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Old 02-11-2013, 09:10 AM  
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Will Dwayne Bowe's baggage scare teams away?

Will Dwayne Bowe's baggage scare teams away?


By Gregg Rosenthal
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Published: Feb. 11, 2013 at 09:59 a.m.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.

Conventional wisdom says there should be three top receivers available in free agency this year: Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, and Dwayne Bowe.

They each have the skills to be a "No. 1" target but they also have some knocks against them. Jennings is coming off an injury-plagued year. Wallace is a speed merchant that hasn't exactly developed into a complete receiver. Bowe's downside is harder to define.

"I am scared to death of Dwayne Bowe," one scout told SI.com's Peter King. "Like him a lot, but not sure what we'd be buying if we signed him. Too much baggage."

Bowe didn't have the best reputation early in his days after getting drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. His propensity for drops matched his up-and-down effort. (And up-and-down weight.) Bowe has mostly avoided negative headlines the last two seasons, but his reputation for selfish behavior clearly still persists.

I have little doubt Bowe will get paid big bucks regardless. King mentions Jennings, Wallace, and Brian Hartline as this year's biggest receiver targets, but Bowe has the most well rounded skill set of any one of them. He's put up big numbers despite shaky quarterback play, even if Bowe is the master at garbage time production.

The biggest concern here is how Bowe will react to earning big money. He's played his best the last two years while playing for a new contract. He won't get Vincent Jackson money, but Bowe should do very well even if he scares some teams to death.


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Old 02-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #61
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Good hope he does scare other teams away even though this is a bullshit article.


I don't even know what baggage they are talking about? He comes to play on sunday.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #62
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You want to talk about baggage? How about Jared Allen's drinking? Does he still have baggage with that?

It's been 3 ****ing years since the "importing women" comment. JFC. Enough with this garbage.
yeah, but did you forget about that time when he pointed at his name on his jersey? FTMFW!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #63
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yeah, but did you forget about that time when he pointed at his name on his jersey? FTMFW!
Or at least the 3 times he dropped the ball in the endzone for a go ahead score
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:57 PM   #64
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Or at least the 3 times he dropped the ball in the endzone for a go ahead score
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:59 PM   #65
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The tards that complain about Bowe's drops never mention his great catches.

He has FAR more great plays than drops.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #66
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The tards that complain about Bowe's drops never mention his great catches.

He has FAR more great plays than drops.
Nor will they address that he's really just middle of the road in terms of drops. There are a lot of great WRs out there that drop a lot of passes. Welker, Calvin Johnson, Marshall, Cruz, Dez, Demaryius, Wayne and A.J. Green all had double digit drops this year. Bowe had 6...granted he didn't play the full season.

The more balls you get thrown your way, the more you are gonna drop. It's as simple as that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:13 PM   #67
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I think Bowe's 'focus problems' were more of an early career thing and the stigma has followed him.

What I rarely see people mention is that Bowe is one of the better, if not the best, sideline pass catcher I see in the NFL. I mean catching sideline throws and tip toeing those two feet in. A good QB could do so much damage with a guy who possesses feet like that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #68
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You can gobble on his knob all you wish but count me out. Granted he's overall the best wide receiver Kansas City has had in a long time, however, I seem to remember more drops in clutch moments in the end zone than game winners.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #69
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The tards that complain about Bowe's drops never mention his great catches.

He has FAR more great plays than drops.
Maybe because the drops he has are more memorable. I don't give a crap if the wide receiver makes a 100 beautiful catches in a season if he drops easy ones that could win games in the end zone.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #70
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #71
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Maybe because the drops he has are more memorable. I don't give a crap if the wide receiver makes a 100 beautiful catches in a season if he drops easy ones that could win games in the end zone.
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You can gobble on his knob all you wish but count me out. Granted he's overall the best wide receiver Kansas City has had in a long time, however, I seem to remember more drops in clutch moments in the end zone than game winners.
Two completely asinine posts.
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I think Bowe's 'focus problems' were more of an early career thing and the stigma has followed him.

What I rarely see people mention is that Bowe is one of the better, if not the best, sideline pass catcher I see in the NFL. I mean catching sideline throws and tip toeing those two feet in. A good QB could do so much damage with a guy who possesses feet like that.
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Nor will they address that he's really just middle of the road in terms of drops. There are a lot of great WRs out there that drop a lot of passes. Welker, Calvin Johnson, Marshall, Cruz, Dez, Demaryius, Wayne and A.J. Green all had double digit drops this year. Bowe had 6...granted he didn't play the full season.

The more balls you get thrown your way, the more you are gonna drop. It's as simple as that.
Stop. You are going to confuse them with facts.
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Bowe has put up stud numbers with absolute shit at QB and yet the dumbasses still bitch and moan about a few drops that they blow out of proportion.
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