Bowers’ health at the center of attention againby Gil Arcia June 26, 2014 Buccaneers’ defensive end Da’Quan Bowers has yet to live up to the promise and expectation that he came into the league with. Now on his third coaching staff, Bowers faces some of the same adversity he’s had since entering the league. Defensive line coach Joe Cullen earlier this month talked about how the former Clemson star would have to get into playing shape. We now know why he made those comments.On WXBT-AM in South Carolina, Bowers revealed he has been rehabbing his knee in which he had surgery on in December. Bowers added he has been working with the staff all offseason on preparing for the season, but does say he is not ready to go.“I’m definitely not 100 percent. But by the time fall camp comes I’ll be close to it,” Bowers said. “I’ve worked extensively with the training staff and I’ve practiced every day. I haven’t missed a practice, minicamp or OTAs. I’ve practiced every practice. I’ve gotten better each and every day. That’s something to build on. Just continue to get healthy and become a better player.”Head coach Lovie Smith called Bowers a “good football player” back in April. However, he also added that he needed to “prove it right now.” And not being 100 percent has set him back from proving anything to Smith.His future with the Buccaneers is clearly up in the air. Training camp may be Bowers’ final opportunity.The full audio of his interview, courtesy of WXBT-AM, is posted below. Bowers comes on around the 22-minute mark.link
Why is Bowers’ health still a discussion? He’s a certified bum. His game is PG = Pure Garbage. These goon reporters need to stop discussing his health, it just lends credence towards giving him more undeserved opportunities. Is Luke Stocker's health a topic of discussion anymore? No!!!! Stockers always hurt too, but the fact is hes a bum and we know hes a bum so nobody mentions his health as being a hindrance towards reaching his potential
I have no reason to believe the guy will ever improve and it doesn’t seem like he has a lot of desire to. If he did he’d actually show up to minicamp/training camp in shape. Dude was given a job that he didn’t earn last year and ended up losing it to the worst starting DE in the nfl.
Bowers looked his best during TC drills in his rookie season, and some flashes during that season and thats about it. Either he is one of the top 4 DEs on the team or he gets cut this year. thats the way it should be.
That would be ok if he was a rookie. This dude is going into year 4, I think "panning out" is in his rear view mirror. It was just a really bad gamble to draft him. He had Clowney type hype at one point. He was in the running to be the #1 pick in the draft. But medical issues scared off most teams by the time the draft rolled around. Dom gambled on him and it didn't work out. I think its time to cut him loose.
Have Lovie meet him in the parking lot. If he’s not looking like The Rock when he gets out of his car first day of training camp, then send him home. This dude has been injured or out of shape since day 1.
Injury prone bust that is going to be cut if he doesn’t get it together in a matter of weeks. Sucks we picked him and Clayborn when Cam Jordan was there but Dom said no.you expect this guy to be at 200% for the little he has done for us over the years.
Bowers was basically Clowney before they discovered the knee issue. It sucks for him. Kid was an all world talent who has bad limbs. Don’t know why this board always feels the need to pile on him. If he doesn’t make an impact in pre-season, he’s gone. His body can’t hold up.
Can you imagine working in corporate America? They hire you on your college resume with a big sign on bonus, nice base, bonus, car, etc. For four years you are always sick, disabled, and when you do come to work, you are hung over and too tired to work. It ain’t happening in the real world and certainly not in the NFL. AMF!
Can you imagine working in corporate America? They hire you on your college resume with a big sign on bonus, nice base, bonus, car, etc. For four years you are always sick, disabled, and when you do come to work, you are hung over and too tired to work. It ain't happening in the real world and certainly not in the NFL. AMF!
Its even worse than that. If he had a spotless college resume, then bombed in the NFL, you can say oh well, it happens. But every team knew he was damaged goods BEFORE the draft. And he was passed over 50 times in the draft. Terrible pick. If a team decided to roll the dice on him, it should of been in the 6th-7th round. Not burning a 2nd on him.
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