Like the vast majority of his teammates, Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett expressed optimism about the club's new staff, and the possibilities of the offense under head coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Bennett called the entire new coaching staff "player friendly," and the offensive system a scheme in which "you never know who's going to have 10 to 15 catches (in) a game," adding that "it could be multiple receivers in one game have 10 to 15 catches." "This offense, actually, it moves everybody around," Bennett said Wednesday on ESPN 1000's "Carmen and Jurko Show." "So you're not just stuck in one spot. I won't be just primarily a slot guy. I'll be all over the place, and that's what I love about this offense: you never know where you're gonna be. You just have to know what's going on and understand the whole play. I think it's gonna be great for me." Second among the club's receivers in catches last season (29, which was 89 fewer receptions than leader Brandon Marshall), Bennett experienced somewhat of a down year in 2012 as the veteran missed four games because of injuries, before finishing the season with a 109-yard performance in the season finale at Detroit. Bennett said the new offense gives virtually every receiver "an opportunity to really have a breakout year," and added that "it's just up to you taking advantage of your opportunities when they come." Bennett expects a breakout season for second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery, whom he said "has gotten a lot better," and also believes that former Vanderbilt teammate Jay Cutler is poised for a strong 2013 campaign after a mediocre 2012.
Bennett sees new offense helping receivers
ESPN | May 15