STILLWATER — The concept of a dynamic duo conjures up a comic book sort of scenario.
Such scenarios typically call for a hero and sidekick.
Batman and Robin.
Green Hornet and Kato.
Boris and Natasha. OK, maybe not.
So, in the case of OSU's dynamic duo, Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, who's the hero and who's the sidekick?
Cowboys safety Markelle Martin offered his assessment.
“I would say Blackmon is the hero,” Martin said. “Sometimes Weeden will get into a little bind, a little trouble and he can just throw the ball up to Blackmon. And he'll save the day.
“He's that talented to be that kind of guy — save the offense, save a drive, save a quarterback.
“And that's what a hero does, he saves the day.”
Let the debate begin:
So, who really is the hero?
Weeden: “He's the hero and I'm the sidekick, no question about it. Justin does all the dirty work. He's the hero. He's a stud.”
Blackmon: “I would say I'm more of the sidekick. And Brandon is the super hero. He controls everything. I just do what he tells me to do.”
Your teammate Markelle Martin, seemingly a neutral observer, makes an interesting point.
Weeden: “Exactly. That's perfect. There were times last year when nothing was open and I'd just throw it in his vicinity and he'd be a hero and snag it and make a play. Markelle's right, no doubt about it.”
Blackmon: “I guess I never thought it about it that way. And that is a way to look at it. But Brandon is the man in charge. Wherever he throws that ball, that's where I'm going to be. It's like he throws the ball and I go fetch.”
OK, Brandon, if Justin's the hero, what about a costume?
Weeden: “He'd look good in a cape. He's got that physique, too. I can't see him wearing goggles or anything.”
Your turn, Justin, a hero outfit for Brandon?
Blackmon: “He needs the little Robin mask, with a cape as well.
But Robin's a sidekick.
Blackmon: “Oh, yeah. Well, it would have to be like Flash or something. He needs a hat, a cool facemask.”
Weeden: “Oh, so my face needs covering up?”