Martellus Bennett had a message for his brother after Sunday’s win. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
FOXBORO — Finally, Martellus Bennett has something over his brother when it comes to their NFL teams.
With Michael being on the Seahawks, he’s gone further in the playoffs virtually every season, but not this year as Martellus and the Patriots will be going to the Super Bowl, ironically in Houston where the Bennett brothers grew up.
“I am going to FaceTime him and say, ‘Now I’m going to the Super Bowl mother[expletive], meet me in Houston.’ He’s in Hawaii right now so I know he’s enjoying it. It’s still early there so I still have time to call him and kind of rub it in his face and make sure he’s feeling OK when he’s on the beach right now and I’m getting ready to go to the Super Bowl. I’m sure he’ll be in Houston. I think he’s going to play in the Pro Bowl and then will come out to Houston, our hometown.
“So it’s good because I’m bringing one back for ‘H-Town.’ That’s where it all started and that’s where I grew up. That’s where I played my first football games and everything. It’s great to have the top of the mountain to go back home and show everyone I grew up around what you can do with hard work.”
Earlier in the day there was a report Bennett played through a broken bone in his ankle. He wouldn’t confirm or deny the report, but said he’s like an old pick up truck and noted he barely misses practices.
“I don’t know. I don’t know who reported that,” Bennett said. “I’m just a pickup truck. I am an old pick up truck. You can always start it up and move wherever you need to move.”
Added Bennett: “I don’t really miss practice either. I don’t know. I just find a way. I’ve never really [known] how to quit and every guy in here is counting on me. I had to find a way to do things, whatever it may be each game. I just wanted to come through for the guys. Injuries are injuries. I’ve had several different ones, some major ones — different things this season. It never really stopped me. I just go out there and play. I want to be out there. I never want to miss games. I’ve only missed a couple of games in my career so I’m just a tough dude, I guess.”
As for how he will celebrate the AFC championship, he’s going to bake a cake.
“I plan on going home, making myself a cake and I am going to write ‘You’re awesome’ on the cake and sit there and I will probably eat the whole thing and regret it tomorrow because I have to make sure I make weight,” Bennett said. “It’s probably what I am going to do. I am going to make ‘You’re awesome’ cake for myself and give it to myself and probably sing Happy Birthday to myself or something like that and just enjoy it.”