DBowe Putting On Quite A Show

From Qwest Field, Seattle

“Every day I go on the practice field and in every game I just try to run, block and catch. That’s all. And, it’s been paying off.”

That has become the mantra of Dwayne Bowe. No more shenanigans. No more goofing around. No more doing whatever he could to turn the spotlight on himself.

Just run, block and catch.

“He (Todd Haley) stressed keeping your head down, run, block and catch,” said Bowe. “My head is down, my teammates heads are down and we’ve got one goal.”

What had been a very good season to date for Bowe took a giant leap forward on Sunday in the Chiefs 42-24 victory over the Seahawks. It was most definitely the DBowe Show, topping anything the Chiefs wide receiver has done in his four-year career. Bowe caught 13 passes; that matches his career high earlier this season. Those catches went for 170 yards; his second highest total of his career. And, Bowe found the end zone for three touchdowns, the best scoring day of his career.

“I don’t like to know my stats until Monday,” Bowe said after the game. “But I’m sure you guys will tell me. I still have more to go.”

Just run, block and catch, and keep getting better.

“What could I have done better? Not dropped that last one,” Bowe said. “There’s a lot of stuff when I look at the film I’ll find out that I could do better.”

On the left, that’s the NFL touchdown leaders after Sunday’s action, with Bowe at No. 1 with 14 scores.

Probably so, but his head coach has nothing but praise for Bowe after Sunday’s game.

“(I’m) proud of Dwayne Bowe; he keeps stacking good games on top of good games,” said Haley. “He’s setting that bar higher and higher.”

As Bowe has moved the bar higher and higher, he’s gotten more and more attention from his quarterback.

“I’m impressed each and every week,” Matt Cassel said of Bowe. “It starts in practice. He’s had some great weeks of practice. He’s pushing himself to get better and it is showing on Sunday’s. He continues to make big plays and I find myself looking for him more and more and more.”

Cassel’s not only looking for Bowe, but finding him as well. On the season, Bowe now has 58 catches for 885 yards and 14 touchdowns. In just the last three games he has 32 catches for 465 yards and seven TD catches. Bowe is on a pace that would give him 84 catches, 12,287 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Right now he has three consecutive 100-yard games, which is one off the franchise record. He has four 100-yard games in the season, that’s just two off the team mark. He already holds the team records for most TD catches in a season with 14 and seven consecutive games with a scoring catch.

“The big picture is yet to come,” said Bowe. “So the things that happened today, the things that we did good – the records and that good stuff – all that is good, but the main goal is trying to win it all. I won’t feel right until we at least make it there; make it to the big dance, whatever dance that is.”

Bowe has turned into the poster-child for the outlook Haley wants from all his players. He’s unconcerned about the past, not thinking about the future, and working only for the moment, the next play, the next practice, the next game.

For a once carefree kid out of Florida, the change in outlook was not hard, or at least

“I’ve got great teammates around me, great coaches and Todd stresses that, keeping our heads down and work,” said Bowe. “It’s been paying off. It’s very easy. I recommend it to anybody; just keep your head down and worry about the next play, the next thing you need to do. Whatever happened before, whether you dropped a ball or scored a touchdown, don’t worry about it.

“If you can do that, it will take you far.”

7 Responses to “DBowe Putting On Quite A Show”

  • November 29, 2010  - Todd says:

    I’m very proud of the progress that D.Bowe is making. Now the real test will start. As the no. 1 touchdown leader in the NFL, he’s now a big target. He’ll start to get more attention than he wants from defenses. Remember how they used to triple team Gonzales?

    Fortunately, the Chiefs have other weapons that will open up if everyone is focused on D.Bowe.

    Go Chiefs!

  • November 29, 2010  - Chiefs Grab Victory No. 7 in Seattle | Chiefs Football at BobGretz.com says:

    [...] SIDEBAR 1 – Another show by Bowe. [...]

  • November 29, 2010  - Thomas says:

    I’m glad to see Dwayne has finally matured and is doing the right things to help himself and this team out.

    I say we go after Larry Fitzgerald and have a two-headed passing attack to go with the two-headed running game.

    Go Chiefs.

  • November 29, 2010  - MEDennis34 says:

    “…nom, nom, nom,…”, that’s the sound of me eating crow. I wanted to run him out of town after the Colts game and now I am starting to understand why the coaching staff, particularly Haley, kept giving the guy second, third, and forth chances.

    Another fine performance from Bowe. Keep up the good and stick to the new mantra, it is making a difference.

  • November 29, 2010  - Tim says:

    Seems to be growing up…finally!

  • November 29, 2010  - matt says:

    12,000 yards wow

  • November 29, 2010  - el cid says:

    Pass a extra helping for me, MEDenrus. If Bowe has turned some corner, he may be the thing. Right new, Cassel and Bowe are in synch.

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