well, he's really only played with one. He's practiced with another at this point. Why would he state that his current QB is unselfishish unless he's comparing it to another situation he's been in? Come on guys. It's just plain obvious. He was never happy in Dallas and he made that pretty clear on numerous occasions. In addition, it's just the type of player he is. It's all about him and his great "talent". The guy is a joke, pure and simple.
Well Martellus if you would have caught the ball and held on to it when it was thrown to you maybe he would have thrown it to you more often.
I was listening to "The Fan". Funny stuff on Marty B.
But how they started is off was not so funny as they played Brad Sham's Giants game play by play when Tony threw the ball to Marty for a long gainer--but you know, it was the one where Marty dropped the ball right into the hands of Nnamdi for an interception.
Of course, the stats sheet says Romo has an int, but that was a 100% Marty B fail in a huge game. This was just a tiny window of what the Cowboys had to deal with regarding Marty B and the passing game. He was not reliable. I'm amazed Tony ever threw to him after awhile.
We know that if you get open, Tony will go to you...and it does not matter how well he knows you if you can give him some reason to trust you.
Laurent Robinson was exhibit A if you need evidence.
Marty is a fairly smart and funny guy, he just (as we all know) is way out there.
He's more excited about his new clothing line than he is football.
And as they said today on the radio, he comes very close to playing the race card regarding Romo and Witten. As we know, that has veryone to do with comfort and nothing to do with race. Again, see L-Rob from last year.
As I said before, I think some of that came from him coming in when Tony and TO were on the outs.
This is double-awesome (similar to double-secret probation).
It would be funny to see the interaction between MartyB and Tom Coughlin.
Leaving aside how obnoxious it is for a player to do something like this, Martellus is also factually wrong.
The right way to look at this is the concentration of targets. It seems reasonable to look at, say, the top 3 or 4 players by targets, and calculate what % of total team targets they accounted for as some measure of the "favoritism" that Bennett claims.
% of Targets that went to Top 3 Receivers
2011 New York Giants: 54.9%
2011 Dallas Cowboys: 51.8%
% of Targets that went to Top 4 Receivers
2011 New York Giants: 64.1%
2011 Dallas Cowboys: 64.4%
The Cowboys top 3 targets number is artificially low on account of Austin's injury, but even with Austin at 100 targets, both of the numbers are within 1-2% of the Giants' numbers for 2011.
Anecdotally it certainly felt like Tony had his "eye" on Witten in certain scenarios, but by and large it seems clear that he did at least as well as Eli at spreading the ball around to more than the top few receivers.
I sort of agree with him on that comment. The "system" Dallas used when he was in the game was two-tight end with him primarily as a blocker. He was only going to get a few chances to really shine as a receiver in that role (and he frankly didn't take advantage of the opportunities he got).
He'd get more opportunities elsewhere (not sure with the Giants) as the No. 1 tight end or in a system like New England uses where both tight ends are looked at as receivers, but even in those systems, he has to prove worthy of being used in that role.
Ballooning to 300 pounds is not the way you prove worthy.
Running lazy or half-hearted routes in practice is not the way you prove worthy.
If Bennett continues on his current course, he'll have to find something to blame for his NFL failures other than the system, but I'm not sure he's the type who will ever really point the finger at himself for not earning more of a role.
I was watching Hard Knocks reruns and they focused on Marty B. He smirked and giggled when coaches walked away after explaining something to him. Never saw those episodes before, unless he has matured I doubt he lasts the year with Coughlin.
Bennett is like most folks who have extreme potential and never fully utilize it. When others see that potential, and ask the individual why they haven't reached that potential, the person ends up blaming circumstances or others instead of blaming themselves for what is going on.
I'm late to the discussion and I haven't read even a single post. Only the title and I've got to be honest. If I were Romo I would be playing favorites too. Not "best friend" favorites. I mean favorites to get the job done and there is no question Witten is a much better favorite to get the job done than Bennett.
So. Bennett is just crying over his own spilled milk. Boo hoo. /case-closed
And to think.. I tried to tell him so long ago...
Chris Canty and Matellus Bennett talking trash about the Cowboys.......wishing them well...glad they are gone.