The Giants will have to replace many of the things Brandon Jacobs brought them over the years. Apparently they’ve already found someone who can fill his shoes when it comes to hating on the Cowboys.
Martellus Bennett, who played in Dallas for four years, showed up at his first Giants training camp spitting venom on the Cowboys … and every other team that doesn’t wear a Giants uniform. While he admitted that he generally doesn’t like people, he seemed to have a special place for the Cowboys.
“I just want to kick those guys’ asses,” Bennett said. “That is what it is all about. I mean, we’re cool but we ain’t that cool, know what I am saying? I kind of got some ill feelings towards them overall. It is a game. I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL.”
Bennett’s four years in Dallas were spent as an understudy to Jason Witten at tight end. He said he feels like a rookie coming to the Giants where he expects to get his first chance to play as a regular.
“Who’s better to learn behind than Witten?” Bennett said of getting a shot to start. “He is one of the best to ever do it. I learned a lot from him. Every once in a while, plants can’t really grow when they are out-shaded by the tall tree. So I get a little sunlight for myself now.”
Bennett was philosophical about other parts of his life and game as well.
“I kind of sound like Gandhi right now, but I studied myself a lot over the last couple of years,” Bennett said with a chuckle. “Just the way I approached things and the way I went about things when I was in Dallas. I made a lot of improvements … For me it was never an issue with playing ability or being able to make plays. It really is about being happy and being at peace with myself. I am at peace with myself. I am not at peace with everybody else. I have never been this hungry or this enthused about going to camp.”
In the span of several minutes, Bennett compared himself to Gahdhi, Kim Kardashian, and called himself a a------. He may have been smiling and joking around, but a lot of his comments seem to be rooted in true feelings.
“I am kind of pissed off about a whole lot,” he said, “so I think it will be a good year for me.”