Coincidentally Terrance Williams Is Turning Into a Great Receiver And I'm Sure It Has Nothing To Do With Dez Bryant's Holdout
BSO- “He’s not only taken a tremendous leadership role in the group, really setting the example of how you do things, he’s expanded his route inventory,” wide receivers coach Derek Dooley said last month, via ESPNDallas.com. “He’s played X. He’s played Z. He’s played in the slot and every day he went out there and was the same player. Every route, every opportunity he had he took advantage of it. So he’s made a big jump this offseason.”
No. No way. It's not possible that a report about how much improvement Terrance Williams has show over the offseason could possibly be related to the well publicized Dez Bryant holdout. The timing is simply ironic, nothing more. Who didn't think the guy that caught 37 passes last year, while Bryant was drawing double teams, would completely transform into a player that could competently fill the role of a #1 WR overnight? Better bring those contract demands back down to earth Dez, Williams is slotting mighty nicely into your old role of "best wide receiver that currently has an interest in playing for the Cowboys". Looks like 83 really studied the old route tree this summer. Sure he still runs it slower, is about 20 pounds of muscle short, and has nowhere near the ball skills that Dez Bryant does. However, don't tell me he can't run to the exact same places on the football field that #88 can. He just does so in a less timely fashion. Plus, he's like, super good at being a leader, and everyone knows that always translates to at least 500 more yards per season.
I'm starting to love when teams do this, because they don't even try to be subtle anymore. Remember a month ago when the Lakers front office was talking about how Jahlil Okafor could be the next great Lakers big? When they basically called him the love child of Shaquille O'Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabar, with the versatility of Wilt Chamberlain's cock? Yeah, that Jahlil Okafor. The same one they passed on for D'Angelo Russell because all they were really looking to do was get Minnesota to buy into the hype and pick Okafor instead of Towns. I said it then, and it turned out to be true, and I'll say it now. This is just an obvious smokescreen. A ploy to increase the value of one player and denigrate the value of another player through the media. Granted, it's not going to work, just like it didn't work with Minnesota, but you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. If Dez takes even $1 less because Terrance Williams supposedly had the best offseason in the history of offseasons then I guess this report did it's job. However, I probably would have waited more than 20 hours to release it. People might accidentally think they are related or something...