I subscribe to Dez Bryant. I believe in him. Strongly.
Schemes will not stop Dez Bryant. Nor will defensive backs or coordinators. The only thing that can stop Dez Bryant are the 10 yards in front of him. And at this time, I feel pretty good he can handle that much.
Dez Bryant’s future rests in his hands. Literally. He is the only one that can stop himself. At this moment, I’d like to wish the defensive backs and coordinators the best of luck. They will need it.
Because Dez Bryant is about to tear the NFL into pieces.
With Aaron Hernandez pleading not guilty to a first-degree murder charge, the NFL “image” siren is in full blast. With other odd behavior and arrests among NFL players as of late, this comes as no surprise.
But there is a solution to the “image” problem. I point to Dez Bryant. You want a story, an example, a rehabilitated citizen in this league?
People don’t always learn from perfect. Sometimes, learning from imperfect can heal. Sometimes, seeing somebody fall and rise is the perfect example.
We all make mistakes. But not everyone fixes them, or at least, tries to. Not like Dez Bryant. You see, I believe the “click” that we all talk about with Dez is actually this: An epiphany. He saw what he meant to this team; this organization; this league. His life on the field — and what he does on it — is greater than what he does off it.
If only he lend his body and talent, The Dallas Cowboys can become great. Maybe even better than great. I think Dez Bryant knows this. He isn’t the puzzle, he is a piece of it. And what a great piece to have.
Make no mistake, there are critics in closets right now giggling. They are waiting for Bryant to jade walk or get a speeding ticket. Only then, will they jump and yell, “See! I told you so!”
Don’t buy into all that. Dez Bryant is no Aaron Hernandez. He is better.
For now, all Mr. Bryant has to worry about is looking up for the football. The fans got his back, and the 10 yards behind him.
Let’s Talk A Little Future?
The number 88 once jump started The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of the 90s. Can this 88 do the same for this era? He’s off to good start, that’s for sure.
Compare Dez Bryant’s first three years against Calvin Johnson’s:
- Calvin Johnson – 193 Receptions, 3,071 Yards, and 21 Touchdown Receptions
- Dez Bryant – 200 Receptions, 2,871 Yards, and 27 Touchdown Receptions