Martellus Bennett appreciates ‘straight’ talk from Bears coaches
Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett does not need a pick-me-up.
The Bears’ coaching staff uses honest and direct communication, of which Bennett is a fan. There’s no beating around the bush, and there’s rarely a miscommunication regarding what’s expected of the players.
Bennett said the Bears, winners of the last two, are beginning to respond to this form of communication, via ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson:
You know when someone is BS-ing you or whatever or just sugar-coating things. When coaches are direct, they're straight to the point, they tell you what they want, what they want to see, you know how to go out there and perform. Like, ‘this is what we expect’, and ‘this is what we expect from all of you on this play.'
Guys just respond to that because you give them clear direction to what they want to do. It's not like a bunch of fluffiness. You don't have to put sprinkles on a cupcake.
Bennett says accountability is on the rise in Chicago as a result of this "straight" talk, according to ESPN. The players want to win for each other and their coaching staff.
The Bears do very little finger-pointing when things don’t go their way. In each of the last two games, they have regrouped in the fourth quarter and claimed come-from-behind victories.
The team mentality installed by head coach John Fox seems to be working for these Bears.