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The Martellus Bennett Dream is Dead

If you thought the Green Bay Packers could solve their tight end woes by waiting around for the Chicago Bears to release Martellus Bennett, you were wrong.

The Bears, who have been trying to trade Bennett, finally found that trade partner on Wednesday — the now tight end rich New England Patriots.

A fourth-round pick is not an inconsequential pick to trade and we all know Packers general manager Ted Thompson never would have sent such a pick to the Bears.

In fact, we doubt the Bears would have sent Bennett to their division rival via trade, either.

No, the Packers were playing the waiting game.

Waiting around for the Bears to give up on trading Bennett and release him.

If that was their only plan for improving the tight end position, it was a stupid one. Chicago had no impetus to release Bennett until at least the draft.

Perhaps now the Packers will be spurred to pull the trigger on Jared Cook, who visited the team on Monday.

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. Ivomitonvikingfans March 16, 2016

    Those Patriots. What a bunch of fucking dumbasses. Terrible deal. Their team will clearly be much worse without that 4th round pick.

    1. stephen March 16, 2016

      I love the sarcasm. It’s so true though. Wait..not! I read an article the other day that said there are only three players from the 2011 and 2012 draft that are still on the Packers (also excluding heyward who just signed with the Chargers). This is ranks in near the bottom of the NFL. These players are Cobb, Perry, and Daniels. So there you have it. Just three players. Over two drafts!! That is the great Thompson. And during those off seasons, we heard the same arguments to skip free agency that we are hearing now about just saving cap and letting the draft take care of things.

      Thompson is still getting a lot of credit for nothing. The Patriots are still the class of the NFL, not just the Packers. They are still making aggressive moves as long as they have Brady. They’re willing to only have a player for a short term period as long as they believe it will help the team. They got rid of their Josh Sitton (chandler jones) because they were probably going to lose them to free agency next year anyway. Thompson will never do that though even though we know he won’t resign Sitton, Lang, and Bahktiari at the same time.

  2. Kreg N March 16, 2016

    Who’s dream was it to get Bennett? NFL.com reported the Bears have been trying to ship him for over 18 months. He’s harder to get along with than his mouthy brother. You want a cancer like that on the Packers? I don’t.

  3. Jschizl March 16, 2016

    We won’t do shit this offseason

  4. V March 16, 2016

    Hahahaha….dis shit is funny doh.

  5. Fart_Tosser March 16, 2016

    Not really sure what to think. TT has a 2 or 3 year plan to win? It ain’t gonna be this year. Not even sure we can win the division. I’ll still be there come Sunday. How long are we gonna be stuck with Ted?

    1. stephen March 16, 2016

      Yes. Winning the division is slowly becoming more difficult. It will eventually happen that one of the other teams (probably the vikings) will be really difficult to beat. The Vikings have been making good decisions and they did get to the playoffs last year. Not to mention, every division opponent beat the Packers last year.

  6. Mike Ditka's Mom March 16, 2016

    When you go to sleep at night do you dream about black unicorns pounding you in the ass? Is that dream dead now too?

  7. Mike Ditka's Mom March 16, 2016

    It’s better you don’t think. You might break your tiny brain.

  8. ay hombre March 16, 2016

    Pats are playing chess. Most of the league is playing chackers. Ted and the Packers not playing at all.

  9. stephen March 16, 2016

    Giving up a 4th round pick would probably not be a bad idea given Thompson’s record in recent drafts. There are only three players on the team from the 2011 and 2012 drafts: Randal Cobb, Nick Perry, and Mike Daniels. 2013 was probably the season that it was because of these drafts. They couldn’t win anything without Rodgers. The chances are high that the 4th round pick won’t develop.

  10. MJ March 16, 2016

    Aaaah, Ted is gonna drive the fan base mad. Does he think this team is a serious SB contender, even when last year strongly suggested the opposite?
    If not, he probably thinks seven (or whatever) rookies hold the key to that SB. Neither option speaks well of his sanity. And don’t give me the “we don’t overpay” crap. Come on! He must believe he is smarter than those teams that improve by making a sensible use of free agency (Broncos, Pats, Cards, at least). Yes Ted, our recent playoff history is a very stong testament to that…
    I won’t take the “you have not seen us during the 80’s” lesson. I can accept being a crappy team whenever our HOF QB retires. Until then we have to make stong attempts at earning a title, because that window is not lasting forever.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 17, 2016

      Spot on!

  11. MJ March 16, 2016

    Another thing we have working for us, and the slow motion Ted des not seem to realize: we are a team that is considered a contender (though there are stronger candidates that have been making more aggressive attempts). That by itself can be useful to lure players intto taking slightly smaller salaries for the chance to win something big.

  12. Jschizl March 17, 2016

    I have a better shot at having a three some with Ronda rouse and meisha Tate than we did getting Bennet. Stupid story can’t wait till football starts

  13. billyschwills March 17, 2016

    Yeah I’m sure the bears were willing to give the exact same offer to a division rival than to a non-conference team. This site is full of assholes.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 17, 2016

      And you just qualified yourself as one by default . . .

      1. billyschwills March 17, 2016

        ooooooh burn. Seriously though, when was the last time anyone can name a trade between the bears and packers? Why would we think a 4th round in the division is equal to a 4th round to get him the hell out of town?

  14. Deepsky March 17, 2016

    I can’t remember a time in history when the Bears traded a player to the Packers.

  15. chaka March 17, 2016

    Packers should re-sign former TE Colt Lyerla. He’s better than any FA out there right now.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK March 17, 2016


  16. Mel gm in the wings March 17, 2016

    Boy!!! Patriots have two top line tight ends . We have zero !! .wake up Ted. What to hell is going on out there?

  17. MJ March 17, 2016

    They can be worrisome when they have some options on offense. In 2012 they were a powerful offense with Gronk and Aaron “quick draw” Hernandez. Now they have two athletic TEs to give defenses headaches.
    Agreed, the heaviest arms deals will mostly take place between teams in different conferences. OK, the Bears wouldn’t want us to have their TE. But there were options! And Ted in his hyberbation is not helping us to sign any.

  18. David March 17, 2016

    The dream isn’t dead.

    The Pats could still trade him to us in the draft (unless there is some sort of no trade clause in the Pats/Bears trade).
    Who loves to shop picks? TT and the Pats. They do it all the time… and with each other.
    Who doesn’t have a 1st round pick via Deflategate? The Pats… their first pick is #60 in the 2nd round and #92 and #96 (can’t be traded) in the third.
    With the MB trade… they don’t have a 4th round pick.
    And they don’t have a 5th round pick.
    They do have a crapload (5?) of 6th round picks.

    If there is someone on the draft pile that Bellicheck wants… he could move Bennett to the packers, get his guy and fill in some draft position holes.