Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has a ton of potential and was drafted by the team because of the ridiculous amount of potential he has. He has a sick combination of size, speed and athleticism, but has big-time question marks about his character and question marks about his hands.
During OTAs today, he let a ball slip through his hands and head coach Mike Tomlin was not having it.
Here is what transpired on the field:
Mike Tomlin to Martavis Bryant after letting bullet from Ben slip through hands on a slant in end zone: "I can get a 5-9 guy to do that."
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 10, 2014
Bryant can’t let the ball slip through his hands in that situation. Down near the goal line is when he should excel.
There are plenty of prospects that are trying to make a roster that will bring that pass in and make that play. Bryant needs to be the receiver to make that play for the Steelers.
The pressure is on him to rise up to reach the potential that people see in him. He has a solid cast around him on offense and has an excellent coaching staff to bring him to that level. He needs to put in the effort to become the player that everyone else sees.
If he touches that potential, LOOK OUT!