Talked to Earl Bennett. On his TD it was supposed to be a shovel pass, Asante Samuel read & jumped it, Cutler freelanced w/ Bennett. #eagles— Ryan Messick 973ESPN (@rm973) November 8, 2011
Talked to Earl Bennett. On his TD it was supposed to be a shovel pass, Asante Samuel read & jumped it, Cutler freelanced w/ Bennett. #eagles Also, a line from this article feels perfectly apt: Bears receiver Earl Bennett(notes) didn't quite make the target leader board in his return from injury, but he clearly had a massive impact on the game's outcome. That guy is worth an add in many leagues, though perhaps not in your standard 10-teamer. (I'd make Laurent Robinson(notes) my first WR claim, just for the record, and Bennett my second). Earl finished with five catches on five targets against the Eagles, gaining 95 yards and finding the end zone late in the game. On Bennett's 5-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter, the Bears were actually supposed to run a shovel pass (which everyone always hates, unless it works). But Jay Cutler(notes) vetoed the play, made eye contact with his former college teammate, changed the play telepathically, and it resulted in this go-ahead touchdown — and that, my friends, is rapport between a quarterback and receiver.