- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett hopes his teammates are all playing with a chip on their shoulders - as long as it isn’t Pringles.

Bennett said on Thursday he didn’t think the players needed extra motivation from the “Deflategate” suspension that cost them quarterback Tom Brady for four games.

Comparing the motivational “chips” to the ones made from potatoes, Bennett said some guys work harder after being cut earlier in their careers, while others might have been traded or skipped in the draft.

“It’s like Lay’s, I guess,” Bennett said. “You might be a barbecue guy. I might be a sour cream and onion guy. But as long as you have your chip, that’s what gets you through the game.”

Bennett said he didn’t think the team would try to prove something to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“No. Goodell looks like a Pringles guy,” the tight end said. “I don’t consider those chips.”


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