Dez Bryant has come out in opposition to the recent rule change which stipulates that, as of the 2013 season, all players must wear thigh and knee pads--and we can’t decide whether we’re surprised or not.
We’re not surprised, because Bryant has never been one to wear a lot of leg padding. However, we’re a little surprised, because Bryant suffered a deep thigh bruise on a punt return in week one of last season that caused him to miss a game (and, he admits, affected him for most of the rest of the season).
Considering, one might assume that the rule change would be welcomed by Bryant. But not so.
"I just think it's a mind thing," Bryant said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I'm pretty sure everybody don't want it. I feel like ... nobody wants that. That sucks. For the most part, I feel like it should be our decision of what we want to do."
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