It probably won’t come as a surprise that the Green Bay Packers releasing tight end Martellus Bennett didn’t go over well with Bennett.
Bennett supposedly has some sort of shoulder injury. He was supposedly seeking multiple opinions on it. After being released by the Packers, he signed with the New England Patriots. And then he was on the practice field as soon as he did. Something he wasn’t doing for the Packers.
So go draw your own conclusions there.
Bennett, of course, accused the Packers of all kinds of malfeasance. Check this out.
“The Packers examined my shoulder on my visit March 10 and cleared it,” he wrote on Instagram. “They even gave me an x-ray as well. It got worse during the season, specifically against the Cowboys [on Nov. 8], so I asked to have it checked and we checked it. After a few days of contemplating to play with it or get surgery, I chose surgery. Now here we are…”
“They tried to f— over me,” he continued. “Dr. [Patrick] McKenzie trying to cover his own ass. After trying to persuade me to play thru a major injury and me choosing to get surgery. They have access to all my medical records. My shoulder wasn’t where it is now at the beginning of the season. I f—– it up playing for the Packers.”
“Dr. McKenzie didn’t make [me] feel safe and was pushing [me] to play, which I thought was weird. Not that he was trying to get me play thru it but the way he was saying things. I didn’t trust him. So I got three other opinions from doctors, who all said I need to get it fixed. So I decided to do that. And they decided to waive me with some bullshit excuse. Failure disclose.”
“Every week we do a body evaluation sheet in the weight and pretty much every week I circled my shoulder. I just kept playing, but it got worse. During the bye week, I got off anti-inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain. So I asked to examine it [the] first day back in. And that’s when we found out it was really f—– up.”
“They panicked. Thinking that I was trying to go on the IR and be on their books next year. When I mentioned that I would possibly retire. So they tried to f— me before they thought I would f— them. This was all about the money. All about the money. I get it. But don’t lie, homie. You know wtf was up.”
“I had intentions of playing all eight games, as I mentioned in the post during the bye week, but found out it was worse than I felt after getting it checked out. Now I’m like f— it. I chose my health over the ‘team.’ They chose money over me.”
So there’s obviously some bullshit in there. If Bennett chose to have surgery, then how the hell is on the field with the Patriots?
Second, it’s worth pointing out that the Packers aren’t afraid to put anyone on injured reserve.
Third, the team is notoriously conservative when it comes to injuries.
We may not think much of the Packers’ training staff, but we think less of Martellus Bennett.
Hey, Marty, maybe your pussy wouldn’t hurt so much if you could actually catch some balls instead of dropping them.
Go and eat a dick.
I've been working with Dr. McKenzie for 13 years, and as well as being a phenomenal doctor, he's also become a close friend. He's done surgery on me twice, and I trust him and his opinion implicitly. Doc has always tried to protect me and my future, even if it meant protecting me from myself and my desire to get back on the field before I should. #gbpfamily #mydoc #ibackpat
Bennet being on a practice field with the Patriots only means he is willing to play through injury only if the team has a true shot at a championship. And instead, we are going nowhere fast. So what’s the point of going through that if it’s all for nothing, since some of his teammates and coaches will screw the efforts up anyway. I don’t find his behavior acceptable, but I see where it comes from. Has no one been in a work group where your best efforts go nowhere because someone else will either make a blunder themselves or not contribute to push the work forwards ?
Regarding the team’s conservativeness to put guys back on the field before being properly healed, well, I don’t think so. How many times did we have someone re aggravating an injury, and be lost for the season or for even more games than would have been necessary had the guy had a proper recovery time to begin with?
Eddie Lacy last year is one example
I wonder if Micheal Bennett had to leave a team meeting, crying at the news that his brother was terminated.
But here;s the deal…..After getting so many opinions….If he chose surgery, that begs the question, did you already have the surgery, and if not, when is it scheduled for.
If you didn’t have it, didn’t schedule it, you lose all credibility. Just like your P O S brother.
More importantly, who is playing RT today? Spriggs?
In other news…Great job by Fox NFL for committing the majority of their show acknowledging and giving thanks to all of our Veterans.
Happy Veterans day weekend to everyone, and those reading my post. THANK YOU!!
Thank you for acknowledging us veterans.
I still think that the NFL and the networks are now pandering to the fans to attempt to sell their merchandise. The hypocrites want to allow certain employees to protest patriotism, but not others who tried to acknowledge fallen police officers, cancer patients or the 9-11 attacks (outside the NFL approved guidelines).
Yeah, I am really pissed off.
This is the fifth story in as many days on this site about Bennett. Let it go already! The all-too-frequent dropped passes and lack of production from this out of shape fat fucker are ancient history for the Packers, and that’s a good thing. Good riddance.