Let’s Enjoy Austin Without All the Comparisons

StarStruck GraphicsMiles Austin definitely stole the spotlight on Sunday. He did more than his share, helping the Cowboys trounce the Falcons.

However, one thing is really bugging me. I’ve heard people say he’s the new Michael Irvin, I even read an article claiming he is T.O. with smile.

Give Miles Austin his credit for what he has worked hard to accomplish. There is not much about Miles that reminds me of Irvin or Owens. In fact, not to belittle either of those superstars, but Austin did something they never did… and he did it as a #2 receiver. He currently holds the franchise record for receiving yards in a single game. Of course Irvin and Owens hold their own franchise records. Which essentially proves my point even further.

I know people are just excited and happy about the win and the hope that Austin brings for the Cowboys and I love it! I love when the fans get pumped up and enthusiastic.

I’m sure Miles would feel honored to be compared to such great professional players, but I’d also bet he would be the first to tell you he is nothing like them.

Forget the three different personalities and egos, their playing styles are nothing alike. Not to mention, you may be getting a little bit ahead of yourselves.

There’s nothing wrong with being compared to the likeness of football greats, so maybe I am overreacting.

Either way great work Miles keep it up, we are very proud of you!

Oh yeah, and for the record I never got into the whole “The New Triplets” thing with Romo, Owens and Barber a few years ago. We need to make new memories and dynasties. Embrace the past and learn from it, but don’t try to recreate it, it never works out right.

Comments
  1. NAtt

    Great Post Kelly! dont get me wrong I was a Mike fan but lets just let Miles do his thing and quit comparing him =) >>COWBOYS UP<<

  2. C Moore

    Great Post Kelly!! I’ve always been the first to say that we as fans need to let the superstars of today be their people, and play their own way! Romo isn’t Aikman or Staubach, Barber isn’t Smith, Austin and Owens were and are not Irvin. Let these Dallas Cowboys create their own dynasties and be great!! The stars of the past and the memories they brought us all will always be in our hearts, no doubting that. We need to let go, let this current team, lead us back to the promise land. GO COWBOYS!

  3. April

    I love it Kelly!!! This is a New Day..Lets Make New Memories by learning from the past but not living in it. I love it..Thanks for this post.

  4. Nobody has ever won anything by looking backwards. The future is ahead of us, so lets focus on that and move forward on our way to another championship. Hopefully 15 years from now people will look back and say that receiver is so great he reminds me of Miles Austin.