Sense of entitlement for Kevin Ogletree?
August, 5, 2010
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
SAN ANTONIO – Kevin Ogletree kept making plays a year ago in the Alamodome, when he was fighting for a roster spot.
AP Photo/Tony GutierrezKevin Ogletree showed promise last year but has struggled during training camp.
For some reason, he doesn’t seem to have the same sense of urgency in his next training camp.
The Cowboys still like Ogletree’s potential and believe he was a steal as an undrafted free agent. He showed his promise by making plays in a limited role as a rookie. Other than Dez Bryant, there might not be a more explosive receiver on the roster. He will be on the 53-man roster.
However, if Ogletree wants a significant role this season, he better flip the switch soon.
Ogletree has dropped too many balls this camp. He has failed to fight for the ball too many times. An example came on a crossing route during Thursday morning’s practice, when he allowed undrafted rookie cornerback Bryan McCann to knock the ball out of his hands.
There’s talk among Cowboys sources that Ogletree has a sense of entitlement. You’d think a guy would at least need to hit the double-digit mark in career receptions before that happens.
Even with the Cowboys’ depth at receiver, Ogletree has the ability to contribute to a Super Bowl contender. He just doesn’t appear to have the right attitude.