All this stuff we have been reading about Dez Bryant, well he thinks it’s foolish. Recently Dez Bryant has gone through the typical scrutiny that a select handful of NFL prospects go through every year around draft time. Some of it is actual news, and the rest is just the media trying to get their precious web hits. Some people who follow these talking heads blindly might point out that the reporters are just doing their job. But now days with websites like Twitter and Face Book it’s like an adult version of the children’s game, "Pass It On." Bryant says he brought 6 pairs of cleats but didn’t have his cleats he feels most comfortable in, and the next thing you know your reading on some blog or Twitter that he forgot his cleats to his own work out. There’s a big difference between the two.
I don’t want the Bucs to draft him at the #3 spot, but if for some reason we trade down and end up taking Bryant I won’t be complaining. Dez mentions the scrutiny Randy Moss went through and how he is now one of the best players in the NFL. Which is true, and there have been plenty of players who went through the same drama and ended up very productive players in the NFL. And some deserved the criticism they received, such as testing positive for marijuana before the draft. But what has Dez Bryant really done that has caused such slandering of his name? He lied to a NCAA official about his workouts with Deion Sanders. But it’s clear he just made a stupid mistake by lying since the NCAA never found any wrong doings with his connections to Sanders. People make mistakes, and yes it was dumb but as Bryant says he believes he has received more criticism than even players who have had run-ins with the law.
Don’t think this is some sort of homerism. I am just tired of players, or people in general getting bashed by the media. I can understand on a competitive level disliking a player, I can understand being tired of a player. What I don’t understand is why everyone puts these celebrities/players on a pedestal. Are you so perfect that you can’t understand someone made a mistake whether they said something dumb, or made a bad decision? If everything you ever said or did was under a magnified glass how would you feel if you became known as that person who said that one stupid comment, or made that one mistake? I am not pointing out anyone here at Buc’em, It just seems like a popular trend lately and if we end up with a player like Bryant, I hope we are not that type of fan base. I’ll leave you with Bryant’s own words on the matter and if you want to read the entire article go here.
Whenever somebody gets the wrong impression about somebody—not just me, about anybody—I don’t like that at all because I just feel like that’s not right," Bryant said.
"I’ve never spoke my mind. I just sit back and listen. But now I just feel like it just went too far."