Da’Quan Bowers Speaks

August 16th, 2011

The Bucs’ second round pick who was supposed to be the No. 1 overall pick, defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, wants his leash off.

“I’m good, good. Ready to cut it loose,” Bowers told Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan as they hosted their popular Sirius NFL Radio show Movin’ The Chains from One Buc Palace today.

Some other highlights from Bowers’ chat on the glorious Ch. 88 on Sirius.

Bowers was pressed to talk about his first 1-on-1 battle with Jeremy Trueblood. Kirwan told his audience that Trueblood’s the kind of guy that likes to finish blocks and drive you into the ground, so he wanted to know what Bowers’ first taste was like.

“He had to miss a few days of practice and I was hearing all about Trueblood and Davin [Joseph]. The first time I faced [Trueblood] I used my speed on him and it worked,” Bowers said.

Bowers went on to say he got Trueblood good with a “stutter stop and go-inside move and got him” another time. Bowers’ added that another memorable moment for him was when he didn’t realize Trueblood’s strength on got stood up badly.

Bowers said he’s been enjoying learning how to be “an NFL rusher” because “there’s a whole lot of difference between an NFL rusher and a college rusher.” Part of that process, he said, his building his speed. Bowers said he entered camp fit at 285 pounds but, by choice, is down to 277 and hopes to play at 270 on opening day.

“Losing the weight has helped. It’s done everything but hurt me,” Bowers said, adding that he feels more flexible. “As you said, [Kirwan,] its not about the big guy, it’s about the fast guy.”

On getting blocked by a tight end, Bowers said, “If you do, you should be fired.”

Overall, the Movin’ The Chains crew liked Bowers’ attitude and what they heard. Trust Joe, the way they roll, they would have said otherwise. After Bowers’ interview, Kirwan talked about how Browns rookie Jabaal Sheard, taken ahead of Bowers, was saying the wrong things to him at training camp.

9 Responses to “Da’Quan Bowers Speaks”

  1. barton1017 Says:

    i just hope he has a long career of puttin Matt Ryan & Drew Breese on their a**es for a long time! i cant wait for the season to unleash the new D-Line!!!! BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!

  2. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Da’Quan Bowers, meet Heath Miller.

    Love the enthusiasm that this kid has, looking forward to seeing him get to eat some QBs.

  3. Sambizle Says:

    I’ll be there can’t wait. Hope I get to see the whole game comin from Clearwater after 6:30ish Bucs#1 FO’SHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  4. SteveK Says:

    Unleash the fury, Mitch.

  5. Four Fingered Fisherman Says:

    I’m pretty certain that ”stutter stop and go-inside move” that got Trueblood is the one seen on Buccaneers.com in a video titled; “A Glimpse of Training Camp”, for those who want to check it out (it’s a little over half way through the video). Would it work in a one-on-one matchup in an actual game though? I’m not saying yes or no, just curious to find out. It is pretty sweet though and it most definitely beat Trueblood without question. Now if Bowers was running some sort of TEX game with a DT or LB crossing his face or behind him when he stops, that might be lethal.

    I love Connor Barth’s dance in that video as well. Seems like something I would do.

  6. Travis Says:

    What did Sheard say to Kirwin that was “wrong”?

    I liked Jabaal Sheard coming out of the draft, but not more than Bowers, I wonder what it was that he said?

  7. Matt Says:

    @SteveK lol, love the reference.

  8. Macabee Says:

    Snatch the muzzle off’m and turn’m loose!!

  9. Dave Says:

    I ahve said it before and I’ll say it again:

    Can not wait to see McCoy, Clayborne, and Bowers with their ears pinned back on 3rd and long!!

    Plus Bennett looked beastly in the first pre-season game and showed the most promise as a pass rusher in his limited time last year.

    I know Clayborne and Bowers are rookies, but I firmly believe them, along with Bennett & McCoy are going to have the D-Line AS A WHOLE sitting at 30+ sacks this year.

    If they do that, we are talking mid 40’s and higher as a team which is a massive improvement from last year.

    I know…. alot to ask, but with McCoy on the inside and the new coaches… part of me says they are 1 year away, but more of me is saying they can do it this year, I mean who saw last year coming?