1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

News: ESPN: Dez: I can do whatever Megatron can do

Discussion in 'Newsfeed Zone' started by NewsBot, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

    1,284 Messages
    206 Likes Received
    ALLEN PARK -- Calvin Johnson wowed Ford Field on Sunday when he caught a magnificent 50-yard touchdown within the throes of triple-coverage.

    Not many guys can make a play like that. But Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant apparently thinks he can, because he says he can do whatever Johnson can do.

    And Detroit receiver Nate Burleson scoffs at that notion.

    [IMG]Calvin Johnson is widely considered the best receiver in the game. But Dez Bryant isn't far off.Associated Press
    "Listen, I like Dez," Burleson said. "I think he's one of the best receivers in the game right now. Very talented. Fast, big, strong. He possesses all the tools to possibly be as good as Calvin.

    "But he's not Calvin Johnson. No way, no how. Sorry, Dez. Keep it real."
  2. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

    1,014 Messages
    122 Likes Received
    Calvin actually has twice as many drops as Dez this year.
  3. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

    4,705 Messages
    592 Likes Received
    That can't be right I have heard here he is a vacuum when a ball is near him.
  4. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

    1,014 Messages
    122 Likes Received
    Dez actually has more catches and yards than him too.
  5. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

    5,943 Messages
    1,610 Likes Received
  6. ftghb

    ftghb Active Member

    185 Messages
    95 Likes Received
    volume numbers are cool to look at, but not necessarily indicative of success. Calvin Johnson posted a 78/1331/12 line while his team went 0-16 and then had that monster 122/1964/5 line while his team went 4-12. You can still get numbers with your QB hucking it to you 200 times a year in garbage time.

    Not saying nothing, i'm just saying.
  7. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

    4,705 Messages
    592 Likes Received
    Remember RW11 he had stellar numbers in Detroit also, numbers can get over inflated when you are down a lot and all you have to is pass. 50 yard catch in garbage time when your team is down 17 is different than a 50 yard catch in a tight ball game. Law of averages say the more you throw the more yards your recievers will get. When the lions really sucked all they had was a passing attack so if you heave the ball up 50 times you are going to get big plays.
  8. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

    3,034 Messages
    1,536 Likes Received
    Dez-cepticon? Really? Is it really necessary to make Bryant a Transformer? And if it is, STARscream may be less of a reach.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

    33,179 Messages
    9,008 Likes Received
    Thanks.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the 'Megatron' nickname. I stinks, too, because neither 'Johnson' or 'CJ' is sufficiently specific to refer to him, either, but I ain't calling another adult 'Megatron.'
    ologan likes this.
  10. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

    12,973 Messages
    2,479 Likes Received
    Calvin Johnson had the likes of Shaun Hill throwing to him before Stafford got drafted and they were horrid all around. Dez's best year was also when Dallas went up-tempo and Romo was doing stuff on the fly. Dallas was still horrible last year in the first half of games, being amongst the worst in terms of production. The year Detroit madethe play-offs, CJ had 96 Rec and Burleson had 70 plus, meaning CJ wasn't taking away anything from his WRs when Detroit was clicking. The next year he had 122 and Burleson didn't even play half a season so Detroit had no threat outside of CJ and nobody could stop him.

    Please don't trivialize CJ because of Cowboys fandom. Dez is my favorite WR, but if you want to make all sortsf rationalizations regarding CJs numbers, the same can be done for Dez.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

    3,238 Messages
    1,152 Likes Received
    Did you guys even hear the entire interview? This was taken completely out of context and is why I don't like ESPN for anything other than live sporting events. You guys are perpetuating the perception based on this erroneous ESPN article. Only 1 poster, JohnKeys19, has had the intelligence to verify on his own.
  12. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

    2,989 Messages
    1,960 Likes Received
    The media really is sad, they're trying to actually make this into big deal. This is on the front page of ESPN right now - http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9...cowboys-not-good-calvin-johnson-detroit-lions
  13. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

    8,121 Messages
    1,552 Likes Received
  14. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

    2,989 Messages
    1,960 Likes Received
    Actually, it's the media as well. I just got done watching an ESPN show Sports Nation and it had Dez on it. He was on the segment, "winners and losers" ... Guess which one he was. He was under the "loser" section with a headline stating Dez has "insecurity" problems, RIDICULOUS.
  15. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

    3,034 Messages
    1,536 Likes Received
    Not exactly. Myself, and a couple others made mention of it as well in this very thread.


    But I agree. The majority of people are perpetuating the ESPN lies. God I'm really starting to hate that franchise. They have absolutely 0 integrity.
  16. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

    3,910 Messages
    305 Likes Received
    I always thought it was pretty asinine, myself.
    Idgit likes this.
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

    68,394 Messages
    8,544 Likes Received
    Well, to be fair. The actual ESPN article that is posted in the OP has his quotes. If folks actually read the article and not just the snippets, then they might not get "skip-tized" as this guy says on twitter.
    Ntegrase96 likes this.
  18. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

    3,259 Messages
    386 Likes Received
    Absolutely.

    Just a bunch of reports trying to make something out of nothing.

    Dez has to be careful.

    I like the guy, but he doesn't come across very steady on camera.

    He's a lot better catching passes than answering questions about where he stands against the greats of the game.

    He has no resume' yet.

    Dez..

    Go out and do something Championship..then get back in front of the camera.

    Not before.

    Same thing goes for Romo.

    Before he gets anymore over the top accolades about there he is in his first 100 games as a QB..

    Win some Championships.
  19. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

    8,121 Messages
    1,552 Likes Received
    :rolleyes:
    WoodysGirl likes this.
  20. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

    3,259 Messages
    386 Likes Received

Share This Page