Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Is Martellus Bennett A Better TE Than Jake Ballard?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Is Martellus Bennett A Better TE Than Jake Ballard?

    When you consider what Jake Ballard did for us last season and add in what Martellus Bennett brings to us. Do you think he's a better overall TE/Player than Jake Ballard?
    New York Giants Superbowl XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI Champions!!!!!

  • #2
    I think he can be. He is more athletic than Ballard is. Only time will tell. Right now with the Giants alot of the team is wait and see, very few are established.

    Comment


    • #3
      I think on talent yes. But Ballard had a great attitude, that counts a lot in my book.

      Toss up right now.

      Comment


      • #4
        A yea! He's a great blocker, he can catch the ball and is athletic. Like Ballard but Bennet is much better.

        Comment


        • #5
          I don't even think this is a contest. Martellus Bennett is a huge upgrade all around.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Rat_bastich View Post
            I think he can be. He is more athletic than Ballard is. Only time will tell. Right now with the Giants alot of the team is wait and see, very few are established.
            +1

            While Bennett hasn't put in a whole season, I'd say there's a lot more upside to him than Ballard.
            I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

            Comment


            • #7
              The thing I liked the most about Ballard were his soft hands, deceptive route running and toughness after the catch. People forget last year was his first season starting and playing in the NFL. He showed the skills and upside you look for at the position and had good, solid production for a guy who only had something like 30 catches in his 4year career at OhioSt.

              I agree when people here say Bennett is more talented but I don't agree about the upside part...not yet imo. Ballard showed a lot in his first year and was likely to improve. I need to see Bennett be more consistent first cause while I think he's more improved and dedicated this year, for his career he's been known for being a blocking TE who runs bad routes and drops balls.
              "You killed my family, and I don't like that kind of thing."

              Comment


              • #8
                no, but he is a better athlete and he can put up the same numbers that Jake did to ease the pain of Jake's injury

                and by next season maybe Bennett and Robinson make us forget about Jakegate, Beckum, etc.
                Apologize to Melo 5

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Antwuan View Post
                  When you consider what Jake Ballard did for us last season and add in what Martellus Bennett brings to us. Do you think he's a better overall TE/Player than Jake Ballard?
                  on paper yeah he is. In reality....no one knows yet.
                  "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
                  You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GameTime View Post
                    on paper yeah he is. In reality....no one knows yet.
                    I think this is the right answer at the moment. But I do think he has shown Reese made a good call.
                    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                      I think this is the right answer at the moment. But I do think he has shown Reese made a good call.
                      Exactly. We will have to wait and how this season unfolds. It's a shame that we couldn't have a 2 tight end set with Ballard and Bennett in the line up at the same time.

                      When a game is tight like the Patriots regular season last year, we will see how much of an impact he can be.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BigBlue wins View Post
                        Exactly. We will have to wait and how this season unfolds. It's a shame that we couldn't have a 2 tight end set with Ballard and Bennett in the line up at the same time.

                        When a game is tight like the Patriots regular season last year, we will see how much of an impact he can be.
                        One thought I have is until the OLine as a group improves, Bennett may block on more plays than they would prefer. But he can obviously catch the ball and he is a solid blocker
                        “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          It's kind of funny, but I've always liked Bennett, don't ask me why, but I thought when he came in as a rook in Dallas that he was going to be a great compliment to Witten, but I guess Garrett didn't feel that way which makes me happy of course. Dallas could have easily gone to a lot of two TE sets like what hte Patriots do now. (I'm in no way saying that Witten/Bennett would have been a good as a the Gronk/Gonzo combo, but they would have had some decent match ups to exploit.)

                          As far as being better than Ballard? In the long run, I think it's a high possibility. One thing that Ballard was very good at was finding the open space like Steve Smith used to. He may not be the fastest or quickest TE, but he had good a mind when it came to that. He also had really good hands and ball awareness. For a big guy, he could adjust to the ball pretty well and make tough catches. His blocking was decent, not the best, but it was good. If Bennett can learn to that part of the being a receiver, then in the long run, he's definitely going to be a better TE just because of his athleticism and his blocking.

                          Right now though...I'd call it a tie.
                          #80

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                            One thought I have is until the OLine as a group improves, Bennett may block on more plays than they would prefer. But he can obviously catch the ball and he is a solid blocker
                            I almost feel like Bennett could suit up as a Tackle... we would have to change his number, but he'd be an upgrade over Diehl easily...

                            I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Toadofsteel View Post
                              I almost feel like Bennett could suit up as a Tackle... we would have to change his number, but he'd be an upgrade over Diehl easily...
                              you cant really make hat assumption....come on man. Obviously you are down on DD but thats over the top....
                              "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
                              You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X