After spending his day giving football advice at the Legends Football Camp is Sioux Falls, Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe said that he is ready to turn the page after a tumultuous 2009 season.
“It’s going to give me a chance to remodel my career,” said Bowe, a 6-2, 220-pound LSU alum whose physical ability at receiver is distinctive even by NFL standards. “I’m bigger, faster and stronger now – and I did it the right way. I really think it is going to end up saving my career.”
Bowe was out of shape going into training camp last year for first-year coach Todd Haley and never quite caught up to where he’d been.
This year will be different, Bowe says. Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, a highly respected offensive guru with New England before failing with the Fighting Irish, is the Chiefs’ new offensive coordinator.
“Charlie Weis is dangerous,” Bowe said. “The whole mini-camp and the OTAs, the offense has been clicking like crazy. Matt Cassell is doing well and the draft choices are looking great – I can’t wait for the season to start.”
He also had some advice for the older folks in his vicinity at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.
“Take D-Bowe in your fantasy league,” he said, laughing. “I guarantee I won’t let you down.”
Not that it means anything in the long run, but it is nice to see Bowe out and about doing and saying all the right things.
He was completely embarrassed last year and had no one to blame but himself. Unlike Larry Johnson before him, Bowe actually seems to recognize that he was at fault meaning he really could use 2010 to mature.
We’ve seen some incredible flashes from Bowe throughout his young career. Can you imagine how good he could be if he kept his head in the game all season long?
The Bowe Show could be a lot of fun to watch.