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Kitna: Bryant's "Violence" Sets Him Apart

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    As a writer, your job is (in part) to accurately describe what you see; to find the right series of words to describe this or that player, this or that turn of events, and so forth. To this end, with respect to rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant, it seems that veteran quarterback Jon Kitna may have outdone all of us, not with an obscure word, but a simple, and fitting one.

    Kitna recently described Bryant’s style as a receiver as “violent,” which, I swear, was on the tip of every writers’ tongue, and had been since Bryant’s first reception. But, to Kitna, Bryant, after the catch, looks not like a legendary wide receiver, someone like Michael Irvin or Jerry Rice, but a legendary running back--someone like Walter Payton, who would, in his day, employ a vicious stiff-arm against any defender audacious enough to come within arm’s length.

    “It’s almost as if people around him are irrelevant
    ,” Kitna said, per ESPN Dallas. “His goal is to get to the goal line and if you just happen to be in the way, you’re in the way. He’s kind of like Adrian Peterson out there. ...

    “That’s pretty violent. It’s hard for me to even think about that. It’s like a Walter Payton mentality.”

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