Martellus Bennett has at least part of a plan for preparing to face the Green Bay Packers next Monday: “I’ll stay away from cheese this week,” the Bears tight end said Monday on his segment of “The Boers & Bernstein Show” on WSCR-AM The Score.
Bennett offered more than that in the way of a strategy for dealing with the Packers. And it has less to do specifically with Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy or any other Packer. It has much more to do with Bennett’s own teammates.
Josh McCown will start in place of Jay Cutler. Rookie Jonathan Bostic already is starting because of the season-ending chest injury to D.J. Williams, and rookie Khaseem Greene is in line to fill in for perennial Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs.
“The hard thing is going to be trust, guys not trying to cover for other guys,” Bennett said. “Just do your job, let them do their job and don’t try to do too much. Sometimes you try to do too much. I think they’ll be able to make plays.
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“There’s only one Jay Cutler in the NFL – a lot of people are probably happy about that, but I love Jay Cutler – and only one Lance Briggs. These guys’ll never be able to be replaced…
“So you don’t try to replace that…These guys have got to come in and make names for themselves and do the things they’re good at. We don’t expect them to be Lance Briggs. We’re expecting them to be who they are and we’re going to find out who they are these next couple weeks.”