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Does Dez Bryant remind you of TO...

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

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    TO was one of the very best YAC receivers ever.

    Dez could definetely be one of those guys too.

    I think Dez just has a lot more flair to his game than TO did.

    TO was just very smart, hard working, and a bully with the ball.


    I loved the TO years in Dallas. He brought a lot of excitement.
  2. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    you must be fairly new to football.

    Dez isn't "far" more gifted than TO...not even close

    TO was a freak of nature when he played for the 49ers, athletically and statistically. You're talking about one of the greatest receivers to ever play.

    I hope Dez can accomplish what TO has.
  3. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    I think you're overrating TO a bit. Dez's stats last season weren't far behind TO's best season with the 49ers (1.4k yards, 16 TDs v. 1.38k yards and 12 TDs).
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    My ten year old reminds me of T.O.

    Does that count?
  5. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent break down man. I'm on the same page as you.
  6. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Talent wise. Nice back handed comment. No not new to football. TO was a hard worker and it didn't come to him as naturally as it comes to Dez anyone with a brain can see that. Sorry that you so easily missed the point. Not taking anything away from TO. I don't see Dez's game the same as TO at all 2 different players.
  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I think you're underrating TO a bit. TO did it his entire career, and that's why he's a sure hall of famer and one of the most productive WR's ever.

    Dez has done it for one season. Lets see a few more before we put him in TO's category, but as far as athleticism and physicality, they are both in the same league. TO had more speed, though.

    All i know is, if Dez can even get close when his career is over to the numbers TO put up, we should all be very happy.
  8. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    When they were showing Hard Knocks recently, I was shocked (apparently I forgot or took it for granted) how much physical talent even a 34 year old Owens had. He would run across the middle to make a catch and then he would just EXPLODE up the field in stride. Even at that age, it looked a level beyond what I've seen from Dez. I acknowledge they are different players though.
  9. JackWagon

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    i have NO DOUBT .. that once Jerry pays Dez his first big contract ... full on Diva Mode will engage.

    Edit: we might even get a "practice " rant from him like Allen Iverson.
  10. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Lol @ ppl claiming Dez will be better than TO.

    Pump the brakes.
  11. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Nailed it.

    Dez can attack the ball in the air, something that T.O. never really did (although his speed never really required him to).

    Anyone else remember the 'jump balls' Tony threw to T.O.? Most of them were intercepted.

    T.O. was better at beating coverage with his route running and speed, but Dez has better agility and is far more physical. Owens struggled with press coverage.

    I would say they're very different players.

    If I were to compare Dez to anyone it would probably be Calvin Johnson. He's a Mini-Megatron.
  12. Supercowboy1986

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    I don't understand all the TO hate.. yeah the guy was a headache but he always produced and sure as heck exciting to watch. it really should not surprise anyone that the years TO was with Romo that both had fantastic numbers and I think IIRC was considered to be the #1 QB/WR DUO for at least 1 year (2007 I think) and always top 5 every other season IIRC as well. It's just a bit premature to compare the two cause they had different skill sets as YR stated. not to mention TO is a HOFer and Dez is in his 3rd year?
  13. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I always kind of liked Owens. No one can say he wasn't good or boring. If T.O. was 32 yrs old again with the same off-the-field issues, there would be 32 teams lining up to get him.

    I don't think the point of this thread was to compare the players accomplishments, but rather the type of style. It is a no-brainer T.O. is/was the better of the two up to this point but Dez has the potential to at least match him if he continues to work hard.
  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I think he's better at the same stage of their respective careers.

    Here's T.O's 3rd season numbers:

    67 catches, 1,097 yards, 14 TD's

    Here's Dez's 3rd season numbers:

    92 catches, 1,382 yards, 12 TD's.

    In T.O's 4th season he only had 60 catches for 754 yards and 4 TD's.






    YR
  15. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Kiper Draft Report and it has 4.63 for Owens at the combine.
  16. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    True, it has only been one great year. Most receivers take a few years to find their groove. Owens was in the same boat as Dez after his first 3 seasons as well. He got his first 1000 yard season in his 3rd year and then followed that up with a 754 yard season his 4th year. Maybe Dez can keep playing at the level he attained last year. We shall eagerly wait and see what happens. As of now Dez has outpaced what T.O. did in his first 3 years in the league and it would be great if he can continue to do so.
  17. Clove

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    Owens was deadly once he caught the ball, extremely explosive. At this point, Owens was more explosive than Dez, where Dez is more violent and better jumper than Owens. But as time goes on, I think Dez could become more explosive, we'll see. But Owens was a freak of nature, people hate the guy, but the dude was an immortal.
  18. KDM256

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    I love TO and think he's one of the greatest WR to play the game. Stats prove it

    One of my biggest gripes with TO was that Owens used his body way too much to catch the ball rather than catch the ball with his hands. That is why you saw alot of dropped balls with TO. I can deal with those mistakes in your first couple of years inthe league but not when you're in year 9 and still making those mistakes..


    We have seen Dez drop gimmes onthe field as well but you also can see the potential with Dez to be one of the greatest Cowboy receivers to play with a Star on his helmet. I've seen Dez make some great catches this past season and really have high hopes for him this upcoming season. I just hope him and Romo are spending alot of time together during the offseason.
  19. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Dez reminds me of a more gifted Anquan Boldin, physical, sure handed, enjoys contact like Boldin.
  20. DejectedFan1996

    DejectedFan1996 Active Member

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    Completely unfair comparison as T.O. didn't even really become a starter until his third year and was a third round pick coming out of a small school. Dez was a first rounder and started his first year, albeit as the #3 WR and was a full time starter in year 2.

    T.O. isn't as naturally gifted as Dez but his work ethic has caused him to be a HOFmer. He doesn't have great hands, nor did he have leaping ability like Moss and Dez. This is one reason why I respect T.O. despite his antics.

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