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Rice: Dez Bryant's 'head' holding him back

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09:25 AM ET 06.16 | Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice recently compiled a list of the top six NFL receivers under the age of 26. During an episode of ESPN's NFL Live this week, Rice revealed his rankings, which included the Cowboys' Dez Bryant. "I had a chance to meet this guy in Dallas and he's a humongous receiver," Rice said of the 23-year-old Bryant. "If he can get his head on straight, Tony Romo's going to look for him more and they're going to be incredible out on the football field."

Dallas Morning News

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June 16, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Yes..it is all about the head with this guy, but that was known on his draft day.

June 16, 2012  09:30 AM ET

So who were the other 5? Just curious.

June 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Wonder who else is on the list?

June 16, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So who were the other 5? Just curious.

"Rice's other five in alphabetical order: Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown (23), New York Giants' Victor Cruz (25), Cincinnati's A.J. Green (23), Minnesota's Percy Harvin (24) and Atlanta's Julio Jones (24)."

June 16, 2012  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Let's see if I can make this work..

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June 16, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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bassackwards

June 16, 2012  09:58 AM ET

On the subject of 'heads', that's Justin Tuck's new helmet...Facemask designed to prevent grabbing.

June 16, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

On the subject of 'heads', that's Justin Tuck's new helmet...Facemask designed to prevent grabbing.

It actually looks pretty cool.

June 16, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

bassackwards

Kinda "Rollerball" looking

June 16, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

It actually looks pretty cool.

True, but it still reminds me of the grill of a 1967 Camaro.

June 16, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

True, but it still reminds me of the grill of a 1967 Camaro.

I wonder if it's useful in minimizing concussions?

June 16, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I wonder if it's useful in minimizing concussions?

Doubt it. It's a typical player selection. According to the article, the helmet servers two purposes: 1) harder to grab the facemask, and; 2) gives Tuck what he wants in a helmet, something that looks different than everyone else's.

June 16, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Jerry's probably right, but with all due respect he doesn't have Montana or Young throwing balls his way !!!!

June 16, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

On the subject of 'heads', that's Justin Tuck's new helmet...Facemask designed to prevent grabbing.

very cool looking, but it seems like it would be hard to see out of...

June 16, 2012  10:23 AM ET

Dez Bryant = Future HOF'er

June 16, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dez Bryant = Future HOF'er

Quite possible..

June 16, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dez Bryant = Future HOF'er

Isn't everyone.....

June 16, 2012  10:26 AM ET

No one else should be allowed into the HOF until Ray Guy is there.

June 16, 2012  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Isn't everyone.....

They use that quote so much it kinda tarnishes all the HOF'ers. Like it SOOOO easy to be one, Media can tear down all accomplishments.

 
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