Martellus Bennett has already made a name for himself in Chicago after only two games with his solid play, and now he is making more waves with his odd comments about his coach. Martellus appeared on The Jay Cutler Show on Tuesday and started expressing his love for his new coach by comparing him to Willy Wonka.
According to ESPN:
“I think me and Coach Trestman are probably the only two people who understand each other,” Bennett said. “I always say Coach Trestman reminds me of the first Willy Wonka. Not the Johnny Depp one. The Johnny Depp one was really cool, but the first one before that, the 1943 version.”
Actually, the adaptation Bennett referred to is the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. Depp starred in another adaptation of the movie in 2005.
Gene Wilder’s 1971 portrayal of Willy Wonka makes the Bears’ Martellus Bennett think of coach Marc Trestman, who he says is a genius, just like Wilder’s character.
“He’s a genius,” Bennett said of Trestman. “A lot of times when you’re around really, really smart people, you don’t really understand them.
“I thought Willy Wonka was brilliant. He had all kinds of candy. Who doesn’t like chocolate and candies? Everybody wanted a Gobstopper. I just think he’s brilliant.”
As long as Bennett keeps catching touchdown passes, he can compare his coach to anyone he pleases.