In the landscape of professional sports, we’ve become accustomed to the cookie-cutter, sale interviews from athletes who aren’t looking to upset another or rustle any feathers. The Bennett brothers are anything put such.
Michael and Martellus Bennett, from the Seahawks and Patriots, respectively, give some of the stronger opinions in sports, with Michael even calling out NBA MVP Steph Curry for charging $2,000 for children to attend his summer camp.
In a recent interview with Mina Kimes of ESPN The Magazine, the Pro-Bowl brothers lived up their reputations and rather hilariously roasted fellow NFL players, and didn’t hold back. And of course, they didn’t forget Commissioner Goodell.
Their thoughts on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, from Kimes:
“Worst quarterback in the NFL,” [Michael] says.
“I’d be open and he’d throw into double coverage,” says Martellus, who spent the past three seasons as Cutler’s teammate in Chicago.
It gets better.
On Jeff Fisher:
Martellus: “If a QB went 7 — 9, he’d never be able to find a job.”
Michael: “Make sure he’s in the NFC West.”
Martellus: “Eli? He’s cool. He’s like a normal white guy you see at the park trying to teach his kids how to play soccer and you know he can’t really play soccer himself.”
Martellus: “Joel Osteen.”
Michael: “Tom Cruise. I feel like Pete Carroll is like Benjamin Button. He doesn’t want to get old. He’s getting younger every year. What is going on?”
Martellus: “That’s what money does.”
Michael: “Dominant player.”
Martellus: “Corny. Half of the NFL is corny, though.”
Michael: “People love J.J. Watt, but they don’t really like J.J. Watt, know what I’m saying?”
Martellus: “The silver fox you never get to see but you hear about. You only get to take one photo, and you have to stay outside for a year just to get it.”
Michael: “I’ve got more sacks than he’s got touchdowns.” (This is accurate.)
Martellus: “I’ve caught more balls than he’s completed.” (Also accurate.)
Michael: “A–hole. Nah, I’m just joking — you can’t say that. Overpaid.”
Martellus: “I hated Jason Witten. I appreciated his game, but I always hated him.”
Michael: “The greatest quarterback in the NFL.”
Martellus: “Vicious. Competitive.”
Michael: “A real Joe Montana.”
Michael: “Probably the quarterback I like to hit the most.”
No matter what you think of these comments, you have to appreciate their honesty and sense of humor.