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Giants Press Release on Martellus Bennett Signing (Quotes)

Eric from BBI : Admin : 3/14/2012 7:09 pm
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Well, he said the right things  
Moondwg : 3/14/2012 7:11 pm : link
I was against the signing  
SLIM : 3/14/2012 7:19 pm : link
but the contract shows that he wants to prove himself. He could've taken the easy way out and gotten a 3 year deal somewhere else. He sees the opportunity here.
not sure how anyone could be against this realistically  
Nitro : 3/14/2012 7:21 pm : link
he's likely the best FA TE, and he knows his stuff, really liked this bit:

In Dallas, my main role was to block, run block, he said. I think I was a big part of the run offense that we had out there. I actually enjoy blocking, honestly. The thing I like about coming here, the situation here is that I dont only have to block. I get a chance to do more things. Last year I only had 23 targets with the Cowboys and I played a whole lot of snaps. I think this year Ill get a chance to show both ends of the spectrum. I dont like to be labeled. I dont want to be labeled as a pass-catching tight end or a blocking tight end. I just want to be a tight end.
Do we have an idea on figures  
Dunedin81 : 3/14/2012 7:23 pm : link
tito wooten : 3/14/2012 7:25 pm : link
Still love the move.
1 yr 2.5 million  
Nitro : 3/14/2012 7:29 pm : link
we so far so me at least  
Delgursh : 3/14/2012 7:42 pm : link
hes saying and doing all the right things
Delgursh : 3/14/2012 7:44 pm : link
He comes off as being intelligent.  
Ira : 3/14/2012 7:57 pm : link
I'm liking this signing more and more.
Hpw can anyone oppose this?  
giantsfan39 : 3/14/2012 7:57 pm : link
If he busts it would have cost us nothing and he is signed for one year. If he turns out to be something special we have another weapon on offense.
Great move  
TMS : 3/14/2012 8:08 pm : link
ELI loves to throw to his TEs. We will know early if this guy is the real deal. He may be better than anyone in this draft easily, with his measurables. What more can you ask for?
He was smart enough  
kyle rote : 3/14/2012 8:41 pm : link
to marry a Sarah Lawrence alum!
jbeintherockies : 3/14/2012 8:54 pm : link
I'm surprised the Giants spent that much ($2.5 mil) on a TE. I guess they feel it is required with the injuries. A one year deal doesn't hurt much, however.

He is a massive guy who should help with the running game:

But the Giants finished last in the NFL in rushing yardage, which Coughlin will surely emphasize in the offseason and in training camp. Improvement will depend not only on the running backs, but on the blockers including the tight ends.
This is a smart kid...  
Q : 3/15/2012 8:28 pm : link
He and his agent knew we were strapped against the cap, but he signed anyway.

He wants to be here.

Another smart, good looking kid representing the blue.

The cap was flat this this FO work magic.


I assure you the press boxes will be filled again this year during the preseason with scouts from the other smart teams.

Go Giants 2012.

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