Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant maintains that any drama attached to his comments earlier this week, that he believes he can do whatever the Lions’ Calvin Johnson can do, is manufactured. Not real. But Bryant still attempted to clear up what he meant in a conference call with media members from Detroit on Wednesday.
“I wasn’t comparing myself at all,” Bryant told them, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think a lot of people took it the wrong way. Clearly I said, there was no comparison. That is something that I do not do, I don’t compare myself with anybody. When you get to comparing yourself with others that’s when you start to have a downfall.
“What I was saying was that I can make cases and all of that. There are things that he can do that I can do but I wasn’t saying it as it was just me who was able to do it. I am pretty sure the next guy would say the same exact thing. I think it’s just a pride thing. Calvin Johnson set the standard, set the bar high for every wide receiver in the league. It’s, really, respect for him that he makes receivers like us go out there and try to be our best.”
Bryant was then asked if the man they call “Megatron”--who broke the record for receiving yards in a single season last year with 1,964--is the best receiver in the league today.
“Are you seriously going to ask me that question,” Bryant said. “He broke Jerry Rice’s record last year, that’s setting the bar for every receiver in the league. That’s what I’m saying.”
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