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Bears Jay Cutler wishes Tom Brady good luck with Martellus Bennett

Bears Jay Cutler wishes Tom Brady good luck with Martellus Bennett

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Martellus Bennett produced the best year of his career (2014) with Jay Cutler as his quarterback, catching 90 passes and winding up in the Pro Bowl.

Now with the New England Patriots after the Bears traded him away this offseason, Bennett joined brother Michael, a defensive end with the Seattle Seahawks, in denigrating Cutler.

Michael declared Cutler the "worst quarterback in the NFL,” while Martellus claimed, "I'd be open and he'd throw into double coverage."

Considering that Cutler targeted Bennett 128 times in 2014, or about one-fourth of all Cutler’s attempts, Bennett’s declaration is…interesting.

But Cutler declined to fire back at either of the Bennetts, instead hoping that Martellus’ current quarterback – Tom Brady – would be better at finding the always-open tight end.

And as for whether the chemistry of the offense is better off without the volatile Bennett, “I don’t know,” Cutler said. “I’m really not gonna get into that. Most receivers and tight ends are always open.

“So hopefully Tom I guess can do a better job of finding him than I did.”

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On the other end, former teammate Brandon Marshall mused that Cutler could be the league’s MVP this year.

“You can’t please everybody,” Cutler said. “We’re at both ends of the spectrum here. We wish both those guys good luck. I had fun playing with them here, and that’s just kinda how it goes. Guys play for different teams, and we wish them both the best of luck… .

“I don’t know, man. I could say something clever and smart, but I’ll just pass.”

Neat Tweets: The reaction from a not-so-neat loss in Miami

Neat Tweets: The reaction from a not-so-neat loss in Miami

The Bears dropped a heartbreaker yesterday, losing in OT to Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins. 

It wasn't a great look for the Bears, who were coming out of the bye and looking to establish themselves as one of the NFC's best. 

BearsTwitter, if you can believe it, wasn't pleased. The game featured a weird mix of existential dread and a humerous understanding that Brocktober is a mystical force that cannot fully be explained. 

Here were the most neat tweets from yesterday's loss: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Outside the top, no clear picture yet

Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Outside the top, no clear picture yet

Last night's 43-40 game between the Patriots and Chiefs said more about the NFL than it did either team playing in it. 

Through the first seven weeks, there are pretty clearly three very good NFL teams: the Rams, the Pats, and the Chiefs. 

After that? Who knows. The Chargers look strong, but have looked strong for years -- and have what to show for it? After a good start, the Jaguars have looked actively terrible. The Steelers are rounding into form and yet still find themselves in third place. All three of the NFC East's contenders are sitting at .500 or barely better. 

How'd your probably-mediocre team do in our Power Rankings this week? 

Wait no longer! You can find out right here.