Threads like this are laughable!
Those who defend Dez do so by comparing him to other receivers via statistics.
There are 2 problems with that:
First, statistics don't ever tell the whole story and often are void of more relevant information that is unaccountable.
Secondly, and more importantly, the heart of the Dez criticisms have NOTHING to do with how he measures against other receivers; instead they are about how he measures against his own potential.
It's evident by now that Dez is uncertain of the playbook. He still disappears in the second half of games. It's even evident he often runs the wrong routes and over-improvises (I.e. what Parcells referred to as street ball).
It's also evident that Bryant has some pretty good stats. So imagine what he could do production wise if he played two halves of football, knew the playbook and ran good routes. Simply put, he'd be off the charts. That's his potential but he's far from reaching it; hence the criticism is fair and justified.
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Trent Dilfer: "Tony [Romo] has greatness in him. I think when you talk to other people that really play the quarterback position, there's a few guys that really have incredible greatness in them, and Tony is one of them. I think the issue here is he needs more help from his teammates. I think they are not nearly as talented as people say they are, from 1 to 53. I'm talking about the total roster.”