With only four catches over the first five games of the season, it seems that the frustration might be weighing on Martellus Bennett.
Bennett was supposed to have a breakout campaign in 2009, ostensibly as the result of the increased use of two-tight end sets by the offense; this has yet to really materialize, though, and Bennett has contributed far more, thus far, as a blocker than a receiver.
To the sophomore's credit, he has remained quiet in his limited role, saying for the most part, simply, that he believes his time as a playmaker will come. Pair his generally good attitude with the fact that he's rarely serious, and one would have to take most of what he says with a grain of salt.
But his comments at a recent City Hall Press Conference, organized to raise awareness about diabetes, left little room for interpretation. A small girl in attendance, Kendall Tubbs, who has suffered from diabetes her entire life, was set to throw Bennett a pass during a photo opportunity.
In not-even-semi-controversial news, Bennett will be teaming up with Mayor Tom Leppert and native-Dallasite and former Heisman winner Tim Brown, to travel schools around Dallas and advocate diabetes safety and awareness throughout the coming months; thus the press conference.
Of course, Bennett may not have meant any harm with his remark; in fact, he probably didn't. But much like the case with his Twitter account and his YouTube channel--both of which have been the source of past controversy--Bennett must learn that a public arena is a public arena. Read: The wrong place to criticize a teammate, regardless of context.