And The Hits Keep Coming
Dez, Dez, Dez, Dez, Dez. You seem to be more trouble than [insert clever Family Guy punchline and flashback here]. So a report comes out from Black Sports Online about Bryant getting into a scrum/brouhaha at Club LIV in Miami this weekend.
Two years in the league and this guy just can’t seem to buy a break. The Northpark Mall pant-sagging issue, the numerous amounts of unsettled high-dollar debts with jewelers and now this. Plus, from what I heard on the “Hardline” this afternoon driving home from work, owner Jerry Jones has pretty much swept all the dirt this guy tracks with him when it comes to being late for team meetings, doctor visits and so on by paying for all his in-house fines.
There’s no denying that Bryant is a great athlete and a fierce competitor. But this kid, which he seems to be mentally, is not ready for the limelight of the NFL. There’s a reason 20-some odd teams passed on him two years ago in the draft. They scouted him, checked on his background and said, “Nah, we’re good right now.”
Except for the Cowboys. Genius owner/GM Jones said that was his guy and look what he brings to the table. No other receiver in the 2010 draft has more TD catches than Bryant, but I haven’t heard on whisper about those receivers disappearing in the late portions of the game when their team needs them the most.
I want Bryant to succeed here. I would like for his productivity to match that of the Original 88, Drew Pearson, and Michael Irvin. So far, though, he’s been a carbon copy of the last player to wear 88–Antonio Bryant.
The thing is, I’ve gotten to the point where I would rather trade him now, while he still has some value, re-sign Laurent Robinson, who had a hell of a year last season being picked up off the streets and contributed right away. And hopefully with Bryant’s trade chip, acquired some immediate help on defense. Even without Bryant, the Cowboys offense at the skill position is stout with Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Robinson (if re-signed), Miles Austin (if he can stay healthy) and DeMarco Murray.
It’s time to grow up kid. You’re one of the lucky ones who get paid millions to play a game most fans would die for.
Posted on January 17, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant, football, Jason Witten, Jerry Jones, Laurent Robinson, Miles Austin, NFL, NFL Draft, Tony Romo. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.