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Sean Montemayor
01-04-2013, 06:38 PM
I love the TE. He is such a bad*** yet he may have his sights set somewhere else. Should we make him an offer he can't refuse?, or find a replacement? You decide.

Cloud57
01-04-2013, 06:40 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he signs with the patriots.

Toadofsteel
01-04-2013, 06:41 PM
I hope we keep him. For that matter I hope he brings his brother...

dave56dj
01-04-2013, 06:48 PM
He outplayed boss and ballard by a lot - the best year boss had was 42 catches and ballard had 38 last year, bennett had 55 in his first year with eli. He had more yards then either of them in there best seasons with the giants in his first year. Eli does have the knack of making players better but Bennett is clearly the best threat at TE we've had since Shockey and a better blocker when the knee is healthy. Reese isn't one for breaking the bank but i think he moves on the black unicorn along with beatty.

Sean Montemayor
01-04-2013, 06:56 PM
I hope we keep him. For that matter I hope he brings his brother... His brother's from Tampa Bay right?

Flip Empty
01-04-2013, 06:58 PM
I love the TE. He is such a bad*** yet he may have his sights set somewhere else. Should we make him an offer he can't refuse?, or find a replacement? You decide.
Bennett wants to stay, he's offered the team a discount. It's now up to the Giants to not insult him a la Brandon Jacobs.

joemorrisforprez
01-04-2013, 07:00 PM
I hope we keep him. For that matter I hope he brings his brother...

This.

dave56dj
01-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Reese did not insult brandon - he offered him what he thought he was worth to big blue. Love the big boy but jerry has to be a business man first and think of paying players like hakeem cruz and jpp. The niners paid a him a tiny bit more and he never moved past 4th on the depth chart, not sure i see the insult there.

radar-ray
01-04-2013, 07:02 PM
This. + 1

CDN_G-FAN
01-04-2013, 07:06 PM
Bennett wants to stay, he's offered the team a discount. It's now up to the Giants to not insult him a la Brandon Jacobs.

given what jacobs has done since he left, whatever he was offered from the giants doesn't appear to be the insult he interpreted it as.

moosedrool
01-04-2013, 07:06 PM
I hope he gets signed and I think he will get signed. For a first year player in a new system he did very well. He's only 25. And don't forget the knee injury he suffered. Without that injury I'm pretty sure his production would have been higher.

Sean Montemayor
01-04-2013, 07:15 PM
I hope he gets signed and I think he will get signed. For a first year player in a new system he did very well. He's only 25. And don't forget the knee injury he suffered. Without that injury I'm pretty sure his production would have been higher. True. He has shown signs of growth in just a year.

DaKraken
01-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Resign him

C1010
01-04-2013, 07:26 PM
I hope we keep him. For that matter I hope he brings his brother...

Agreed 100%. Would be nice to see them both here. I definitely want Martellus back. He a great fit and it's nice to see a jokester in the team. Imagine having all of our receivers healthy as well as Martellus Bennett healthy, Eli will have a ton of weapons like they planned this year.

Carter.525
01-04-2013, 08:10 PM
keep the Black Unicorn.. hopefully he gives us a discount..

jaxnygmen
01-04-2013, 08:17 PM
I think we will try to bring him back. He did well and can get better. It is a solid target and has an edge about him.

FishinTheSalt
01-04-2013, 08:23 PM
He wanted us to keep feeding him the ball. Now we should feed him some cash.

He's willing to give us a discount when we have cap problems. It's a no brainer. Lock him up!

NYGabriel
01-04-2013, 08:46 PM
I've never ever seen anyone spell 're-sign' the correct way on these boards. I'd keep Marty B by the way.

gmen0820
01-04-2013, 08:56 PM
Why wouldn't we take him back? He's not dominant, but he is a solid contributor who offers a lot as a blocker as well.

alentown pa
01-04-2013, 10:20 PM
we don't value the TE in this offense, we have done well with average TE's like Ballard and Boss, If he comes back cheap, Im down, if not let him walk.

bearbryant
01-05-2013, 12:24 AM
Played graet this year, thru the injury and all. Hope his bro' comes over too.

gmen0820
01-05-2013, 12:30 AM
we don't value the TE in this offense, we have done well with average TE's like Ballard and Boss, If he comes back cheap, Im down, if not let him walk.We certainly aren't the most TE-friendly offense, but if we had an elite talent like Rob Gronkowski, you could be sure that he'd be utilized equally as much here as he is in NE.

Flip Empty
01-05-2013, 12:32 AM
We certainly aren't the most TE-friendly offense, but if we had an elite talent like Rob Gronkowski, you could be sure that he'd be utilized equally as much here as he is in NE.
Unless he fumbled in which case he'd have sat on the bench for 2/3 of the season.

gmen0820
01-05-2013, 12:40 AM
Unless he fumbled in which case he'd have sat on the bench for 2/3 of the season.#CoachCoughlinProblems

Line Coach
01-05-2013, 01:48 AM
I definitely like the guy. We should re-sign him.

Antwuan
01-05-2013, 02:28 AM
I say Re-Sign.

Toadofsteel
01-05-2013, 02:33 AM
we don't value the TE in this offense, we have done well with average TE's like Ballard and Boss, If he comes back cheap, Im down, if not let him walk.

Just because he's not out catching on every snap doesn't mean he's sitting on his *** doing nothing. Marty's blocking is very important, and honestly he helped offset the deficiencies from DD's play for a good chunk of the season...

Rat_bastich
01-05-2013, 03:04 AM
Sign him. We need to stabilize the tight end position for the future. If Robinson provides what Reese believes he can and Bennett can replicate what he has done then that gives another option for Eli and Gilbride on offense.

CDN_G-FAN
01-05-2013, 10:27 AM
Just because he's not out catching on every snap doesn't mean he's sitting on his *** doing nothing. Marty's blocking is very important, and honestly he helped offset the deficiencies from DD's play for a good chunk of the season...

+1

i'd argue, given our current talent set, we need him as a blocker more than a receiver.

to me its no suprise that our running game improved substantially in the same year he showed up.

EnragedYouth85
01-05-2013, 10:31 AM
+1

i'd argue, given our current talent set, we need him as a blocker more than a receiver.

to me its no suprise that our running game improved substantially in the same year he showed up.

Yup, his blocking assets are far more valuable to us this his catching abilities. I feel his route running and catching abilities are just an extra gift for us from him lol.

gumby74
01-05-2013, 10:54 AM
I'd like to. Another 1 year deal.

Diamondring
01-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Yup, his blocking assets are far more valuable to us this his catching abilities. I feel his route running and catching abilities are just an extra gift for us from him lol.

And when utilize the right way, he could get close to being a 1,000 yard receiver. I wish I was the Giants OC and have most of the control of the Giants offense.

brad
01-05-2013, 11:07 AM
I think they have to try to sign him, but it all comes down to cost/benefit. If he comes at an acceptable price he is definitely a big part of the offense, but at the same time, so has every TE that has been on the team over the past several years. The question would be are there other TEs on the roster that can contribute in the same way should he leave? My guess... probably. But would still like to have him back.

ALLnygIN
01-05-2013, 11:14 AM
resign him. he will be a weapon once gilbride figures out how to use him .

mercurio
01-05-2013, 02:55 PM
Resign. He was a major contributor this year in receiving & run blocking.

RoanokeFan
01-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Resign. He was a major contributor this year in receiving & run blocking.

And he stands to be better this season

slipknottin
01-05-2013, 03:38 PM
Bennett just had by far the best season of any TE in their first season with Gilbride. And he had a pretty significant injury for most of the year.

I still believe he could be close to 1k yards and 100 catches next season if he stays.

gmen0820
01-05-2013, 03:38 PM
And he stands to be better this seasonOh yeah. A whole other year in the scheme, improved health, improved rapport with Eli, etc.

Less thinking, more playing.

RoanokeFan
01-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Oh yeah. A whole other year in the scheme, improved health, improved rapport with Eli, etc.

Less thinking, more playing.

What I like about him is his understanding his role as a blocker is as important as his role as a receiver. Having played in Dallas, his "wanting" to stay here tells me we have an organization players like to be associated with.

gmen0820
01-05-2013, 03:46 PM
What I like about him is his understanding his role as a blocker is as important as his role as a receiver. Having played in Dallas, his "wanting" to stay here tells me we have an organization players like to be associated with.My favorite moment was when he got lit up and they thought he had a concussion, and he has trainers escorting him off the field, and all you see is the group surrounding him bust into laughter. Awesome personality, and he's been a true Giant in his short tenure here.

RoanokeFan
01-05-2013, 04:00 PM
My favorite moment was when he got lit up and they thought he had a concussion, and he has trainers escorting him off the field, and all you see is the group surrounding him bust into laughter. Awesome personality, and he's been a true Giant in his short tenure here.

Even TC has said in his pressers that Bennett is unique and always cracks a smile when he says it. I think Bennett's playing behind Witten makes him appreciative of having the opportunity the Giants have given him.

A true win win situation

JesseJames
01-05-2013, 04:01 PM
Bennett just had by far the best season of any TE in their first season with Gilbride. And he had a pretty significant injury for most of the year.

I still believe he could be close to 1k yards and 100 catches next season if he stays.

Slip, you might remember this if anyone does, didn't Gilbride and TC have issues with the way they used the TE back in Jacksonville, I seem to remember guys complaining about it

bELIeve_in_Giants
01-05-2013, 04:51 PM
Yes.

gmenfan0488
01-05-2013, 05:09 PM
we should definitely resign the guy

BParcells777
01-05-2013, 08:06 PM
I love the TE. He is such a bad*** yet he may have his sights set somewhere else. Should we make him an offer he can't refuse?, or find a replacement? You decide.

hes a very average TE......we can do better

Flip Empty
01-05-2013, 08:13 PM
hes a very average TE......we can do better
Names?

giant-4-life
01-06-2013, 03:57 AM
jacobs got paid the money he was looking for and took one snap if memory serves. he got cut before the season ended. no more jacobs. most RB's life spans in the league are roughly 5 years

nycsportzfan
01-06-2013, 11:12 AM
I think we can get a even cheaper alternative, and Bennett was not making some plays he should of at end of season.. I think a guy like Travis Kelce Cincy can be every bit as good as Bennett , and probably better, and is also cheaper.. Jake Ballard and Kevin Boss were every bit as good, and they just happened to get the bulk of playing time, just like Bennett.. If Bennett was so good, he'd of clearly jumped those guys statistaclly, and i don't think he really did, and we got Boss in Rd5, and Ballard as UDF.. A guy like Kelce could be had in RD4 probably and is a studly blocker with speed and size, and wonderful hands.. U give him the bulk of playing time, and u will truly see a diffrence maker...

nycsportzfan
01-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Names? are u kidding? Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss did just as good for teh most part.. Those are 5th rd draft picks outta W.Oregon who did nothing after leaving NY, and a UDF who did very little at Ohio St.. Like BParcells said, we can do better...

big blue dog
01-06-2013, 11:17 AM
keep bennet and stop playing musical tight ends i think he will only get better and he played through injury plus hes a good in the run game and can be even better if he gets the knack staying on his blocks with a little more consistency.

DarceChoke
01-06-2013, 11:26 AM
are u kidding? Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss did just as good for teh most part.. Those are 5th rd draft picks outta W.Oregon who did nothing after leaving NY, and a UDF who did very little at Ohio St.. Like BParcells said, we can do better...

He wasn't talking about the past TEs we've had. No disrespect but do you believe any undrafted or late round pick will pan out just because Boss and Ballard did? Thats a risky way to make personnel decisions. The question is who can we get to replace Bennett next year? Seem like the only legitimate choice is to draft a rookie. I'd rather re-sign Bennett but obviously only if the cost is right and use the draft pick else where. No one is listing possible choices, other than the 4th round rookie that you expect to play as well or better than Bennett in his rookie year.

NorwoodBlue
01-06-2013, 11:39 AM
Resign him, no brainer. He's also said he's willing to work a favorable contract to stay. If they fix the OL a little bit, he can be even more active in the passing game, and I think he just keeps getting better.

slipknottin
01-06-2013, 12:11 PM
are u kidding? Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss did just as good for teh most part.. Those are 5th rd draft picks outta W.Oregon who did nothing after leaving NY, and a UDF who did very little at Ohio St.. Like BParcells said, we can do better...

Those were also guys who were in at least their 2nd year in Gilbrides system.

RoanokeFan
01-06-2013, 12:33 PM
Those were also guys who were in at least their 2nd year in Gilbrides system.

If we keep Bennett, I would expect his numbers to improve.

nycsportzfan
01-06-2013, 01:26 PM
He wasn't talking about the past TEs we've had. No disrespect but do you believe any undrafted or late round pick will pan out just because Boss and Ballard did? Thats a risky way to make personnel decisions. The question is who can we get to replace Bennett next year? Seem like the only legitimate choice is to draft a rookie. I'd rather re-sign Bennett but obviously only if the cost is right and use the draft pick else where. No one is listing possible choices, other than the 4th round rookie that you expect to play as well or better than Bennett in his rookie year. Ya, i'm basically making the decison i suggested because of how cap strapped we are, and how every cent we can save will be helpful going forward.. And if we drafted a guy like Kelce, i think it'd be cost effective, and worth the gamble, judged by past results of doing similar things ala Ballard and Boss...

nycsportzfan
01-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Those were also guys who were in at least their 2nd year in Gilbrides system. Boss took over for Shockey when he got hurt his rookie season and was productive... Guys like Kelce, or Sims or Fuaria could do a good job as rookies as well, and save us money.. Kelce and Sims are really good blockers as well...

BigBlue1971
01-06-2013, 01:37 PM
I love the TE. He is such a bad*** yet he may have his sights set somewhere else. Should we make him an offer he can't refuse?, or find a replacement? You decide.

he already said he wanted to stay and will take a "hometown discount" so i expect him to be here 3-4 years!

i think JR will keep him at a fair price!

big blue dog
01-06-2013, 04:53 PM
if we resighn as we should we already have in reeses own words a great athelete in robinson waiting.also this would solidify a position that has been in flux the last couple of years

slipknottin
01-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Boss took over for Shockey when he got hurt his rookie season and was productive... Guys like Kelce, or Sims or Fuaria could do a good job as rookies as well, and save us money.. Kelce and Sims are really good blockers as well...

Dont be ridiculous.

Boss had 9 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs his rookie year. In the playoffs he had another 5 catches for 90 yards.

Thats not productive at all.

DarceChoke
01-06-2013, 06:11 PM
Dont be ridiculous.Boss had 9 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs his rookie year. In the playoffs he had another 5 catches for 90 yards. Thats not productive at all. Even Boss's second year in the system he had less than 400 yards and around 32 catches. Bennett has out performed that in one year and while hurt. Ballads numbers were close to Bennett's but Bennett still out performed him in every category.

slipknottin
01-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Even Boss's second year in the system he had less than 400 yards and around 32 catches. Bennett has out performed that in one year and while hurt. Ballads numbers were close to Bennett's but Bennett still out performed him in every category.

And Ballard had an entire year on the practice squad learning the system