Dez Bryant Should ‘Keep It Real’ With Calvin Johnson Comparisons, Says Nate Burleson

Just so you know, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is not Calvin Johnson.

At least, that’s the buzz on Dez according to Detroit’s Nate Burleson. When Bryant compared himself to Megatron earlier this week on the air, apparently he ruffled some feathers.

“I believe I can do whatever he can do,” Bryant said.

Hold the phone there, Dez Bryant. You may be great but you’re not Megatron great, Burleson says.

“Listen, I like Dez,” Burleson told MLive. “I think he’s one of the best receivers in the game right now.”

“But he’s not Calvin Johnson. No way, no how. Sorry, Dez. Keep it real.”

So, Dez Bryant is not Calvin Johnson. In other news, Clark Kent is not Superman, cubic zirconium is not a “real” diamond and I can’t believe it’s not butter!

Apparently Dez Bryant—suspended a month ago for a throat-slashing gesture—needs to check his ego as well as his behavior. Bryant took to the toneless text world of Twitter to retort in what’s sure to be a wry voice.

Look out, Dez Bryant. Nate Burleson has backup. A guy you might know.

“I think that Johnson at Detroit has got to be the best receiver or best end target, if you want to put it like that, the best guy to go to right now in the league,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on KRLD-FM. “Dez can aspire to be that and has a chance to be that.”

The fact that Dez Bryant’s boss feels that Megatron is the superior receiver is irrelevant. In the ego-driven world of professional athletes, NFL wide receivers are the premier prima donnas. But honestly, can Dez Bryant and other athletes go out and compete believing anything other than the idea that they are the best? They might as well spot the other team points.

Did Dez Bryant overreach with his comments? Does Dez Bryant have the tools to compete with Calvin Johnson? Was Nate Burleson right about Dez Bryant?