Dez Bryant really wants to be clear that he never said he was going to record 2,000 receiving yards in a season. He simply said it was possible.
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver has used Twitter the last two days to defend comments he made in a Tuesday article on ESPNDallas.com.
Bryant told the website that he could “potentially” be the first player to record 2,000-receiving yards in a single season, but added that stats don’t mean anything to him if the Cowboys are not “strapping up for the playoffs.”
ESPN’s Skip Bayless (aka Wimp Brainless on The Boys Are Back blog) obviously didn’t read the story, tweeting Wednesday: “Just when I thought it was safe to trust the ‘maturing’ Dez, he makes a ‘me’ statement about 2K yds instead of a ‘we’ about making playoffs.”
Bryant got wind of Bayless’ comment and responded Wednesday with the following tweets:
“My bad skip I forgot you and your buddy get paid to twist up stories whenever you already know the truth.”
“Correction…i was asked a question.. i didn’t predict anything…basically all i said was it was possible.”
Bryant is coming off his best NFL season, finishing with 92 catches for 1,382 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Courtesy: Jon Machota | Special Contributor | Dallas Morning News
ZoneBlitz.com says: Dez Bryant isn’t perfect, but Skip Bayless is one of the most self-important douchebags in sports journalism.
Nathan Adams says: Some day, Some place, Skip Bayless is going to get his ass handed to him for his big mouth!
Lars Hedegaard says: I agree with Nathan. Skip is a big mouth and really never has anything to say worth listening too!
John Leonard says: Thanks, Zone. You saved me the trouble of posting the same sentiment.