Chicago Bears: Why Earl Bennett Needs to Get More Involved in the Offense

November 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During this past offseason, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finally got the big receiving weapon he had wanted since his arrival in Chicago in his former Denver teammate, Brandon Marshall.
In the team's first seven games this season, Cutler and Marshall have connected on 50 passes for 675 yards and four touchdowns.
In his first two seasons in Chicago, Cutler relied heavily on former Vanderbilt teammate, Earl Bennett. In 2009 Bennett finished the season with 54 catches for 717 yards and two touchdowns.  In 2010 he followed that up with 46 catches for 561 yards, and three touchdowns.  While not stellar numbers, Cutler relied on Bennett heavily in tough situations and on third downs.
Bennett has missed two games this season due to injury but only has 12 catches for 156 yards and no touchdowns.  Sunday against the Panthers, he finally found a bit of a rhythm with Cutler, catching three balls for 47 yards, two of which came on the 44-second game-winning drive.

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