Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/27/13
Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin is a huge fan of Dez Bryant, to say the least. He sat down with ESPN's Tim McMahon and heaped much praise on Bryant's physical gifts and looks forward to watching him this season. When asked if he thought Bryant is better than he was in his heyday, he replied "What do you mean? I look at him and say, that’s what I used to pray for. I used to pray for that! I used to pray, ‘Why didn’t you give me this?’ Absolutely! “What I was great at we can teach. We can teach thinking through the game, consistent route running. We can teach [that]. What he has, you can only hope and pray that God has blessed you with it. That’s the difference.” Bryant, as we know, dons Irvin's old jersey number, something that makes him glow with pride. “I absolutely enjoy it. I enjoy watching it. People always say, ‘Man, Michael,’ – in the beginning, they’d say, ‘Why’d you let him wear that number?’ Are you joking? Every time he makes a play, I get to relive all of my moments. Drew Pearson told me that once. He said, ‘Every time you make a play, I get to relive my stuff.’ You know? “I love watching him play, and I love the way he plays. He plays with that intensity. He has that ability to take it to another level, and that’s what we’re all hoping for."
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