Martellus Bennett On Why Bears Didn’t Win More Games When He Was There: ‘Had A Bunch Of Bitches’

(CBS) Always one to speak his mind, current Patriots and former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has offered a new criticism on why teams weren’t successful during his three years in Chicago.

In a clip of a profile teased by ESPN’s E:60 that focuses on outspoken brothers Martellus and Michael, a defensive lineman for the Seahawks, Martellus is quoted as calling the Bears of yesteryear that he played with “bitches.”

“We just had a bunch of bitches on the roster,” Martellus said. “That’s why we didn’t win games, and coaches liked the bitches.”

Not surprisingly, Martellus offered a critique of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that wasn’t glowing.

“Some guys that you want to be the leader, that’s not the guy that’s a leader,” Martellus said. “Everyone in the locker room knows that this is not the leader, but this is what you want the face of the team to look like.”

Bennett played in Chicago from 2013-’15, making the Pro Bowl in 2014, when he had his best season with 90 catches, 916 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Chicago traded him to New England last March. Bennett has 21 catches for 314 yards and four touchdowns in five games this season.

The Bears went 8-8, 5-11 and 6-10 in Bennett’s three seasons in Chicago.

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