Let’s settle this on the field.
Before his game with the Denver Broncos a few weeks ago, Cowboys wide reciever Dez Bryant recently said that Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thoms is “the best at what he do and I’m the best at what I do.”
The Detroit Lions host the Cowboys on Sunday, which prompted Bryant to make a similar statement about Detroit’s Calvin Johnson during an interview on 103.3 KESN-FM. Bryant pretty much said that he believes can do whatever Johnson can.
That didn’t sit well with Johnson’s fellow wide receiver Nate Burleson.
“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.”
Burleson, who is out with a broken arm, called Johnson – perennially the first wide receiver taken in virtually every fantasy football draft – a “living legend.”
Bryant got wind about his comments and Burleson’s retort because he tweeted the following on Tuesday:
“I see I have to be extra careful about what I say.”
Normally, two receivers can’t settle a war of words on the field. But in Johnson’s case, he doubles as a defensive back on Hail Mary plays into the end zone.
The tale of the tape gives the 6-foot-5 Johnson a slight reach advantage over Bryant. But because of Johnson’s recurring knee problems, Bryant gets the nod in vertical leaping ability.
Now someone just tell Cowboys QB Tony Romo to chuck one up before halftime and see who wins.