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Chicago Bears’ Martellus Bennetts Acts as Voice of Reason Following Brandon Myers’ Tweets

December 16th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
By Dan Benton

To say it's been a frustrating year for the New York Giants would be a bit of an understatement. And following a 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, that frustration came to a head as things took an ugly turn in the locker-room following the game.

'David Carr and Martellus Bennett Warm Up' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license:

Safety Antrel Rolle interrupted Tom Coughlin's speech to the team, demanding he not take blame for players quitting — telling Coughlin that he "can't coach heart." That then led to other players voicing their opinions, which subsequently resulted in tempers flaring.

“Today, it kind of came to a head, frustration just came to the top of the gauge,” Justin Tuck told The Star-Ledger. “Some guys voiced their opinion on it. We felt like we failed [Coughlin] today.”

One player who did not respond well to the lashing was tight end Brandon Myers, who voiced his opinion on Twitter.

"Getting cussed out for encouraging people am telling them they did a good job is mind blowing," Myers tweeted. "If people on this team wanna take shots at me an say I have no passion they are mistaken. I give everything I have each an every week."

Although Myers didn't delete his initial tweets, he later admitted that emotion got the best of him.

"My emotions got the best of me. I just want to win. All focus and energy will be on that," he tweeted.

In a strange twist, former Giants tight end Martellus Bennett, who is now with the Chicago Bears, chimed in and acted as the voice of reason.

"Just go hard. They'll love you," Bennett tweeted to Myers. "Keep your head up, bro. You're in a special place. They love the TE position. Just show it on the field. Don't ever explain yourself."

It's a pretty telling sign when former players need to assume a leadership role for the Giants, but kudos to Bennett for reaching out and attempting to calm the waters.


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