Sunday, December 18, 2011
Martellus Bennett shines vs. Tampa Bay
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Martellus Bennett is an easy target for critics, but the tight end had perhaps his best game of the season Saturday at Tampa Bay, matching his season high with three catches while also doing a good job in the running game.
“He was very decisive in the passing game,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He caught that 7 route on the sideline, and also when they pressured us, he handled the hot situations well and ran the ball after the catch. He’s consistently been a good blocker for us. I thought he did a good job moving people around. … He had good energy, a good demeanor and played well throughout the game.”
It came with his brother, Michael, a Tampa Bay defensive end, on the other side. Michael Bennett had a sack and three tackles for loss, but on Felix Jones’ 38-yard run, Martellus was able to seal off his brother to create a lane.
He admitted it was difficult to go against his brother.
“I was killing the other guys,” said Bennett, who returned from a one-game absence because of a rib strain. “Going against my brother, we’re just not those types of brothers. We love each other.”