Josh Norman Explains Why Dez Bryant is a Fake Tough Guy Who Fell Off
There is no other division in football that brings the drama quite like the NFC East year in and year out. With the addition of CB Josh Norman, the drama got even more intense, and it’s guaranteed to be must-see TV for years to come as he faces WR Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. multiple times each season.
During a sit-down interview with Bleacher Report, Norman explained why Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is a fake tough guy and how he doesn’t have that ‘wow’ factor about him.
Let’s get into a little word association with receivers. Dez Bryant?
That’s a guy. Just a guy. Dez was Dez in 2012, ’13, ’14. Maybe ’14. Now? He’s a guy.
There’s no specific aspect to his game that pops? He’s bland?
He doesn’t “wow” you. For me, he don’t. For other guys, he probably will do the worst to them because he’ll bully them. But you can’t bully a bully. You know what I’m saying? That’s why his game doesn’t resonate to me.
So he comes across as a “fake tough guy?”
That’s what I mean. That’s his game: to bully. But how can you bully a bully? You’re the real bully out there.
If anything, it’s the other way around. I don’t bully people. I have conversations with people.
So what was your conversation with Dez Bryant then?
He’s trying to be a tough guy and that’s not him. That’s not how you play ball. The media really created this “talk trash” with me. I don’t really talk to these guys. They’re talking to themselves. I just play them. And then they get a little snippet of me having a conversation with them and blast it on ESPN. So now when I go up against people, the coaches tell them: “Don’t talk to Josh! He’ll get in your head!” My coaches think I have this magic wand and just automatically make these people do something crazy.
Buckle up, folks. It’s going to be a great season.