Report: Giants TE Martellus Bennett critical of Cowboys QB Tony Romo
A New York Post Page Six "spy" reports that New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett revealed the secret for his productive start with his new team: not playing with Tony Romo.
A spy says that the 6-foot-6 Bennett dropped by Old Homestead Steakhouse the other night with teammate Michael Coe and that the tight end was overheard telling a waiter that he now has a better quarterback throwing to him. According to a spy, Bennett was saying, “Romo isn’t in the same league as Eli Manning. Not even close.”
Bennett, a second-round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2008 NFL Draft, had 85 receptions and four touchdowns -- none after his rookie season -- in his four years playing with Romo. He's caught touchdown passes in his first three games playing with Manning as a Giant.
After signing with the Giants during the offseason, he alluded to being underused by the Cowboys telling The New York Times:
“I’m super-excited to show who I am and the player I’ve always been that I never got a chance to show.”
Bennett is on track to shed a reputation for being an underachiever going back to his days as a much heralded football recruit signing with Texas A&M where he never lived up to his physical and athletic potential.
As an NFL rookie, Bennett got off on the wrong foot during his first training camp with the Cowboys, captured by "Hard Knocks" cameras rolling his eyes at tight ends coach John Garrett -- brother of now head coach Jason Garrett -- and eventually creating controversy with his blog and videos. With Bennett now adding a deadly receiving weapon to an NFC East rival, his hot start has posed the question in Dallas: Who gets the blame for him being a bust with the Cowboys?