Maybe it’s his new big, fat contract, the new coaching staff or just the typical optimism that runs rampant throughout the league at this point of the year. Whatever the reason, we once again got to see WR Dwayne Bowe in his most comfortable setting: star of “The Bowe Show”.
The show was one of the most popular programs in Kansas City, but had been off the air for quite some time. After Wednesday’s practice, it came back with a vengeance talking about just how good he and RB Jamaal Charles could be.
“(Charles) is going to lead the league in rushing this year and I’m going to lead the league in receptions and touchdowns,” Bowe said.
The main reason why the receiver is so sure the Chiefs offense is finally going to turn things around? Head Coach Andy Reid, of course. A man Bowe already feels comfortable calling my by his nickname, of course.
“Big Red, he’s demanding perfection,’’ Bowe said. “If you want to be a championship team, that’s what you’ve got to demand. Guys are coming out here and minimizing mistakes every day, so that’s a step toward being great.”
No one seems to enjoy being great as much as Bowe. Unfortunately we rarely got to see him bask in greatness much with the lack of an NFL caliber quarterback throwing to him last season. He only topped 100 yards twice and found the end zone just three times in 13 games.
Most of us can agree there’s no need for any player to jump around and point to the name on their jersey during a two-win season. But I think this offense will be best served by bringing a very high level of swag, if you will, into training camp and carry that through the preseason and regular season.