Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Cole Beasley is no Wes Welker
By James Walker
If any of you know this undrafted rookie, please raise your hand. Not many hands, huh?
Now that we got that out of the way, the rookie and backup receiver for the Dallas Cowboys recently had a lot to say about comparisons to New England Patriots Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker. To put it bluntly, Beasley doesn’t like them. That would be fine, except Beasley feels that way because he thinks he's better than Welker in several areas.
"I get tired of it a little bit because I feel like I have a little bit more speed than Wes Welker does," Beasley told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "He’s got a little bigger frame than me but I feel like I’ve got a little more versatility to my game than he does."
Faster than Welker? More versatile?
This is a lot of guff from a player who has yet to catch an NFL pass. Welker has caught at least 100 receptions in four of his past five seasons. Beasley should be ecstatic -- not "tired" -- of those comparisons.
On top of that, Beasley also took what appeared to be a subtle jab at Welker's big Super Bowl drop against the New York Giants in February.
"Oh yeah, you got to catch that one," Beasley said.
Who is this wiseguy?
Call me when Beasley catches 650 passes in the NFL and makes at least four Pro Bowls.