Martellus Bennett always compares himself to super heroes and comic book characters. Last night, as he was walking off the field, he got to act like one.
While throwing his game-used gloves into the stands to some young fans who hung around near the tunnel that leads to the Giants' locker room, an adult fan apparently tried to reach over the kids and fell over the railing.
"I just did what any super hero would do, saved his life," Bennett said. "I'm like Scott Summers [Cyclops from the X-Men comics]."
Bennett admitted that his initial inclination was not to make the catch.
"My first instinct was to step back, like 'Oh ---!'" he said. "But I did the righteous thing so I caught him and slowly tried to put him down but I tripped over somebody and we all fell. I'm just happy I could help someone out."
Bennett had his best game in weeks with some physical blocking and three catches for 44 yards. He left the game in the fourth quarter after a hit to his chest in the end zone by Jerron McMillian which drew a penalty flag and will likely draw a fine from the NFL. Bennett said he was ok after the hit, that he just had the wind knocked out of him.
"It got me [ticked] off," Bennett said. "I want to kick his [butt]."
That's a job for another day for this super hero.