Martellus Bennett explains why brother Michael will fit in well with Patriots

Ryan Hannable
April 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm

Martellus Bennett knows a thing or two about playing for the Patriots and Bill Belichick, so when he says it is a good fit for his brother Michael, it means something.

The defensive end was traded from the Eagles to the Patriots this offseason, and speaking to Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald, his brother Martellus detailed why it's a great landing spot.

"Bill will have a lot of fun with the things he's capable of," Martellus said. "I think Mike will have a lot of fun because Bill will put him in the position to succeed, as well. ... I think Michael created the position that he plays, the Trey Flowers position. That position wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Michael. Michael was the pioneer of that space -- go inside, play outside, being able to do it on the left and right. You don't know where he's going to line up at. When they gameplan to block somebody, you can go a lot of different ways to open up gaps for other people to rush, too. I think versatility as a player on the Patriots is what they look for most. And that versatility right there, they're going to have a lot of fun scheming with Michael."

The 33-year-old had nine sacks last season in his only season with the Eagles.

With Flowers departing, he should play a major role in the Patriots' defense, which is one of the reasons why he wanted out of Philly.

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