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Old 02-11-2013, 08:10 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, 11:09 PM   #136
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #137
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And a picture of a WR dropping a ball is a rare thing to see indeed. Why don't you post a picture of a hitter popping up.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 AM   #138
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It's amazing how long it took us to find a great wr... and now people want to ship him out like great wr's are a dime a dozen.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:17 AM   #139
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And that was a big drop.

He does drop the ball.

JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER WR IN THIS LEAGUE.

JDiddy is just being a little bitch about it.

He's not the only one, though.
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Nice guy and all, perhaps has TONS of talent, but in the end there were enough instances where balls were dropped that either lead to the conclusion that he actually isn't as talented as we thought, lacks focus, and/or wasn't putting it all out there "to win the game" (saving himself for his next team maybe???) when the expectation is to catch almost everything that touches your hands. The only other reason is the ball has Pam on it, and that I'm doubting...
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Usually the top drop guys are some of the best in the game
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I remember people making shit up a year or 2 ago about how Andre Johnson had never dropped a big pass. Well, I watch them play Eggo that same week and he had a chance for the go ahead TD late in the game...it bounced off his hands right to a Charger ending the game. I guess the same people knocking Bowe think AJ sucks.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:16 PM   #143
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BINGO!!! Everyone is a super hero in the eyes of most Chiefs fans until they put on the Kryptonite fabric called the Chiefs uniform. It's kind of pathetic.
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