Dez Bryant irate video of him dropping footballs went viral (vid)
Dez Bryant didn’t mince words when expressing his anger over a video showing him dropping footballs going viral.
Footage originally posted to Twitter on Tuesday by Bleacher Report showed the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver dropping consecutive passes while catching footballs fired by a JUGS machine.
Dez dropped it (via @fishsports) https://t.co/KDQjedKEJY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2016
Since it was posted, the video has been retweeted over 2,800 times. It has been viewed over 650,000 times on Vine.
And Bryant isn’t happy about it. In fact, he blasted Bleacher Report during an interview this week with Mike Fisher of 105.3 the Fan for not providing any context to the video.”But what (Bleacher Report’s) dumba– don’t understand is the speed level was sky-high,” he said. “About 60. (And five yards away from the JUGS machine instead of a slower speed from 10 yards). Everybody can do it with concentration. If it was set on the regular level I woulda caught all of ‘em. But that’s not the purpose of the drill. But I guess before their dumba– decides — you can write ‘dumba–’ three times — before they decide they want to make a joke, they need to get all the facts before they come after somebody.’’Here’s a video posted by Fisher that more clearly shows Bryant’s performance during the drill.
.@DezBryant attacks JUGS machine. Move closer. Miss a few. Adjust. Succeed. Crazy. @1053thefan pic.twitter.com/xNhSQn3haQ
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) August 2, 2016
As noted by CBS Sports, Bryant caught six of 11 balls during the drill.
Fisher mentioned to Bryant during the interview that he seems to take criticism too personally. Bryant disagreed.
“I’m just focusing in the things I need to focus on: My team and myself. Just trying to get us back. I don’t give too much of a damn about anything else. Once I’m throwing up that ‘X’ in the end zone, that’s all anybody’s gonna give a damn about — including Bleacher Report.’’
Reports earlier this week indicated Bryant remains rusty after undergoing offseason surgeries but he’s eager to return to “beast mode.” It looks like the fiery wide receiver is just that when it comes to firing back at critics.