Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is considered the second best receiver in the league by most. He, however, thinks he is more level with Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, considered the best receiver in the league.
“I think Calvin’s the best at what he [does]. I think I’m the best at what I do,” Bryant said. “I believe I can do whatever he can do.”
Veteran Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson scoffed at the notion that Bryant was as good as Megatron, or capable of doing what Johnson does.
“Listen, I like Dez. I think he’s one of the best receivers in the game right now,” Burleson said. “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.”
Those comments already got back to Bryant, who is vowing to be more careful with his words.
“I see I have to be extra careful about what I say,” Bryant said, via his Twitter account.
You can’t really compare Bryant and Calvin Johnson’s stats because Johnson has played one less game. He sat out with a knee injury and played in a limited role one week. Bryant has 42 catches for 569 yards and six touchdowns, while Johnson has 33 catches for 492 yards and six touchdowns as well.