Hansen Style: Dez's shoulder pads situation

Hansen Style: Dez's shoulder pads situation

Credit: AP

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant smiles as he poses for a photograph by a fan as others ask for autographs following a practice on the opening day of Cowboys training camp, Saturday, July 24, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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by DALE HANSEN

WFAA.com Sports

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 29 at 4:56 PM

it was only a matter of time   ...  and now that time is here  -    cowboys rookie receiver dez bryant refuses to honor that old tradition of the hazing all rookies go through   -  
 
rookies have been carrying the pads of veterans for years  -    singing at supper  -   buying dinner when they're out and about  ...   and dez bryant won't do it
 
tells roy williams he won't carry his shoulder pads   -    heck i'm not sure roy williams can carry dez bryant's shoulder pads
 
but i've always thought it was only a matter of time before some rookie wasn't going to play along  -   when you pay these 1st round picks the money the cowboys and nfl teams do  -    when they get the praise from media and fans they do   -   i'm actually a little surprised they've played the game as long as they have
 
it is a right of passage all rookies have gone through   ...   but training camps are different now  -  a lot different  -  and maybe this is going to be yet another change
 
or dez bryant is yet another diva wide receiver  -   which is actually redundant
 
why is it always the wide receiver that's the biggest diva on the team  ??   seriously  -   it's about the easiest position to play and most of 'em act like it's the most impossible of jobs  -   really ??
 
they can't be touched 5 yards down the field  ...  they catch a ball a quarterback throws with guys in his face  ..   after being protected by linemen who wrestle with other huge lineman  ...  and the receiver thinks he's special ?
 
really ? 

dale

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