Martellus Bennett: Marc Trestman reminds me of Willy Wonka


Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had some nice and rather unique words to describe his head coach Marc Trestman.

“I think me and Coach Trestman are probably the only two people who understand each other,” Bennett said on ESPN 1000, via the Chicago Tribune. “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.”

Bennett got his release date way, way off, but he’s talking of course about Gene Wilder’s famous version of the character in the first movie that came out in 1971, not 1943! An instant classic until it was ruined by the 2005 stinker.

“If you really look at Coach, he’s a genius,” Bennett continued. “And a lot of times when you’re around really, really smart people, you don’t really understand them. I thought Willy Wonka was brilliant. I mean he had all kinds of candy. Who doesn’t like chocolate and candies? Everybody wanted a Gobstopper. Ya know? I just think he’s brilliant.”

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