Superstar-in-his-mind receiver Dez Bryant tussled with teammate J.J. Wilcox at a recent Dallas Cowboys scrimmage. Evidently Bryant objected to Wilcox doing his job by putting a lick on Bryant. So if Bryant catches a pass on Wilcox, does that mean Wilcox should take a swing at him? Just asking.
Bryant made comments afterward that suggested he was not bothered by the scuffle and considered it to be one of those things that happen in training camp, like heat-related puking or something.
“J.J. put a nice hit on me,” the receiver said. “He pissed me off, but at the end of the day, I loved it. I told him, ‘Keep it coming.’ Hopefully the rest of the guys on that defense – not only the defense, but the offense and the whole team – feed off of that. That’s what it takes to win. That’s what we need to win. You’ve got to have that passion and that love for the game.”
So when Dez fights his teammates it’s actually motivation. It’s actually him showing that he’s a great teammate and just wants the team to be better.
Weird, but that’s always the excuse when Bryant acts up. It’s his passion and love for the team momentarily short circuiting his good sense. When other guys say it, you just shrug. When Bryant says it about himself, you have to shake your head and wonder what planet this guy lives on.