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Does Dez Bryant remind you of TO...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GusTheo, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. GusTheo

    GusTheo Active Member

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    ... TO at all?

    I was watching a Tony Romo highlight video, and it wasn't in chronological order so all the clips were mixed up. And I swear man, they play very similar game, and look very similar.

    I checked their height and weight on pro football reference and TO is listed at 6'3 226 while Dez is listed at 6'2 225.

    Both physical beasts, good after the catch guys even though they aren't considered burners.

    I think Dez has better hands than TO, but they both have a knack for making absolutely ridiculous catchers then dropping some very simple ones.

    Am I on to something or am I off base?

    And this comparison for all intents and purposes is for just them on the field.
  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see it. I think Dez is far more gifted and far more natural then TO ever was. As far as dropping simple passes I would say De doesn't drop as nearly the balls that TO dropped. Also Dez is a very good down field blocker. I don't really like the comparison.
  3. GusTheo

    GusTheo Active Member

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    When TO was on the Cowboys I remember him being a very capable blocker. I don't remember who, but he ended up running like 70 yards down field and caught up with someone who was supposed to be faster then him and guided him into the end zone.
  4. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    That would be Felix Jones. I didn't say he wasn't a capable blocker.
  5. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    He reminds me more of Bob Hayes. The insane athletic talent is/was dripping from both men.
  6. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    God I hope not,,,,,I loved TO on the field, but could have lived without him off the field...I don't think Dez will have any problems dropping balls, and as long as he stays healthy, Dez has the chance to be one of the best ever!!! Maybeeeee Irvin, and TO Combined..
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Dez reminds me of Art Monk more so than T.O. Art was great across the middle along with short slant passes and I think Dez will get to that level real soon. He has the power and quickness to excel in those two areas.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    All I know is that when Romo and TO clicked it was a thing of beauty and this team won a lot of games. I'm ready for Dez to bring that dimension.
  9. TonyRomo09

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    Dez is similar to TO once he has the ball in his hands.. as far as catching it, Dez is a much better pass catcher.
  10. Yoshimitsu

    Yoshimitsu Lurch

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    Honestly I think Dez will be in his own category. T.O. Never had the leaping ability or circus catch ability Dez had. I also feel like Dez is more agile then TO while TO had better straight line speed.
  11. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    I guess it depends on what you consider a "burner". The year Terrell came out you can see times for him for between 4.26 and 4.35 depending on how it was timed and where etc... I think 4.35 was his combine number which aint to shabby. Last August 2012 he was timed at 4.45 STILL at age 38. I mean Felix Jones was our speed back and didnt he run a 4.45 or something at the combine? And Terrell just spun the same thing off at 38? Pretty amazing.

  12. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I dislike TO so much that I try not to make any connection between two. But physically they do look similar. Both physical receivers who need to be doubled.
  13. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Truthfully dez reminds me of Calvin Johnson a bit. Big, strong can jump out of the stadium. And when he has the ball in his hands it's hard to stop him
  14. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Dez to me plays like Larry Fitzgerald, but again, that's just me.
  15. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't see it.

    T.O. was faster. Dez has much better hands. T.O.'s game was more about the crossing route and some drags and slants. Then when the corner pressed, he could get by him and beat him deep. And when T.O. got the ball he usually ran away from guys more than broke tackles (although he could break tackles well).

    Dez has good speed and terrific hands. Catches the ball extremely well in closed quarters. Maybe even better than Randy Moss in closed quarters (Dez always fights for a ball). And he's probably the most vicious WR I've ever seen run with the ball.

    I think T.O. intimidated defenders with his speed first and his power second. I think Dez intimidates defenders with his power first and his speed second.

    I think Dez is much better against double teams. T.O. usually had to be moved around away from a double team by motioning him until they got the coverage they wanted. If they couldn't do that, then they would have him run slants, drags and crossing patterns. With Dez, he can beat double teams quite often deep. He'll beat the corner and then put Romo in position to fake out the safety. Very tough to do consistently.

    I think this again has to do with Dez's power. If they can't quite beat the double team, you can still throw it for grabs and give it to Dez.

    I know this sounds too obvious, but he really reminds me more of Michael Irvin than anybody.

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  16. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2: TO was - statistically - one of the 5 most productive WRs in nfl history. Yet I see some of you posting as if Bryant is lightyears better. Dez would be fortunate if he's in the same ballpark as TO when it's all said and done with his career. TO was a freak, all that speed at 230 lbs. Bryant is a more natural looking athlete, but otherwise, he's not yet proven to be TO's peer - much less superior - in any way.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Same here, he reminds me a lot of Irvin .
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Very productive but also a head case. Depsite his talent teams would grow tired of him and his action. Says a lot when teams will avoid a player of his talent because of the problems he brings with him.

    No doubt Million dollar talent with a 10 cent brain.
  19. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    TO for all his issues, was an insanely hard worker. If Dez can become that, he could be amazing
  20. Nexx

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