"That's the other part of being a receiver," Witten said. "He understands, 'Hey, I'm a go-to guy.' And you know that he wants to be really, really good."
Bryant is still having some of those ill-advised moments, like a play against Cleveland where he easily could have run for a first down and inexplicably stepped out of bounds a yard short when defenders closed in. Afterward, he acknowledged he wasn't sure where the first-down marker was, although he was also trying to follow the advice of coaches not to always take on tacklers.
Three weeks ago, he followed his second 100-yard game of the season with one catch in a big Sunday night game at Atlanta.
"I'm hoping he disappears," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said with a laugh. "No, he's a tremendous athlete. I think everybody knows that."
The question is whether he can be that go-to guy — all the time.
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