Published: June 16th, 2010 | Tags: Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, David Garrard, Dez Bryant, Gil Brandt, Jacksonville Jaguars, Josh Brown, Lance Briggs, LeGarrette Blount, LenDale White, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Wes Welker
Rookie WR Dez Bryant has been the best of OTAs and the worst of OTAs, according to the Dallas Morning News.
At his best, he has exhibited rookie of the year talent. At other times, he looks like a rookie while struggling to run routes.
NFL sage Gil Brandt talked about Bryant during his chat on Tuesday morning.
“I think the first key is getting Dez signed and in camp on time,” Brandt wrote. “That is the key. I don’t think Dez will have a year like that. I think he does have a chance to catch around 50 passes and about seven or eight touchdowns, which is pretty good as a rookie.”
And in speaking extensively with Brandt, he is really high on Miles Austin. Because he was upset that I was able to get Austin in our fantasy league.
Some other notes bouncing Around the Web on a Wednesday morning.
- Jaguars QB David Garrard is a leader both on and off the field, according to the Florida Times Union. So don’t expect him to be in any high-profile police blotters. “I think you can look back to the old saying that there is nothing good that can happen after 12 [midnight],” Garrard said. “If they could really stick to that. That would help a lot of people. Even when I’ve stayed up late, whatever it was, I’m always thinking to myself, ‘I wish I had just went to dinner and gone home.’ “
- The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup and a couple of high-profile Bears have taken note. Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune that they are inspired by the Blackhawks’ playoff run and would like to do the same for the Bears fans.
- A number of St. Louis players talked to the Post-Dispatch about the upcoming conference realignment in college football. Kicker Josh Brown sad he is sad to see Nebraska’s rivalries go away, but he’s still a fan.
- Titans rookie RB LeGarrette Blount told the Nashville City Paper that he wants to fill departed LenDale White‘s role with the team. What’s that, ballooning up on tequila and mouthing off? Oh, the power running game. That’s a better goal.
- The Boston Globe reports that WR Wes Welker has looked impressive during recent workouts. Welker was ‘chopping his feet and exploding’ while working on screens.