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Dez Bryant 'a kid that really needs guidance'

Oklahoma State's Pro Day is today and Dez Bryant is not participating, according to published reports.

Apparently Bryant is still not ready to run for the scouts after he skipped the workout portion of the Indianapolis Combine last month. Bryant cited a lingering hamstring problem at the Combine and apparently it is still not 100 percent. Remember also that Bryant has not played football since September of 2009 because he was suspended by the NCAA for lying to them.

Bryant's "handlers" are telling people the wide receiver will run at a private Pro Day later this month in his hometowm of Lufkin, Tex.

And I can hear the hand-wringing already from the skeptics: Oh my God, he's not working out again! He will surely be a bust!

Look, the same folks worried that Bryant will be a bust because he didn't work out at the Combine or at his Pro Day have zero criticism of the fact Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford didn't work out at the Combine and skipped Oklahoma's Pro Day on Tuesday.

Bradford will work out for team later this month and no one is ripping him about it, so spare me the drama.

But ...

There are a myriad other reasons to be seriously concerned about Bryant as a draft pick, and more specifically as a possible No. 12 pick in the first round to the Miami Dolphins.

And teams are definitely weighing those concerns as this report in the National Football Post shows. There are teams wondering about Bryant to the point that I spoke to one scout last week that wondered aloud if Bryant might not eventually be taken off the board of some teams, although not his own.

"One of the things I know we've done already is go beyond the field on this kid," the scout told me. "If you don't do that with him, you have no idea what you're getting and how to manage it. He's a kid that had trouble with his grades. He struggled to get eligible. But if you dig you find out it is not because he's stupid but partly because he lived in like three different homes growing up. He was sleeping on the floor some nights. He wasn't exactly nurtured, know what I mean? I can see how grades can suffer."

Anyone that does digging on Bryant will find out his mother had three children by the time she was 18 years old. At the age of 23, she had to give her kids up because she was busted for selling crack cocaine. She served 18 months.

Bryant's father?

No sign of him.

"He's a kid that really needs guidance," the scout told me. "Whatever team takes him is getting a player that has all the tools on the field. But whatever team takes him will have to do a lot of work to make sure he get on the field.

"He would be a good fit for a team that has a strong veteran receiver already on the roster that can take him under his wing. Frankly, it might also be smart to hire somebody to make sure he gets to practice and meetings on time. You might need someone to help him with the playbook. You'll have to watch him early on to teach him how to become a professional. He's nowhere near ready to be a professional right now. He might get there and there might be bumps along with the way. But if you're asking right now, he's not ready to be trusted off the bat in my opinion." 

That will not deter one team. Someone will invest a pick on Dez Bryant. His physical skills and potential are vast. Are the Miami Dolphins that team?

At No. 12?

[Update 2:15 p.m.: Information from Alabama's Pro Day coming in: NT Terrence Cody weighed in at 348-349 depending on whom you believe and did 32 reps of 225 pounds. Linebacker Rolando McClain ran a 4.74 time on some stopwatches in the 40-yard dash.]

[Update 4:15: Dolphins hosted no free agents on Wednesday.]


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mando has there been any play at all for olsen



whoever you are you ARE a Monumental P U S S Y!

Every one here knows it LIL B I T C H!



Never mind, you have a name.....


Whats up guys???

Gotta get up early for your A S S beating in the 3rd grade by a girl A?

I hope she beats your ass so bad you remember it till the day you die LIL B I T C H.

why u gettin mad PO White???

Was I talkin to you, OR WAS I TALKING TO YOU?


Po White???


What time is it over there Mosi?

He hasn't a clue. lol


Thats what I thought.

Very Very Weak dude, but we already know that A?

I figured it out with my 6th grade edumacation.

My name is Po White Trash, Not Dumn White Trash....


No to Bryant, he seems like a nightmare ready to happen. I think that we can find a good receiver in the 2nd round. I would prefer to take Graham. Once we can stop the run and pass then we can go looking for offense. Also, in the third we can take FS. The draft has quite a decent bunch at FS this year.

I think the truck stop is more your speed TD.

n is too close to the b.

Okay, I'm A lil dumb.

watching Marino play makes me think a few things..

1. I wish I was able to see him play live more often than the 1 time in '92

2. I wish he had Dez Bryant

4. I wish I still had access to the number 4

damn it

I will say this, I hate that Baseball field to this day. How many games have we lost to it....


Ya, on a serious note - I wonder how many tweaks to Danny's knee that could have been avoided if he wasn't playing in that mess. Damnit, he is a QB, not a mudder!

It would be nice if someday the Marlins had their own stadium, get rid if that dirt infield in the middle of the football field.


He won the heart and minds of Dolphins Nation.

If Parcells is going to take Dez Bryant, then why wouldn't he just trade for Marshall. He gets a proven NFL WR with the hope that he has learned from his mistakes. Bryant is equally risky and not proven. Those who believe Parcells won't go for Marshall because of the diva WR thing, then he certainly will not draft Bryant. NT or OLB is more likely.

Okay, so Antonio Bryant is gone (Cincy) and now Derrick Mason has re-signed with the Ravens. T.O. or Marshall? Anybody got a list of which other veteran WRs are available?

L. Coles anybody? At this point, I'd take him. He's still better than anyone else we've got (except maybe Hartline, but Coles is still faster).


With ya, saw him live on Monday night which we lost to the bills back in 92.


The best reply EVER!


lol Po, I saw them play IN Buffalo, when we won 37-10, I think it was, and where Louis Oliver ran back an INT for 103 yards!



it is amazing, I know the outcome of this game and I still get anxious and want to throw on my jersey and get all into it.

You know what that makes me realize?

It has been too long since I've felt that way..

This was down in Miami, we had the Lead in the 1st half and lost in the 2nd.

By the way, I think the dude having a baby boy should name his son Constantine.


You said a mouth full man.

Hate the one they show more than they should, Miracle at the Meadowlands. Broke up with a girlfriend over that game. She said come home, I said I gotta game to watch. LOL

People forget what a quick release Dan had. BTW Po, my old girlfriend had it. That's how I know.

Man, I used to hate the Bills back then as much as I hate the Jets today.

Wish you were at the game in Buffalo - I could have used the support.

Granny was trash talking me in her Bills earings.. at least until we took over. Then, when Oliver was running down the sideline and I was jumping up and down like an allstar cheerleader, the drunks behind me started shouting at me to shut the F up and sit the F down.

And we LOST!

God night to all the real folks here..

Lips, nite...

like we can turn our nose up at any gifted WR. we had to be the first team in 30 plus years to start 2 white boys at WR, and neither on of them are difference makers. i'm tired of average WR's

You know, EZ disease. The Chinese doctor was the only one to figure it out.

night Po!

Am out too - night folks..

Hilarious, you can’t tell folks now that you hated Kelly and the bills more than The jets of today. Funny how times change. Don’t mind the bills much anymore and the Jets were non players back then. LOL

Well, I hated the Bills cause they beat us in the playoffs too often.

I hate the Jets cause they are the Jets.

I bought a DVD of the 1982 Dolphins/Chargers playoff game - the AJDuhe/hook and lateral/KillerBs/Joe Rose/Bruce Hardy/Jimmy Cefalo/Blackwood Brothers/best game of alllll time? It had been recorded on some Chicago station on VHS and some dude had put it directly onto DVD, Aries K commercials and all. My Dad had never seen it and so I bought it last year after we were out of the playoffs and he and I sat down on is birthday last February and watched it. He didn't know the outcome and I think it was the most excited I've ever seen him since he moved to Florida and we've been watching every season together (about 20 years). Even though the Fins lost, it is still my favorite game ever (I didn't start watching the Fins until I moved to Florida that year).

To see the look on my Dad's face as he got into that game at age 78 the same way I did when I was 13 years old is a priceless memory for me. It was as though we were watching live.

Damn the Dolphins have broken my heart for a lot of years but they've brought me an incredible amount of joy.

Could not of said it better.

We will win one before I die and it will be the Greatest day of my Life, Not an over statement.

Hope I got 40 years...


We will get one in the next 5 years Po

Defense! I want snot bubbles coming out of Mark Sanchez and Tom Brady all year. Eff Rex Ryan!

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